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    Re: "Angus" the Chicago Mini Tug

    Work continues slowly. A full-time internship kept the hours low this summer but trying to get some building time in this fall. Of course, I had to do some sailing because September is such a...
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    Re: Tasmanian mini tug build

    So exciting to watch your progress! Looking fantastic! Are you going to fill the compartments you made against the hull with flotation foam?

    https://i.imgur.com/VYgmmwS.jpg?1
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    Re: Tasmanian mini tug build

    Looking great! Thanks for showing us your progress
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    Re: Tasmanian mini tug build

    Turned out fantastic, much better than the little pieces the plans call for...
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    Re: Tasmanian mini tug build

    I use imgur to host my photos and you can rotate using their edit interface

    https://i.imgur.com/tmkcF51.jpg?1

    https://i.imgur.com/k1hjnEQ.jpg?1

    https://i.imgur.com/pu9J6IN.jpg?1
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    Re: Tasmanian mini tug build

    Looking good!

    Hope you don't mind I re-uploaded your photos rotated right side

    https://i.imgur.com/SsJpY6x.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/HA53mTK.jpg
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    Re: Tasmanian mini tug build

    You're back! yay

    Nothing like moving a project. I know from moving my boat project. It's a huge deal. Great to see you back at it. Stainless details are going to be great.

    Rogan
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    Re: "Angus" the Chicago Mini Tug

    Hey thanks everybody! Between work, school, and family life the tugboat has been waiting patiently for me. I am looking forward to spring break to make some progress. Y>
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    Re: "Angus" the Chicago Mini Tug

    Slowly moving along! Finished up the stern panels and moving onto the rudder box and storage/seating area.

    https://i.imgur.com/G8wmkg3.jpg?1

    I am finding that the plans now call for many...
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    Re: First time builder: Candu Junior Mini Tugboat

    Fantastic, great to see it all done! Makes me jealous. I've got a long way to go on mine, but slowly plugging away at it.
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    Hey Phill, how did you go about joining the rear...

    Hey Phill, how did you go about joining the rear Stern panels together. Plans call for butt blocks on the inside. Is that what you did. I've finished fitting the lower panels and now I am planning to...
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    Oh man it's really coming along. Looks great! ...

    Oh man it's really coming along. Looks great!

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    Re: "Angus" the Chicago Mini Tug

    Yes def making very slow progress but progress non the less.

    Lots of time cutting out parts. Especially the stern rub rail.
    http://i.imgur.com/PpZfB4d.jpg?1

    Making panels for the stern...
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    Re: 14th Star: 18' Palmer Fantail Launch

    Fantastic! It really is coming along
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    Re: What to do with Fiberglass Scrap?

    Thanks for all the info everyone. Def going to cut a lot of it up and make some super strong fillets. Also good to hear there are so many other odds and ends uses for it.
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    Re: Building Another Barge?

    Love following along with this build. Thanks for taking the time to post so many great photos!
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    What to do with Fiberglass Scrap?

    I sure have a lot of fiberglass scrap building up. Anyone here mill theirs to make filler? If you do what do you use to mill it? Any other uses?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Tasmanian mini tug build

    Fantastic! So exciting to see it right side up again
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    Re: Lithuanian mini tug build

    Good job getting it done. Yes it is not an easy job. Lots of great information from the brothers who developed epoxy for boatbuilding. They wrote a free book that answers a lot of the questions you...
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    Re: Tasmanian mini tug build

    Oh man, looking so good Phil! Love the wine color
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    Re: Lithuanian mini tug build

    Gotta grind/chisel it all off. Need better support for matching up the edges of the plywood. Gotta use epoxy. It's expensive but really the best. The real strength holding the pieces together comes...
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    Sweet! Another mini tug. I am following along. ...

    Sweet! Another mini tug. I am following along.

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    Re: Tasmanian mini tug build

    Looks like your friend Bruce went with electric? Have you had a chance to check out his setup yet? I keep going back and forth between electric or going with a Kubota Z482. Electric would be...
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    Re: Tasmanian mini tug build

    I really like the paint job. Looks great. How are you flipping your tug? Mine is already pretty heavy for 6 guys to move.
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    Re: "Angus" the Chicago Mini Tug

    Finally getting back to making parts for the tug! Was a whole 5 degrees in the garage this morning.

    http://i.imgur.com/817lidY.jpg?2

    http://i.imgur.com/IqOuOPG.jpg?1
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    Re: Tasmanian mini tug build

    Your spring our fall. The baton has been passed. Seriously though great to see you back at it. Your work is excellent
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    Re: "Angus" the Chicago Mini Tug

    Yes there has been progress but unfortunately not on the Tug. I had to move out of the garage I was using and move the whole project to a new location. I built a basic shed and used a car port tent...
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    Re: A horrific story to share.

    Yikes...

    Not a great spot to put sailboats so close to high voltage lines

    http://i.imgur.com/0lg1JSy.jpg
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    Thanks Alex. The garage I use is in Hyde Park...

    Thanks Alex. The garage I use is in Hyde Park right across from the University of Chicago's Stagg Field. Feel free to pm me for phone # and address.
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    Re: "Angus" the Chicago Mini Tug

    Thanks Alan

    Felt like some giant origami project while I was trying to get the sides of the boat folded into position. Lots of fun getting these big panels together. Attaching them to the boat...
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    Re: "Angus" the Chicago Mini Tug

    slow progress here, garage temps often in the 100's F. Scarffed the hull sides together and I am in the middle of fiberglassing the inside of both. Lots of distractions here in the summer but moving...
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    I often refer back to the West System book on...

    I often refer back to the West System book on anything epoxy related. Not sure if you have perused it yet. Very interesting stuff and a great resource!
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    Re: First time builder: Candu Junior Mini Tugboat

    Sweet another Candu!

    I'll be following for sure
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    "When and If" docked in Chicago

    I've been reading "Wooden Boats: In Pursuit of the Perfect Craft at an American Boat Yard" a great read. Just last night I am reading about Nat Benjamin and Ross Gannon and their boat yard on...
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    Re: Chicago area boat flip

    Had a great time meeting you and your family Ken. Thanks for including me

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    Sweet! I'll be there

    Sweet! I'll be there
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    Re: 14th Star: 18' Palmer Fantail Launch

    I find the plastic RC props eventually bend forward from the constant pressure. Switched to a more substantial wood RC prop and now all is well. I would assume that glass reinforced would suffice as...
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    Re: "Angus" the Chicago Mini Tug

    Thanks Alan!

    Just reminded me to post some progress.

    Finished the stem and knee
    http://i.imgur.com/tDNhpy7.jpg?1
    Pretty beefy
    http://i.imgur.com/HGcZ54r.jpg?1
    Started scarfing the sides of...
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    I was just speaking with my brother over the potential bang for the buck using a fiberglass hull and building everything else out of wood. Please keep us updated
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    Yup, straight grained Douglas Fir is very pricey. I ended up paying $13.90 per board foot for it. Should have gone with reclaimed lumber. Lots of old buildings come down here in Chicago and they were...
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    So true. Only the garage door opener got in the...

    So true. Only the garage door opener got in the way
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    I've been going to Owl Lumber. 3 locations around...

    I've been going to Owl Lumber. 3 locations around the city. Seems like good stuff to my novice eye.
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    Re: "Angus" the Chicago Mini Tug

    I have been working on the stem for the tug boat. I decided to go with White Ash. Mainly it is very reasonable here because of the Ash borer and so many trees have been coming down. Or so I've been...
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    Re: "Angus" the Chicago Mini Tug

    Finally turned over. Now I can get back to building Y>

    http://i.imgur.com/8h2EZQS.jpg?1

    http://i.imgur.com/vwZk1Q7.jpg?1

    http://i.imgur.com/SXAwR27.jpg?1

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    Re: "Angus" the Chicago Mini Tug

    Finally got the bottom all sanded and the last coat of epoxy on. Time to flip her over... But I can't seem to get 8 people together all at once, and to be honest I'd like to be able to roll it over...
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    Kubota Z482's seem plentiful in the States and...

    Kubota Z482's seem plentiful in the States and cheap. http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=172145746950&alt=web
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    Re: Tasmanian mini tug build

    Phill, fantastic work as usual!

    I've been pondering something about our flat bottom boats. How are you going to deal with water coming in the back. Be it from rain or waves there is inevitably...
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    Re: "Angus" the Chicago Mini Tug

    Todd, Thanks for that explanation. Makes sense.
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    Re: "Angus" the Chicago Mini Tug

    Seems like such little progress but I've been putting in what feels like many many hours. Lots of shaping the keel and fairing and filling the wood fillets that side the main keel. Finally finished...
  50. Re: Building the Firefly - production boat process just a few years ago

    Enjoyed that. Thanks
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