Another Chugger Hits the water

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  1. lewisboats
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    Bonne Chance: A Chugger lengthened to 16 feet and widened to 6 ft... launched and motored somewhere along the ICW


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  2. hoytedow
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    That's real nice, Steve.
     
  3. lewisboats
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    Wish I had built it...not my butchery style though :D Just a sort of open source "design" of mine... it has to have a vague resemblance to one to be included in the "class" and called one.
     
  4. hoytedow
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    It looks like the most flotation for the buck.
     
  5. michael pierzga
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    Nice chugger !

    Next time put more camber in the cabintop to lower the profile and give centreline headroom
     
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  7. Wavewacker
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    Hmmm? Now, if I attached the 30' cat hulls to this and used it as the cabin, I could detach my hulls and anchor them out and buzz to shore and only pay the marina fee for a 16' er> :D

    Nice job!
     
  8. beachcraft
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    Was a tally kept of the number of hours that went into building this boat?
     
  9. lewisboats
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    I don't know...I do know he has been at it for about 9 months. He had help from a professional carpenter friend (front windows, rear seat framing and some other stuff).

    Here is the building log with 192 pictures...all with captions.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidshare/collections/
     
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    An inspiration to those who are sitting on the fence, wondering whether they could and should build a boat.

    Love the swimsuit model in the second pic, too. Hopefully, she'll have a copy of it to show her grandchildren.:)
     
  11. mathew12
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    It’s really cool to see this chugger .Very huge .does anyone knows how many people can ride in this chugger?
     
  12. lewisboats
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    It isn't meant to plane, so it can carry a fair load in his configuration. I would have to sit down and calculate but I expect he could carry up to 6 people...4 adults and 2 children with no problems. It would be best if a couple of them rode in the cabin to distribute the weight a bit better.
     
  13. peabody
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    totally agree... awsome build/boat.
     

  14. El_Guero

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    That is a brilliant idea.

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