New Chugger launched...After You (hull #007)

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  1. lewisboats
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    lewisboats Obsessed Member

    A right smart little ship

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  2. apex1

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    Nice,

    but for what is the NOX bottle? Does the Minn Kota run on gas?
     
  3. lewisboats
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    Fire extinguisher...required on motorized boats. Presumably there is a gasoline motor to be used in the future. I believe he wanted to show the boat fully equipped with all it's required (and not so required) equipment.
     
  4. apex1

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    Oh, understand.......:D

    Although we have a open bill, I do appreciate what you build. One is not related to the other.

    Have fun, no matter how much they bother you.

    Richard
     
  5. fnirt
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    That's my boat! Love it! It's a lot of fun and gets some great comments.

    The shot with the extinguisher was proof of the ability to steer a chugger by weight. The motor was "locked" in the straight position and I was able to make course corrections by shifting my weight in the cabin. Wasn't a lot, but it was enough that it could be a handy trick later on for some reason. As for the extinguisher itself, it's a state law thing. Didn't know it was for gas motor only, but it's just smart to have one around in any case.

    And I intend to put a gas motor on it at some point for river travel, but our local city lakes only allow electric motors.
     
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  7. Chris Ostlind

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    Steve... Chugger lives!!

    I'm glad you stayed with this idom, bro. This particular take on the form is very cleanly executed (props to the owner) and looks to be a real hoot on the lakes of Minnesota. Here come the Musky and here come the big Pike... all being flung over the transom and displayed handsomely at the family cottage.

    I wonder if this bad little dude could be put on skids and used for ice fishing in those comfy Minnesota winters? Kind of a two-fer deal for the guy who builds his Chug boat.

    Have fun, most of all.
     
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