Starting in on a Chugger

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Bike and a boat, May 5, 2012.

  1. peabody
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    dang...you've had a tuff time...but you'll make it !!!
    I'm in chicago alot......but ? wishes i could see your boat.
    course ? ive no clue if i could get a tanker semi close to you..
    best of luck !!!
     
  2. Bike and a boat
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    Bike and a boat Junior Member

    Next time you are here, shoot me a message....hopefully i can give ya a cup of coffee while having a ride on the boat! thanks for the good thoughts.
     
  3. peabody
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    now that'd be wonderfull !!
    ok...ill shoot ya a message next time im in town.
    peabody
     
  4. hoytedow
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    Best of luck with the launch.
     
  5. troy2000
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    Hang in there; we're looking over your shoulder and making encouraging noises. Well, mostly encouraging noises, anyway... that last one might have had something to do with beer and pretzels instead.:D

    Are you familiar with the book Bike Snob? If not, I recommend it. I think you'd enjoy heck out of it.
     
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  6. Bike and a boat
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    I am not familiar with it, but I thank you for the idea and I shall try to find it for a spot on the bookshelf I am making for the boat! (Since I find myself with some extra time to "purty" up the boat!)

    As to the noises, all encouragement is appreciated, even that which is founded on beer and pretzels!
     
  7. Bike and a boat
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    Oh...a minor side note here...while I can take credit for my slightly disparaging remarks yesterday about the CTA, the Universe has seen fit to cause a train derailment on the CTA today, which NEVER happens! (No one was hurt, but there will be lawsuits, I am sure!)I must make a note to keep my remarks about our beloved transit system to myself!

    Question for the masses....I forgot to buy an anchor...other than tying a rope or chain to an old Dell PC that I have holding down a corner of my house, any thoughts?
     
  8. hoytedow
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    A coffee can or similar with a length of chain in hardened cement makes a good one for light use.
     
  9. Liighthead
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    i normally goto a scrap yard and get a old gear or something of that nature.
    seams to work well enough for pops john boat.
    or yeah ice cream container + D shackle + concrete works :)
    or... theirs that shop thing lol

    the dell. not sure... well it would work haha ( if it stays together and has enough weight )
     
  10. lewisboats
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    Cinder block works pretty good too.
     
  11. hoytedow
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    The laptop might make a better sea anchor or a couple of rudders. :rolleyes:
     
  12. peabody
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    i'm still trying to get to chicago ... but all my loads are going to the deep south.
    lol....
    still enjoy this thread...
     
  13. lewisboats
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    Soooo wanting pictures of this newest one....
     
  14. Bike and a boat
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    Chugger update, Spring 2013!

    Happy Mothers day!

    Just a quick update here after a long winter! The weather in Chicago sucks so far this year, but as of yesterday, all the essential bits and a few optional bits have been completed and launching is drawing near!

    My apologies for being away and distant, there were many projects to complete this winter, among other things, my annual toy drive, which has almost nothing to do with boats, but is my version of celebrating the holidays!

    Here is a video of the boat as of three days ago, yesterday the final coat of paint went on, except for a few nooks and crannies...(ran out of paint!)

    I added a semi decorative piece on the top of the cabin, initially to give me a place to attach a bow light. It also gives a place to attach boat fenders, lines, a six pack of beer, etc., etc., as well!

    http://whereaboatgoes.blogspot.com/2013/05/mothers-day.html
     
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  15. messabout
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    Way to go B and a B. I suspect that you are as mentally unbalanced, with such a project, as I am with some of mine. Hang in there and best of luck.
     
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