Starting in on a Chugger

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

  1. Bike and a boat
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    I tell ya, the truth you speak! I am enjoying every step of the way tho! What fun is the destination if you are not covered in sawdust and adhesive during the journey!
     
  2. Bike and a boat
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    I do have a quick question in regards to all of this. I was quite aware of the dangers of building something too top heavy with the pop top, I was able to keep the whole weight of it to about 45 lbs over all. Since it is directly amidships, I have hope that I have not tempted the boat gods into rewarding me with evil outcomes on the water! The whole pop top thing is basically a four foot by four foot area on a fifteen foot long boat! It has open sides with detachable fabric (nylon panels) Any thoughts?
     
  3. Outlaw45
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    don't think it should be too much of a prob. you have done a nice job on the boat. hope to see it in the water soon.

    outlaw
     
  4. Bike and a boat
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    Thanks for the kind words!
     
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    Always nice to see a project coming together. As I'm sure you've noticed, the last 10% of the work always seems to take as much time as the rest put together......
     
  6. Bike and a boat
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    I built a house like that once....the first 90% went together in about a minute and a half it seemed, but that last little bit took a "little" while!
     
  7. peabody
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    and ?????

    anything new ???

    pictures on water ???
     
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    ummm...interesting !!!....:)
     
  10. Bike and a boat
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  11. Bike and a boat
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    Video to come....we got to the water at three miles an hour, but it all happened!
     
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  13. Bike and a boat
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    Hope this makes up for waiting so long!
     

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    A few more pics from my friends who were there yesterday...one about 30 seconds after it went into the water, the pop top is not up as yet.
     

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    Steve lewis GuppyII Part 5 Build

    Hi Folks
    just registered, I watched the Chugger builds online and they were great and now trying to find part 5 of the Guppy II build by Steve Lewis, can anyone help please?
     
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