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Old 03-11-2012, 09:59 AM   #1
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Awesome Menger Tug

Couldn't help but share this with you guys. Menger, a company most known for their Cat boats, began production of small Trawler-Tugs that, through no fault of their own, never made it. *There were four Tugs built, the first one being the plug for the mold, the second and third of which burned in a factory fire, and number four being the only survivor you see here. *During one of my Marina walks in Longboat Key (Gulf Coast, FL), I stumbled upon Jason and Dani, a couple nearly as adorable as the boat itself, and they generously gave me a tour of this unique vessel, the only Menger Tug. *I wish the photos could have been better, but they all had to be done with an I-Phone. *The accompanying literature came off another web-site. *Power is a Yanmar 2GM through an Aquadrive. *Enjoy.



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Old 03-11-2012, 10:34 AM   #2
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RE: Awesome Menger Tug

Neat boat. Thanks for sharing. Did they say how fast it went, or how well it handled heavier seas? It looks like a sub 5 knot boat to me, given the hull.
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:22 AM   #3
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Oh to be young again and enjoy owning a pint sized beauty like this! Thanks for sharing the photos and the history.*

Crazy question I know, but are they liveaboards?
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:19 PM   #4
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Conrad & Bob: I just sent them a message asking them to join the forum so they could, at least, respond to the questions. They are not live-aboards, but they really do use the boat often. Dani, the Admiral, bought the new Garmin Radar and Chartplotter setup as a present for Jason! I didn't ask if she had a sister (I'm too old anyway). It was great to meet them, and just like you said, Conrad, ....it's great to see such youthful exuberance expressed this way.
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or how well it handled heavier seas?

Just look at the thickness of any glass in the pilot house.

1/4 or 3/8 inshore only , never get caught out.

1/2 or 5/8 you may be uncomfortable , but you should live thru it.

Really fine offshore grade marine windows or ports are very expensive, and will never be found on lakes and bays boats.
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