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Old 08-11-2020, 01:31 PM   #21
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If you look at Toki's post - #8 - for guidance, when you get your beloved boat make sure to add a bimini to cover the entire cockpit as seen on Toki's boat. But also add soft walls that can roll down.

With this configuration you can extend your cruising into fall, winter and spring and be sitting in the cockpit on the hook in wretched rain and still be very comfortable. With the walls down in the off season, I often sleep in the cockpit with a blow up twin mattress so my guests can use the V birth and dinette bed. And I have done this in late September with brisk wind and rain and remained dry and good to go.
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Old 08-11-2020, 02:09 PM   #22
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Welcome aboard neighbor and fellow photographer.

We live near Echo Lake and have a Nordic Tug at the Everett marina. We moved up to the NT after five years with a 32' cruiser with flybridge. Our NT is about 50% heavier and tracks well in high winds and seas. And, of course, have adopted the 7 knot lifestyle. It's great.

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Old 08-11-2020, 03:13 PM   #23
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Toki,
There is or was a Red Ranger at Laconner that had a full and very curved fwd windshield and the anchor was hung in a hawse hole all below the sheer line. Both features I’d welcome on my own boat. Wouldn’t wanna have-to replace that classy windshield $$.

I even like the running lights that have seen some bad press.

I may have seen you underway in Saratoga Passage ??
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Old 08-11-2020, 04:39 PM   #24
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I tend to disagree with those saying that the tug moniker is marketing BS. Do the majority of us trawl large nets behind our boats as commercial fishermen?

I would say the tug is a very recognizable design in recreational boats. Those with well rounded sterns and bows, usually with low freeboard. I would suggest that we all recognize a recreational tug design when we see one, even from a distance.

Simi, you need to wind yer neck in!!
Having spent most of my working life as a boatbuilder I call them what they are based on hull shape, displacement and maths.
NOT what the marketing dept says

And yes, ours most definitely used to pull large nets behind her as a commercial fishing vessel.
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Old 08-11-2020, 04:44 PM   #25
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Having spent most of my working life as a boatbuilder I call them what they are based on hull shape, displacement and maths.
NOT what the marketing dept says

And yes, ours most definitely used to pull large nets behind her as a commercial fishing vessel.
I said the "majority of us."

Watch you don't fall off, it's a long way down!
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Old 08-11-2020, 06:42 PM   #26
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Simi...I'm still waiting to find out what deck the cows live on?

What do you think of Diesel Ducks?

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Duck is the common name for numerous species in the waterfowl family Anatidae which also includes swans and geese...
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Old 08-11-2020, 07:05 PM   #27
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Simi...I'm still waiting to find out what deck the cows live on?
Milkraft is the name of the yard that built her - not a description of the type of vessel but I'm sure you already know this.

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Never really looked into them nor seen one in real life.
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Old 08-11-2020, 07:09 PM   #28
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Milkraft is the name of the yard that built her - not a description of the type of vessel but I'm sure you already know this.
Yup...pulling your leg & trying to make a point. Names and marketing are meaningless; it's the vessel that counts.
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Old 08-11-2020, 07:27 PM   #29
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...and according to boat magazine marketing, if I gain 40 pounds and go bald I have to get one of those huge *bling* boats with a flybridge (they apparently come with giggling bikini clad young ladies) that can force itself on plane and rip along at a speed great enough to rip out dentures.
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Wow, and yes, welcome to the forum Pete, from another Pete. I think your intro post just set a record for the most responses to a simple "Hi, I'm thinking of a boat one day, and I like tugs..."

So much so I almost felt the need to move it from the 'Welcome Mat' section and put it with the Tugs..! Then I thought better of that. Don't take that other Aussie Simi too seriously, he's really just a big, cuddly, teddybear kind of guy, but we do have to wash his mouth out sometimes.
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Old 08-11-2020, 07:38 PM   #31
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, but we do have to wash his mouth out sometimes.
It gets washed out at 4pm most days
Single malt or martinis is the usual cleansing agent.
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Wow, and yes, welcome to the forum Pete, from another Pete. I think your intro post just set a record for the most responses to a simple "Hi, I'm thinking of a boat one day, and I like tugs..."

So much so I almost felt the need to move it from the 'Welcome Mat' section and put it with the Tugs..! Then I thought better of that. Don't take that other Aussie Simi too seriously, he's really just a big, cuddly, teddybear kind of guy, but we do have to wash his mouth out sometimes.
That's what I thought... so I stayed out of the fray... being a tug lover and all

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It gets washed out at 4pm most days
Single malt or martinis is the usual cleansing agent.
Not that there is anything wrong with that
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There are those of us who dream of a real tug. Maybe Pete is one of them. I didn't immediately go to the new generation.

Speaking of which, how come nobody's bought this boat yet?

https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/198...awler-3653194/
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There are those of us who dream of a real tug. Maybe Pete is one of them. I didn't immediately go to the new generation.

Speaking of which, how come nobody's bought this boat yet?

https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/198...awler-3653194/
NOW that would be a fun name to repeat 3 times quickly over VHF
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Pete (pjtemplin, OP),
Let's get your profile a proper avatar:
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That's awesome!
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That must be BoatyMcTugFace!
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It's Theodore! Heard he's for sale.

I have an old friend who worked for years on the production set for the TV show. Much of the time he was in hip waders :-)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Tugboat

I bet there's a whole generation of Canadians dreaming of tugs.
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Old 08-12-2020, 08:02 PM   #39
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Didn't consider a tug-like appearance as a boat-selection criteria, but instead 360-degree deck with solid railings, as well as a keel-protected propeller and rudder.
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I have a 2009 Ranger Tug for sale if you're interested
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