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Old 09-12-2020, 04:47 PM
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Default Launching of the Huckleberry Too - a 9ft micro tugboat

After 2 years, I finally launched the Huckleberry Too. Its a 9ft micro-tug that I build for my son, Finn. It was constructed in my garage (much to my wife's dismay) out of marine plywood, epoxy, and fiberglass. It is powered by a 4hp outboard. Accessories include a 115dB horn and 70psi water cannon. The complete build can be seen here: Yacht Huckleberry








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WOT top speed and fuel burn?

Just kidding, nice work man! Looks like your boy loves it!
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How cool is that? Great job.
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Good to see your post Dennis.....must feel good to get her on the water...looks stable!

No pics of the water cannon in action..??!
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Originally Posted by triumphrick View Post
Good to see your post Dennis.....must feel good to get her on the water...looks stable!

No pics of the water cannon in action..??!
There’s video on the blog in my signature. I tried posting here, but the file was too big. Weather was lousy yesterday so we didn’t get too many pics.
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Pure AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!
great job Dad!!!
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That's great! Watched the videos. I think you have started a new generation of boat builders. Great job Dad!
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Ever get this resemblance said to you....lol!!!


lol!!! All in good fun!!
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Great job dad,. How is you son going to get it to school for sow & tell.
John
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Awesome! I hope his enthusiasm sticks! Cute boat! (It’s ok to say that about another guys boat, right?)
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Cool project. Nominated for Dad of the year.
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Originally Posted by Lprizman View Post
Ever get this resemblance said to you....lol!!!


lol!!! All in good fun!!
Oh man... low blow right there. I work in healthcare and had to shave this year to get my N95 to seal properly. The stache is just a tiny semblance of the man I used to be 😜


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Love it!!
if I showed this to my girls they
would want one, but in pink!
really great job!
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Awesome! What a great Dad!
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Great job that is very cool!!
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That is bad ass!!! Love it.

Good luck with her.
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I want one!!! But with a diesel in it
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I can't think of too many practical reasons to own something like that. However, I want one lol. I don't know why but I want one. I envision myself cruising up and down the lagoons smoking a cigar lol.
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What a cool project and especially this year. Very nice!
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Originally Posted by HookMeUpII View Post
I can't think of too many practical reasons to own something like that. However, I want one lol. I don't know why but I want one. I envision myself cruising up and down the lagoons smoking a cigar lol.
Oh... totally impractical! I’ve been wanting to build a boat for years, but wanted to start with a small trial build before committing to a larger project for myself. I looked at a lot of plans for rowboats and little dinghies, but couldn’t really get excited about building a boat that I really had no use for. Then I found these plans and thought it was hysterical. It will be a starter boat for my kids when they are a little bigger. As an added benefit, my wife can use it to take the kids to the beach (public dock about 1/2 mile down the canal and no need to mess with traffic/parking if by boat), as the big boat is a bit much for her to handle solo. I figure it will get the kids to about 10-12y at which time we’ll upgrade them to a little Whaler or Carolina Skiff. But, yes... most of the use is probably going to be me and my neighbor cruising to the local watering hole wearing captains hats.

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