Re: Building a Lewis Boat Works Chugger
It should be, and the reason that I chose the Chugger is because it's quick and simple. The sides were clamped together for the cuts, and the rear gunwales are 24" high. Makes it easy when you only have to cut a sheet in half, clamp togther and then cut the 12* transom angle.
After I cut the bow stub nosed as Lewis designed ( it's plywood factory edge actually, nothing wasted ). I realized that I could have extended a flat section to a point like a Jon boat but then it dawned on me. Lewis could have done the same, but it would remove all room from under the bow. Hence why he did what he did. This also puts more boat length in the water so it will be more stable.. The motor in the background is a nice 1988 Johnson 20hp with remote controls. It should pull it out of the water and onto plane if I need it to. I can turn it into a 25 or 30hp if need be