The Tug Takes Shape

The engine, a Cummins 480 HP QSB-6.7, is en-route by truck from Cummins to American Tug at Tomco Marine in the Pacific Northwest.  While the project waits for the engine’s arrival, build progress is slow, but there’s still good stuff happening.

Over the last month, interior components have been constructed on the shop floor, the deck (which is still independent from the hull) is being worked on, electrical systems are being assembled, and some components have been installed in the hull.

Below are a series of photographs to document the process.  Wish we could be there on site to see it all take place.

The engine room awaits the arrival of the engine from Cummins.
Stern Thruster
Tanks installed in the bilge areas
Bruce requested these special clamps throughout the boat.
Bow Thruster
The battery switches being wired on the shop bench.
More electrical components assembled and ready to install.
This is the cabinet in the guest cabin, being assembled on the shop floor.
The pilot house comes together.
Yes, Bruce will finally be able to stand up straight in a full shower.
Another view of the guest cabin.
Looking forward into the master cabin.  The bunk is under constrution, with four drawers beneath.  To starboard is the guest cabin; the head is to port.  That’s another boat ahead of us on the line in the background.

One thought on “The Tug Takes Shape”

  1. Bruce, Steve Benshoof here. Shannon and I are finally getting ready to build our 395. is there any chance I could talk to you about your build process and any suggestions you may have? My number is 503-806-2162. We are working with Steve Scruggs at Tomco Marine. Thanks Steve Benshoof


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