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by Tony Hain
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 328
Views: 166119

Re: Tahoe 23

Thanks guys for the positive comments. Yes Carl it has been a bit of an endurance run but I have enjoyed doing it and since I have retired it has kept me busy and out from under foot of the misses. She was worried that when I retired I would be bored and probably bugging her. She knows I don't handl...
by Tony Hain
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 328
Views: 166119

Re: Tahoe 23

A couple more photos
by Tony Hain
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 328
Views: 166119

Re: Tahoe 23

Have finished glueing down the deck boards. It was a bit of a slow process as I worked from the centre glueing one board on each side at a time. I use boards 56mm (2 1/4") wide with a 5mm (3/16") gap. With 13 boards either side it took a couple of weeks. The boards are Hoop Pine and when coated will...
by Tony Hain
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 328
Views: 166119

Re: Tahoe 23

Carl, Its not the heat that does you in, its the humidity. 110 and 95% humidty and you're just a wet rag, but winters are glorious. The in-fill is going to be Hoop pine which when coated will have a honey blonde colour. Having it milled now so a week or two should see the deck glued down and thinkin...
by Tony Hain
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 472
Views: 168595

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Tom,
You've done such an amazing job of individualising the Tahoe. Truely an awesome job.
by Tony Hain
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3340
Views: 770383

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl,
I go with option 10. It has a nice symmetry but I might be a tad obsessive. Also it leaves room on the bottom left and right where you could put ignition, starter button, push pull switches, etc
by Tony Hain
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 328
Views: 166119

Re: Tahoe 23

Finished installing the coverboards and wider centre board. As far as the colour scheme for the deck I was going to use unstained sapele for the in-fill planking and ebony stain the coverboards and centre board, but have decided to go with a blonde infill and unstained sapele for the coverboard etc....
by Tony Hain
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Deck planking and gap
Replies: 11
Views: 1655

Re: Deck planking and gap

Yes, matching board width to available masking tape size makes a lot of sense if possible. So plank width probably more like 2" than 2 1/4".
by Tony Hain
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Deck planking and gap
Replies: 11
Views: 1655

Re: Deck planking and gap

Thanks everyone for your comments. So it looks like I am aiming for a gap between 1/4" and 1/8". It will depend on the width of the planking. I think I've read people working on around two and a 1/4 to 1/2 inches. Any comment on planking width would be appreciated. Jamie I haven't decided which way ...
by Tony Hain
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Deck planking and gap
Replies: 11
Views: 1655

Deck planking and gap

Building a Tahoe 23. Wondering what approximate width of deck planking and gap between the planking people used.
by Tony Hain
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Tahoe 21' - the bottom paint goes on
Replies: 8
Views: 1647

Re: Tahoe 21' - the bottom paint goes on

Ted,
Great looking boat, but I might be biased. :)
by Tony Hain
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Dyes v's stains
Replies: 2
Views: 686

Re: Dyes v's stains

Thanks Jimmy,
I'll look into Behlen's. Hopefully there is a supplier in Australia or no hassle with posting as I have read there is an issue with shipping some dyes.
by Tony Hain
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Dyes v's stains
Replies: 2
Views: 686

Dyes v's stains

The only part of the boat I have chosen to colour are the cover boards and king board. In my initial research it seems dyes will achieve the best effect I am looking for but my research also says that dyes will fade in sunlight and are really best for interior use. Any advice on which to use?
by Tony Hain
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 472
Views: 168595

Re: Tom's Tahoe

beautiful Tom
by Tony Hain
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 328
Views: 166119

Re: Tahoe 23

Thanks Steve, Jamie and Carl. It's getting closer. I hope to have the boat basicly finished by the end of the year except the upholstery and trailer.

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