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by Bluesman
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Twin Cities, Minnesota
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: New member from Twin Cities, Minnesota

Welcome! Sticking a toe in is a big leap but once you've committed it is highly enjoyable.

Started my Tahoe in June and loving every minute!
by Bluesman
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!
Replies: 20
Views: 3540

Re: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!

Is there a rule of thumb for locating the exhaust ports? The outlines as shown are about 1 inch below the set up level, does that look OK or would you suggest something different?
by Bluesman
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!
Replies: 20
Views: 3540

Re: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!

Wow, good tips! This is what I need.. I didn't think too much yet about how the different layers will meet up, I guess I was thinking it would get faired off to mate up. I'll have to mull the rabbet idea over.. Really there's no frame on the back of that car, literally there's some 3/4" square tubin...
by Bluesman
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!
Replies: 20
Views: 3540

Re: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!

I know what you speak of regarding the admirers, I get that every time I take my Cobra out, it's hard to even get gas without getting pulled into a conversation. The last guy asked "Say, what've you got in that thing?" and I had to politely tell him "she's my wife...." :lol: BTW Brad, I've viewed yo...
by Bluesman
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!
Replies: 20
Views: 3540

Re: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!

Thanks for your comments and yes, the battens in that location are flat. I already have plans to laminate another layer on here and fair it back so there is some curvature in these locations. Just the (4) short battens below the Chine Log will need this. You have a good eye.... I'll be working on fa...
by Bluesman
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Count Down
Replies: 100
Views: 25453

Re: Count Down

Wish I could join you again but I'm building.. Hopefully G-14?
by Bluesman
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!
Replies: 20
Views: 3540

Re: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!

Well I am learning and getting the hang of it, and you may have noticed fewer phone calls from me. The first one is always the hardest and as we say in the business, "I don't know what I don't know". I'd rather ask advice from someone who has gone before and learn before I make a time consuming mist...
by Bluesman
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!
Replies: 20
Views: 3540

Re: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!

I'm right about here, but just a little beyond. Can't thank Bill enough for taking my calls!!
by Bluesman
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe Windshield
Replies: 5
Views: 1751

Re: Tahoe Windshield

Thanks Butch. Since I'm building the smaller Tahoe I don't think a full sized Riva wind screen would work, the beam is ~ 6 inches narrower. Ocean Dynamics has one that might work? Wrap-around windshields [800 series] The lightweight but strong wrap-around 800 is available with an optional walk-thru ...
by Bluesman
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe Skeg?
Replies: 4
Views: 1352

Re: Tahoe Skeg?

Or I was thinking of reducing the height, does that make sense?

That piece scales out to ~ 69 1/2" long on a stretched Tahoe, how short would you cut it?
by Bluesman
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe Skeg?
Replies: 4
Views: 1352

Re: Tahoe Skeg?

What if I want both? :)
by Bluesman
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe Skeg?
Replies: 4
Views: 1352

Tahoe Skeg?

Tahoe - optional skeg. Pros & Cons?

Do you fair the keel for a flat spot before covering or cover it, then fair it for a flat spot later?
by Bluesman
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe Windshield
Replies: 5
Views: 1751

Re: Tahoe Windshield

Thanks for the link Neel. I don't like the pass-through look with that center pane, in my mind it just doesn't work for the era and I'm planning on a period correct boat. Well, at least as best I can afford. Also thinking of exhaust tips. I like Butch Barto's side exhaust but I think those might loo...
by Bluesman
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe Windshield
Replies: 5
Views: 1751

Tahoe Windshield

Anyone know Gerald Hurst (is he still around?) and or where this windshield came from? I really like it....
by Bluesman
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Ogallala, Nebraska
Replies: 5
Views: 1402

Re: New member from Ogallala, Nebraska

Welcome! Not much water in that corner of NE but I think you've got a large Res. close by. Been through there on I-80 many times...