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by TomB
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 330
Views: 87857

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Carl, I appreciate your vote of confidence. I wasn't at all sure I could pull it off, its good enough for me. The shop has a nice thick layer of dusts... IMG_0457.jpg The boards next to the king plank are kind of wild grained and lighter than the rest of the boat. I'm not sure I like them...maybe ti...
by TomB
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 330
Views: 87857

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Thanks everyone. I was excited to see it when the dust cloud settled.

Tom
by TomB
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 330
Views: 87857

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Rounded the transom cover boards and rough sanded the rear deck.
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It looks a lot like I had imagined three years ago.

Tom
by TomB
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 330
Views: 87857

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Saying anxious and s__ding in the same sentence might cause y'all to question my sanity. :wink: :wink:

The deck is on...pull some staples and on to a cloud of dust.
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Tom
by TomB
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: BARRELBACK BUILD FROM TOLEDO
Replies: 14
Views: 545

Re: BARRELBACK BUILD FROM TOLEDO

Shawn,

$111 for 1/2" okoume at Homestead www.marine-plywood.us/mahogany_okoume.htm

Tom
by TomB
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: A couple new builder questions
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: A couple new builder questions

Joe, After the template is perfected, use the template to mark the lumber, cut the lumber with the resulting pieces being slightly oversized. Then clamp or double-stick tape the template to the piece and use a template bit in a router to trim the piece to exactly match the template. It is a really h...
by TomB
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 330
Views: 87857

Re: Tom's Tahoe

The deck is on the rear end.
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Now I'm anxious to round over the edges and smooth the surfaces (not gonna use the S word).
Tom
by TomB
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 123
Views: 53320

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Looks great. Tom
by TomB
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: BARRELBACK BUILD FROM TOLEDO
Replies: 14
Views: 545

Re: BARRELBACK BUILD FROM TOLEDO

Shawn,

Public Lumber on 7 mile at I75 has mahogany. Also www.theworkbench.com (Johnson's Workbench) in Charlotte, MI has the lumber you need. I got all my lumber and plywood from them and they will deliver on their truck to Toledo.

Tom
by TomB
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 330
Views: 87857

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Thanks Carl. I've been working on the deck boards. I have just enough if I don't get finicky and reject anything. These darn things are FUSSY to fit between the curved cowl and the curved cover board. I never imagined how much time each board would takes. These are dry fit and there are still three ...
by TomB
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Oil Filter Relocation
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Oil Filter Relocation

Jim,

If your filter setup is similar to this one you can unbolt the bracket and move it.
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Tom
by TomB
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 330
Views: 87857

Re: Tom's Tahoe

I was going to use fairing epoxy in the joint between sundeck and cowls. The slope transition fore and aft might work but the outside edge would not so I trimmed off the feather edge of the cowl so deck and cowl can meet as a sharp edge. IMG_0435.jpg The cowls decking is on. IMG_0436.jpg IMG_0437.jp...
by TomB
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Central Texas Scooter build
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Central Texas Scooter build

Hey Todd,

Here's a place to start for photos www.boatbuilders.glen-l.com/scooter-design/

Tom
by TomB
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 515
Views: 115993

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Matt, I'm sure you've thought about it but I'll put out there anyway. Balance and vapor lock. The weight of the half full tank x change in distance from the design tank location = change in balance. I am using a 33 gallon tank, 7 gallons smaller than the design size and moved the tank aft a foot, an...
by TomB
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 330
Views: 87857

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Thanks guys. Today I pulled staples and did some sanding. I also added some parallel reference lines over the cowls and shook out the decking...not enough...made more...probably still one board short...Tom