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by TomB
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 156
Views: 24368

Re: Tom's Tahoe

The last 5 holes on the port side...technically ready for finish...more on that later. The transom is almost there, a little more epoxy here and there. The starboard side is getting sanded and sanded. Another coat of epoxy would fill a lot of holes and require more sanding. I think I will just go to...
by TomB
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2528
Views: 404545

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

The RV industry uses similar moldings, fuzzy surface on plastic to keep the water out, slots in the outside edge of the track to let the water run out. Tom
by TomB
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 457
Views: 64097

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

hoodman wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:05 pm
When I first looked at that picture it almost looked like you are putting radiant heating in the hull.
I thought the same thing. But that's silly, Neel doesn't need in-hull-radiant-heating...he goes to FL when its cold.
by TomB
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 156
Views: 24368

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Tom try using a dab of epoxy and a clear small suction cup like the ones they use for windscreen chips Another good tip. Thanks. Down to 5 holes and they are getting smaller so they got Thompson'd...again. Almost there...on one side. Bought the plans from Glen-L, no extra charge for the lessons in ...
by TomB
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 156
Views: 24368

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Down to 10 holes, all aft and near the shear. There is a little tumblehome back there and the epoxy is resistant to flowing up hill into those last few holes. One more try and then it will be some kind of paste, sanding dust mixed with epoxy probably. Got the starboard side sanded today so I could s...
by TomB
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy from Michigan
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: New guy from Michigan

I'm trying to decide between the Zip and the Sherwood tug - two vastly different boats, I know. . Quoting our friends at Wilson Marine "Life's short, boats are cool". Build 'em both!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: We recently transplanted from W. Bloomfield. I spent a lot of time on Orchard, Union and Middle...
by TomB
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 156
Views: 24368

Re: Tom's Tahoe

The tape came off, sanding block back to work...mixed results. The tape did a great job of holding the epoxy and limiting the drips. Sanding a jillion 1" square dots is a lot easier than sanding the side of the hull and most holes filled. There are still about 30 holes, down from a jillion, that got...
by TomB
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy from Michigan
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: New guy from Michigan

Welcome Jason. Lots of Michigan builders. Which boat are you building and where will you use it. Tom
by TomB
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 or ?
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: Tahoe 23 or ?

Hello to everyone here. I will be ordering my Tahoe 23 plans very soon but have a few questions: 1. Can I stretch this design to 25'? 3. Any suggested links for interior and upholstery ideas? I would like to push it a bit more modern, clean and functional, comfortable. Great design choice. From the...
by TomB
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 156
Views: 24368

Re: Tom's Tahoe

No worries Neel...

Poor man's Peel Ply...
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Fingers crossed.

Tom
by TomB
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 156
Views: 24368

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Thats a great tip Neel
I'll say! Thanks Neel.

The port side got an almost final sand today. I taped off all the defects and plan to give the packing tape tip a try. The bottom is ready for paint. The starboard side is waiting...
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Tom
by TomB
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 156
Views: 24368

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Thanks Bryan, I will take a look. I stopped work on one side and concentrated on the other adding a coat of epoxy, sanding it off, adding a coat...I am in that group of people that do the same thing over and over and expect to get different results :lol: :lol: :lol: The dimples seem to be going away...
by TomB
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 156
Views: 24368

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Hey Bill, 50 MPH in a light chop, perfect :D :D :D
by TomB
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 156
Views: 24368

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Brian, I am using MAS epoxy and it comes in a couple of viscosities (runny stuff and motor oil). Maybe chopped glass thickener would go down clear? Have some, haven't tried it, maybe tomorrow. Mick with his steamer and me with an iron...valet service for boats, steamed and pressed while you wait. :l...
by TomB
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 156
Views: 24368

Re: Tom's Tahoe

While venting, I forgot to mention steam ironing the hull, using a damp towel and steam iron to help the wood fiber recover from staples. Matt most of the hole are small, smaller than the leg of a staple and too small for the wood dust I have. I may try it anyway or Famo Wood with thinner...maybe it...