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by TomB
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 472
Views: 168595

Re: Tom's Tahoe

The snap buttons look good. A lot of work, though. Roberta :D Snap or washer, work is the same. Making buttons is definitely extra and the trick is to get a good straight line squeeze on the button parts. After thinking about it too much, I put the press part of my drill press to work making button...
by TomB
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: introduction

Ward, The bike paths north of Muskegon are fantastic, rails to trails at its best. My build thread, warts and all, is http://www.glen-l.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=30871 I have departed from the design in a number of ways. With wind out of the west or NW, my part of Lake Michigan is often too ro...
by TomB
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Can I use 1/4" (6mm) Plywood on the hull? - Tahoe 23
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Can I use 1/4" (6mm) Plywood on the hull? - Tahoe 23

The 1/4" would be difficult to be into a fair shape at the bow but would be possible. The question to the question is why? The largest gap spanned by plywood is only 5" x 24" and 3/8" to 1/2" total plywood thickness is plenty strong for that purpose. It seems like doubling thickness would only add w...
by TomB
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: introduction

Welcome Ward,

I'm building a Tahoe 23 in "kind of a utility" arrangement. I'll use it on Lake Michigan when the lake is flat. A Tahoe that looks like a Riva or a Boesch is very doable.

Tom
by TomB
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Teak, not boat related
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Teak, not boat related

The teak shower benches I've seen are natural finish. I have a mahogany and santos chair that has been outdoors for ten years. It has three coat of teak oil and has held up very well. I would recommend the teak oil approach and here's why...An encapsulated varnished finish would last forever and be ...
by TomB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 472
Views: 168595

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Thanks Roberta, it looks like the G-8 washer would be a good option. I'm going to finish upholstery buttoning the offending panel and see if I like the result. Tom
by TomB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 472
Views: 168595

Re: Tom's Tahoe

The plan was to use finish washers to hold the upholstered ceilings in place. A couple of the finish washers cut the fabric when I put the first panel :x (A nice crescent on the left side) IMG_0666.jpeg I stopped before buggering up all the panels and thought about a fix and how to avoid starting ov...
by TomB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 472
Views: 168595

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Mick, The foam is 24"+ wide and most of the frame to frame gaps are 23 1/4" so I cut to 23 1/4"+ and wedged the pieces in. Battens run fore and aft for ceiling attachment between frames and the foam is tucked behind the battens and carling. Three 1" layers of foam fill the sides. I had planned to gl...
by TomB
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 472
Views: 168595

Re: Tom's Tahoe

I'm definitely on the mend, spent about an hour laying in the boat attaching trim to the underside of the carling, then it was time for a break. Wimp! I went a little "overboard" on the float foam. The polyethylene foam blocks (pool noodle foam) are 24x108x1 and at 1.2 lb density provide about 90lbs...
by TomB
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 472
Views: 168595

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Tom, that doesn't look good. Glad you are alright. Me too, modern safety stuff gets all the credit. I had planned to go to the gathering, then the virus, then slower build than I imagined, then no trailer, then no tow vehicle. Better time ahead for sure. The insurance company says the damage can't ...
by TomB
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 472
Views: 168595

Re: Tom's Tahoe

And a progress photo. IMG_0658.jpeg About 1200# of floatation foam is in. I'll tuck in a little more just before the ceiling panels are set for the last time. The rough wiring is done, LEDs run behind the carling for "mood lighting". I decided to rap the edge of the cowling with foam backed fabric, ...
by TomB
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 472
Views: 168595

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Many weeks since my last post. I received a PM about four weeks ago asking about the build, probably the forum equivalent of a welfare check. :lol: :lol: :lol: I've been working right along and then hit a snag three weeks ago, or should I say it hit me. (Andrew Flynn:Lincoln and 24th in Holland, you...
by TomB
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 19ft Barrelback Prop Strut Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: 19ft Barrelback Prop Strut Questions

It is hard to find a strut at the perfect angle, 16* should work. Setting the engine a little low or high or maybe shaving a little boat bottom under the strut front edge or back edge to get everything perfect. I'm not sure you have enough drop, best to make yourself a drawing to confirm everything ...
by TomB
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Barrelback Mods - Cockpit size
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: Barrelback Mods - Cockpit size

The cockpit arrangement is up to you, two pedestals with swivel up front works, fixed up front with a narrow walk through, or a playpen like this Riva where a chain on the front seat is released allowing it to fold back into the rear seat foot area.
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Tom
by TomB
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from St Peters, MO
Replies: 55
Views: 24648

Re: New Member from St Peters, MO

Mark, Nice job! The double layer of glass will show. I ran a piece of tape parallel to the keel as a cut line so the overlap was consistent on both sides and then filled/feathered from the cut line toward the chine to hide it. I stopped the glass at the waterline and painted the bottom. The glass an...

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