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by TomB
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Rub-a-Dub-Scrub
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: Rub-a-Dub-Scrub

Very cool...build two...hang an outboard on one. Tom
by TomB
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 234
Views: 48496

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Thanks Matt. I'm looking forward to getting it in the boat. Tony, I'm embarrassed to say I haven't looking into the exhaust much. I have 3 1/2" dia. coming off the engine. The transom has been modified so I can exit that way and I like the flush style exhaust tips. I also like the side exhausts tips...
by TomB
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 234
Views: 48496

Re: Tom's Tahoe

The engine has arrived!!!

Stretch wrapped all the way from South Carolina.
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Eight lag bolts, three used, five for looks. :shock: :shock:
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Should be easy to disconnect the pallet :lol: :lol: :lol:

Tom
by TomB
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 17
Views: 1376

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Lee, My PMC engine arrived today. The delivery pallet is 22 1/2" clear. There is a little inboard travel available. I'd say my earlier post regarding minimum/maximum spacing is correct. IMG_0350.jpg The engine mounts are about 3 1/4" wide and flat bottomed. The mount is tight to the raw water feed a...
by TomB
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Glen-L RV's
Topic: Importer vs Importer LB
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: Importer vs Importer LB

Welcome,

The campers are designed to slide in on the truck bed. The Importer 42" dinette foot space (plus framing) will fit between the wheels on your S-10. The 48" foot space on the LB would be too wide.

Tom
by TomB
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 234
Views: 48496

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Just a thought. Maybe you could get to the rudder without removing the tank if you rotated it 180 degrees. Jim There's no hope in getting to the rudder without removing the tank. There will be a deck above the fuel tank and I won't even be able to see the steer parts. Heck, even if I could see it I...
by TomB
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 234
Views: 48496

Re: Tom's Tahoe

I added a third wrap of flax packing on the rudder shaft - three is better than two, right? Hope so. I suspect getting it out is harder than getting it in. The hydraulic cylinder is mounted too. IMG_0346.jpg Also getting the fuel tank sorted out. It is about 3" aft of the design location with a plyw...
by TomB
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Pee hole
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Pee hole

They deposit way up in there. They left me a gift in the breather tube on a generator. I had to disconnect the other end of the hose, blew air, then a solvent drip and more air which did the trick. Getting the hose back on was a PITA! Tom
by TomB
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2604
Views: 459592

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Nice job Carl,

All my spray paint come from a shaker can. What kind of equipment did you use? That should round out the questions. Please tell us all about how you did it.

Thanks,

Tom
by TomB
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 17
Views: 1376

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Lee, The dimensions shown are to the center of the mounts, center of screw hole to center of screw hole. The range would be 22" - 23 7/8" center to center using the plus/minus dimensions. Deduct 1/2 of the stringer on each side, 1 1/2", suggests 20 1/2" to 22 3/8" clear if the mounts set on the stri...
by TomB
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 234
Views: 48496

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Tony, I asked my purchasing assistant, Ms Google, to find everyone interested in selling me a Moeller fuel tank. Great Lakes Skipper, a production boat repair parts supplier that also sells production overruns, was one of the hits with a number of oddly shaped tanks not in the catalog. The sender an...
by TomB
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 380
Views: 111964

Re: Aussie Belle

Jamie,

The bottom paint came out great.

Tom
by TomB
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 234
Views: 48496

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Hi Tony,

The tank is 33 gallons and is about 1/2" smaller in each dimension than suggested in the design. It is by Moeller but is a custom tank for one of the production boat companies and doesn't show in their catalog.

Tom
by TomB
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 234
Views: 48496

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Had a visiter to the boat shop this a.m. :shock: IMG_0338.jpg IMG_0335.jpg I don't think he thought much of what I'm doing...he kept saying "Go Bowl" over and over again. :lol: :lol: :lol: Still looking for guidance on a double tapered prop shaft. Is the coupling easier to remove on a tapered shaft?...
by TomB
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Upholstery
Topic: Seat backs and bottoms (epoxy)
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Re: Seat backs and bottoms (epoxy)

My factory built boat used treated plywood, no paint or epoxy, holding up fine.

I haven't gotten that far on my build...foam and upholstery will hold damp against the plywood so rot maybe, mildew maybe, I will put something on the plywood.

Tom