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by TomB
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 108
Views: 16844

Re: Tom's Tahoe

As a break from sanding... I like the idea of lining the prop shaft hole with fiberglass so decided to make a tube for the job. A paper towel core wrapped with packing tape (just slightly smaller than the 1 3/4" shaft hole) was used for a mandrel. I cut a scrap of cloth big enough to make a cou...
by TomB
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 405
Views: 52239

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Great explanation Neel. I saw the Raptor nailer, rope and wood washers :?: :?: . I have similar jam experience, most of the time it clears with a few quick cycles while the staple supply is off the plunger, but...I have the wrench out for the four screws as part of glue prep. Tom
by TomB
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: CNC Conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 224

Re: CNC Conversion

The guys that built Saetta Classic Boats, barrelback transom and Tahoe stem, used CNC for their frames. They imagined selling a kit for home assembly. If they had received orders CNC would have been great. I have the barrelback plans and studied them extensively while wishing I had room for a build....
by TomB
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 405
Views: 52239

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Looks good Neel. Not using Raptors for the first layer? Tom
by TomB
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2464
Views: 379174

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I found a buckets that sort of fit the space and drop the anchor and rode it to collect water, weeds, mud and sand. The bucket provides some protection and is easy to clean up. Tom
by TomB
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bolero Build
Replies: 24
Views: 557

Re: Bolero Build

One of the first things I learned in the "real world" after architecture school was "never scale the drawings!" for this very reason.


Then you've heard..."the only thing that can reliably be scaled on drawing is fish". :mrgreen:

Tom
by TomB
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bolero Build
Replies: 24
Views: 557

Re: Bolero Build

Brandon, Two tenths would be difficult to spot upside down at your shoe tops. To fix it if you found it, you would add a quarter inch lamination to the outside of the frame and fair off the surplus and move on, aside from the time it is a cheap fix and invisible when done. In a 24' boat with an 8' b...
by TomB
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 108
Views: 16844

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Sanding is fun...it is very technical...not everybody can do it...keep telling yourself that Tom :roll: A photo today and a photo a week ago look the same, except for the orange dust everywhere. I've been around the hull twice using a 6" RO, an air file, and a long board. My digimeter is old bu...
by TomB
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bolero Build
Replies: 24
Views: 557

Re: Bolero Build

Brandon, I'm not sure if all the designs are this way but the Bolero only provides an inside hull profile so all the frames, notches and even the bottom frame profiles have to be offset from the template curves to allow for the bottom battens since this is a "floating" frame. The hull only...
by TomB
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bolero Build
Replies: 24
Views: 557

Re: Bolero Build

B, I am excited for you, great choice! You model is coming along really nicely. I see your point about frame 5,6,7 and a little hiccup in the sheer. An inch here or there, or a degree off...should be an inexpensive fix :D :D A top view may help narrow your search for the fix. When I think about fair...
by TomB
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission
Replies: 32
Views: 1557

Re: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission

Not sure how serious he was with the question Jim, but I think frozen OJ was invented in FL. If he hasn't heard of winterization, he probably doesn't have snow shoe mount on the boat trailer. :D :D

Tom
by TomB
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: FF in Kathleen GA
Replies: 125
Views: 18309

Re: FF in Kathleen GA

To expand the question...screws between keel and sheer clam laminations (#8 @ 6"?), and then more screws through the hull layers and the laminations (#8 @ 3"?)...that's a lot of screws, why? Answered as if I was the designer...If there is a little weakness in the woodgrain in one layer or ...
by TomB
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 108
Views: 16844

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Bill, I tried the sausage & biscuits. The cop at the gate thanked me and sent me home, maybe he's a donut guy. :lol: :lol: Added another hole, this one for the prop shaft. Bottom holes.jpg I was concerned about drift while cutting the hole with a forstner bit so a hole saw was used. I used a lon...
by TomB
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Another Member in Michigan
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Another Member in Michigan

Mr Fix It,

From another Michigan builder, welcome.

Tom
by TomB
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 108
Views: 16844

Re: Tom's Tahoe

I bought the rudder with a shaft longer than I thought I needed and without a keyway, easier to shorten than lengthen and odds are I would have to cut the keyway twice if I guessed. I will need to find a sympathetic machinist. I worked on the design of my local power plant 40 years ago but I doubt t...

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