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by TomB
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 260
Views: 62878

Re: Tom's Tahoe

I need to sort out the dash gauges and switches and would appreciate some guidance. First off, I like the idea of GPS speedo with an integral antenna. I think that points me toward Faria gauges, are there others to consider? Second, tach with an integral hour meter. And a multi-function gauge with f...
by TomB
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 260
Views: 62878

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Thanks for posting Dave. Do I understand correctly, the Perko Flush screw plug makes the watertight seal? The 1 1/2" raw water system flow rate is adequate for our engines. There isn't, however, a big safety factor and the plumbing needs to follow a smooth route from pick-up to inlet. An obstruction...
by TomB
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Flotation foam
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: Flotation foam

According to the trucking company, my engine and transmission weighs 1,000 lbs. I didn't weigh anything else and my guess of 200 lbs is probably low. The fishing gear and anchor may go overboard in an emergency. :D :D You mention the fuel tank. I have a 33 gallon plastic fuel tank. Gas is a couple o...
by TomB
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Flotation foam
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: Flotation foam

Your build in the Gallery? Nice job. I'm working through this on my build too. How much do I need? Add up the stuff that sinks, plus a bit , that's the minimum I need. How many cubic feet of flotation do I need? Water weighs 62 lbs/ cubic foot. Flotation foam goes at about 2 lbs/ cubic foot. So I ge...
by TomB
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Building the PeeWee in Germany
Replies: 10
Views: 1427

Re: Building the PeeWee in Germany

0.072 inches, about 1.8 mm. Tom
by TomB
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2707
Views: 490683

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Attachment ? Hinge to glass? Tom
by TomB
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2707
Views: 490683

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

This is how ChrisCraft dealt with sliding curved window on the '54 Sedan Cruiser.
1954 31′ Chris Craft Sedan Cruiser – PRICE REDUCED $79,000 – St Paul Shipwrights.jpg
Tom
by TomB
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Maritime Malahini
Replies: 14
Views: 1747

Re: Maritime Malahini

I have done the same thing...many times. For what its worth, I go in the same hole at a different angle to get past the broken screw and use the same head space.

Tom
by TomB
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 446
Views: 130203

Re: Aussie Belle

Stunning, boat, trailer, attention to detail! All the screw heads lined up, eye tucked under the guard, wonderful. Tom
by TomB
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2707
Views: 490683

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, Yet another hinge - https://www.houseofantiquehardware.com/bahama-shutter-hardware-continuous-hinge?utm_source=froog&utm_medium=cse&utm_campaign=gdf&partner=froog&CAWELAID=120035490000001947&CATARGETID=120035490000067833&CADevice=c&gclid=CjwKEAjwue3nBRCCyrqY0c7bw2wSJACSlmGZo9y026SafvXbIDTVE3YX...
by TomB
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 106
Views: 35994

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Sometime during the summer I get to say "its not the heat, its the humidity". If we go back in time before plywood when boats were made with planks - The bottoms where planked close, the cracks sealed with oakum and the builder's secret formula "red lead". They leaked. To solve the problem the boats...
by TomB
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 369
Views: 94287

Re: modified malahini

Bryan, I started my build with an order of 300 BF of ribbon cut African Mahogany. The color ranges from brown similar to your post to buff. Some is ribbon some is not. Best to lay eyes on what the yard has and go from there. I have also used Santos and the sticks I have are dark almost chocolate in ...
by TomB
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Anchoring the Building Form…or Not
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: Anchoring the Building Form…or Not

Hey Barry, Here are a few more thoughts... Using Neel' form as an excellent example: increase the long members a size or two so they can't flex when you stand on the center; the plywood on the vertical forms keep that section from racking, extend it down so it helps prevent the long direction from r...
by TomB
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Anchoring the Building Form…or Not
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: Anchoring the Building Form…or Not

how have you managed the need to keep things level, plumb, and square if the platform is moving around on a floor that’s not level? Barry Hey Barry, Level, plumb, and square are very important, sure. I would add rigid to the list, and for a movable form, I think rigid is maybe most important. When ...
by TomB
Fri May 31, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: FF in Kathleen GA
Replies: 134
Views: 37300

Re: FF in Kathleen GA

Conrad, Have a look at the instructions. For the Tahoe under Planking - "Epoxy glue is applied liberally to all initial mating surfaces and between all layers." Your results may vary. I used syrup consistency, and rolled it on the plywood then used an acid brush to get the frames and battens as thic...