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by TomB
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bolero Build
Replies: 10
Views: 182

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: 10
Views: 182

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: 1360

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: 17931

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: 106
Views: 16292

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: 108

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: 106
Views: 16292

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...
by TomB
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 106
Views: 16292

Re: Tom's Tahoe

I am working up my nerve for the drilling of the prop shaft hole. Everything else is located. (The rudder shaft is too long and hits the inside of the transom. It will be cut off when the keyway is cut.). I was casting about the shop trying to find something to stuff in the strut hole for a drill gu...
by TomB
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 106
Views: 16292

Re: Tom's Tahoe

The three pieces on each side that make the corner between side and transom have also been glued, screwed, and fared to the planking. Transom corner 181004.jpg The two plank on the transom will be below the guard (blue line) which will wrap from side to side around the transom. The guard will over t...
by TomB
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 106
Views: 16292

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Making progress... The valleys made with the RO sander have been filled and flattened. The RO was also used to wipe out the glue lines along the planking. Sanded portside 181004.jpg I interviewed a potential apprentice/sander today. He was almost perfect - interested, enthusiastic, intelligent - but...
by TomB
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 285
Views: 36134

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Look'n good Matt. You're closing in on motor noises! Tom
by TomB
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 106
Views: 16292

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Thanks for the kind words. Carl...I fared between each layer so the base was reasonably consistent. Then I cut my own veneer layers to get a very consistent thickness. After gluing, there are some minor edge inconsistencies, too much glue underneath or not getting enough pressure on the edge when st...
by TomB
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New from the Finger Lakes
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: New from the Finger Lakes

You don't have to have a wife. But if you do, she needs to be on board or it's not happening.


'cause if you do and she's not...she'll probably get the boat in the settlement :lol: :lol: :lol:
by TomB
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 106
Views: 16292

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Finished the planking yesterday. Definitely a milestone. :D :D :D :D planking complete 2 180930.jpg planking complete 180930.jpg Time for sanding. Maybe I should bring on a "Boat Builder - Apprentice/Sander". I would be willing to wave tuition and get the apprentice ready for a career as a...
by TomB
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2451
Views: 376337

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl,

Looks good.

Plus...adaptive use of clamps as a tool base, I like it. And a new use for vice grips. Clever.

Tom

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