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by TomB
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 or ?
Replies: 12
Views: 488

Re: Tahoe 23 or ?

Build what moves your soul and post pictures so the rest of us can ride along. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Tom
by TomB
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 462
Views: 64917

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Does the dust port on the back fit the Festool vac hose? Tom
by TomB
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2546
Views: 406670

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

:D Just depends on what you call fun.Some folks come up here to stay at mom's resort paying 600 or more to stay a week,rent motors ( boat comes with cabin) and buy gas,minnows,leaches,soda pop to go fishing for northerns,crappies ,perch and walleyes.they must be having a good time as there is a wai...
by TomB
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2546
Views: 406670

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, I have to chime in, ethanol is hydroscopic, it attracts water and mixes with it...very little water on a relative basis will contaminate E10. As a result, the shelf life of E10 is much shorter than "real gas". I routinely go too far from shore to row or swim home so I only used E10 once. :oops...
by TomB
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 158
Views: 25269

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Personally I like the paint following the water line. Hey Bryan, half the time I agree!!! The other half... :D :D :D I could follow the waterline now and change my mind later and add bottom paint at the stem. Not sure I could take off the bottom paint above the waterline if I changed my mind after ...
by TomB
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 158
Views: 25269

Re: Tom's Tahoe

The last 5 holes on the port side...technically ready for finish...more on that later. The transom is almost there, a little more epoxy here and there. The starboard side is getting sanded and sanded. Another coat of epoxy would fill a lot of holes and require more sanding. I think I will just go to...
by TomB
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2546
Views: 406670

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

The RV industry uses similar moldings, fuzzy surface on plastic to keep the water out, slots in the outside edge of the track to let the water run out. Tom
by TomB
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 462
Views: 64917

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

hoodman wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:05 pm
When I first looked at that picture it almost looked like you are putting radiant heating in the hull.
I thought the same thing. But that's silly, Neel doesn't need in-hull-radiant-heating...he goes to FL when its cold.
by TomB
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 158
Views: 25269

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Tom try using a dab of epoxy and a clear small suction cup like the ones they use for windscreen chips Another good tip. Thanks. Down to 5 holes and they are getting smaller so they got Thompson'd...again. Almost there...on one side. Bought the plans from Glen-L, no extra charge for the lessons in ...
by TomB
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 158
Views: 25269

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Down to 10 holes, all aft and near the shear. There is a little tumblehome back there and the epoxy is resistant to flowing up hill into those last few holes. One more try and then it will be some kind of paste, sanding dust mixed with epoxy probably. Got the starboard side sanded today so I could s...
by TomB
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy from Michigan
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: New guy from Michigan

I'm trying to decide between the Zip and the Sherwood tug - two vastly different boats, I know. . Quoting our friends at Wilson Marine "Life's short, boats are cool". Build 'em both!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: We recently transplanted from W. Bloomfield. I spent a lot of time on Orchard, Union and Middle...
by TomB
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 158
Views: 25269

Re: Tom's Tahoe

The tape came off, sanding block back to work...mixed results. The tape did a great job of holding the epoxy and limiting the drips. Sanding a jillion 1" square dots is a lot easier than sanding the side of the hull and most holes filled. There are still about 30 holes, down from a jillion, that got...
by TomB
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy from Michigan
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: New guy from Michigan

Welcome Jason. Lots of Michigan builders. Which boat are you building and where will you use it. Tom
by TomB
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 or ?
Replies: 12
Views: 488

Re: Tahoe 23 or ?

Hello to everyone here. I will be ordering my Tahoe 23 plans very soon but have a few questions: 1. Can I stretch this design to 25'? 3. Any suggested links for interior and upholstery ideas? I would like to push it a bit more modern, clean and functional, comfortable. Great design choice. From the...
by TomB
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 158
Views: 25269

Re: Tom's Tahoe

No worries Neel...

Poor man's Peel Ply...
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Fingers crossed.

Tom