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by TomB
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 Georgia build
Replies: 236
Views: 64318

Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Thanks Brad,

Bill wrote somewhere that he wished he had waited on the keel, your comment seals the deal, I will leave it off.

Thanks again,

Tom
by TomB
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Resawing veneers
Replies: 9
Views: 1267

Re: Resawing veneers

Band saw blades matter, 3/4" is better than 1/2" and 1" is better yet. The wider blades ride in the kerf better and are less likely to wander. Set-up matters, alignment with the track of the blade, proper tension, guide placement...go through all the set-up steps for best results. Hor...
by TomB
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 Georgia build
Replies: 236
Views: 64318

Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Thanks for the update Brad, as someone loosely following in your wake, I appreciate your insights. I am not too excited about the "mother in law" seat either. I thought about an open utility, putting the helm back there with a really long fore deck, a sun deck, and at least a couple of oth...
by TomB
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2440
Views: 353467

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl,

Do you have any more edge strip? How about lowering the curve of the cabinet side indexed off the low point and then place the doubled or tripled laminated edge to bring the finish side back to the original height? I would probably put in a reverse curve, like the shovel of a ski?

Tom
by TomB
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Must have Tools
Replies: 12
Views: 593

Re: Must have Tools

Plus one on the Ridgid Sander. While you're clamp shopping be sure to grab a bunch of these, they're like extra hands that don't get tired.

ANVIL 2 in. Spring Clamp-99691 - The Home Depot.jpg


Tom
by TomB
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Wood Boat Porn (work appropriate)
Replies: 15
Views: 704

Re: Wood Boat Porn (work appropriate)

I like the deep vee's for the water you mention. A flat bottom aft would really give you a pounding while running in a chop. From the Bolero description "Can the hull be extended or shortened? Yes. Up to 10% by re-spacing the frames from the aft end of the stem to the transom a proportional amo...
by TomB
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Engine mount "bedding"
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Engine mount "bedding"

Brian, Bedding sounds right. I plan to use two pieces one port and on starboard. The engine mounts are 22-24" center to center and I think a single piece would be stronger. I have been chasing my tail looking at transmissions, I thought I had a 12* tranny identified that turned out to be 8* wit...
by TomB
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Wood Boat Porn (work appropriate)
Replies: 15
Views: 704

Re: Wood Boat Porn (work appropriate)

nybhh, VanDam’s boat building skills are gorgeous. It always nice to see their work. I chose the Tahoe 23 and included VanDam’s Susan C to illustrate what I’m after. Many of the inboard designs have a deep forefoot and a narrow stern creating a center of buoyancy under the inboard. As you look throu...
by TomB
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Singapore
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Hello from Singapore

This is the location for Mercruiser drawings. https://www.mercurymarine.com/en/us/documents/installation-drawings/?category[]=inboard-and-sterndrive&family[]=mercruiser For example https://samerwebapp01apncus01.blob.core.windows.net/mmgw-env-b/filer_public/9b/b0/9bb0bea3-3ab2-4f7d-9ac7-998d39f98...
by TomB
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Singapore
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Hello from Singapore

Welcome to the forum. The Barrelback is a great choice. There are a lot of good examples and you can learn a lot from what others have done. Mercruiser does a good job of documenting engine transmission combinations. Print off the combinations you like and see how they fit. Looking forward to seeing...
by TomB
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: How useful is a CNC machine for boat building?
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: How useful is a CNC machine for boat building?

I am in the planking stage on my 23' Tahoe. The challenge I see with CNC is in the control based on a pencil drawing. The drafting is great but if the corner isn't perfect with no gaps or crossed line the machine will look for control input. You will have to re-draft the drawing into some sort of nu...
by TomB
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission
Replies: 28
Views: 778

Re: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission

Good comments. Thanks. Do I need a closed cooling/fresh water cooling system? No plans to put the boat in salt water.

Tom
by TomB
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission
Replies: 28
Views: 778

Re: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission

I came up with two, ZF-45C and ZF-63C. I didn't find anything at Velvet Drive, Twin Disk, or PCM. It looks like ZF/Hurth has a corner on the market for starboard helm. Am I missing something? . Well, not exactly... I talked with Loren at Michigan Motorz and learned that the ZF-45C and ZF-63C are in...
by TomB
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission
Replies: 28
Views: 778

Re: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission

I talked to Vince at Discount Marine (skidim.com). They sell PCM. The PCM Ex 343 is still available and can be paired with a PCM transmission. UNLESS, you want to pay an extra $2000 so you can have a catalytic converter and Y exhaust shown on the PCM website. (He promised to send the EPA questionnai...
by TomB
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission
Replies: 28
Views: 778

Re: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission

When they say "full power" reverse, what they really mean is either prop rotation can be selected as "forward" Yes, as I look at transmissions with full power in both rotations, I am looking for a way to get correct prop rotation without the extra spending on a "non-standar...

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