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by Brad Tucker
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!
Replies: 20
Views: 2189

Re: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!

Thanks man, and I hope you may have found some useful information! I'd currently advise to pay attention to how things want to lay between frames 8-10. That, along with that bottom to side transition in the same area can be a real head scratcher. I lapped it like they showed in the "Boat Building wi...
by Brad Tucker
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Deck Striping
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: Deck Striping

I used microbaloons because they are white and easy to sand. No issues yet. She does stay in my shop unless on the lake.
by Brad Tucker
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Texas
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Hello from Texas

With your background, (mine is similar) you shouldn't have any issues modifying the plans to suit you in that respect. I almost opened mine up (wish I had after having to climb down the back to the added swim deck, but the admiral (wife) preferred the deck). I actually went so far as to delete the r...
by Brad Tucker
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Why would you need a 2nd set of Barrelback plans?
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: Why would you need a 2nd set of Barrelback plans?

You can do it with 1 set. The plans are generally for half a boat, as the other half is a mirror image. I guess there are several reasons, from framing them to having a full set (which isn't necessarily needed.
by Brad Tucker
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Who's Going and Where
Replies: 110
Views: 12262

Re: Who's Going and Where

Again, wish I could have made it. Life tossed me a curve. They closed our helo base 10 April, and I am now an anesthesia assistant for an oral surgeon with no PTO right now. Hopefully next year. This one has been rough so far: my Dad passed, job changed, father in law passed. God is good though, as ...
by Brad Tucker
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!
Replies: 20
Views: 2189

Re: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!

Bluesman, I will concur with Tom on the battens up front. I noticed on my Tahoe23 that it would leave a flat spot if I didn't extend my battens to the stem. It IS a harsh, batten breaking bend as I learned. My solution was to split the batten back to the frame where you cut it off, bend it in while ...
by Brad Tucker
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 287
Views: 78837

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Looks nice with the matched planks. But now, you must take up the sanding cross, because "I farmed that out" is unacceptable! :lol:
by Brad Tucker
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 287
Views: 78837

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Looks nice!
by Brad Tucker
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 287
Views: 78837

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Well, I built it to use, so it's going to get scuffed. I keep telling myself that, anyway. I did put the goalpost guides on the trailer. They are padded, and they should have been taller. Interestingly, I recall a pro boat restorer mentioning on a vintage boat forum somewhere that those types of gui...
by Brad Tucker
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 287
Views: 78837

Re: Tom's Tahoe

:lol: I can't take credit for it because I came across it building guitars. Dye makes the grain "pop." If you aren't glassing above the WL, you should be good to go in my opinion. Bury that seam in the bootstripe! And Do NOT use uprights on your trailer. I did, and had to load with a quartering 20kt...
by Brad Tucker
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 512
Views: 116395

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Looking good!
by Brad Tucker
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 287
Views: 78837

Re: Tom's Tahoe

The problem with filling the staple holes is that if you do like I did and use a mix of epoxy and sawdust, the wood will soak up the epoxy. That will create a situation that requires a huge amount of sanding to get rid of all that, and good fairing may suffer. If you use a filler, you may end up wit...
by Brad Tucker
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 287
Views: 78837

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Stand back. Take an overall look. Then, go with your gut feelings. It is YOUR boat. I dyed my girl, and used the same mix in the deck as the hull. Staining does blend the differing characteristics of the boards. That is why I did it. More homogeneous. If you do so, things should be more uniform in c...
by Brad Tucker
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 287
Views: 78837

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Tom, No one will notice when they look at the overall boat. Don't sweat the small stuff unless you want to. As builders we know every flaw. "Perfection is the enemy of the good enough." If you want perfection, GO FOR IT! But if someone criticizes your imperfections as minor as Raptor brads, ask them...
by Brad Tucker
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 Georgia build
Replies: 236
Views: 92325

Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

And the Dek-King is GREAT.