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by Brad Tucker
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Upholstery
Topic: Upholstery lessons
Replies: 4
Views: 1766

Re: Upholstery lessons

Yeah I had the same issue. I was mad at first, and upholstery was the ONLY project I was farming out. After it fell through, I bought a sailrite machine. The first time I'd ever touched one was when I pulled that one out of the box. Long story short, I did a good enough job, in less time, with a fre...
by Brad Tucker
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky
Replies: 21
Views: 2666

Re: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky

Haha you are out of the gate like a bat out of a burning stump! There isn't anything in the plans for such things. You have to figure out a few things on your own. I put 2 drain holes in my Tahoe23, one on each side of the keel. Although I have to Jack the bow way up to drain her, if needed.
by Brad Tucker
Fri May 04, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Build a Gantry?
Replies: 19
Views: 1598

Re: Build a Gantry?

If you plan to use a chain hoist on a gantry, factor that in. Granted my Tahoe23 was a little high on the cradle, but I built 2 out of 4x4's and I braced them. With the chain hoist and a 10' ceiling, it took every bit of that height. I'm not going to recommend a 4x4 cross beam. 4x6 probably. Or doub...
by Brad Tucker
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: The passing of Ken Hankinson
Replies: 9
Views: 3915

Re: The passing of Ken Hankinson

It's sad to see people like him and Mr Witt leave this world. They have left such a wonderful legacy which I hope will continue via their families and people like us who luckily crossed paths indirectly due to their family who have chosen to carry their legacy onward. Prayers for the family, and tha...
by Brad Tucker
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 61
Views: 6555

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Be SURE to place a backer block on the inside, especially with a forstner bit. If you don't, the bit will begin deflecting as soon as it begins passing through.
by Brad Tucker
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 339
Views: 31149

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Looking good, Neel! It's a great feeling watching your baby take shape. It sounds like you are being very thorough with setting the framework, which save you a ton of future work!
by Brad Tucker
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2368
Views: 319726

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

She is going to be an awesome boat!
by Brad Tucker
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 201
Views: 33652

Re: Monaco Restart

Looking great! Yeah, when you pull that boat up and snatch out the cradles, the pucker factor really does go up!
by Brad Tucker
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Lake Hartwell ACBS Show 2018 report
Replies: 8
Views: 800

Lake Hartwell ACBS Show 2018 report

After serious consideration, I entered Miss Vonnie into Lake Hartwell's annual ACBS boat show. I was a little nervous about having a home built boat around so many classics, but I should not have been. The Blue Ridge Chapter was so friendly and welcomed me as one of their own. We met so many wonderf...
by Brad Tucker
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: New Crew Member
Replies: 18
Views: 1537

Re: New Crew Member

Wow, do you have enough room for the litter box??? :shock:
by Brad Tucker
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo - launch
Replies: 16
Views: 1524

Re: Bob's Geronimo - launch

Congratulations! Looks great!
by Brad Tucker
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 153419

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Beautiful boat, Skip, and best of luck selling it. I too love the challenge of the build, and now I find myself sitting around waiting on the perfect combination of good weather, off work, and wife home so we can use it. That is what frustrates me. On top of that, when the WX is great, SHE wants to ...
by Brad Tucker
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle
Replies: 67
Views: 6573

Re: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle

Thanks for creating this thread. I also used dye, hoping the varnish layer would protect it. She stays inside except when on the lake. Having finished her last September, there have only been 2 trips to the lake so I imagine I will eventually have the same thing happen if I don't freshen up the top ...
by Brad Tucker
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 228
Views: 23109

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I did basically what others mentioned. I laid the bottom mahogany plank so its edge matched the chine line. As the plank edge rolled aft, I brought its bottom edge out to where it sat exactly on the chine break (intersection of the bottom and side). That left a little triangle of wood to fair off. I...
by Brad Tucker
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 228
Views: 23109

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I used Raptor brads on mine.

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