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by Brad Tucker
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 108
Views: 16956

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: 108
Views: 16956

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Looks nice!
by Brad Tucker
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 108
Views: 16956

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: 108
Views: 16956

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 quart...
by Brad Tucker
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 405
Views: 52481

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: 108
Views: 16956

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: 108
Views: 16956

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: 108
Views: 16956

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...
by Brad Tucker
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 Georgia build
Replies: 236
Views: 67092

Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

And the Dek-King is GREAT.
by Brad Tucker
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 Georgia build
Replies: 236
Views: 67092

Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Tom, with 2 18 gallon tanks, and after yesterday's run, I carry plenty of gas. I did not add in the deep keel option and she performs great. She slows greatly in tight turns, and may cavitate on hard acceleration out of a turn. But I did not expect her to be a race boat so I am good with that. As a ...
by Brad Tucker
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 Georgia build
Replies: 236
Views: 67092

Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Man, it's been a huge set of issues. Truck wasn't running right. Dad needed support because he got cancer. My own house needs work. The list goes on. Hopefully I will make next year. I'm glad Butch was there with Innocence, along with Bill and Lola because they were my inspiration! I've been trying ...
by Brad Tucker
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 Georgia build
Replies: 236
Views: 67092

Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Just don't tell anyone and let them find it. As builders, we know every flaw. That doesn't mean we need to point them out! I did here only because I want to let fellow builders know. I want to leave more info than I took.
by Brad Tucker
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 Georgia build
Replies: 236
Views: 67092

Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

So, it has Been a year since launching. I have had a whole summer to enjoy the fruits of my labor. I must say that I love this boat. The ride is very smooth, even on whitecapping lake chop. 20-25 mph seems to be the magic speed, but will do 42 @ 4200 using a stock, mid 90's carburetor engine (240 hp...
by Brad Tucker
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: flex coupling question
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: flex coupling question

I run one, as well
by Brad Tucker
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Transporting lumber
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Re: Transporting lumber

If you have a reciever hitch, get something like this. I made many trips using one similar.

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