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by TomB
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 project, Norway
Replies: 82
Views: 2273

Re: Tahoe 23 project, Norway

Toivo, With respect to the motor stringers, we have been writing about strength and economy. Durability/abuse and rot is another important consideration. Mark Bonkalla built and documented his mahogany runabout build about 15 years ago. He used redwood stringers and uses his boat for waterskiing. An...
by TomB
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 project, Norway
Replies: 82
Views: 2273

Re: Tahoe 23 project, Norway

I spent most of my career designing things and I wasn't the first to say "the design documents are just a vague representation of what might get built". So let's circle back to the Instructions. "Motor Stringers: ... Although they can be cut from nominal 2"x6" stock, they ca...
by TomB
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 project, Norway
Replies: 82
Views: 2273

Re: Tahoe 23 project, Norway

A few things. First, the stingers are 16' long, with a minimum net dimension of 1 1/2"x 5 1/2". I agree with Dave, laminating is a good idea. A 2"x6" - 16' will tend to "wander". Straightening stringers with the form and frames and clamps is a pain. Lengths of plywood w...
by TomB
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 project, Norway
Replies: 82
Views: 2273

Re: Tahoe 23 project, Norway

I'm with ya' Jim, these pesky builders seem to just do anything they want! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Charlie Kelly went the other way with 5 battens on the sides. thumbs_picture27.jpg The instructions call for "Spacing should not exceed 5" between battens. There should be at least four...
by TomB
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 project, Norway
Replies: 82
Views: 2273

Re: Tahoe 23 project, Norway

I'm not sure what he did. There are four battens on my build and four on Edgar's. Edgar's frames might be a little long, like he may have raised the sheer a little, it would only be 2-3". He used a CNC to route his frames and used gussets of his own design, so I suspect he had access to CAD res...
by TomB
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 project, Norway
Replies: 82
Views: 2273

Re: Tahoe 23 project, Norway

I like the sundeck. Have a look at the first column of photos, four below the anchor. He set his sundeck platform around the spark arrestor and also set the sundeck pad around the spark arrestor.
by TomB
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Swim platform and ski hook on Barrelback
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: Swim platform and ski hook on Barrelback

Welcome to the forum DavO. Midnight Cry is a beautiful build. I think that is Dave Lott's boat. Searching through his posts might provide additional insight. I like the idea of a flush mounted/pop-up ski pylon. Searching the web for a retractable ski pylon might help you find what you are after. Pla...
by TomB
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from SW Michigan
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: New member from SW Michigan

Hey Andy,

Welcome. Great to have another Michigan boatbuilder join the forum. With you and the Huizenga's as recent new members, Hudsonville is turning into the hotbed for builders.

Tom
by TomB
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 364
Views: 56648

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Craig, How about a sliding barn door? The door could slide between the bulkhead and the head or sink. The bottom corner of the door might have to be clipped/coped to the hull. I have a similar situation on a small motor home. Mine latches to the overhead in both the open and closed position with som...
by TomB
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 Georgia build
Replies: 227
Views: 47245

Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

I once referred to my spouse as the rear admiral. Then I didn't see her for two weeks...and then just a little out of one eye as the swelling started to go down. :shock:
by TomB
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 29
Views: 1925

Re: Tom's Tahoe

The corner boards seem simple enough. All they do is follow the side and transom curves while also covering the planking end-grain. While I can see the line easily enough, shaping a board has turned out to be a challenge. The first attempt to build out the corner looked good. A boat-mare (nightmare ...
by TomB
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 Georgia build
Replies: 227
Views: 47245

Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Brad,

Fantastic! Great photos. You built a boat to be proud of. Many years of following seas in your future...Assuming this is addictive, what are you building next? :wink:

Tom
by TomB
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 project, Norway
Replies: 82
Views: 2273

Re: Tahoe 23 project, Norway

Fasteners are a big investment. I am using SB because of corrosion concerns, with the exception of the carriage bolts between frames and motor stringers (a significant savings and easily inspected). So far, I have been able to find five screws with router bit and saw. In that respect, I much prefer ...
by TomB
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: New Member

Hi Linda and Bruce,

It is nice to hear of another Michigan boat builder and the Riviera is a cool boat.

Tom
by TomB
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Main stringers
Replies: 21
Views: 558

Re: Main stringers

Hi Steve, I used African mahogany on my Tahoe 23 and the material list recommended "mahog, fir". The rough sawn lumber I used was a full 2"x10"x16'. After planing, and straightening, I just managed a 1 1/2"x5 1/2"x 16'. Next time I will laminate two layers of hard wood ...

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