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by TomB
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 497
Views: 175343

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Tom, that doesn't look good. Glad you are alright. Me too, modern safety stuff gets all the credit. I had planned to go to the gathering, then the virus, then slower build than I imagined, then no trailer, then no tow vehicle. Better time ahead for sure. The insurance company says the damage can't ...
by TomB
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 497
Views: 175343

Re: Tom's Tahoe

And a progress photo. IMG_0658.jpeg About 1200# of floatation foam is in. I'll tuck in a little more just before the ceiling panels are set for the last time. The rough wiring is done, LEDs run behind the carling for "mood lighting". I decided to rap the edge of the cowling with foam backed fabric, ...
by TomB
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 497
Views: 175343

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Many weeks since my last post. I received a PM about four weeks ago asking about the build, probably the forum equivalent of a welfare check. :lol: :lol: :lol: I've been working right along and then hit a snag three weeks ago, or should I say it hit me. (Andrew Flynn:Lincoln and 24th in Holland, you...
by TomB
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 19ft Barrelback Prop Strut Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: 19ft Barrelback Prop Strut Questions

It is hard to find a strut at the perfect angle, 16* should work. Setting the engine a little low or high or maybe shaving a little boat bottom under the strut front edge or back edge to get everything perfect. I'm not sure you have enough drop, best to make yourself a drawing to confirm everything ...
by TomB
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Barrelback Mods - Cockpit size
Replies: 2
Views: 916

Re: Barrelback Mods - Cockpit size

The cockpit arrangement is up to you, two pedestals with swivel up front works, fixed up front with a narrow walk through, or a playpen like this Riva where a chain on the front seat is released allowing it to fold back into the rear seat foot area.
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Tom
by TomB
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from St Peters, MO
Replies: 57
Views: 25621

Re: New Member from St Peters, MO

Mark, Nice job! The double layer of glass will show. I ran a piece of tape parallel to the keel as a cut line so the overlap was consistent on both sides and then filled/feathered from the cut line toward the chine to hide it. I stopped the glass at the waterline and painted the bottom. The glass an...
by TomB
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Building the Fife w/Periodic question along build
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: Building the Fife w/Periodic question along build

I would never discourage someone from buying planes or power tools :lol: :lol: but you probably have what you need...for now. (I assume you have a drill.) Since most boards have curves, the joining plane sole wouldn't gain you much. Skewing the smaller plane should work on the inside curves. A belt ...
by TomB
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 333
Views: 169534

Re: Tahoe 23

Excellent.
by TomB
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from West Michigan
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: Hello from West Michigan

Hi Mike,

I saw a happy looking guy headed north on I-196 yesterday with a load of random width mahogany in the back of his pickup. Maybe that was you. Life is too short to have to decide between beautiful designs, build them both and then keep the one you like. :D

Tom
by TomB
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 672
Views: 224108

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

FL-John wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:04 am
I put a mini-split in my garage. All you need is about a 1” hole in the wall.
Great option, warm in the winter too! Tom
by TomB
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Seattle Barrelback progress
Replies: 326
Views: 178221

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Robert, The hours show! It looks great! Congatulations, you've made something special. Tom
by TomB
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1235
Views: 381422

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Really sets off the boat Matt. Maybe notch the end of the frames or the coaming and slide the windshield back? Either way, looks great.

Tom
by TomB
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Bob Brown’s Belle
Replies: 103
Views: 24709

Re: Bob Brown’s Belle

Bob,

The trumpet looks great!

A bit of boat-keeping to consider, a wave hitting the through-hull for the bilge will bring water into the boat. Consider a re-route to the hose so the hose connection loops up and toward the hull and then down next to through-hull to the bilge pump.

Tom
by TomB
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Fuel Tank suggestions?
Replies: 17
Views: 947

Re: Fuel Tank suggestions?

Ted,

I have a 33 gallon Moeller tank from Great Lakes Skipper. The one you have picked out looks about right. The only real wrinkle I had was the need to add a fuel return.

Tom
by TomB
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: AwlBrite ???????????
Replies: 1
Views: 1336

Re: AwlBrite ???????????

I've been doing everything else, seven weeks of absolutely avoiding varnishing with a different product. My obstinance has paid off. Interlux Perfection Plus is back in stock and they shipped me a can today. :D I'll probably never know if AwlBrite is good stuff.

Tom

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