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by TomB
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 245128

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, From my limited experience with boat and motor home interiors, and for what it’s worth, I like the mahogany interior. It seems like a lot of wood in a relatively small space, but is it? I assume seats and seat backs are upholstered. Is the cabin sole wood or something else? How about the headl...
by TomB
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: How to drill holes in the transom without wrecking the paint?
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: How to drill holes in the transom without wrecking the paint?

We had a sailboat with a balsa core. We always over-drilled, used packing tape to cover the bottom of the hole, filled with epoxy and then re-drilled. The deck hardware was then bedded in our favorite goop. It was a painful process but better than a wet core. Tape inside and out and also sandwiching...
by TomB
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Upholstery
Topic: Snapless Cockpit Cover
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Snapless Cockpit Cover

Great idea! An idea to be copied for sure.
by TomB
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 364
Views: 59860

Re: SEA KNIGHT

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by TomB
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 project, Norway
Replies: 82
Views: 3287

Re: Tahoe 23 project, Norway

But how did he manage to dent the stringers in the first place? He didn't cover them with the floor? Good questions. Kids, water skis, anchors, fish guts, dropped tools :arrow: dents. With a little luck, a good boat gets used. :D :D :D :D I don't think he documented the floor. His website http://ww...
by TomB
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 project, Norway
Replies: 82
Views: 3287

Re: Tahoe 23 project, Norway

I don't agree that plywood is weaker. Look at the wooded I beams being used for construction now. They have less spring than dimensional lumber and can span longer distances without deflection. The grain running in different directions helps, not hurts. Ah, well, not exactly, wood I-beams are highl...
by TomB
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 project, Norway
Replies: 82
Views: 3287

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: 3287

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: 3287

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: 3287

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: 3287

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: 3287

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: 436

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: 240

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: 59860

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...

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