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by TomB
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 60
Views: 7405

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Jim & Matt, thanks for your comments. A little slip match joinery would be a good way to trick the eye into seeing a plank that is wider than it is. And as long as I'm resawing anyway the color and grain from one piece to the next should be close enough that the end of one plank and beginning of...
by TomB
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 60
Views: 7405

Re: Tom's Tahoe

I did some "lining off" today. I ran masking tape from chine to sheer; marked its location on the hull and peeled it off; measured; did math; and marked the tape for planks; taped it back on the hull; stood back a squinted. It took a "noodle" of a batten to give a fare line at th...
by TomB
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 60
Views: 7405

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Ouch!!! That's about what I spent on the compressor, piping, controls, and tools. I probably should of spent more on the compressor. Tom
by TomB
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 339
Views: 31511

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

No shims on my boat...I do, however, have a number of really thin laminations. :lol: :lol:

Tom
by TomB
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 60
Views: 7405

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Neel, Bill, Jim, and Carl, Thanks for the kind words. I hope to see your Tahoe close up some day..... me too...me too... Today I gave the hull a full rub down. According to the front of the air compressor, it is ok to use an air file for intermittent use. Well...I still don't know how much use is &q...
by TomB
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 60
Views: 7405

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Planking continues. The last of the plywood layers went on yesterday. Today I tuned up the chines and keel/stem. After working on it for months it feels like a major milestone. The surfaces are almost fare. Another day will be spent going over the hull with most attention on the bow and the chines a...
by TomB
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Has everyone been happy stretching the extra 10%?
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Re: Has everyone been happy stretching the extra 10%?

What was I thinking, coolers make great seats!
by TomB
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2373
Views: 320355

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, Will you be scafting the plywood in addition to the hardwood? I think assembly would be easier if you do. From an esthetic perspective I would suggest using centenary curves. Get yourself some chain like they used to use on pull cords for lights and let the sag show you some sweet curves. That...
by TomB
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Has everyone been happy stretching the extra 10%?
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Re: Has everyone been happy stretching the extra 10%?

Stretch it. All the added length is in the cockpit.

If the boat weighs 600 lbs. as planned, the stretch would add less than 60 lbs since all the stretch happens between frames. If I'm wrong you will have to go with a smaller cooler. :D :D :D

Tom
by TomB
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Vandal 22
Replies: 21
Views: 1081

Re: Vandal 22

Looks Great! You're going to get a lot of looks at the dock.
by TomB
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Just saw that the Tahoe “Jade” is for sale in UK
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: Just saw that the Tahoe “Jade” is for sale in UK

Would that be the "I don't want to sell it" price?
by TomB
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 679
Views: 113637

Re: New member from oregon

Touch it up with a file, good as new. :mrgreen:
by TomB
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2373
Views: 320355

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl,

Grounding on boats is a challenge, get it wrong maybe something doesn't work or corrosion sets it. This article on grounding might be helpful. http://www.westmarine.com/WestAdvisor/M ... ng-Systems

Tom
by TomB
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from New Zealand
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: New member from New Zealand

Welcome Fred, Tahoe is a fine choice. Enjoy.

Tom
by TomB
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 60
Views: 7405

Re: Tom's Tahoe

I have been sanding for flatness in preparation for the next planking layer, belt sander and then an air file. It works ok until it doesn't. My air compressor says intermittent air file work is ok. Now that I understand how much is too much for intermittent I can go ahead and replace the smoked the ...

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