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by TomB
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 project, Norway
Replies: 82
Views: 4092

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: 4092

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: 522

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: 302

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: 61851

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: 51863

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: 2789

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: 51863

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: 4092

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: 463

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: 1473

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 ...
by TomB
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 476
Views: 66085

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

It looks fantastic Jim! Have a great day tomorrow, you've earned it.

Tom

ps. I find lost screws with my trailer tires...You might check there.
by TomB
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 Georgia build
Replies: 227
Views: 51863

Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Brad,

Very impressive, you will be on the water in styyyyyle.

Tom
by TomB
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 476
Views: 66085

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Jim,

I don't think I would use 5200 for any of that. The stuff is really sticky, expensive, and sandable solid when cured. I really like 5200, but only for those thing you never, ever, plan to remove. I think 4200 might be a better choice...

Tom
by TomB
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 29
Views: 2789

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Thanks.

Pete, you caught me! There are four little pieces to finish out the blocking at the lower edge of the plywood. I left them out to give myself a little access for encapsulation. They will go in with the second coat.

Tom

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