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by TomB
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 782495

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Bill Edmundson wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:07 pm
Carl

I extended a platform with a half hexagon let me move things back without loosing much foot room or being a trip hazard.

Bill
This is what I was suggesting, a D shape maybe. Tom
by TomB
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 782495

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl,

How about just adding to the platform under the chair base cylinder, kind of like this _n_

Tom
by TomB
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new the forum and first time boat builder
Replies: 46
Views: 4854

Re: new the forum and first time boat builder

Okoume is more flexible than Meranti and I can't cut Maranti with it splintering so I would go with Okoume. Tom
by TomB
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Virginia Barrel
Replies: 59
Views: 6234

Re: Virginia Barrel

I looked at the plans late last night and frame 3 is hard to read. I happy you have it worked out. I wish my thinking chair worked that well.

Tom
by TomB
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Virginia Barrel
Replies: 59
Views: 6234

Re: Virginia Barrel

+1 on Neel's comments. The keel point, chine point, and sheer point describe the shape of the boat. A perfectly made frame will look out of wack if it isn't in the right place for and aft or if it is too high or low. Best to check EVERYTHING, including the other frames, before doing anything.

Tom
by TomB
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Virginia Barrel
Replies: 59
Views: 6234

Re: Virginia Barrel

Corey, Lay a straight edge from transom to frame 2 on the set up drawing and on your build, all three keel points should be in a straight line. Frame 3 is into the rock from the rear flat area to the stem. A straight edge on the set up drawing will show that it does not line up with the previous fra...
by TomB
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 497
Views: 173841

Re: Tom's Tahoe

I've started pulling wire and doing terminations, boring. I find my mind drifting to the next boat with a '30s vibe: a Barrelback?, a Crackerbox?, a Gentry maybe?, how about a Zephyr (Classic Wooden Boat Plans)?, or a PB like Neil is building? Is this a sign of addictive behavior? I haven't even got...
by TomB
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Looking for help with my settings on esab
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Re: Looking for help with my settings on esab

Welcome Donavan,

There are at least a couple of guys that can help. I suggest also posting in the Metals section, and maybe PM Kevin Moran.

Tom
by TomB
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 497
Views: 173841

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Thanks Roberta, I like the gauges on the Torpedo too. :wink:

Thanks Carl and Tony.

More shinny stuff is getting mounted.
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Tom
by TomB
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 782495

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

+1 on #10. Big question, what's the boss think? I'd space them a little different too, a little more space between the top four, so the gaps between the tach and four gauges is the same and the gaps within gauges in each pod are the same -- from the photo, oil and volts closer together, hours up and...
by TomB
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 782495

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, Have you selected a steering wheel? From the helm seat, I like the layout that gives best gauge visibility. I like options 1 & 2 and maybe 1a. 1a moves the trim and volts discs in option 1 to the upper corners, so a cluster of three in each corner with the tach low center. (1a is probably one ...
by TomB
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Christmas present……….some assembly required ! !
Replies: 61
Views: 49333

Re: Christmas present……….some assembly required ! !

Ken,

If you go that way, bias cut the fabric so it lays over the edges better. What time is lunch? We don't want to be late. :wink: :wink:

Tom
by TomB
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Upholstery
Topic: Folddown seats
Replies: 1
Views: 2500

Folddown seats

I got a look at a mid-60s 23' Riva. I thought their fold down front seat was interesting.
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Unsnap the white chain at the end of the seat back and it folds into the footwell for the back seat.
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Tom
by TomB
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 497
Views: 173841

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Back in May, Eddie (NY) asked some questions about his comparison of the Tahoe and a Boesch. Jon from Macatawa Bay Boat Works came by to look at my build. He volunteered that it looks like a Boesch.

Tom
by TomB
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 497
Views: 173841

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Thanks Billy, the finish is done for now. The light in the shop is bright and florescent so not especially flattering. When I get the boat out in the daylight, I'll decide on whether varnish will be a winter project. Biss, I'm using Perfect It rubbing and polishing compound, works fine with Interlux...

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