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by TomB
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 78
Views: 4013

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

The boot top (waterline) is called out in the instructions. "locate the top of the 2" wide boot top 2" below the setup line."
by TomB
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: what would you suggest?
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: what would you suggest?

Hi Monkey, No fasteners. I think you are also asking about the contact surface between the oak frames and the plywood skin. There are a lot of old wooden boats out there with a similar construction details that have lasted for generations so I wouldn't worry about it. I would suggest using stitch an...
by TomB
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 29
Views: 1863

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Dave and Brad have read my mind. Standing on my head while building a transom is out! :D I have the sub-transom plywood attached to the permanent framing with screws while faring, notching, etc. I will take the plywood off, build the area below the swim platform upright on the bench, and then flip i...
by TomB
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 29
Views: 1863

Re: Tom's Tahoe

The rudder isn’t shiny. It has a 120 grit texture and it seems like a polished surface would be faster. Since the boat will mostly be out of the water I imagine a little bling on the rudder and prop would look good. rudder 004.JPG Can I polish the rudder and prop without creating a life-lone mainten...
by TomB
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 29
Views: 1863

Re: Tom's Tahoe

This is my rudder assembly using a “standard” rudder. rudder 003.JPG I opted for an outside mount rudder port with an inside plate to clamp on the keel. The logic is to make the water have to travel further to get into the boat. The jam nut is shown loose from the rudder port to give me an idea of h...
by TomB
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2086
Views: 225790

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, Congrats on the planer purchase. I use my planer all the time. My lumber is unfinished and has to be planed for surface as well as thickness. Unplaned lumber isn’t of uniform thickness and, therefore, neither is the amount removed in the planer on the early passes. A planer on wheels would be ...
by TomB
Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Halogen Fire Control Question
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: Halogen Fire Control Question

Jim,

You might consider adding a hole(s) sized for your extinguisher nozzle to squirt directly into a compartment without having to lift a hatch or remove a seat.

Tom
by TomB
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Sea Knight Cockpit deck covering suggestions.
Replies: 11
Views: 829

Re: Sea Knight Cockpit deck covering suggestions.

Craig, Ah yes. The flooring on my boat looks like the stuff they used in cars in the 50's, definitely not teak and holly. I used some teak and holly veneer plywood below deck on a sailboat that worked OK. Brad Tucker used Dek-King artificial teak for the sole and swim platform on his Georgia Tahoe 2...
by TomB
Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Sea Knight Cockpit deck covering suggestions.
Replies: 11
Views: 829

Re: Sea Knight Cockpit deck covering suggestions.

Craig, I have nautilex on my fishing boat. It was put down like a vinyl floor and rolled up the sides and under the side panels, so very quick and clean installation. The boat also has a snap-in deck carpet similar to the suggestion in Carl's post so when the boat isn't used for fishing it can be us...
by TomB
Tue May 30, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2086
Views: 225790

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, A few ideas that you may have already discarded… 4” seat cushions could be 2” by changing the density. We had closed cell foam with the rubber coating for the cockpit seats on a sailboat that were comfortable for seating and OK (if you like firm) for the occasional overnight. They were about $...
by TomB
Thu May 25, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Catastrophe
Replies: 44
Views: 2947

Re: Catastrophe

If I understand the look you are going for: Tahoe below the waterline; Tahoe stem; Barrelback deck; and Barrelback transom tipped forward 30*. Or to put it another way, something like a 1969 Riva Aquarama 1969 Riva Aquarama.jpg or a 1960 Riva Aristian. 1960 Riva Aristian.jpg The Glen L boats and the...
by TomB
Tue May 23, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Part out a ski boat
Replies: 26
Views: 1657

Re: Part out a ski boat

I like your donor boat idea, drivetrain, trailer, deck hardware, controls, gauges, windshield?, the list gets long and expensive when you think about it. I'm starting to look for a donor boat too. I hope we don't put to much pressure on the old ski boat market. :wink: Couldn't the disposal issue be ...
by TomB
Tue May 23, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Catastrophe
Replies: 44
Views: 2947

Re: Catastrophe

As we build wooden boats we leave the orthogonal world behind…nothing square …nothing plumb…nothing to clamp to…isn’t it grand! :D :D :D If your Tahoe 19 plans are similar to my Tahoe 23 plans... With respect to transom design, have a look at the pattern drawing for the profile of the plywood transo...
by TomB
Mon May 22, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I have the plans, that is it so far
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: I have the plans, that is it so far

I am using white oak for frames and African mahogany for everything else. I find mahogany to be easier to work with and would recommend using mahogany for everything if the costs are equal.
by TomB
Sun May 21, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)
Replies: 196
Views: 20165

Re: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)

Fantastic!!!

It is going to look great in your living room.

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