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by TomB
Sun May 21, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Catastrophe
Replies: 44
Views: 2922

Re: Catastrophe

Todd, I would beef it up a little. For the movable forms - Think about a box beam to keep the form ridged from end to end. That way you stand a better chance of avoiding a sag or hump in the middle as you set up in different places. For the casters – Think about how the load impacts the casters. Thr...
by TomB
Thu May 18, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rudder transom bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: Rudder transom bracket

You might try Marine Hardware www.marinehardware.com/downloads/running_gear.pdf page 32-33. Good luck, Tom
by TomB
Fri May 12, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Mahogany
Replies: 15
Views: 2270

Re: Mahogany

Cathedrals - wood grain arches are sometimes referred to as cathedrals.
by TomB
Wed May 10, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Tahoe-verniter
Replies: 20
Views: 2656

Re: Tahoe-verniter

Gary, You might like the Susan C for a little additional inspiration. http://www.vandamboats.com/luxurious-38 ... rt-cruiser
by TomB
Fri May 05, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 29
Views: 1858

Tom's Tahoe

Greetings from sunny Holland, I have been working on my Tahoe 23 since the end of January. It has been going very well, except when I am thinking, designing, contemplating :? . The build stalled for two weeks designing, and it is stalled again contemplating :?: . Do I do what’s been done or do I str...
by TomB
Wed May 03, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2086
Views: 225545

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl,

I have used www.foamexpress1.com/Closed_Cell_Foam.php .

I see some comments about the pink board and the blue board. They would work for flotation too, unless there is UV, or oil, or fuel, or solvents, or heat, or sparks, then maybe not.

Tom
by TomB
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Time to come out of the closet, True Grit
Replies: 62
Views: 12684

Re: Time to come out of the closet, True Grit

Curt, Your wife said it just right. Congratulations and many years of happy cruising. Tom
by TomB
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Best way to make frame templates
Replies: 32
Views: 2054

Re: Best way to make frame templates

Plywood works. We use baltic birch plywood (no voids) for durable templates. Masonite is a brand name hardboard, it is usually cheaper than plywood, no voids, generally flat, and no splitners :mrgreen: . I have tried using thinner material, but the template tends to slide into the space between the ...
by TomB
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Best way to make frame templates
Replies: 32
Views: 2054

Re: Best way to make frame templates

I use masonite too, 3/16" minimum. Thicker material works a little better with the router bit bearing. I use postage stamp sized pieces of double face carpet tape to stick the template to the stock. I also write notes on the templates, fastener sizes and location, set-up line, lines to show how...
by TomB
Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Builder - Alaska Drifter
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Re: New Builder - Alaska Drifter

Donal, Welcome to the forum, and welcome to the fraternity of retirees building their first boat. I echo Bill’s recommendation to closely read the instructions. There are typically tidbits buried everywhere. I read photos best and find most of what I need scouring the photos provided by the giants t...
by TomB
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Gooday from Queensland the sunshine state of Australia
Replies: 17
Views: 1488

Re: Gooday from Queensland the sunshine state of Australia

One-half inch seems like a lot of fairing. Is the floor timber for frame #1 supposed to be on the opposite side? That would move the keel point further from its neighbor and account for the height change. If that's not it, you have me stumped.
by TomB
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 Georgia build
Replies: 227
Views: 46958

Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Hi Brad, You are doing a fantastic job. I particularly like your transom step. My Tahoe 23 is still in the “is it a boat or is it fire wood?” stage as I curse the chine logs into shape. I read that you decided against the Pedrazzini style recessed sun deck. Are you still going with the snap-on sunde...
by TomB
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: 17 ft Stripper
Replies: 17
Views: 5245

Re: 17 ft Stripper

Amazing work. Tom
by TomB
Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: New boat build
Replies: 9
Views: 1294

Re: New boat build

Hi Jeff, I don't know what size nail you are after or how much you need, but Home Depot in Zanesville carries 1" for $4.98/2 oz. You might try your local lumber yard or roofing supply, thinking copper roof not boat. :D I got my boat nails from Glen-L. My grandpa built a work skiff for fishing o...
by TomB
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Texas Barrelback 20
Replies: 37
Views: 5130

Re: Texas Barrelback 20

TomB - I'm sorry, I can not find the link to the page 5 you referenced. I have searched for "boot top" and "page 5" and don't get any solid results. however I think I get what you are saying but would love to read the referenced material. Hi Steve, I was referring to the Barrelb...

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