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by Tony Hain
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 225
Views: 53226

Re: Tahoe 23

May not be a stairway to heaven but should make getting in and out of the boat easier. Made this, this morning out of some left-over packing ply.
by Tony Hain
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Gentry
Replies: 233
Views: 61895

Re: Aussie Gentry

John
You're powering. At this rate you'll need another project soon.
by Tony Hain
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 225
Views: 53226

Re: Tahoe 23

Thanks Alan and Pete. Two photos of the top of the transom and side planking. Both of which need trimming and fairing.
by Tony Hain
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 225
Views: 53226

Re: Tahoe 23

Well today I start the rather tedious task of cleaning all of the epoxy glue dags on the inside of the hull. I tried to clean up as much as I could when L was gluing on the first layer of ply, but still a lot to clean up. Eventually after cleaning up the glue I will give the inside a final coat of e...
by Tony Hain
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 225
Views: 53226

Re: Tahoe 23

a few more pictures
by Tony Hain
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 225
Views: 53226

Re: Tahoe 23

Well the flip took place yesterday with 4 people and 2 one ton chain blocks. All went really well with no damage or anyone hurt, so you can not ask for anything better than that. Just a couple of photots.
by Tony Hain
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 257
Views: 69970

Re: Aussie Belle

Welcome back Jamie. Pass on my regards to your dad. I am doing the flip on my boat this week-end.
by Tony Hain
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Spitfire
Replies: 14
Views: 1344

Re: Spitfire

I have a video of it on my samsung tablet. Not sure how to link a video. My favourite is the Mosquito. An amazing plane. A bomber, fighter bomber, fighter, night fighter and high speed reconnaisance as well as torpedo bomber. Could carry the same bomb load as a B17 on a long distance raid and almost...
by Tony Hain
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Spitfire
Replies: 14
Views: 1344

Re: Spitfire

I am not sure of the name of the company who produce the kit, but do know they were originally based here in Queensland but relocated to the USA because of higher sales volume. I did ask the owner why if they are going to build an 80% scale why don't they go and make a full scale kit. He basicly exp...
by Tony Hain
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Spitfire
Replies: 14
Views: 1344

Re: Spitfire

I didn't know if it was true, but I had heard that the merlin engine made all the difference.
by Tony Hain
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Spitfire
Replies: 14
Views: 1344

Re: Spitfire

Personally think the mustang was the better plane.
by Tony Hain
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Spitfire
Replies: 14
Views: 1344

Spitfire

I know some of the members are also into building planes so I thought they may be interested in my next door neighbours build. He has just finished after a long build. It is an 80% scale Spitfire kit build running on a v6 engine.
by Tony Hain
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Silicon Bronze vs Stainless
Replies: 5
Views: 2512

Re: Silicon Bronze vs Stainless

So I suppose the same applies for bolts etc when attaching prop strut and rudder port. Both of these are bronze (not totally sure as to what alloy) and I have a choice of through bolting these with backing plates using silicone bronze or stainless. As well as the corrosion of the stainless, would yo...
by Tony Hain
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Filling pin holes left by staple legs
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Re: Filling pin holes left by staple legs

Probably a filler before I started epoxying would have been the go but now I have a few layers on I am not sure that will work. Bill is probably right and I am stressing about nothing. Anyway I have a couple of layers of clear coat to go yet which could solve the problem.
by Tony Hain
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Filling pin holes left by staple legs
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Filling pin holes left by staple legs

So there must be an easy way to fill the pin holes left by staple legs in the final layer. I have applied that many coats of epoxy and sanded off that I have lost count and still there a a lot of dimples in the final mahogany layer. Below the water line it did not matter as I painted that section an...

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