Tom's Tahoe

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Re: Tom's Tahoe

Postby TomB » Mon May 21, 2018 11:00 am

After a number of months dealing with other things, I’m back building again. The transom sub-assembly weighed in at about 60 lbs of clumsy bulk. It was jacked into place and glued and screwed to the keel, motor stringers, and chines. I managed to get it correct for and aft but put in a little twist from side to side, about 1/8”.

Faring out the twist was a pain in the transom! Among other things, the transom corners that I spent so much time carving to meet side and transom planking no longer fit and I no longer trusted the side faring as it approached the transom so I blocked in the corners and re-fared the transom and sides.

Transom profile 180521.jpg

Two layers of planing are now on the sides and transom. The curve of the transom from vertical toward the deck is really tight and was hard to bend with 4 mm ply.

scallop 180521.jpg

The plan is to rabbet the transom to side corners after the third layer of planking goes on the bottom and then carve and install corners boards so the ends of the final layer of transom and side planking will be covered. (similar to other Tahoes)

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Re: Tom's Tahoe

Postby TomB » Mon May 21, 2018 11:20 am

The plans call for three layers on the bottom and two layers on the sides (plus a finish layer).

Three layers meeting two layers at the chines works fine. But the plan is for the chine to fade out as it approaches the stem creating an issue (4 mm step) where three layers meet two layers.

Planking starboard stem 180521.jpg

I decided to fare the first layer of bottom planking to eliminate the 4 mm step at the stem. A pro probably would have rabbeted the stem and chine log to keep a full third layer. (I don’t have the skill or energy for such things.)



Planking port stem 180521.jpg


The first layer of side planking will ride over the first layer of bottom planking and become the second layer of bottom planking.
Planking port stem 2 100521.jpg

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Re: Tom's Tahoe

Postby TomB » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:52 pm

The first layer of side planking runs over the first layer of bottom planking and begins the second layer of bottom planking at the stem. The second layer of side planking is complete and begins the third layer of bottom planking.

This photo shows all three layers. Layer one bottom planking is light colored area in the upper right corner. Layer two bottom planking (bottom end of layer one side planking) is along the stem at the top. Layer two side planking is the bottom area, and there is one small plank that is the beginning of the bottom third layer.

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Re: Tom's Tahoe

Postby TomB » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:00 pm

I’m a little further along on the port side, two layers complete with the first of the 3rd layer on the bottom planking.
Port stem starting 3rd layer.jpg


The red circle is about where the chine will vanish as it approaches the stem.
Port Stem Vanishing Point.jpg


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Re: Tom's Tahoe

Postby mrintense » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:20 pm

I had to do a double take on the transom photo. I had forgotten about this part of your build . I still feel this is going to be a real stunner when finished. Don't worry abut the fit problems, I am sure you'll figure out solutions. I don't think there is a boat made that doesn't have something not quite right on it.

Looking forward to seeing your boat after you get the hull finished and flipped over. Nice work Tom.
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Re: Tom's Tahoe

Postby TomB » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:52 pm

Carl, thanks for the encouragement. I finished the second planking layer today and started the third layer on the bottom. With two layers on the entire hull, I think it would actually float! I'm anxious to start on something that will show.

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Re: Tom's Tahoe

Postby mrintense » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:54 pm

TomB wrote:Carl, thanks for the encouragement. I finished the second planking layer today and started the third layer on the bottom. With two layers on the entire hull, I think it would actually float! I'm anxious to start on something that will show.

Tom


I know the feeling. I feel like I've been making parts forever. Eventually I'll have enough parts to actually assemble the interior! :D :D
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Re: Tom's Tahoe

Postby TomB » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:45 pm

I have been sanding for flatness in preparation for the next planking layer, belt sander and then an air file. It works ok until it doesn't. My air compressor says intermittent air file work is ok. Now that I understand how much is too much for intermittent I can go ahead and replace the smoked the motor starter capacitor.

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