Tahoe 23

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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Aussie » Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:32 pm

Looking good Tony....
Merry christmas to everyone and have a safe one...

Sanding wasnt that bad :? I put around about 4 to 5 good 10 hour days into the hull, thats including one of the days a wet sand of the undercoat before paint..not a fan of sanding so once i start i go until i finish...

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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby MercXP01 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:39 am

Hi, I'm new to the forum ... I have been interested in boatbuilding for quite a number of years and have researched multiple plans sites, shipwrights sites, amateur and professional boatbuilding sites. From what I've read, heard and watched in videos, most shipwrights put the staples through a small wood tile or block before it goes into the actual hull wood, so the staples can easily be removed. Before finishing with epoxy or fiberglassing, they soak the wood of the hull with boiling water. This causes the wood to swell, therefore closing the staple holes. Then you have to leave it dry for several days before you begin to finish the hull.

Again, I'm no expert, but as I said, I've been researching everywhere on the internet for boat plans, building methods, tutorials and websites of just about everything related to boat building and this is a common practice among professionals who specialise in cold moulding and plywood boat building ...

Hope this helps ...
Scott :mrgreen:

P.S.: Nice build you have going ... I'm thinking of starting my first boat build with a barrelback ... Butch Bartow, yourself and other builders are really inspiring me ...

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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Tony Hain » Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:29 pm

Thanks Scott. That is basicly what I have done. Have not worked on the boat since before Christmas as I've had some medical issues. All is good now and in a couple of weeks I should have the all-clear to start again.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby MercXP01 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:22 am

That's awesome. Glad to hear you're through the worst of it ! Best of luck on the build and keep posting your progress ... Again, I'm inspired by the incredible results I see ! :D

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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Tony Hain » Thu May 28, 2015 5:20 am

It's not till you start buying some of the hardware that you realise where the major portion of the build cost lies. The rudder, stuffing box and prop strut cost more on their own than all of the sapele needed to complete the boat. Drew up a 1:1 drawing of the frames, stringers etc to workout the engine, prop and strut placement. Ended up with a 7 1/2" drop and 14 degree strut and a 13x13 prop. Started fitting strut today. Need a backing plate and some bronze bolts. Will then drill for rudder which will be off-set for prop shaft removal.
Finally will flatten off the keel to receive the skeg and a final sanding. Then I will be ready epoxying and painting the bottom. I will fiberglass the bottom up to the waterline which will be painted "Flag Blue" while the top will be clear.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu May 28, 2015 6:53 am

Tony

I'm getting to the point of buying equipment, also. I've bought some things along the way. Sometimes you have to know what you're going to use to build a part. I just bought 4 ports. They cost $500 on sale. They were closing them out. I saved (Didn't spend) $160 which enough for my topside paint.

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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Aussie » Thu May 28, 2015 1:56 pm

Hi Tony,

Looking good and great to see you moving forward.
When you drill your shaft hole would be a good idea to keep the strut bearing lubricated, I had my son sit there with a spray bottle to keep
it wet, also used a little bit of detergent.
When you are finished you might be able to pass on the drill shaft to Aussie Gentry? Keep it going around (will be awhile before i would need it again.

Jamie

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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Tony Hain » Fri May 29, 2015 1:07 pm

Jamie
Yes I am going to offer the drill shaft around. I know Larry in Cairns was wanting to use it. I was thinking of using vaseline on the bearing while drilling. As long as I protect the timber from any contamination, what do you think?
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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Tony Hain » Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:35 pm

Got a backing plate and bolts for the prop strut, so this week I will be fitting it and be ready to drill the hole for the shaft, Scary! Will post photo once strut is fitted.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Roberta » Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:49 pm

Good Luck!!!

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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Bill Edmundson » Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:57 pm

Tony

This is a tough one to get through. I know you will.

Best of luck posting pictures. Glen-L is having trouble right now. :roll:

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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Aussie » Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:34 pm

Hi Tony,

If you have a nice slow speed drill will plenty of torque you wont have a problem.
Double and triple check positioning and use the block on hull to drill through and all will be sweet.
(mine came out through the frame smack dead on center line). No pressure :D :D

Good luck.

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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Tony Hain » Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:54 pm

Actually Jamie as well as the drill shaft you made, your dad lent me his big drill that will run at fairly low revs. Handy. Just making final adjustment to the strut angle so the shaft will strike the same point on the keel as I have plotted out on my layout drawing. Still to make up the guide block with the pre-drilled hole to guide the cutter. Hopefully have the hole done this week.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Tony Hain » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:06 pm

Well bit the bullet yesterday and drilled the prop shaft hole. A friend came over and helped. Went well enough. Only a couple of mills off centre. "A blind man would be happy to see it," as they used to say. It was very slow as the cutting bit has been used a couple of times before and it is all into end-grain basicly. Next job is to drill the hole for the rudder stuffing box and flatten a 1" strip along the keel for the skeg. Then I can do initial fitting of the skeg (through bolts and screw hole) before one last sand of the hull so I can glass and epoxy.
One question: Would you through bolt the rudder stuffing box or just screw it down on the inside. I don't have a backing plate for the stuffing box.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby jenko » Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:04 pm

well done Tony, another milestone reached
I would through bolt the rudder stuffing box


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