Page 11 of 15

Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:16 pm
by Tony Hain
Thanks for the good wishes.
It has been raining on and off for the last few days so I have feathered the overlaps and sanded the glassed area and washed her down for the next layers of epoxy. But will hold off till it clears.

Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 1:36 pm
by Tony Hain
Almost finished the epoxying of the hull. Finished the fibreglassing and just a few more coats of epoxy on the sides and transom. Will post some pictures shortly. Have researched paint for the bottom below the waterline, but have a couple of questions about fittings.
1. Spray rails: Most seem to fit these after the bottom has been painted and the boat is flipped but what have people done about the screws. Srew from the outside and plug or screw from the inside through the chine? I'm leaning towards from the inside and using a sealant. My logic is if I ever have to replace the spray rail due to damage it would be easier. Downside is these are more holes for the water to possibly enter through. What are peoples thoughts about the screwing and use of sealant .
2. Skeg: Use a sealant that will allow the skeg to later be removed. So what type of sealant for the skeg and spray rail?
Appreciate peoples opinion.

Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:43 pm
by Tony Hain
Finished epoxying and sanding and finally ready to start painting the bottom. You don't know (or probably quite a few of you do) how good it feels to be moving on to a new phase. It really felt like I was bogging down and would never get to a flip. Using a high build 2 pac undercoat and will finish with roll and tip off a 2 pac poly. The colour will be "Admiralty Blue". A very dark blue. Pictures of the hull masked up ready for the undercoats.

Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:28 am
by Roberta
I feel your excitement and sense of relief and accomplishment. Well done.

Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:37 am
by Bill Edmundson
Tony

Great Job! Looking forward to seeing it right side up!

Bill

Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:08 am
by jamundsen
Looks great!!! After you flip it it will grow :lol:

Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:56 am
by steveh41
Looks great Tony!

Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:29 am
by Jimbob
Looks great Tony! I just flipped my barrelback. I am really enjoying the next phase, I think you will too.

In answer to your previous questions, I am going to use 3m 4200 sealant because it is removable. I am going to attach my spray rails with screws from the outside with mahogany bungs covering the screws. If I ever need to replace the spray rails, I can see where the screws are, drill out the bungs, and unscrew from the boat. Don't forget the edge of the spray rails were traditionally covered with a stainless steel rub rail.

Jim Neeley

Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:58 pm
by Tony Hain
Undercoat/primer is finished. Used a 2 pac high build primer and happy with the result. Next comes the top coat which will be a 2 pac poly in a dark blue. This won't happen foe about 8 weeks as my wife and I are going on our first overseas holiday. It is our 30th wedding anniversary and we are both 60 this year so we felt we deserved a treat. We will be sailing around the Mediterranean for about 4 weeks. Hard to take!
Some photos of the undercoat.

Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:04 pm
by Tony Hain
Some more

Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:05 pm
by Tony Hain
One more

Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:09 pm
by Tony Hain
One more of the bottom primer

Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:35 am
by DrBryanJ
Tony, looks great! Enjoy your trip. Many beautiful sights to see. A lot of boats to see as well.

Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:05 am
by Gayle Brantuk
Wow--just beautiful, Tony. Enjoy your trip!

Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:14 am
by Tony Hain
Well we are back and I am in to it. The holiday was great. I am not a person who could go on a cruise ship with a couple of thousand other people, but small ship cruising is a totally different world. Only 100 passengers instead of thousands. It is like staying in a luxury hotel compared to a Las Vegas casino.

I have decided to put the spray rail on before I flip the boat. It will be easier to work with and shape. Also it will be fitted before I put the top coat of paint on the bottom. This will save me coming back and redoing it. If I take care with the flip the spray rail should not get damaged. I have initially attached the rail along the straight section of the chine and have not pre-drilled the forward part yet. (I've snapped chine and sheers before today). I have pulled the rails in and tied them together and will leave overnight. Tomorrow I will start working forward slowly screwing the rails down.