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Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:12 am
by Bill Edmundson
Tony

I'm with you on the Cruises. We did a short trip from Mobile AL on medium size ship. I hated it.

The boat is looking great! I agree with "walking the rails down. Don't want to hear that dreaded CRACK noise.

Bill

Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:16 am
by mrintense
Looking really nice Tony. Good choice on getting the side rails done now. It is far easier to work with them at arm level than at knee level!!

Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:51 am
by Brad Tucker
Looking good, man!!!!

Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:13 pm
by Tony Hain
Thanks everyone. Just about finished shaping the spray rails. Still can decide to epoxy them on or use a sealant like 3M 4200. Will screw and plug from the outside though.

Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:37 pm
by Bill Edmundson
Tony

I screwed from the outside and bedded in 3M4200.

Bill

Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:48 pm
by Butch Barto
I screwed mine from outside plugged screw holes and have 1" stainless rub rail all the way around

Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:41 pm
by Tony Hain
Skeg and spray rails finished and attached to the boat. I ran the spray rails pretty much the whole length of the chine. They were screwed from the outside and screw holes plugged. Touched up the bottom undercoat and am now ready to put the final coats on the bottom.

Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:01 am
by jenko
very nice :D

Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:09 am
by Bill Edmundson
Tony

Looks good. Not far from the flip now! :)

Bill

Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:09 pm
by Aussie
Hi Tony,

Looking good mate!

Not alot to report on my end as I am working in Western Australia at the moment.

Look forward to catching up with you one day!

Jamie

Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:52 pm
by mrintense
Nice work Tony. Reminds me of mine just a few months ago. It's hard to add the spray rails to the hull isn't it? Not hard installing, just hard to bring oneself to break up the hull lines with the spray rails!

Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:03 pm
by Tony Hain
Thanks everyone,Yes you are right Carl, it does tend to spoil the lines but once it is all clear coated and a more even colour hopefully it will lessen. Better dry though. Yes flip not too far away. Trackhappy generously gave me his dolly after he was finished with it, so I just have to install some new bunks to support the Tahoe. Mother visiting so wont get much done for a couple of weeks but then straight on to the final paint on the bottom.

Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:39 pm
by Dave NZ
I managed to get some Gopro footage of Butch Barto's Tahoe coming off the plane at G10 as we arrived at Chattanooga on the Friday. It shows the port spray rail along the chine working...unfortunately some spray hit the camera lens at the crucial point but I could put online if there is interest.

Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:45 am
by Dave Grason
Dave NZ wrote: ...I could put online if there is interest.


Absolutely!

My Zip does not have spray rails and I've really been trying to figure if they're needed on such a small boat. But Butch definitely said that they made a HUGE difference on his boat. I would really like to see exactly what it is that they do.

Re: Tahoe 23

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:47 pm
by ian bell
Looking good Tony , like you I hate sanding . Glad you are feeling better. How are you going to flip the Tahoe ? Use the rural fire brigade to help turn it . When up the right way you will think the end is near, not so . A lot of time spent crawling in and out , you may need to build stairs and platform to assist doing that .Don't rely on a step ladder as it will move on you. Good luck.
Ian