Tahoe 23

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Tony Hain
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Tony Hain » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:35 pm

Well progress so far.
.I have completed the sheer and deck clamp laminations.
.Sanded and given the inside of the hull another coat of epoxy.
.Made the guards for the sides and encapsulated them ready for fitting to the hull. I am only having guards down the sides. Not around the transom.

At present we are having the outside of the house painted so I am going around repairing/replacing ann rotten timbers on the veranda which runs the full length around the house. A lot of work!

Once the house work is finished it will be:
.Order the timber for the deck framing, battens etc
.Fit guards, prop strut and rudder log using sealant.

Then I have to bite the bullet and buy the motor. Looks like I will go with a PCM 343.
Tony Hain
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Tony Hain
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Tony Hain » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:52 am

Well after acouple of months doing house renovations I am back working on the boat and will soon fit the guards, prop strut and rudder log. Have bought a top bearing and safety collar for the rudder and ordered some timber for the deck battens.

To all the American members I hope you have a great Independence Day Celebrations. This one is of particular significance as it is the centenary of the Battle of Hamel. The first but not the last time Australian and USA soldiers have fought side by side as comrades in arms.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by steveh41 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:39 pm

Congrats Tony on progress with your beautiful build! And thanks for the Independence Day wishes... the US shares much in common interest and sacrifice with our Australian Brothers.

Best regards,

Steve
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by hoodman » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:47 pm

Tony, your Tahoe is looking great!
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Tony Hain » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:35 pm

Been a while since my last post but I have been busy. As well as progress on the boat I have painted the exterior pf the house. So given that I guess I have made progress. The guards, prop strut and rudder port have been fitted. I chose not to run the guard around the transom but only down the sides. I decided to paint the inside with a two pack bilge paint and have fit the deck battens and made the engine hatch. I will cut free the hatch after I have faired the deck area.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by hoodman » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:17 pm

The fairing looks spot on.
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Tony Hain
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Tony Hain » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:16 am

Have yet to start on the fairing. Most of the fairing to be done is around the sheer. It has taken a bit to get my head around this part and I must admit a bit of trepidation on starting on fairing the sheer clamps on which the cover boards will sit. It will need to be a continuous line so that the coverboard mates up to it without too many gaps. I would like to get it right.
I will not start any of the sheeting for the deck until I have fitted the engine, shaft, exhausts, electrical and steering etc. Hopefully this will make it a bit easier than crawling around in the dark under deck sheeting.
Next few weeks I have to bite the bullet and buy a motor. This is where the big money starts. Have decided to go with a PCM Excalibur 343. Australia has recently changed the emission standards so it will have to be a catalytic version and have a closed cooling system as I will be running in salty water. The exchange rate on the dollar does not help either. All up $24,000 Aus. including transmission.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:56 am

Tony

Looks great! You're right. Don't deck it out until everything you can install is in. It is hard enough reaching through the framing to work. I've added a few thing and it is really painful to work behind the dash in some twisted position in the dark.

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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by mrintense » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:36 am

Holding off on the decking is the right decision, just be sure to cover everything inside when you do deck it over. Remember the drips when you installed the bottom planking! Looking real good. Ouch on the motor purchase. It's ridiculous how much these cost when compared to everything else on the boat.
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Tony Hain
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Tony Hain » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:37 am

Yes Carl, I don't want epoxy all over everything and that includes the paintwork. Building the hull was relatively cheap. It is after that, that the big money starts. Maybe that is why most people who do not complete a boat build seem to give up on the project once the hull is finished. Bought myself a belated Christmas gift. A Faria Chesapeake white 6 piece set with GPS speedo.
Next few jobs on the to do list:
1. Fair the deck
2. Calculate the correct angle and buy/fit a prop shaft log
3. Buy a suitable tiller arm and fit rudder
4. Buy motor (end of Feb.)
5. Buy and fit prop shaft
Tony Hain
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Ozzieboat
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Ozzieboat » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:15 am

Hi Tony
Just a note on props and shafts. American tapers are SAE whereas locally made stuff is Morse.
Regards
Alan

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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Tony Hain » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:30 am

Thanks for that tip Alan. I didn't know that.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:47 pm

Alan

Things for people to know. I would have screwed that up!

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Tony Hain
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Tony Hain » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:03 pm

So what is Morse? I have never heard of it.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Ozzieboat » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:41 am

Hi Tony
Morse is the British equivalent of the SAE taper. Depending on the shaft size the taper angle can be a larger or smaller to the SAE taper, but it is different for all sizes. A bushing is available so that you can use a morse taper shaft on a SAE taper props, but the prop bore has to be the next shaft size up. Mr. Morse is credited with developing the taper for orthopedic surgery and also inventing twist drills.

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