Tahoe 23

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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Aussie » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:27 pm

Tony,

Great to see you are still going with the build.

hope you are going well.

we all need to get moving as I am looking at arranging a Gathering for this year!

Jamie

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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Tony Hain » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:05 pm

Since my last post I have been spending a lot of time on the fairing of the deck. I think it was Bill who said "The longer you spend on a job the closer near-enough comes to perfect. It may not be perfect but I am satisfied. I have cut out the hatch. Now I am waiting on a prop log I have ordered from the States and my motor is supposed to be delivered in town by courier on Tuesday. So I will dress up in my "Sunday go to meeting clothes" (Beverly Hillbillies) and pick it up.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Bill Edmundson » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:58 pm

Tony

She's looking great! Do as much as you can before decking it out! I can't curl and twist in those small spaces like I once could. And, it wasn't good at the time!

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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Tony Hain » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:38 pm

That's my plan Bill. All the motor fit out, electricals, steerage etc and deck last. My knees can't seem to take what they use to.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Aussie » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:38 pm

Tony/Bill,

Totally agree, all work before the deck goes on.

I am only young and it kills me!

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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by TomB » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:24 am

Your build is looking great!

Plus one, for not folding so good. I'm a few weeks behind you and doing everything I can without installing any deck framing.

Please share your reasoning behind painting the inside of the hull.

Thanks,

Tom

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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Tony Hain » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:48 am

Hi Tom
I really was and am in two minds about painting the inside of the hull with bilge paint. At first I was just going to leave it epoxied. Not worried about UV as any timber exposed would be finished with a top clear coat (Will probably be 2 pack poly rather than varnish). Advantage to me is ability to see discolouration in timber from water penetration. Disadvantage is that I painted it before I put in the deck battens to make it easier (Still a PITA). This may mean having to sand back to bare timber or epoxy to get a good bond with any later fit out. I did not yet paint the deck cambers and battens. They are still just epoxied.The inside has had a coat of epoxy of frames and planking befor assembling and 2 coats after it was flipped.

I ended up going with a 2 pack poly bilge paint in white for the following reasons. 1. If I have to work under the decking at a later date the white paint will relect light better and make it easier to see. 2. If I have any oil leaks etc it will be easier to see. 3. My frames are Hoop Pine with meranti ply planking and although good timber it is not as showy as mahogany. Well that was my reasoning. I am not saying it is valid though!
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by TomB » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:52 pm

Thanks Tony. Sound reasoning. Tom

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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Tony Hain » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:13 pm

Picked up the engine yesterday. A PCM Ecalibur 343 with a closed cooling system and catalytic converter, Waiting on shaft log and have to make uo some engine mountings before it can go in. Not sure how I will lift it in as I do not think my shed trusses will take the weight.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by TomB » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:35 pm

You must be a proud papa. I am expecting the same engine without the closed cooling or converter. Mine is due in a month. I will be following alone to learn from the master.

I hope to get enough lift height from a foldable shop crane. (Our pre-engineered buildings are design to building code exactly, one extra layer of pigeon poo and down they come).

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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Tony Hain » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:38 pm

Well Tom it will be the blind leading the blind.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Tony Hain » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:40 pm

Tom
Where did you locate your water intake scoop. I wish I had done that before I flipped. It is not going to be easy to install on the craddle.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Aussie » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:41 pm

Hi Tony,

Great to see the heart of the build has arrived!

I lifted the big block for the roof of my shed with no dramas.

Tom,

Depending on how low your build frame is a shop Or small engine crane doesn’t have enough height to get over the sides of these larger boats. Although my build frame is quite high off the ground.

Looking good Tony.

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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Bill Edmundson » Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:22 pm

Tony

My intake is just aft of the coupling and outboard of the stringer. I don't have any cavitation problems.

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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Tony Hain » Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:51 pm

Thanks Bill.

Jamie,
My beams (trusses or whatever you want to call them) are only a C-section made from 1-1.5 sheet metal. 200mm deep x 75mm.
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