Tahoe 23

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TomB
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Re: Tahoe 23

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Stunning!
In the home stretch on a Tahoe 23

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Beautiful. Love the colors.
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Thanks Tom and Bryan. Yes I am pleased with the colours too. I think I will probably finish with a two pack poly clear.
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Tony

You'll like the 2-pack poly. But god it stinks!

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Tony Hain
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I have finished caulking the deck and coating with a couple of coats of epoxy. Before caulking I mocked up a couple of test boards of planking, On one I caulked with a Sikaflex product from a tube. It was very messy even masking up, I left it for a couple of weeks and then coated with epoxy. Result: the caulking material slumped which would mean I would have to mask up the deck and do it again and the epoxy did not like sticking to the sikaflex. Did some research and it seems that basicly it will only allow water based producted to adhere to it. So among other things that would restrict what finishes I can use for the final coat.
The other test board I caulked with a mixture of epoxy, epoxy white pigment and Q-cell (a fine white filler). I was much happier with this method and it allowed easy final encapsulating with epoxy and didn't limit what type of product I used for the final finish. Some photos of the finished caulked deck which has been encapsulated and today I start cutting out the engine hatch.
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Re: Tahoe 23

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Merry Christmas Tony,

Looking good! Caulking has turned out great.

Hatch is a scary cut!

Looking forward to more pics.

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Beautiful deck! Good luck with the hatch, measure a lot, cut once. :D
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Thanks Jamie. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. Have you had a chance to take out the boat over Christmas? Yes cutting through a nice finish deck is a bit scarey. Nat as bad as drilling the prop shaft though. I used an oscillating multi-tool. Had a couple of bites off the line but hopefully they will sand out or if worse comes to worse I can use banding around the hatch to cover them.

Thanks JimmY. No major stuff ups, so Im happy with how cutting out the hatch went.
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Looks great Tony! :)

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Tony,

That looks fantastic.

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kens
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That looks really sharp.
Am I correct, there is no stain?
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Thanks Lee and Kens. No I left them unstained and matched timbers for colour where I could. Main advantage is later on if I have to do any repairs I don't have to try and colour match stains etc.
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That looks bright. I think the brightest 'natural' finish is no-stain.
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: Tahoe 23

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Very nice Tony. I see a beautiful summer ride coming soon.

I'm torn on the the stain and no stain approach to wood finishing. I understand and appreciate the advantages of not staining but I stained most of my cabin interior parts long ago and so I'm trying to decide what to do about it.
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