Tahoe 23

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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby billy c » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:40 pm

lines look real sweet :D
great job
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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Tony Hain » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:54 pm

Yes with her flipped like that and you are looking back from the stem I defy anyone to say that the Tahoe doesn't have the prettiest of lines. Thank you Mr Hankinson. A beautiful piece of design.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Tony Hain » Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:55 pm

Others have said it, but I'll say it here: "God I hate sanding!"
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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Old aussie » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:39 pm

Tony what type of sander are you using ,I used a 100mm belt sander with 40 grit belt it knocks the high spots off real quick. you have
to hang on to it and keep it moveing,

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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Bill Edmundson » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:02 pm

I don't care :!: I still HATE SANDING :!: :lol: and painting inside the hull.

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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Tony Hain » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:27 am

Peter
I've been using a 4" grinder with 120g to do the initial fairing, then a 1/4 sheet palm sander with 40g paper but that is hard work. I'm happy with the finish to put on the final layer of ply on the bottom, but I want a better finish before I start glueing on the mahogany. A friend has a belt sander I can use, so I'll start with that and finish with the palm sander.

Bill
I'm with you! I wonder if I could sub-contract out the sanding?

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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Old aussie » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:50 am

Tony ,how far off finishing all the ply lams are you and have you got the mahogany yet..

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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby fredt » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:21 am

Where is the Glen L traveling sanding team now? :?:

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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Tony Hain » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:49 am

Peter
Just one layer of ply on the bottom only. Have sourced the Fijian Mahogany, but haven't ordered it as yet. I have to do some calculations as to how much I need and whether to get it all at once or enough to do the bottom and the rest later. I would prefer to get it all in the one batch in case further down the road I have problems sourcing the same timber. But then there is also the problem of storing it.

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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Butch Barto » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:58 am

jamundsen wrote:Butch put a 454 in his Tahoe. I think it was fuel injected. There should be plenty of pictures of his here. Its called Innocence.

It is a Marine Power 8.1 Witch is 496Ci. she is EFI and Fresh water cooled . With a Hurth ZF trans

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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Tony Hain » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:42 am

Butch
Would you think a 350ci would be underpowered for a 23' Tahoe and how did you go fitting in the larger motor.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Butch Barto » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:23 pm

The Tahoe was designed for a smallblock I think it will do well. I had to clearance bottom frames and my hatch the 8.1 is taller than a 350.I went with the 8.1 because I made her 24' 4" long and added to more layers the hull making the sides 1/2 and bottom5/8.

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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Tony Hain » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:52 pm

Thanks for that info Butch.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:58 pm

Tony

I did both side layers then did the bottom. I left a 1 inch lip on the bottom to clip the next layer to. then faired everything to the sides. You're fine.

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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Old aussie » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:18 pm

I called in to Tonys last week to see how he is going with the Tahoe. it is looking great Tony is doing a absolutely top job on it, his
attention to detail is first class. cant wait to see it finished....

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