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Tony Hain
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Tony Hain » Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:35 pm

Peter
Thanks for the compliment. If I do something I prefer to do it to the best of my ability as not. Really enjoyed yours and Robyn's company last week.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Tony Hain » Thu May 15, 2014 11:23 pm

Finally looking at doing the final planking of the hull of my Tahoe 23 after a 8 month break (life sometimes gets in the way of your boat build). Was looking at fijian mahogany but supplies and cost are dear. Was wondering if anyone has thoughts about Sapele or Utile (Enthandrophragma Utile). Or any other alternative.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by jenko » Fri May 16, 2014 4:42 am

Tony have a look at Australian furniture timbers they can supply all sorts of timber at reasonable cost http://www.afttimbers.com/home.htm

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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Tony Hain » Fri May 16, 2014 2:06 pm

Jenko
Thanks for your reply. I still have a couple of sources to check out. The sapele mahogany sounds promising, but I want to see a sample first. Seeing the results of Aussie's boat and the NZ Tahoe I am still considering the option of painting the sides and bottom and doing the transom and deck in natural timber, as a cost cutting measure. This would mean 1 more layer of ply on the sides and bottom but would cost $500 as opposed to $1500 - $2000!
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Bill Edmundson » Fri May 16, 2014 4:11 pm

Tony

Can't wait to see the pickys.

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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by jenko » Fri May 16, 2014 4:36 pm

I bought 6 2'' x 6'' x 20' planks of meranti for $600 I paid another $500 to have it milled to 4mm planks which was enough to cover the whole hull and deck( Which I am doing at the moment)with some left over
another good timber is Nyatoh which is cheaper but twice the weight of meranti

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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Tony Hain » Mon May 26, 2014 11:12 pm

Well I have bitten the bullet and bought some Sapele (African mahogany). I got a pack price on 0.55 of a metric cube. So this will be enough for the hull, guards, spray rails and skeg and still have enough for the top or most of it. Pick it up next week. I have sourced a place to cut some of it into 160mm x 4mm (6"x1/8") boards. Must admit I was starting to get a little depressed about the build stalling, but I am regaining my old enthusiasm
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by jenko » Mon May 26, 2014 11:21 pm

good to hear tony , I have also got a bit depressed over build stalling due to finances. :(

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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Ozzieboat » Tue May 27, 2014 3:34 am

Tony
Regarding the final planking of your Tahoe give Jeff Birt from J & A Thin Timber Supplies a call and have a chat. He has a lot of timber in stock and is happy to get in what ever you decide on. He is only just down the road from you at Gympie, Ph 54828561.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Lowka53 » Tue May 27, 2014 12:29 pm

:roll: hang in there I have been stalled for a few years now but I have never given up I do what I can when I can :wink:
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Tony Hain » Tue May 27, 2014 2:03 pm

Lowka. Thanks for your encouragement. It's good to be back on task.

Alan. Thin timbers is who I'm getting to slice up my planks. They were the ones who put me on to their timber merchants (Brittons at Narangba). I got Sapele from them at a pack rate of $3084. Compare with Lazarides who want $4900 for Fijian mahogany and said Sapele would be dearer. So for $1800 I got most of my finishing timber(0.55 of a cube)
All in all, Pleased
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Tony Hain » Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:23 pm

Well mahogany comes next week :D I have decided to go with a 5 strake planking on the sides. Will have the timber ripped and dress to 8" and 6" planks. I will use 6" planks on the bottom and try and bookmatch those. Have divided the sides into 5 and using a batten to mark out the shape of the planks. Now just have to wait till next week.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Tony Hain » Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:45 am

Well timber delivered and safe in the shed. Tomorrow I'm taking 3 of the boards to get milled into 4mm
planks, with the off-cuts providing the skeg, spray rails and guards. That still leaves me with 3 more boards for the top etc. The colour is a nice chocolate brown. I realise the fresh cut planks will be lighter but over time I think they will colour nicely.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Bill Edmundson » Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:02 am

Tony

Greetings.

The wood will definitely darken again with age and sun. I'm told that you can accelerate the process with ammonia fumes. I haven't tried it and I don't know how you could get uniform results.

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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Tony Hain » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:33 am

Well I've been chipping away at planking. I had some of the sapele cut into 8"(200mm) & 6"(150mm) wide planks @`1/8(4mm) thick. I've just finished the sides and am working on the side capping pieces for the junction of the sides and transom. I will temporarily fit them and then remove them for the planking of the transom. After that it's planking the bottom. Some pictures of the side planking follows.
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