Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

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Dave NZ
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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Postby Dave NZ » Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:41 am

Hi Brad
Great to hear you are building a Tahoe 23.

I think the trick is to read lots of the forums and see what others have done.
I think also the layout depends on what you want to use the boat for. For us it is waterskiing and I also wanted to be able to access the front seats from the back walk thru style, rather than climb over a central cross beam. I then needed to have rear facing ski observer seats so came up with the fold down seats idea.

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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Postby Dave NZ » Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:38 am

Hi, here's the finished paint job...
I was a little bit anxious when I decided to go for a painted finish vs. mahogany, and again when I chose the colour but wow, if I say so myself!!!!
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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Postby Lowka53 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:15 am

:wink: I like it It has class and a look that is different from the normal 8)
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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Postby Canoath » Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:17 am

Holy cow that looks stunning. Congrats Dave.

I recently painted my canoe with a similar scheme as an experiment to see if I could finish off something larger. I'm still undecided but your pro job really shows.
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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Postby jenko » Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:29 am

excellent

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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Postby mrintense » Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:40 am

Very very impressive!

Like you I've decided to paint my boat and I too have had anxious moments. But seeing your beautiful boat makes me feel much better about it. I espcially like the wood trim edges around the blue.

Just gorgeous Dave!
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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:55 am

Dave looks GREAT!

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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Postby red » Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:16 am

looks great the color combo is perfect

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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Postby Old aussie » Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:39 pm

Very nice.

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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Postby Trackhappy » Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:46 pm

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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Postby Aussie » Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:01 pm

HI Dave...looks great..
Like you I painted the sides also..i had changed my mind that many times between timber and painted and I had even started planking the sides before I made up my mind, but am so glad that I did as the result is something that you dont see and looks stunning....
Top job and cant wait to see your build completed.....
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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Postby slug » Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:26 am

Stunning Dave; I've been waffling backand forth between paint and varnish, and your results have just further clouded the decision. Thanks a lot :shock: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Postby SeaPea » Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:34 am

I say "wow" too Dave!

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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Postby Dave NZ » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:00 pm

Thank you for the feedback, working on the boat this weekend so will post some updates later. We put the hardware in place, just got to seal the holes. I started the wiring but it's a bit tricky when say a section can't be mounted as a bit of the frame needs to be cut, or a bracket made...I think I'll pre-wire the switches and fuse block area which will speed things up.

Gauges are in (temporary still) so is looking good.

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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Postby shep » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:06 pm

Wow!! That looks great! Cant wait to see her completed. She'll be a head Turner for sure.


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