Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Postby AusDevil » Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:55 am

Real craftsmanship, looks fantastic.
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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Postby Dave NZ » Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:10 am

Hi, does anyone have a view on the best approach to putting the boat name on the sloping transom of the Tahoe - I'm concerned that if I use trad gold leaf approach it will get damaged when people clambour over the back seat , slide down the transom into the water and maybe scrape the name... or do you just put a clear coat over top?

I'm also probably being a bit precious about the new boat....

Look forward to your advice.

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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Postby jenko » Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:26 am

spray clear over it

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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Postby Dave NZ » Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:19 am

Thanks Jenko, makes sense.

I thought about computer cut vinyl but I reckon that wouldn't look right.

Does anyone with a tandem boat trailer have any details of those battery or gasoline powered trailer movers to move a boat or caravan around. I have to turn my boat 90degrees from the driveway to get it into my garage and cant use the tow vehicle to shift it. My old boat had a single axle and was a fibreglass manufacture so much much lighter hence it wasn't a problem to swing around.

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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Postby mrintense » Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:41 am

Dave, there was some information posted here over a year ago about using artwork printed on rice paper and then sealing that under epoxy or varnish. From what I can tell, the results are outstanding and gives you a lot of leeway to design the appropriate art for the back of the boat. I cannot point you to the thread but if you search on rice paper here in the forum, you might find it easily enough. I also believe that there was an article on this in one of Gayle's newsletters.
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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:47 am

Good memory, Carl. Here's the link to the article:
http://boatbuilders.glen-l.com/13436/name-your-boat/

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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Postby Dave NZ » Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:26 am

Thank you Carl, Gayle, much appreciated.
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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Postby Dave NZ » Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:23 pm

Thanks for the tips for the boat name application everyone. In the end I've decided to go with a sign-writer doing it the old fashioned way & with a sprayed clear paint finish over top. Now I just need to convince him that he can do the work where I've got the boat stored vs. his workshop to save me hauling it...it is currently stored ready for the boating season, but several hundred miles away from home.

The speedo gauge arrived back from the USA this week which is great. I think the freight cost would have been more than the value of the speedo....(Hopefully I don't have to do wiring fault finding...)

Sorting out the safety gear I need, I need flares and I may get a compressed air inflation life jacket or two as they are less bulky than my current ones. For this boat I have a hand-held VHF radio which is pretty neat as it has gps and uses the USA MMS identification system. I've got a Personal Locator Beacon as its unlikely the cellphone will work on some of the back blocks remote lakes in NZ. We are required to have 2 emergency communications devices, within 2 miles of shore in NZ, three if out beyond 2 miles I think it is.

I forgot about building an anchor well, thinking I wouldn't need to anchor the boat, but I've realised that as we don't have boat jetty's to moor against, I'll need one as I really don't want to have to drag the boat up the beach and possibly damage the hull when we aren't using the boat skiing. I have a sealed bow with a bulkhead so I may store the anchor under the passenger seat, will have to nut a few things out... any ideas on what to do with storing the anchor, chain and rope would be great to hear.

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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Postby Dave NZ » Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:58 pm

In the water...at last! Its been a while since 40 minutes of sea trials in May, but getting daily use right now!!!

In the end I put the anchor, chain and rope under the passenger seat and have a flat floor for storage under the drivers seat. All good.

Now I know what all the previous Tahoe owners have said on the forum about this hull, wow, I think its magic, easy on the plane, drives really well. I am absolutely over the moon with this boat.

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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:40 pm

Dave

Certainly a job to be proud of! And, you deserve ever moment of it.

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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Postby jenko » Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:43 pm

well done boat looks stunning scenery not bad either

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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Postby Tony Hain » Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:32 am

Great job Dave. You make me envious :mrgreen: Can't wait to finish my Tahoe.
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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Postby Roberta » Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:50 am

NNIIIIIIIIIIICCCEE!!!!!

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Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Postby SeaPea » Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:46 pm

Nice work Dave - looks great!


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