Tahoe 23 Georgia build

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flyinglow
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by flyinglow » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:04 am

Looking really good. So as I understand your interior description are you shooting for an Aqua Riva style interior? Love the swim ladder design. Have tried to wrap my head around how to do this as I love an aqua riva look. Is just the third cockpit going to be a sun deck or all the way over the engine?

Brad Tucker
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Brad Tucker » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:04 pm

Doug, that sounds like a good idea.

flyinglow, The Riva was the boat that drew me to this plan, and I'm hoping to use it as my main idea for the topside design. I also found a boat made by Petrazini, which ends up being closer to possibility. The Petrazini boat is ~25' if I recall, and is smaller than the Riva. I knew I would have an issue with the recessed sun deck around the motor area, but Petrazini addressed it my inclining the sun deck over the motor area. I'm liking that idea, and I think it may be doable, so that is what I'm going to shoot for. I plan on the sun deck going from the rear of the main cockpit, to around a foot ahead of the transom (where the back of the rear cockpit in the original plans would be). I'm shooting for a boat which looks traditional, with a more modern interior, in order to make it more suitable for personal use, but maintains a traditional line.

flyinglow
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by flyinglow » Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:40 pm

Brad,

I see how that pretrazini style would work well. Without the third cockpit and starting lower then slanting up until you hit the brace on the front of the engine it looks like it will fit nicely. Those boats are definitely nice. Understand the seating arrangement issue as I have a family and want to keep them together. Wish the beam was just a little wider to do a wrap around seating a little more like the riva or the front cock pit were bigger to accommodate more people. Liked the Yonne with the pushed back engine for that reason.

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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Brad Tucker » Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:34 pm

I've been fairly quiet on the forum lately, but I've been busy! The boat is almost ready for fiberglass....well, it's ready for fiberglass. I'm just waiting for the $$. Not seen here is the addition I made of a recessed step well in the transom. I plan to have a fantail on the back, with one step between it and topsides. I'll post a picture if I can get a good one.
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Glued up, faired, and stained. Ready for glass.
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After a lot of hand planing, the planks labeled for glue up.
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Spiling in the side planks

Brad Tucker
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Brad Tucker » Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:39 pm

A pic of the stepwell. There will be a step added where the dado is.
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The stepwell.

bob smith
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by bob smith » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:27 pm

Nice work Brad. At this rate you'll be on the water next spring.
BTW how 'bout our Gamecocks!
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Brad Tucker
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Brad Tucker » Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:46 am

Thanks, Bob!

HAHA MAN, that was a good game!

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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Brad Tucker » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:55 pm

I've been quiet, but busy. Bottom painted, boat flipped, and now framing up topsides. I decided to ditch the back seat and put in a hatch. A snap on sunpad will go on the deck when needed. That way, I Will have the option of a Sun pad, or a pretty field of mahogany planking. I hope everyone is doing well!
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Trackhappy
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Trackhappy » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:09 pm

I am jealous of your clean precise work!. Great job.
By the time I have built a boat, I'll be ready to build a boat....

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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Bill Edmundson » Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:19 pm

I don't think there is anything quite as pretty as a Tahoe hull and bare frames.

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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Brad Tucker » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:48 pm

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I'm still here! Plodding along. I've installed a used PCM 351 and 1:1 Velvet drive. The boat has been flipped. Ply installed too sides. Currently I am working on the seating. After I get it and the dash figured out, it's on to the pretty too side stuff!

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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Brad Tucker » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:50 pm

Top sides. Top sides. I hate autocorrect

Butch Barto
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Butch Barto » Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:19 pm

I'am with Bill Tahoe sexy lines are what did it for me . Had no idea what a great design it is until I got her in the water , ride and handling much better than expected I have never been in rough water she cant handle . 1 1/2 - 2 ft of chop is pretty normal here in the Choctawhatchee Bay , and have been caught in much worse .

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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Brad Tucker » Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:03 pm

Well, here it is, 2 years after I first fired up a saw on this project. I have a long way to go, but I'm so happy that I am finally laying on the mahogany deck.
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Brad Tucker » Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:05 pm

Butch, your boat is a great inspiration to me.

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