Tahoe 23 Georgia build

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gap998
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by gap998 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:34 pm

The Tahoe is just so sweet!
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Brad Tucker » Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:25 pm

I am "that close!" Upholstery, prop, trailer uprights, HIN and registration. Hoping for July/August!!!
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Brad Tucker » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:07 am

I rolled her outdoors for the first time yesterday, and gave her a bath. Then we took her to the DNR for an inspection and numbers. The sun sure did make her glow! Now if the upholsterer would get off of his behind that would be great.
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Bill Edmundson » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:44 am

Brad

Beautiful :!:

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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by BayouBengal » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:17 am

Wow! What a beauty. Will you be at the Gathering with your boat?

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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by FFguy08 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:21 am

Wow! You did an amazing job, well done!
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Brad Tucker » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:22 am

Thanks. Probably not this year. The wife wants to drive out West in Sept to Glacier and the Tetons. It looks like I'm going to miss it, again.

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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by JimmY » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:23 am

:shock:

WOW!
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Tony Hain » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:50 pm

Brad
Really Inspiring. If mine turns out half as good, I'd be happy.
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and on a more optimistic note "nor the capacity for human brilliance"

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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Bill Edmundson » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:55 pm

Brad

You need to put your foot down! and, do what you're told.

Bill
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Brad Tucker » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:11 pm

Bill Edmundson wrote:Brad

You need to put your foot down! and, do what you're told.

Bill
:lol: She let me build it, so I better, and offer to do all the driving!

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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Brad Tucker » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:12 pm

Tony, I am sure yours will be better!

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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by mrintense » Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:53 am

Beautiful work Brad. Another fine addition to a growing list of completed boats this year. You will definitely have fun with her. Great work and congratulations.
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Brad Tucker » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:30 am

A personal note just to track my build here.

Upholstery farm out: What was told to me as "a couple of weeks" is now 8 weeks. About 35% of what was done has had to be redone due to lack of pride and craftmanship on the upholsterer's part in a way that is obvious to even the non perfectionist, because I'm not one. It's like he would take a bullet than to sew where needed.

My advice to anyone who is considering whether or not to do your own: Do It Yourself! Buy a machine and learn something new! I farmed it out because I did not want the frustration, and it has become more frustrating than my original plan of DIY.

I am getting ready to take my losses on the chin and either DIY, or find a better guy. I've even known this guy for years, and worked with him when he was a firefighter and EMT.

So, there. I have posted by Delayed Launch Day woes for all to see! Now I'm thinking late fall, or 2018 spring. Looks like I'll be doing sea trials sitting on a camp chair.

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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by BayouBengal » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:00 am

Sorry about your upholstery issues. For me, doing the foam work myself and hiring a seamstress with an industrial machine worked pretty well and you might consider that route.

You might also remember that I thought I had an upholstery guy who was in Baton Rouge on a break from doing upholstery work for the motion picture industry in Atlanta. He fell through on my job because he was called back to Atlanta on a movie deal he couldn't turn down; but, in the little while I worked with him (he sewed one cushion), he seemed knowledgeable and honest. Before he left, he also gave me lots of tips and info that helped me a lot in doing it myself. If you'd like to talk with him, I'll be glad to send along his contact info.

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