Tahoe 23 Georgia build

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Brad Tucker
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Brad Tucker » Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:01 pm

I appreciate it. Right now, I'm wondering whether or not to cut this guy loose, and take home the vinyl along with what would be a loss. I do have contacts for 3 more guys locally who are reputed to do good work. Along with a lady in Beaufort, Ga up around lake Lanier. My mistake was not following advice of my Rear Admiral. She said to get estimates. At the time, the boat was on stands in the shop. Based on knowing this guy, and that he was willing to come out to look at it, and his excitement about doing this project, and he would be done by the first of July, I pulled the trigger on him. Lesson to me is to listen to the Rear Admiral, and trust no one but yourself. Even if it means DIY and learn something new.

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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Brad Tucker » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:59 pm

So, after parting ways with my upholsterer, getting my Sailrite machine and a little practice, I managed to make a couple of bolstered seat cushions. Bad outcomes sometimes create opportunities to learn some cool new things.
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FFguy08
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by FFguy08 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:54 am

Wow! Looks great! Better than a "professional!"
Shane 8)
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DrBryanJ
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by DrBryanJ » Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:55 am

Beautiful job. Is the diamond pattern embosed or did you sew it in?
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TomB
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by TomB » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:16 am

Great job Brad, matches the boat.

Brad Tucker
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Brad Tucker » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:20 am

Thank you. It isn't as bad as I thought. Bryan, it is embossed. I didn't want to push my luck. :lol:

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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Steven r » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:30 am

Hi
It's the same in the UK upholsterers are a nightmare! We had to buy a machine years ago.
Your boat looks amazing!!
Steve

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BayouBengal
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by BayouBengal » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:14 pm

Great work, Brad!

Upholsterers! F the upholsters. Brad don't need to farging upholster :D

Brad Tucker
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Brad Tucker » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:04 pm

HAHA!!!! Thanks! I am now trying to figure out my front seats. I haven't had to redo anything yet, but they may end up getting an extra shot. They're the most complicated pieces of the upholstery

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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Brad Tucker » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:42 am

Almost there!
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:19 am

Brad

Really Nice!

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Brad Tucker
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Brad Tucker » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:24 am

Thanks! It wasn't nearly as bad to do as I thought. The Sailrite website is great.

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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Steven r » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:38 pm

Hi
Very nice!
Steve.

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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by TomB » Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:22 pm

Brad,

Very impressive, you will be on the water in styyyyyle.

Tom

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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Post by Brad Tucker » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:39 pm

Thanks! The prop has been ordered, and tentative sea trials are planned for Monday, September 1st. I'll be a nervous wreck from here on out! Will it come off the trailer? Will the shaft seal work? Will it run under load? Will it......well, you all know what I mean.

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