Tahoe 23 Georgia build

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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

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Sorry about hijacking this thread for this, but Bob Smith, can you you give us an update on your half and half build?
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

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Glad you asked because I need to take and post some pictures.
I've completed the hull and topside and applied 4 coats of epoxy. When it gets warmer I'll complete the finish with many coats of Epifanes. I did finish the dash so I could mount the windshield (Mucho Thanks to Dave Lott!!!). It required some modification so I wanted to get it done. Right now I'm wiring the instrument panel, blowers, bilge pump, nav. lights. The remaining biggies are SEATS, and final finishing. I'll take some pictures tomorrow and post them in power boats (the Epiphany).
Thanks for your interest.
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

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Bob, thanks for that information. I'm up around G'ville and Spartanburg often enough to possibly use them as a lumber source.

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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

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Stem laminated and dry fit. All the frames are dry fit as well right now, but it is starting to look like a boat.
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

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Brad I live right around the corner from Doctors Hospital. Stop in sometime on your way home. BTW I have a friend, Brandon Stites, who is a pilot for the life copter that I think services Doctors. Perhaps you know him.
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Indeed I do! We work on the same bird! I will have to stop by one day.

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Well, I spent the better part of two days building the inner transom and locating it properly. That was fun. :shock: Sanded all the frames and motor stringers. I guess I will coat them with epoxy next.

Thanks to Bill Edmunson for posting pictures of your build, along with a few notes. I was extra careful when figuring where the transom would sit, and I think I got it right. Had I not looked at your pics and notes, I may very well have set it too low.

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Brad

I've had more than a few miracle recoveries. If the pictures save others from my mistakes it was worthwhile.

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Sheers, chines, and keel attached, and I had only one sheer explode during the process! I noticed, though, that I have underestimated the amount of beer required for a boat build... :?
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

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Looking good!! I need to drive up your way and check it out.

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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

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Bring WOOD! :lol:

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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

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Pretty much every clamp in the shop in use! A note: The plans say to let the chine take a natural curvature in the forward section. I decided to let that natural curvature begin from frame 8. Unfortunately, the curve worked out to be a little too close to the sheer at frame 9. The result is that I don't have enough chine in that section to attach the bottom. So what you see in the picture is my first hopefully miracle recovery. I'm having to add in wood that can be faired. OOPS....... I should have caught it visually, but didn't. I guess my mind's eye needs glasses...... What I did was to add in a backer that is 1/2" thick, and an inch wider than the chine, then fill out to the chine with a layer on the exposed backing. Hopefully this will do the trick.

I've faired a good part of the stem, most of the bottom, and the keel. My power plane is now a prized tool!
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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

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Brad

I had to do the same thing on the chine of the Bartender that I'm working on now.

I see you are making good use of the weight room! :lol: The same workout I do. :wink: :roll:

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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

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Those weights are perfect for holding things down, and using with a batten to draw fair curves. Not sure what else they are good for......... :roll:

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Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

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Nothing to show, but another day of fairing the chine/sheer/frames. Wow. Thank goodness for a power planer, belt sander and spoke shave.......................................to be continued...........

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