Placement of guards on the Tahoe

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Placement of guards on the Tahoe

Postby Tony Hain » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:47 pm

So it says to take approximate placement of guards from sheet 1 of plans. On the plans the side guards are not parallel to the waterline but fall about 1 inch from forward to aft. I was going to make them parallel! Does it matter one way or the other?
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Re: Placement of guards on the Tahoe

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:22 pm

Tony

I don't see that it matters. What matters is that they are the widest part of the boat aft. They hit the dock before the rest of the hull does.

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Re: Placement of guards on the Tahoe

Postby billy c » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:05 am

I like parallel to the waterline and went that way on the Belle Isle. As Bill said above, they should be the first line of protection from the dock.
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Re: Placement of guards on the Tahoe

Postby Tony Hain » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:37 pm

Thanks Guys. Yes I will run parallel, although it is not my intention to run the guard around the stern, only down the sides.
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Re: Placement of guards on the Tahoe

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:50 pm

Tony

I turned mine just around the corner to give them a little more stiffness. But, not across the transom. These are a real challenge to fit! They curve in all 3 direction at the same time! Lots of time with the bench sander!

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Re: Placement of guards on the Tahoe

Postby Tony Hain » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:35 pm

Yes Bill, all the compound curves are part of the reason I decided not to take the guard across the back, but also I personally have not liked the look of ones I have seen done. Especially when they have been extended to form swimming platforms. It is my intention to have a stainless steel drop down ladder on the back.
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Re: Placement of guards on the Tahoe

Postby Brad Tucker » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:42 pm

I wanted the swim deck because it was needed for our use. We love hanging out on the lake and having a place to relax when we aren't under power. If I recall, that height pretty much was the height of the guards. After running her, the swim deck is of no issue to the wake. Just an FYI, even though you don't necessarily like a swim deck. I planned mine to keep the ladder (I have a retractable one under my deck) above the Waterline.


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