25' Tahoe

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Tenn Rick
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25' Tahoe

Post by Tenn Rick » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:53 am

I just passed the 1st anniversary of starting my 24'10" Tahoe Build. I thought I'd post some pics
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Finishing up the fiberglasing now and getting ready to bore the shaft hole.

Has anyone else built this boat? Where did the shaft hole end up?

Thanks, Rick

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Re: 25' Tahoe

Post by jeffh » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:50 pm

That is really nice. I see you're another one of those secret builders with only 2 posts. At almost 25ft, that is a big boat and I would have to turn it sideways in my garage or diagonally. You must have a really big work area!
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Re: 25' Tahoe

Post by Tenn Rick » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:45 am

Making progress on the Tahoe. Deck is complete and ahve 4 coats of expoxy on now. I'm installing the Dashboard next and then taking to get measurement for motor etc. AFter that, off to get a custom trailer made. Maybe I can complete in 2012 (about six months behind schedule).

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Re: 25' Tahoe

Post by Gayle Brantuk » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:43 am

Rick,

Your username indicates you may be in Tennessee? I hope you'll stop by our Gathering of Boatbuilders that is at Hale's Bar Marina & Resort in Guild, TN September 7-9. See the thread under "Odds & Ends".

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Re: 25' Tahoe

Post by Trackhappy » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:01 pm

Wow! That is great progress and a fine looking boat. Keep it up. :D
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Re: 25' Tahoe

Post by Butch Barto » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:00 pm

Rick you are going to love the TAHOE WE have around 200 hours on ours and it is a great
design in any water.It is always choppy here in
florida and she rides great.

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Re: 25' Tahoe

Post by Tenn Rick » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:28 pm

Just past the 2 year mark. Having motor installed (I'm a woodworker, not a mechanic)
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Re: 25' Tahoe

Post by ttownshaw » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:31 pm

Looks Great!
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Re: 25' Tahoe

Post by Bill Edmundson » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:59 pm

Rick

That is GREAT :!: I want to see it at the Gathering in September :!: Somebody has to run with Butch :!:

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Paul Kinneberg
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Re: 25' Tahoe

Post by Paul Kinneberg » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:21 pm

Coming along nice, looks great!!

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Re: 25' Tahoe

Post by Tenn Rick » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:56 am

Got the Tahoe in the water for the first time. Ran great. Feels very light and nimble. It was a little bow heavy but 25 more gallons of fuel bright the nose up. I am running a 14" 16 deg prop but it still makes a wake when at idle speed. Does anyone have any input on correct propeller size/pitch?

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Re: 25' Tahoe

Post by Bill Edmundson » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:23 am

Rick

I'm running a 8 degree down angle drive 1.23 reduction with a 16 pitch prop. In the marina I'm in and out of gear all the time. Prop walk is a problem. You'll learn to deal with it. These boats tend to ride bow heavy. I try to keep the tank full. (And, fat people in the back. Just kidding.)

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Re: 25' Tahoe

Post by Tenn Rick » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:43 am

If I go to less pitch, while I gain some speed on the top end?

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Re: 25' Tahoe

Post by Bill Edmundson » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:06 am

You're trying match diameter, pitch and max engine rpm. More dia. or pitch = less rpm.

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