Tahoe 23

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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Tony Hain » Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:13 pm

Carl
I know I want a bench seat in the back and two separate seats in the front with an arm rest running along the sides for drink holders. Throttle control and maybe some switches in the drivers location. I will add a picture of the type of front seats I am thinking about. I would also like to have at least forward/backward movement in the drivers seat. If anyone has a basic pattern for the seats they would like to share I would appreciate it.
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I must admit I'm very happy with how the exhaust pipe turned out. My only concern was having to use that 90 elbow up front. I know you are supposed to avoid sharp angles but we will have to wait and see if it causes any issues when we fire her up.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by mrintense » Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:56 pm

I've been looking at pictures of captain chairs for my boat since I plan on mounting them on pedestal mounts. But the actual design I will use is still not determined yet.

That is a lovely interior on whatever boat that was taken from.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Tony Hain » Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:33 pm

Carl
It's a Higgins. I was thinking seriously of fitting out the Tahoe like that. In a lot of ways it would of been more practical in our heat.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by mrintense » Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:44 pm

A nicely designed bimini top will provide the shade you need.We have the same problem here, sun as hot as a furnace in the summer. It's one of the main reasons I shortened the length of the cabin on my boat and I will also be doing a bimini top of some type.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Butch Barto » Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:25 am

Tops can't be too big .We have a longer top on our 14 ft river boat than Innocence has need all the shade you can get in Florida

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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Bill Edmundson » Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:52 am

Tony and Carl

Here is the top I used. Right off Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=boat+tops+bi ... b_ss_i_1_8

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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by mrintense » Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:30 pm

Looks like it fits good Bill
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Tony Hain » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:43 pm

So been working on the front cockpit. Floor and side panels roughed out. Back bench seat done with storage room under seat. Have mocked up a front seat from cardboard to give me an idea of postion and how it will look. Will probably put in some panelling in the front of the cockpit with access into the bow section.
Once I have done the front seats I will start running the wiring before the deck goes on.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Tony Hain » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:49 pm

One more photo.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by TomB » Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:01 pm

Looks great Tony.

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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by Tony Hain » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:21 pm

As you can see in the last photo I wasn't happy with the position of the steering, so I cut a plug, glued it in and will shift the steering an inch or two to the left. Thanks Tom. I like your work on the cutwater. It would be handy if I had the gear and could actually weld. It would save a bit on the trailer too!
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Re: Tahoe 23

Post by TomB » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:05 pm

Tony Hain wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:21 pm
As you can see in the last photo I wasn't happy with the position of the steering, so I cut a plug, glued it in and will shift the steering an inch or two to the left. Thanks Tom. I like your work on the cutwater. It would be handy if I had the gear and could actually weld. It would save a bit on the trailer too!
I had a dash hole that got moved too, gives the boat character. My neighbor did the welding, its handy to have the guy with the gear and most of the boat welding experience just down the street. :D :D

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