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by Tony Hain
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 343
Views: 181664

Re: Tahoe 23

Thanks Lee and Kens. No I left them unstained and matched timbers for colour where I could. Main advantage is later on if I have to do any repairs I don't have to try and colour match stains etc.
by Tony Hain
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 343
Views: 181664

Re: Tahoe 23

Thanks Jamie. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. Have you had a chance to take out the boat over Christmas? Yes cutting through a nice finish deck is a bit scarey. Nat as bad as drilling the prop shaft though. I used an oscillating multi-tool. Had a couple of bites off the line bu...
by Tony Hain
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Engine hatch hinges
Replies: 6
Views: 1047

Re: Engine hatch hinges

Thanks guys. Some very different but clever approaches to the problem. I think I will have to plot my butt in a chair, look at the hatch and opening and have a think.
by Tony Hain
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Engine hatch hinges
Replies: 6
Views: 1047

Engine hatch hinges

I was wondering what other people have used for engine hatch hinges besides piano hinges. Pictures or webb links would be good. Thanks
by Tony Hain
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 343
Views: 181664

Re: Tahoe 23

I have finished caulking the deck and coating with a couple of coats of epoxy. Before caulking I mocked up a couple of test boards of planking, On one I caulked with a Sikaflex product from a tube. It was very messy even masking up, I left it for a couple of weeks and then coated with epoxy. Result:...
by Tony Hain
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 508
Views: 189133

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Tom.
You should take a break for the winter and visit Australia. It's summer here and OH! by the way, you could do my cockpit fit-out. :D :D :D
by Tony Hain
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Ian's TNT Build
Replies: 83
Views: 13815

Re: Ian's TNT Build

Personally before I went any further I would give it a couple coats of epoxy to seal it.
by Tony Hain
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: FL Tahoe 23
Replies: 14
Views: 2549

Re: FL Tahoe 23

David,
That is what most people end up doing and has advantages of generally speaking a stronger stringer less prone to warping.
by Tony Hain
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 617
Views: 278407

Re: Aussie Belle

Hi Jamie
I know it is in your posts somewhere but what did you use for the deck caulking. I think from memory you used epoxy but what colouring agent did you use and what was your top coat?
Regards Tony
by Tony Hain
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 343
Views: 181664

Re: Tahoe 23

Thanks Tom and Bryan. Yes I am pleased with the colours too. I think I will probably finish with a two pack poly clear.
by Tony Hain
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 343
Views: 181664

Re: Tahoe 23

Finally finished fairing and encapsulating the deck with epoxy. Reminded me of the movie "Karate Kid". Instead of wax on, polish off it was epoxy on, sand off, but I am satisfied with the end result. Next comes caulking the deck planking. I have made up a test piece to make sure I get the caulking r...
by Tony Hain
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 343
Views: 181664

Re: Tahoe 23

Thanks guys for the positive comments. Yes Carl it has been a bit of an endurance run but I have enjoyed doing it and since I have retired it has kept me busy and out from under foot of the misses. She was worried that when I retired I would be bored and probably bugging her. She knows I don't handl...
by Tony Hain
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 343
Views: 181664

Re: Tahoe 23

A couple more photos
by Tony Hain
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 343
Views: 181664

Re: Tahoe 23

Have finished glueing down the deck boards. It was a bit of a slow process as I worked from the centre glueing one board on each side at a time. I use boards 56mm (2 1/4") wide with a 5mm (3/16") gap. With 13 boards either side it took a couple of weeks. The boards are Hoop Pine and when coated will...
by Tony Hain
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 343
Views: 181664

Re: Tahoe 23

Carl, Its not the heat that does you in, its the humidity. 110 and 95% humidty and you're just a wet rag, but winters are glorious. The in-fill is going to be Hoop pine which when coated will have a honey blonde colour. Having it milled now so a week or two should see the deck glued down and thinkin...

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