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by Tony Hain
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 319
Views: 156294

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...
by Tony Hain
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 454
Views: 159641

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Tom,
You've done such an amazing job of individualising the Tahoe. Truely an awesome job.
by Tony Hain
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3300
Views: 736044

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl,
I go with option 10. It has a nice symmetry but I might be a tad obsessive. Also it leaves room on the bottom left and right where you could put ignition, starter button, push pull switches, etc
by Tony Hain
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 319
Views: 156294

Re: Tahoe 23

Finished installing the coverboards and wider centre board. As far as the colour scheme for the deck I was going to use unstained sapele for the in-fill planking and ebony stain the coverboards and centre board, but have decided to go with a blonde infill and unstained sapele for the coverboard etc....
by Tony Hain
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Deck planking and gap
Replies: 11
Views: 680

Re: Deck planking and gap

Yes, matching board width to available masking tape size makes a lot of sense if possible. So plank width probably more like 2" than 2 1/4".
by Tony Hain
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Deck planking and gap
Replies: 11
Views: 680

Re: Deck planking and gap

Thanks everyone for your comments. So it looks like I am aiming for a gap between 1/4" and 1/8". It will depend on the width of the planking. I think I've read people working on around two and a 1/4 to 1/2 inches. Any comment on planking width would be appreciated. Jamie I haven't decided which way ...
by Tony Hain
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Deck planking and gap
Replies: 11
Views: 680

Deck planking and gap

Building a Tahoe 23. Wondering what approximate width of deck planking and gap between the planking people used.
by Tony Hain
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Tahoe 21' - the bottom paint goes on
Replies: 8
Views: 977

Re: Tahoe 21' - the bottom paint goes on

Ted,
Great looking boat, but I might be biased. :)
by Tony Hain
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Dyes v's stains
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: Dyes v's stains

Thanks Jimmy,
I'll look into Behlen's. Hopefully there is a supplier in Australia or no hassle with posting as I have read there is an issue with shipping some dyes.
by Tony Hain
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Dyes v's stains
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Dyes v's stains

The only part of the boat I have chosen to colour are the cover boards and king board. In my initial research it seems dyes will achieve the best effect I am looking for but my research also says that dyes will fade in sunlight and are really best for interior use. Any advice on which to use?
by Tony Hain
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 454
Views: 159641

Re: Tom's Tahoe

beautiful Tom
by Tony Hain
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 319
Views: 156294

Re: Tahoe 23

Thanks Steve, Jamie and Carl. It's getting closer. I hope to have the boat basicly finished by the end of the year except the upholstery and trailer.
by Tony Hain
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3300
Views: 736044

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl,
I have only one concern with having non fixed seating. If you are out and the weather becomes rougher, non fixed seating could move and being folding possably collapse. You can get away with it in the mean time but I would be aiming for at least one other fix seat for your wife.
by Tony Hain
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 319
Views: 156294

Re: Tahoe 23

Have finished the fit-out of the cockpits and veneered the seats. Completed the ply sub-deck and am starting on the cover boards and king boards. Have made templates for the cover boards and will use these to route the coverboards using a straight router bit with a top guide.
by Tony Hain
Tue May 19, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Engine hatch and decking
Replies: 9
Views: 1251

Re: Engine hatch and decking

Thanks everone for your advice. So I am decided. I will cut free the hatch after planking but to assist with placement of the deck boards, after the sub deck ply is glued, I will use a small drill bit and drill up from underneath in each corner of the hatch opening. This should give me an accurate l...

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