Tom's Tahoe

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TomB
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Thanks Everyone,

The battery is located below the rear seat.
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Most power goes through the fuse mounted on the stringer and switch mounted on the front of the seat. The cable leading to the engine is mounted to the back of the front of the seat. The horn, nav lights, and bilge pumps don't go through the switch. They are fused at the battery and powered by the smaller cable.

Ground wires at the rear of the boat terminate on the small battery mounted block.

Tom
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TomB
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The rear seat needs to be removable, battery, fuel filter and shutoff valve, and the cooling water cock are all hidden behind the seat. I don't want the seat back screws down and I don't want it going over the side to become a "hazard to navigation."

This is what I came up with...your results may vary.
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A clip mounted to the support keeps the seat from falling forward. A piece of velcro attached to a strap holds the seat back down and on the clips.
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TomB
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The straps hang below the seat back with a loop to aid pulling the strap off the velcro.
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The seat bottom pushes against the straps to help kept the hook and loop stuff together. And the seat back holds the back edge of the seat bottom down. A couple of latches hold the front of the seat down...
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Gotta be a engineer to make it that complicated. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Tom
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TomB
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A narrow bench goes across the boat at the back of the engine covering the muffler and water strainer. A jump seat mounted to the front of the engine cover.
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It's a lot easier moving for an aft with the jump seat up.
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TomB
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I will have to remove the ceiling panels, arm rest and front seats to gain access for the windshield install. When's that?...dunno

With a prop due at the end of the week seemed like a good idea to test fit the seats.
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Footrests will cover the hole where the sole meets the bulkhead. The seat folds up to provide a perch and access to a little storage under the seat.
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TomB
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The boat is ready for a prop and the water!!!!!!!!!!! BUT it is not registered. :shock: :shock: Can anybody give me the play by play to get one of our boats registered in Michigan? Should of thought about this weeks ago :x :oops:

Tom
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Bluesman
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Simply Wow!!!
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Your interior is superior !!!
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Interior looks fantastic. What thickness wood side you use on the side boxes?
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TomB
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Thanks Bluesman and Matt. It turned out OK for a first try. There are a number of areas yet to be detailed and top stitching would have helped but the skill level isn't there.

Thanks Bryan, I used 1/2" plywood for almost everything. The vertical panels are 1/2" with reinforcement on the edges. Tops of the boxes are 1". 3/8" would be a better choice for the ceiling panels.

Tom
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Wow is right! That looks awesome, and I'll have to see it in person some day.

I just saw your PM, and replied. I hope it helps.
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You did an amazing job on that interior. Lots of details and so functional.
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TomB
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Jim and Matt, Thanks for the kind words.

Today was going to be a full day...but...the prop didn't come in so no sea trials.

The repair parts for the trailer didn't come in either so the trailer isn't ready to go very far.

On the plus side, the trailer bunks got adjusted and the boat sits nicely on the trailer.

I followed Jim's directions, made copies of the build receipt pile and managed to get a late morning appointment at the Sec of State office. I gave them the receipts and $120 and they gave me a Hull Identification Number, Registration, and Title. Now I'm almost legal, need to putting number on the boat.
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Summer is still young and you will soon have a Glen L smile that won't go away.

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Wow, Tom, you’ve wrapped up a LOT of details and they all look GREAT! How exciting to be at the point of getting her into the water. Looking forward to photos of the launch and first run!!
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