Tom's Tahoe

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Re: Tom's Tahoe

Post by mrintense » Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:27 pm

Sweet looking deck Tom!
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Re: Tom's Tahoe

Post by TomB » Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:46 pm

Thanks Carl. The deck is sanded ready for varnish.

I happened to look under the boat. Gasp!!!!...the boat cradles needs some attention.
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The furniture dollies have deflected about 3/8".

Tom

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Re: Tom's Tahoe

Post by mrintense » Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:00 pm

It's surprising how heavy these boats get. I had to move mine out of the garage about two years ago, way before adding the flooring and cabin sides and it was so heavy that even with my daughter's help, we couldn't get it back up the driveway which angled down to the street..
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Re: Tom's Tahoe

Post by TomB » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:07 pm

The design hull weight is 1000#, engine adds 1000#. I figured that four 1000# furniture dollies gave me an adequate safety factor. Turns out the 3/4" mystery wood spreaders weren't up to the task. Adding some lumber to spread the load solved the problem.
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I was having trouble pushing the boat around...now that the knock-knee'd casters are fixed it pushes better. If this boat went down the driveway and blocked the street, I'd have to wait for several neighbors to be inconvenienced. :D :D

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