Tom's Tahoe

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Roberta
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Looking great! I like those gages.

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Such a beautiful boat Tom. You really have an eye for design.
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Tom,
You've done such an amazing job of individualising the Tahoe. Truely an awesome job.
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Thanks Roberta, I like the gauges on the Torpedo too. :wink:

Thanks Carl and Tony.

More shinny stuff is getting mounted.
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I've started pulling wire and doing terminations, boring. I find my mind drifting to the next boat with a '30s vibe: a Barrelback?, a Crackerbox?, a Gentry maybe?, how about a Zephyr (Classic Wooden Boat Plans)?, or a PB like Neil is building? Is this a sign of addictive behavior? I haven't even got the first one in the water.:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Many weeks since my last post. I received a PM about four weeks ago asking about the build, probably the forum equivalent of a welfare check. :lol: :lol: :lol:

I've been working right along and then hit a snag three weeks ago, or should I say it hit me. (Andrew Flynn:Lincoln and 24th in Holland, your neighborhood if I recall)
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Some cuts, bruises and a couple of broken ribs stopped all progress. I got an hour on the boat this morning, finally.

Tom
In the home stretch on a Tahoe 23

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Tom, that doesn't look good. Glad you are alright.
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And a progress photo.
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About 1200# of floatation foam is in. I'll tuck in a little more just before the ceiling panels are set for the last time.

The rough wiring is done, LEDs run behind the carling for "mood lighting".

I decided to rap the edge of the cowling with foam backed fabric, done.

Both carlings are wrapped too. There is a little more padding, almost crash pads but not quite. There is a bit of trim on the bottom edge, one side done, one side not. I'll need to install the trim on the other side before I can set the dash.

A temporary mounting of the dash exposed some wire location conflicts. Gotta mount the dash to bleed the steering. Gotta bleed the steering before putting the fuel tank and so on.

All the ceiling panels have been wrapped. I used finish washed to hold the panels. Some of the washers cut the fabric so I'll give upholstery buttons a try.

I decided to carpet, almost done, two pieces are waiting for final placement of ceiling panels.

Two pieces to go and the rub rails will be done.

I order the trailer in late June with a promised three or four week build schedule. Still waiting (not that it is keeping me out of the water) :oops: .

Tom
In the home stretch on a Tahoe 23

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DrBryanJ wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:17 pm
Tom, that doesn't look good. Glad you are alright.
Me too, modern safety stuff gets all the credit.

I had planned to go to the gathering, then the virus, then slower build than I imagined, then no trailer, then no tow vehicle. Better time ahead for sure.

The insurance company says the damage can't be buffed out so I now have a new, one week old, tow vehicle just waiting for a boat.

Tom
In the home stretch on a Tahoe 23

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Glad you're okay! Better days ahead we just have to be patient. Sounds like your boat is really coming together now.
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kens
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OMG!!
I hope you are OK.
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Wow, Tom! Glad you are on the road to recovery, and that the damage to you wasn't worse. I know that broken ribs feel like a kick in the guts with every breath. That's less than a mile from my parent's house, where I plan to do some summer boating when done.
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So sorry about the accident but thankful you're okay--ouch! Now you can continue building a beautiful boat...

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Glad you okay, are doing better and are back to the build!
I really like the look of your floatation foam. I'm at the same stage of my build and ordered the two part liquid for foam. I won't be ordering any more.
I tried a pour into a void, walled off with some plastic covered plywood, in the bow area. Worked okay...messy and some of the foam went where I didn't want it. I also tried to pour into a plastic container with aluminum battens so I could make "pillows" to attach between the frames. Again...they came out okay, but not the quality I want for the cost of the product. I've been looking for another foam source. Appreciate any help you can give.

Mick

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I bought my floatation foam from an upholstery supply house. As I remember, it was in 2'x7' blocks.

Bill
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