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- Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:52 am
- Forum: Hankinson designs
- Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
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When I'm in the Geronimo by myself I can't feel it heeling to the helm side. And I have the battery on my side as well. The Barrel is a heavier boat. It will take more to upset the balance. Plus with the flat hull in the back adds to the stability.
- Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:01 pm
- Forum: Tool Talk
- Topic: Choice of (2) band saws, help...
- Replies: 7
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You'll still use that jig saw. It's hard to run a big sheet of plywood through a band saw. And you'll likely use it ON the boat. I got away without a band saw but it sure would have been nice to have one. I'd still like to have one in fact.
- Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:02 pm
- Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
- Topic: Anyone else building or planning to build a Waterlodge or Waterlodge Too?
- Replies: 1
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I've thought about one of those. It would be relatively cheap and easy to build. Should be great on lakes and rivers. I'm now thinking about something else because island hopping in the Carribean sounds like fun and I wouldn't want to take a waterlodge out in the open ocean.
- Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:54 pm
- Forum: Wood and Plywood
- Topic: Okoume vs Meranti for clear finishing
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I can help with that. My frame gussets are meranti, the hull is okoume, and the frames are white oak. Everything is clear coated with epoxy. No stain. Okoume is slightly nicer to work with and lighter in weight. Meranti tends to splinter when you saw it. Both were high-quality panels.
I think the closest you are going to get within that size limitation is going to be the Roustabout. Deep v hull with lift strakes. You can veneer the topsides just like the others and make it look however you want. You can stretch it 10% if 17 feet is not enough.