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by kens
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 181
Views: 37160

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Very nice, congrats
by kens
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Need help on finding a motor for a 20' barrelback
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: Need help on finding a motor for a 20' barrelback

Before you get all wound up on a fuel injected V6, may I present my own experience with a V6. Some years ago I saw the Mercruiser booth at the new boat show, and they had a EFI V6 on display. I never saw so many sensors, indicators, whatever, plumbing, wiring, etc., etc. all over the engine. It was ...
by kens
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Rome, Ga. Barrelback
Replies: 14
Views: 871

Re: Rome, Ga. Barrelback

Awesome find on those engines. the 283 should do quite nicely.
I also went through my build with the engine item first.
by kens
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Rudder authority
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Rudder authority

Your size of rudder might already been made for you. you have to check. Rudder sizes from suppliers like Buck Algonquin, have a blade size range for a given size rudder post. If by chance you already have the largest blade for your given size post, then you cannot replace any bigger without installi...
by kens
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Support Knowledge Base - Inboard engine builds
Replies: 45
Views: 19992

Re: Support Knowledge Base - Inboard engine builds

WOW!!!
Would that be a stroked V12 Jaguar???
Plus hi compression ??
by kens
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Heaters
Replies: 19
Views: 1172

Re: Heaters

Have you tried the old clear plastic sheet insulation thing?
Take a big sheet of clear plastic and staple/ductape/tack nail/ and cover the big garage door that you know will not open again until spring thaw.
Same for any windows you have.
The plastic sheet is not insulation but, the dead air space is.
by kens
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Heaters
Replies: 19
Views: 1172

Re: Heaters

What kind of garage doors do you have? I used to have the routine spec house tin garage door. Later, I replaced it with a insulated, hurricane wind proof structural door. WOW! what a difference. The 100mph wind proof door is more than just 100mph proof, it gets all the heavier hinges, mounts, runner...
by kens
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: TEST BOAT
Replies: 12
Views: 2037

Re: TEST BOAT

What sanding grit are you guys taking your marine finishes to, for this test?
by kens
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: TEST BOAT
Replies: 12
Views: 2037

Re: TEST BOAT

The subject of 'when do I recoat' my car just doesn't come up in conversation. And for a good reason......... think about it, many cars sit in the open driveway on daily basis. driven in the rain, and at 80mph. But cars have automotive paint underneath their clearcoat. Our boats have epoxy undernea...
by kens
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: TEST BOAT
Replies: 12
Views: 2037

Re: TEST BOAT

I have read just about all the posts about someone's varnish, PU, clearcoat and so on. The common denominator in all the posts seems to be the discussion about how long someone's varnish, PU, clearcoat will last. All the posts seem to talk about 'how long before' recoating, refinishing. It seems to ...
by kens
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 or ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3120

Re: Tahoe 23 or ?

I'm really looking forward to your thread on Miss Chris. thats a beautiful design.
by kens
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: Vroom vroom is gone
Replies: 32
Views: 6390

Re: Vroom vroom is gone

Athens is 4 hours from me, and she is northeast of that.
Pm me later in the week, as my weekend work schedule firms up.
Is it impounded by the police at this point?
by kens
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Building a La Paz 24
Replies: 15
Views: 3020

Re: Building a La Paz 24

the vertical grain, or, quarter sawn are very close.
But, there is more than good looks that go along with that.
The vertical grain will saw straighter, stay straighter, work better, bends more consistent, won't bind the saw blade, etc., etc.
Besides all that, it looks good too.
by kens
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How Did You Know?
Replies: 4
Views: 1052

Re: How Did You Know?

yeah, done that.
cleaned out the garage of old stuff and come across a drill jig, or, tool, and then wonder what it was......
find a repair on something, something you know nobody else was around. but you can't quite remember.