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by Bob Perkins
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Motor stringers
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Motor stringers

Agreed - laminate and scarf - stronger and more stable.. with the benefit of less cost.
by Bob Perkins
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Seattle Barrelback progress
Replies: 248
Views: 79015

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Looking good -
I remember it going much faster after completing the finish work
(not my favorite part at all)
Great milestone!
by Bob Perkins
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Seattle Barrelback progress
Replies: 248
Views: 79015

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

I'm sure you've seen this - use a circle jig to do it. These make large circles pretty easily - and you can make this out of scrap https://bperkins.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/img_4901.jpg?w=736 Then cut the outer hole - I was afraid of a slip - so I left tabs and made the final cut by hand. https:/...
by Bob Perkins
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Seattle Barrelback progress
Replies: 248
Views: 79015

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Congrats!
It felt like It took years when I did mine.. Huge milestone for such a simple statement :)
by Bob Perkins
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Double layer ply vs single...
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

Re: Double layer ply vs single...

I looked at the picture of the boat..
The bottom is relatively flat - however - there is twist..
Twisting 1/2" plywood is going to be a pain... its going to put up a fight.. pulling on frames, etc as you get it into position..
just a thought.
by Bob Perkins
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Double layer ply vs single...
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

Re: Double layer ply vs single...

Nice to see my site is still getting used. and agreed - If you want to be certain to have no voids - vacuum is the best way to do it.. Vacuum is the perfect clamp - 2000+ pounds of clamping pressure per square foot in the exact shape of your boat.. AND - if there is a void potential - the vacuum pul...
by Bob Perkins
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Biscayne 22 vs Belle Isle
Replies: 5
Views: 2095

Re: Biscayne 22 vs Belle Isle

Both are flat bottom at the transom
That means they like flat water
If you will use the boat where there is a lot of chop - you want some 'V' at the transom.
But they are pretty similar otherwise.
by Bob Perkins
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Seattle Barrelback progress
Replies: 248
Views: 79015

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Making the seating was a source of anxiety.. When I did mine - there wasn't a lot of reference material.. I'm not sure there is now.. That said - I went out and took measurements from my daily driver.. seat depth, height, angle, etc.. That turned out to be a big help in getting close to the final se...
by Bob Perkins
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Seattle Barrelback progress
Replies: 248
Views: 79015

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Nice job :)
by Bob Perkins
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 248
Views: 58920

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Great work!

This was my favorite build week - my company had shutdown.. best Christmas present ever.. A week of building.
home stretch!
by Bob Perkins
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback design
Replies: 7
Views: 2330

Re: Barrelback design

I'm betting they are a reseller..
Those are glen-l pics..
by Bob Perkins
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 248
Views: 58920

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

You may want to wait until your seats are in place and make sure it will direct the wind over your eyes (and hat if possible)
by Bob Perkins
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 248
Views: 58920

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Looks nice!

I like the bungs - my deck is due for a refinish job..
would be simple to do at that point..
Thanks!
by Bob Perkins
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 177493

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Hope your engine problem is solved.. They are a little aggressive on the impeller - My engine sat for a number of years during the build - then I used it a few seasons - and it did fail! I did't realize the big V8 had an impeller (duh) - I just figured a more traditional water pump was at work. That...
by Bob Perkins
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 177493

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

I didn't read all the way back to see what engine you had - but this sounds very much like an issue I had on my truck years ago.. If your engine is modern and has a mass air flow sensor on the intake and the throttle body - it could be dirty causing the butterfly valve to stick. I can't remember all...