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by Jimbob
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Jackson,Mi. @ Englewood,Fl.
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: New member from Jackson,Mi. @ Englewood,Fl.

Welcome, from a fellow barrelback builder!
Lots of barrelback builders here that can help you through the process.
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2699
Views: 483939

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hey Carl, One last idea for you. I saw a car at lunch that had a clear plastic bag or something, secured with duck tape where a window used to be. Might be an option. :lol: (just kidding) Anyway, I don't think it would go with the level of perfection that you have accomplished so far on your boat. Jim
by Jimbob
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2699
Views: 483939

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl,
What if you tilted the upper track so it was parallel to the bottom. I realize by doing that you would have to move the upper track back but there might still enough support to hold the top of the window in place.
Jim
by Jimbob
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2699
Views: 483939

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl, Here are my thoughts on what do on the window situation. Why not have it so both front and back window could slide? With the tracks shown below, you could do that, or put a stop so the back window couldn't slide if that is what you want. Using the slides, I would keep the top and bottom pie...
by Jimbob
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 106
Views: 34953

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

I was thinking...why not varnish everything and put the caulking or white epoxy in the gaps last? Let me know if you can think of a reason this would not work...as in...caulking needs the UV inhibitors in the varnish?? Varnishing over the deck and into the grooves before applying the caulk is the m...
by Jimbob
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2699
Views: 483939

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Try a router with a 1/8" rounder bit with a bearing. Easier than sanding.
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 368
Views: 92318

Re: modified malahini

Hi Bryan, I would stick with the sapele and go for a more reddish stain if that's the look you are after. The picture below is stained with interlux #573 chris craft mahogany, the coverboards are stained with sandusky dark walnut stain. My boat is all sapele. David at Classic Boat Connection says th...
by Jimbob
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 133
Views: 30990

Re: Malahini from MD

The main thing on coverboards is to have the inner curve symmetrical to the opposing coverboard. (mirror image). Those symmetrical coverboards need to be the same distance from the centerline of the boat to the inner curve, with any excess trimmed from the outer edge of the coverboard to the edge of...
by Jimbob
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Anchoring the Building Form…or Not
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: Anchoring the Building Form…or Not

I built my boat on a form that was not bolted down to the garage. The form was square in every respect, and very rigid. Initially the form just sat on the garage floor, the floor was flat so the form was not tweaked. If your floor is not flat, you could use shims so that your form stays true. I was ...
by Jimbob
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Fixing cracks
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Fixing cracks

In case you can't get rid of a crack, here's something that might work for you. This is something that finally worked in repairing cracks and where the seam between the lamination in my coverboard opened up. I tried famowood filler, epoxy, many coats of varnish and nothing worked. I also had a coupl...
by Jimbob
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID
Replies: 56
Views: 14470

Re: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID

The varnish should not pull away that easily. You might want to test other areas before re-doing the entire boat. Sounds like there wasn't a good bond between whatever you had beneath. Make sure you sand between each coat so that the varnish has something to adhere to. I used 320 grit between all co...
by Jimbob
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2699
Views: 483939

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl, They all look great. Here's my opinion on which way to go. First, I would make the bottom of the windows the same distance from the underlying coverboards so when looking at the boat from the side, it all flows. I think I would make the thickness from the bottom of the window to the coverbo...
by Jimbob
Wed May 29, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 270
Views: 48966

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

First, your boat is looking great! Re: the Cleats If you are going to be towed, you want to connect to the bow eye like you said. If you are going to tow, you want to connect to the stern eye like you said. You also will want to tie the boat to the dock at the front of the boat and the rear of the b...
by Jimbob
Thu May 23, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 460
Views: 85289

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I would think the long skinny ones. Rather than connecting them to the engine like your picture shows, I connected mine to the exhaust ports with short pieces of exhaust hose. I added supports for them that are connected to a frame. I got stainless steel elbows to connect from the engine to the muff...
by Jimbob
Thu May 23, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 460
Views: 85289

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Hi Matt, You mentioned that the mufflers were expensive. You're right they are. The way I looked at it was the exhaust hose is expensive also. The mufflers that I got are the kind they put on ski boats. They are about 3' long so, 3' feet less exhaust hose on each side. Also no low spots like you mig...