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by Jimbob
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Definition of Boat Building
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Definition of Boat Building

I came up with this saying while thinking of a small task that I completed today that came out pretty good.

"Boat building is about a lot of small successes that result in a big accomplishment"

Jim
by Jimbob
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 248
Views: 58718

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Not much to do this weekend with the rainy weather, so I thought I would apply my boat's name. (My wife's name, aka the commander)
Now I have now limited myself to girl friends named either Jill or Ann. :lol:
Pic Below:
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Motor stringers
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Motor stringers

After the motor stringers were both glued up. I clamped them together to cut the notches for the frames. I did them both at the same time to insure that the frames would be in alignment.
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Motor stringers
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Motor stringers

I made my motor stringers by laminating two sapele boards together with scarf joints away from where the engine would be. I checked for straightness during the lamination process. Screws were used in the gluing process. They came out perfectly straight. (the lamination process will result in straigh...
by Jimbob
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 248
Views: 58718

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Last weekend was spent painting my caulk lines and repainting the waterline. After many coats of varnish, the stripes and waterline took on a yellowish tint, so I painted them with Interlux white striping and boottop paint. The picture shows a before and after on the stripes so those that want to go...
by Jimbob
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Stainless Steel Screw Holder
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Stainless Steel Screw Holder

As you know stainless steel screws don't work with magnetic screw driver tips. Its a real pain sometimes holding the screw in place in different positions. When installing my wiring connectors, I came up with something that holds the screw on my screw driver. I cut off a piece of one of the heat shr...
by Jimbob
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 112
Views: 16196

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Hi Biss, There has been much discussion about adhesion problems with epoxy over oil based stain. People that use oil based stains put CPES epoxy on top of the stain as a sealer before continuing with the normal epoxy. I only have varnish over my stain. I have had success with interlux chris craft ma...
by Jimbob
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Seattle Barrelback progress
Replies: 248
Views: 78518

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Here's a shot of the tiller end.
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Seattle Barrelback progress
Replies: 248
Views: 78518

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

I wanted the classic look but the function of a cable system. I used a seastar helm mounted to a bracket that I made, with a cable running back to the teller. Easy to adjust and center the wheel with the tiller. I got a 3/4" shaft and had a taper put on it so it would connect to my steering wheel. T...
by Jimbob
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Winch Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 1040

Re: Winch Recommendations

You might want to study the setup that was on the custom trailer for the runabout that I used to have. You will notice that the "stop" is lower, and the winch is in line with the bow eye. I would set my trailer down on the ramp so that the fenders were about 1" out of the water in the front, drive t...
by Jimbob
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2577
Views: 427323

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

The floor came out really nice, Carl!
Jim
by Jimbob
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Monte Carlo coverboards
Replies: 10
Views: 864

Re: Monte Carlo coverboards

In answer to your question on the material for the coverboards, I used mahogany stained with Sandusky walnut stain like they did on the original boats.
Pic below:

Jim
by Jimbob
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Monte Carlo coverboards
Replies: 10
Views: 864

Re: Monte Carlo coverboards

Mine's a Barrelback, but I would think the process would be the same for your boat. My plywood subdeck butted up to the coverboards. The coverboards were not on top of the subdeck. My coverboards are in sections. I made a pattern out of mdf using it so that each opposing coverboard was a mirror imag...
by Jimbob
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Seattle Barrelback progress
Replies: 248
Views: 78518

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

I bought the router cutter like Bob has. I was planning to use it to cut my exhaust port holes. I don't trust my router skills, so I bought a hole saw set from Harbor Freight, and used it instead. It was real easy and didn't damage any of the finished veneer on the transom. It goes up to cutting a 5...
by Jimbob
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: attaching ply subdeck
Replies: 20
Views: 1124

Re: attaching ply subdeck

My barrelback's plans called for a 1/4" subdeck with a 1/8" veneer for a total of 3/8" thickness. The 1/4" subdeck conformed to the underlaying support easily so I just used staples to hold in place until the epoxy cured. If you are using 3/8" subdeck, you probably will want to screw down especially...