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by Jimbob
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: malahini hull fairing difficulties
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: malahini hull fairing difficulties

You could still use wood for the battens. If you cover them with strapping tape or wax paper, then they won't stick to the fairing epoxy. I would use battens at least as wide as the planks you are planning on using and long enough to touch the high points at each end (3 frames?). Squish down the fai...
by Jimbob
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Touching up stained areas.
Replies: 0
Views: 70

Touching up stained areas.

Repairing a damaged area that has been stained presents a special problem. The stain won't take on a finished surface. I was fixing a coverboard that had been stained with dark walnut stain. I tried spraying the original stain that I used and that worked pretty good. Then I remembered my duck decoy ...
by Jimbob
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 255
Views: 67522

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Brian, My coverboards are a variable width. Here are the widths: Stern 4", Back sear area 6 3/4", Helm 7 1/2", Bow 4 1/4" The inside of the coverboards should follow the carlin and extend out to the hull whatever that width might be. The most important thing is to align the inside curve to the cente...
by Jimbob
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 60
Views: 6712

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Looks fantastic!
I really like your deck layout!
Jim
by Jimbob
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 269
Views: 65339

Re: Michael's ZIP

I vote for the accents. Makes the boat look real sporty. The plain green sides remind me of a rental rowboat. - (just my opinion.) On the limbers, I avoided the issue by encapsulating the frames, battens, and limbers first, then I encapsulated the bottom plywood before gluing it all down. The result...
by Jimbob
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Tranferring plans to wood
Replies: 8
Views: 1589

Re: Tranferring plans to wood

This is what I did. I was afraid of screwing up on the expensive hardwood, so I first made patterns out of 1/2" MDF. (I used 1/2" MDF so later the router bit bearing would have plenty of surface to ride on). I cut the MDF down into pieces that were close to the size that I need for each frame. I the...
by Jimbob
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: boat hook/paddle combination
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: boat hook/paddle combination

Very Nice!
I'm tempted to make one myself, but I need to get this boat finished.
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Sikaflex Caulk Question
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: Sikaflex Caulk Question

Tom, Cleans up with good old mineral spirits. Varnish goes over it just fine. The caulk isn't all that flexible after it sets up. (takes a couple of days to set up and longer for a full cure). Don't forget varnish is somewhat flexible itself. There is a section on deck seams in the glen l site under...
by Jimbob
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: boat hook/paddle combination
Replies: 5
Views: 386

boat hook/paddle combination

I used to carry a paddle in my runabout for "just in case". While shopping for a paddle for my new boat, I just found this item that is a boat hook / paddle combination. It's adjustible from 48" to 72". Pretty slick idea. I might just get one for my new boat. https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-mari...
by Jimbob
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 255
Views: 67522

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

A while back, Mike (283) asked me the following question: What are you going to tell everyone that asks what year is that ‘Chris-craft’? After seeing boats with the year on them at boat shows, I copied one I liked and stuck it on the back of my boat. I'm sure there will be other questions that peopl...
by Jimbob
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Sikaflex Caulk Question
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: Sikaflex Caulk Question

I would highly recommend boatlife caulk. You can get it at boat supply houses. It is non-silicone and sand-able. Lots of classic boat restorers us it. Important to get a caulk that you can varnish over. I would stay away from 3m 5200, don't think you could remove later if you need to. See my link be...
by Jimbob
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 387
Views: 64019

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Hi Matt, In looking at your picture it looks like you have the trans mounted at the top of the motor stringers. It might just match your angle if you drop the transmission down lower. See the link below for alycat's barrelback. His transmission drops down below the top of the motor stringers. Just a...
by Jimbob
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Need help on finding a motor for a 20' barrelback
Replies: 9
Views: 715

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

One of the advantages of the fuel injection over the carburetor is that it will adjust for different altitudes and it's easier to start in cold weather. I live in sacramento with elevation less than 1000 ft. Lake Tahoe is about 5000 ft. (I will be going there also). At the higher altitude you will l...
by Jimbob
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Need help on finding a motor for a 20' barrelback
Replies: 9
Views: 715

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

Check with Michigan Motorz again. They can probably set you up with what you want. When I got my new v6 mercruiser from them, they only had the i/o version. They converted it into the inboard version that included the velvet drive transmission. If you want a v6, you will probably only find it in an ...
by Jimbob
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 143
Views: 26288

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

I had a similar problem on my boat. My hose had to go from my classic filler fitting to the tank filler that was in a different location. The "S" curve the hose had to make didn't work, so I got a fitting (see pic below) that screwed into my filler fixture. I also had to get a connector to make it a...