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by Jimbob
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 20
Views: 1164

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

I would do it all at once. First position the frames where the joint will be made. Position the gussets where they will be and drill through the gussets into the frames. That way nothing slides around when you are gluing. I used screws instead of nails so I could screw everything together and check ...
by Jimbob
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Is famowood a good choice for filling holes
Replies: 5
Views: 2793

Re: Is famowood a good choice for filling holes

Famowood is great stuff. Takes stain well. I used it to fill small staple holes in stained areas, and you cannot see it. I had a large gouge on the side of my boat that I filled with Famowood and then stained. It is not noticeable either. (pics below) If you are filling larger holes like where screw...
by Jimbob
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 536
Views: 127522

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Is that oven set to 254 degrees? :lol:
by Jimbob
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2914
Views: 573824

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

That is slick!
I saw one of those in wood magazine but never got around to making one. Wish I did.
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2914
Views: 573824

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl, Not sure if I understand what you are trying to do. It appears that you want to create a ledge for the glass to rest upon, kind of like a picture frame. If so, you will want to use a Rabbet router bit set. I would forget about using a template, and just let the bearing ride on the finished ...
by Jimbob
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 402
Views: 120730

Re: modified malahini

If you go to a travel trailer store, you could probably find a socket that would work. They should have led bulbs that will fit into a standard socket. Many rv'ers have upgraded their existing bulbs to led, including me.
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Water collecting on a boat cover
Replies: 0
Views: 564

Water collecting on a boat cover

I have always had to store my boats outside with a cover on them. The covers always collect water in the low spots. (cockpit area). I have tried poles with tennis balls on the end, and wood bows to hold the cover up so the water doesn't collect, but nothing ever worked that well. I think I finally f...
by Jimbob
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: What fasteners for bow light?
Replies: 5
Views: 807

Re: What fasteners for bow light?

I used stainless oval head screws.
If you hold them to a buffer for 10 to 15 seconds, they will polish up and look like chrome.
JIm
by Jimbob
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member intro. Sacramento, CA
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: New member intro. Sacramento, CA

Welcome neighbor!
I live in citrus heights and am building a barrelback. Lots of help on the forum from boat enthusiasts.
Jim
by Jimbob
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2914
Views: 573824

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl, Re your shop. I have the same space problem. All of my equipment is on rollers. As far a dust collection, I bought the HFT roll-around dust collector, mounted it on the wall, replaced the bag with a 5 micron bag, and got a hose with a slide on connector (from rockler) for my equipment. It w...
by Jimbob
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 536
Views: 127522

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Hey Matt,
Nice motor but I wouldn't want to try to shoehorn that one into a barrelback. :lol:
On securing the exhaust hose, I made some brackets that are attached to a frame, that slide between the gussets on that same frame. If needed I can put some plumbers metal tape over the top. Pic below:
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 300
Views: 110126

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Thanks everyone!
Matt, I haven't gotten to that point yet, but i'm sure it will be close. I need to get the oil filter relocation on the engine before I try a re-install of the motor. I should be ok as my motor is a v6 which is approx 4" shorter than the v8.
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 300
Views: 110126

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

More work prior to motor install. The oil dip stick is at the front of the engine. I made the rear seat back hinged, but with the cushion on, it will only hinge forward so far. I got some panel connectors from rockler and installed them so that the rear seat back can be easily removed and re-install...
by Jimbob
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 300
Views: 110126

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Still fine tuning to get the motor into the boat. I lowered the motor into the boat but had to remove it to make modifications to get it to it's final resting place. The motor is back out of the boat so I can make some modifications. After struggling to get the motor under the deck beam, I decided t...
by Jimbob
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Bob Brown’s Belle
Replies: 36
Views: 3332

Re: Bob Brown’s Belle

Ok Bob here you go.
the fittings are all 1 1/4". Bought the 1 1/4" filter from go2marine.com for 172.24. Also bought the fittings from them. Pic of the mounting bracket below.
Jim

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