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by Jimbob
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Desperado Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Desperado Questions

The stain is interlux Chris craft mahogany stain. They sell it at classic boat connection. See my build below to see what it looks like.
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 512
Views: 106784

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Sorry to hear that you are stopping your PB22 build. I have enjoyed watching your progress on your build. You have set a high standard for all of us to follow. I will miss not seeing your postings. Jim P.S. My wife is talking to moving to a del webb retirement community. Ain't no boat building being...
by Jimbob
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 467
Views: 94530

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Polished stainless steel set in dados. My build pics show the process. Don't be afraid of a router use a flush trim bit with a 1/2" MDF template. Trim about 1/16" and you'll be ok. I still have my template if you want it.
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 467
Views: 94530

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Here's a pic of the final product installed. (see previous page for previous steps)
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 467
Views: 94530

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Hi Matt, I made my dash removable. It is bolted from the back to a deck beam. I wanted to have the deck extend over the dash, so I added a small deck beam in front of the dash. The dash slides up between the two deck beams. Notice the cutouts of the rear beam to accommodate the gauges. It's nice to ...
by Jimbob
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Chine landing
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Chine landing

Here's a couple of pictures of my boat.
I worked from the stern forward and just let if fall on the stem with the natural curve.
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Louisiana
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: New member from Louisiana

Welcome! The Bolero is a good looking boat. The hull design looks similar to the 20 ' Wellcraft I used to own. Hull design is everything in a high speed boat. You probably will be able to attain 50+ mph with a single 265 hp 5.7L I/O. ( I got 55mph stock) My 5.7L was tweaked to 330 hp resulting in a ...
by Jimbob
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2770
Views: 508232

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Sorry to hear that. Maybe it was your blade that caused the problems. I always use a thin kerf diablo RIP blade. I clean it regularly so there's no pitch buildup on the teeth, and sometimes put paste wax on the blade for lubrication. Also check the blade alignment if you are getting burn marks. My s...
by Jimbob
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tunnel Mite is done !
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: Tunnel Mite is done !

Really a cool looking boat! Bet it really goes. I want one.
You did a fantastic job, you should be very proud!
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 278
Views: 67892

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Very Cool!
A real clean installation. That's pretty special having the exhaust coming out the sides of the boat.
Nice tips!
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 278
Views: 67892

Re: Tom's Tahoe

You got me wondering what an insert was.
I found some if this is what you are talking about.

https://www.carid.com/in-dash-gauge-mou ... D%5B1%5D=5

Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: How many switches?
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: How many switches?

My guages and their lights are wired to the ignition switch. I have a horn & relay that is wired to a push button switch. All other items, bilge blowers, bilge pumps (each pump has its own switch), nav lights have their own switches so they will operate whether the ignition switch is on or not.
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 278
Views: 67892

Re: Tom's Tahoe

I got my gauges from classic instruments. My speedo is connected to their gps unit. I got the speedo that has an hour meter rather than odometer.
Link below:
https://www.classicinstruments.com/
On their website click the products tab. Lots of gauge packages.

Jim
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: 314

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: 2770
Views: 508232

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