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by Jimbob
Mon May 21, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2254
Views: 295846

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl, I studied many pictures classic boats of my design. I put the hole where is was located on the original boats. Got a bronze thru hull to match the original thru hull (removed while I am varnishing) . See the hole in the attached picture. I had a runabout that had the thru hole about 2/3 up ...
by Jimbob
Thu May 17, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24
Replies: 1476
Views: 218099

Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

Hey Bill, I can really relate to your trailer incident. When my new Wellcraft runabout with a custom trailer, with paint to match the boat came in, I was pretty excited. It was beautiful combination. My wife and I went to the boat dealership to pick it up. We left the dealership with the boat, and d...
by Jimbob
Wed May 16, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: air file
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: air file

I bought one from HFT - cannot recommend. Went back to sanding by hand.
Make sure that your compressor will provide the output for the CFM required by the tool. These sanders require a lot of air!
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue May 15, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Michigan Mahahini. Paint
Replies: 11
Views: 511

Re: Michigan Mahahini. Paint

Attached is a picture of the bottom paint that I used. It says on the can that is an anti fouling paint. My boat will be a trailer boat. I used that bottom paint to match what was used on the original boats not for protection. My thought is, why not use bottom paint just in case you end up leaving t...
by Jimbob
Tue May 15, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 731
Views: 109765

Re: Utility build

The plywood cover is a great idea!
The pole with the tennis ball to hold the cover up never seemed to work very well for me.
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue May 15, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Michigan Mahahini. Paint
Replies: 11
Views: 511

Re: Michigan Mahahini. Paint

Agree, fiberglass first.
I put on a coat of bottom paint primer next. (jamestown distributors), and then the bottom paint.
Jim
by Jimbob
Fri May 04, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 196
Views: 35215

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Thanks Steve!
The stain is Sandusky Dark Walnut Filler Stain. You can get it at Classic Boat Connection. I found out that Sandusky manufactured the stains used on many of the original Chris Craft boats.
Jim
by Jimbob
Fri May 04, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 195
Views: 16799

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Hi Matt, I only put fiberglass cloth and epoxy on the bottom up to the waterline. Before I put down the fiberglass cloth, I put fiberglass tape on the keel and chine edge and bow for extra protection. The bow gets covered anyway with a cutwater so it will cover the tape. I put varnish over the botto...
by Jimbob
Fri May 04, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Build a Gantry?
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: Build a Gantry?

Thanks everyone for your quick responses! TAB, thanks for your kind offers. I think I will build my own. Harbor Freight has a rolling gantry for around $700 but it only spans about 8'. I figure that the distance between the fenders on the trailer is about 8 1/2 feet. I am going with a 12' beam so th...
by Jimbob
Fri May 04, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Build a Gantry?
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: Build a Gantry?

I checked out the tow behind lift at Aba Daba Rents they said they go to 6'. I don't think that's high enough when you consider the height of the engine and the height of the hull on the trailer. Remember their number?
Jim
by Jimbob
Fri May 04, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Build a Gantry?
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: Build a Gantry?

Thanks guys. Matt, Good idea. I guess I thought it would be stronger gluing up 2x4's after seeing glue beams in houses being built. Tab, I don't have room in my garage, so I will have do on my driveway apron. The main thing I am attempting to do is lift the motor. I won't have my trailer for another...
by Jimbob
Fri May 04, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Build a Gantry?
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Build a Gantry?

I am thinking about building a gantry to help lift my boat off of my dolly and onto my trailer (I would also use jacks). I would use the same gantry to install the motor. I would raise the motor and then move the boat underneath the motor and then lower the motor into the boat. The motor lifts I hav...
by Jimbob
Tue May 01, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 61
Views: 4169

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

They sell the bits at Lowes. I forget what they are called they are like a forstner but but have a removable guide bit. I took out the boring bit they had in it, and replaced it with a long standard bit to help guide the bit better. I used a larger bit because I epoxied a fiberglass tube into the ho...
by Jimbob
Tue May 01, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 235
Views: 38339

Re: modified malahini

Mike's Cutwaters makes his cutwaters using 18 Guage Stainless Steel. The screw holes are for #6 screws set back 3/8" from the edge. Cutwaters by Mike has a very good video to show you how to make patterns for the cutwater and transom bands.
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 61
Views: 4169

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

In answer to your questions: I ordered the prop from glen l as specified in the plans. If I recall the marine engines normally have a L.H. rotation. I didn't have the bearing in the strut when I drilled the hole. The copper reducers fit into the strut snugly without the bearing. The bearing was only...

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