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by Jimbob
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mercury starter problems
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Mercury starter problems

Just spoke with our ace mechanic at the dealership that is into boats.
He says it might be the starter solenoid or a problem with the ground to the starter.
Hope this helps.
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Rumble seat in barrelback
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Rumble seat in barrelback

Not much room back there. Lots of stuff back there where the hull tapers down, and is closer to the waterline than up front. The fuel tank takes up lots of space. Exhaust hoses on the sides, filler hose, vent hose, tiller arm. Perhaps the fuel tank could be re-positioned. I would still consider the ...
by Jimbob
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Varnishing Tips
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Varnishing Tips

Here's my take on the varnish. I took a different approach than most. I sprayed all coats of varnish on my boat. (I didn't trust myself with the roll and tip method.) The many thin sprayed coats seem to dry faster. If something gets in the varnish, it gets sanded off before next coat. Whatever varni...
by Jimbob
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Re: Combine board and batten and molded plywood constrution
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Combine board and batten and molded plywood constrution

Hi Jeff, As others have suggested, I would go with the cold molded process. It's easy to do, and not expensive. My hull is 3/8" thick. Two layers of Joubert 3mm (1/8") Okoume plywood. The final planking was done using 1/8" mahogany veneer. A couple of pictures below. Plenty of help on...
by Jimbob
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: sanding tips from ACBS
Replies: 4
Views: 568

sanding tips from ACBS

I know how everyone loves sanding. :lol: Here are some good tips from the American Classic Boat Society.
Check out the link below:

https://acbs.org/the-art-of-sanding-on-a-wooden-boat/

jim
by Jimbob
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky
Replies: 21
Views: 1916

Re: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky

Thanks! The engine is not in the boat yet. I am waiting for my trailer to be completed. The plan is to jack up the boat, roll the cradle out, and back the trailer under the jacked up boat. I am familiar with the process as I had to previously replace a cradle with the current cradle. Once the boat i...
by Jimbob
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: UK Zip Build
Replies: 72
Views: 6123

Re: UK Zip Build

I got bubbles when I was encapsulating also, especially on the plywood. Usually I just sanded lightly and applied a second coat and everything came out just fine. I have read that heating the wet epoxy with a torch will get rid of bubbles during the cure. I used a heat gun instead sometimes. The epo...
by Jimbob
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: sanding between coats of varnish
Replies: 1
Views: 269

sanding between coats of varnish

Here's something I discovered by trial and error. "always read and follow label instructions" My can of varnish says dry sand between coats with 220 grit paper. I thought I was doing a better job by wet sanding with 220 grit, but found out that I could not see any orange peel or imperfecti...
by Jimbob
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky
Replies: 21
Views: 1916

Re: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky

It is a matter of personal preference.
I put mine as high as possible thinking that if something went wrong with an exhaust hose, water wouldn't come in and sink the boat.
It was too late for me in the build to go completely above the water line, but I came close. (structure was in the way).
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 832
Views: 134188

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Re: "Mounting the bow light"
I had the same problem. I got some anti-slip black drawer liner at Lowes. It is about 1/16" thick and is cushion like. I doubled up where I needed to. Works like a gasket under the light so there are no gaps. (pics below)
Jim
by Jimbob
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky
Replies: 21
Views: 1916

Re: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky

The raptor system is in my opinion well worth the money. I used the staples for many things. They are great for holding things in position and just snap off when you are done. Part of the staple stays in the wood, but it can me sanded or machined without damaging any blades. They also take stain. On...
by Jimbob
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 105
Views: 10502

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

How does the upholstered crash pad get attached? The vinyl is stapled to the boat at the bottom of the opening, then wrapped around the half round foam and then stapled to the deck through what is called a hidem strip. You can get the half round crash pad foam at classic boat connection. Here's a l...
by Jimbob
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: New member

Welcome Michael,
I am building a barrelback in sacramento. Getting close to completion. Click on the link below.
Feel free any question you might have, we're all here to help.
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Downunder Monaco Utility
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Looks great. I did the same thing on the steering wheel and throttle.
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu May 31, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: through-hull drains
Replies: 15
Views: 726

Re: through-hull drains

I have attached a picture of what might work for you. Classic Chris Craft boats had a drain in the bottom of the boat. The picture is of the thru hull drain like the chis craft boats used. David at Classic Boat Connection said they sell new reproductions that are manufactured by the same foundry tha...

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