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by Jimbob
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 83
Views: 5384

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

You are right the poxygrip is thick. In cold weather it even gets thicker. (warm it up before you mix up a batch). Here is what I have found works pretty well with poxygrip. Just get the epoxy on the boards with a chip brush (you don't need to paint the entire board), follow up with a bondo spreader...
by Jimbob
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Windshield questions
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: Windshield questions

Thanks Roberta! "I'm all ears" :lol: I was thinking about "ears" on my glass but wasn't sure how that would work out. Your pictures of the zip really helped me to see how it would look. I did some further research and found that the "pre-war chris craft runabouts had the clo...
by Jimbob
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2118
Views: 237214

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl,
That's fantastic!!!
Can you make me one? (just kidding, you have a boat to build)
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Windshield questions
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: Windshield questions

Thanks Bill!
That really helps.
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Chocks
Replies: 0
Views: 49

Chocks

Next on the auction block.
I have 4 chocks for sale. These are the good ones. (chrome plated bronze).
I don't need them because I am using a fairleader at the bow, and reproductions of the originals for the stern of my Barrelback.
If anyone is interested, make me an offer.
Thanks,
Jim Neeley
by Jimbob
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Windshield questions
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Windshield questions

I am getting ready to make my patterns for the windshield glass. Any suggestions as to how high, curve on top, etc. or any other tips on making the patterns. I have some windshield brackets from classic boat connection (not chromed yet, so I can grind for a perfect fit to my deck, and make slight mo...
by Jimbob
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 123
Views: 22872

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Peter, I read that too, and tried it, but found with my plug cutter it was too much trouble overlapping the cuts, and sometimes ruined the adjoining plug. I drilled down until the cutter stopped resulting with a full width at the wide part of the taper. The grain direction was easy for me to see whe...
by Jimbob
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 123
Views: 22872

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Thanks Bob! If you do the bungs, here's something that I came up with for cutting them. Rather that breaking them out with a chisel one at a time, I cut as many as I can on the drill press using a scrap board, then I slice off the back of the piece of wood with the bandsaw, and the bungs just fall o...
by Jimbob
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 123
Views: 22872

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

The weekend progress: It was bung weekend. I drilled about a million holes for the bungs that I will install. Guess I will be needing to cut some more bungs. I copied the patterns of the bung placement from original boats. Drilled the holes for the vent placements and positioned the deck hardware. I...
by Jimbob
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Gear ratio....i'm so lost
Replies: 26
Views: 292

Re: Gear ratio....i'm so lost

Hi Joe, This is what I remember when I had my runabout with an i/o. I had a prop with a 21 pitch which meant that for each revolution it should advance the boat 21" in the water. I also had a prop with a 19 pitch which meant that for each revolution, it should advance the boat 19" in the w...
by Jimbob
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 23
Views: 414

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Nice! You are amazing!!!
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 23
Views: 414

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Since you all are discussing airplanes, before the boat, I built every 1/72 jet fighter, attack, bomber plane made. Really got into the camo using an airbrush. Funny how we all have similar interests. Below is a picture of an airplane my brother built from a kit. When discussing the boat build with ...
by Jimbob
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 23
Views: 414

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Hi Roberta,
Coming along nicely. My question for you is are you going to lay out a bunch of model car tires alongside of the boat when you flip it over? :lol:
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2118
Views: 237214

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Wow Carl,
What a neat idea! Didn't catch it at first glance, but you will be doin' some marquetry. I did a little of that myself.
Being the oakie that I am, I would have been happy with a crescent moon cut out of the wood. :lol:
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 123
Views: 22872

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Bill,
You made me laugh. :lol:
Actually I have an excuse. :roll: Before I start sanding, I need to finish up the top of the transom , cut holes for the vents, put a bunch of bungs in the decks.
Thanks for the encouragement!
Jim

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