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by specialk
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions
Replies: 25
Views: 2654

Re: G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions

Mike I hope to make it this year also...
But you know I will buy some shirts...
Love the color and design. ..
by specialk
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Franklin Co. Virginia
Replies: 5
Views: 1244

Re: New member from Franklin Co. Virginia

Hank ...you can do this...it is a fun boat to build. .and more fun on the water...
Take lots of pictures. ..you need to document your build
by specialk
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2528
Views: 405297

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl ...your build is looking great...I stop by and look often...but with limited inter-net...sometime can't make a comment. ..hope to see it in person one day...
by specialk
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: FF in Kathleen GA
Replies: 127
Views: 22097

Re: FF in Kathleen GA

Looking good great progress. ...
by specialk
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: What You Might See!
Replies: 28
Views: 4393

Re: What You Might See!

Sorry I missed this...
Looks like y'all are havin..fun...
See y'all next year...
Thanks for the pictures Matt...
by specialk
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.
Replies: 310
Views: 68572

Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

I think..the 2 ..1/4 ..are stronger...
You get to break up all your joints...and easier...to bend in the bow area...
by specialk
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.
Replies: 310
Views: 68572

Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

I started at the transom.....when I got to the bow....slowly started bending them together. ...a few times I wrapped them in old towels...and saturated with hot water...and would let it sit ... I bought a Japanese back saw...and that is what I used to cut that front joint.... I think. ..the reason g...
by specialk
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.
Replies: 310
Views: 68572

Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

Ok...I have to be honest. ...a person that is high up in the DNR....was seeing the dr. my wife worked for...so over the 14months I built the boat...he checked on the project. .so when I submitted...the paper work...all the DNR guys...wanted to come check out the boat... Take good pictures Keep even ...
by specialk
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.
Replies: 310
Views: 68572

Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

Conrad...look a page 1 of my build...I made a long angle jig....then took off my base of the router...and put a long piece of plywood...I wood screw down the piece I was working with to keep it from moving... I would then try a figure this joint landing on a frame... Hope this helps... Glad you back...
by specialk
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.
Replies: 310
Views: 68572

Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

Not a think wrong with spray rails...
I tried to pull up a few old pictures. ..but I am working on my phone...and it won't let me do it...
by specialk
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.
Replies: 310
Views: 68572

Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

We have fished of the back...me on one side...wife on other...when we dip shrimp...wife stays up front...and I run around like a crazy person. ... I have a 60hp..4stroke on it...and with my wife and I I will run 28 mph... With anything more than a foot and a half chop...you will get wet...so we just...
by specialk
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.
Replies: 310
Views: 68572

Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

This question has been asked alot...my answer is always the same...I love everything about this boat...we fished from one end of Lake Murray to the other...got a few looks ..when we pull up to Liberties on the lake...

We have moved to Port St John Florida. ..or I would say let's go for a ride...
by specialk
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.
Replies: 310
Views: 68572

Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

You want to definitely use a drain on each side ... OK with that been said...not sure you will do much fishing at night...but I have drain plug lights...I also use them to dip shrimp ..they light up really good...so don't Forget to run you some power back there... I still have the two hatches that I...
by specialk
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.
Replies: 310
Views: 68572

Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

I went with the simple method. ...I spliced my plywood between the frames...and added backer pieces. ..that was the first layer...second layer ...joined in another spot...
So just break in different areas. ..will look and see if I can find a picture. ..
by specialk
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: G-12 Gathering 2018 Dates and Location
Replies: 84
Views: 16234

Re: G-12 Gathering 2018 Dates and Location

Well...not going to make it this year...
Really was just going to show up...and do lunch. ..
But will be in Virginia through the end of the gathering. ..
Will miss seeing y'all...and wanted to meet a few I have not got to talk with in person...have fun and drink a beer for Bev..and i...