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by Bluesman
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member Michael Surman from salt spring island BC Canada
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: New member Michael Surman from salt spring island BC Canada

Welcome! There are a few guys that come to the rally in TN with a True Grit and I think it's quite similar, you may want to connect there.
by Bluesman
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Peoria Illinois
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: New member from Peoria Illinois

Welcome!

I think there's a few "go fast" boats on the Illinois so those are your biggest concerns. Just remember to keep the bow up on wakes.
by Bluesman
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Desperado Build "Cranky"
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Desperado Build "Cranky"

Welcome! I'm looking at other builder photos and I can't or don't see where they bolted through the transom, it might be that the bolts are hidden behind the veneer (countersunk and filled into the transom plywood?). Unfortunately there will be many details like this that you will have to work out f...
by Bluesman
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 21 feet based on an Tahoe 19
Replies: 8
Views: 2805

Re: Tahoe 21 feet based on an Tahoe 19

Welcome!

I used the Raptor nails on all layers, just be sure to be generous with your epoxy. On the bottom planks I used weights where I could, primarily to keep the seams flush.
by Bluesman
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 792
Views: 258847

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Wait, where is there a Summit in Wisconsin? I didn't think they were around here..
by Bluesman
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 792
Views: 258847

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Hercdrvr wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:00 pm
Bluesman wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:44 pm
Well that was quick!
Giant Summit Racing store 40 minutes from home.
Jealous!! Love Summit racing!
by Bluesman
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 792
Views: 258847

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Petcocks can clog with sand, and not drain completely. Jim The drain holes can clog no matter what you have in them, that's one reason why you blow them out with air. The petcocks just make it easier to get onto with a pair of pliers while you're standing upside down, laying at a funky angle or oth...
by Bluesman
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 792
Views: 258847

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Well that was quick!
by Bluesman
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 792
Views: 258847

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

The used 305 I originally bought had some very nice brass petcocks installed on each exhaust manifold and on each side of the block. I cleaned these up and re-used them on the new build, they're easy to pop open for draining out the system and if you've got a rubber tipped air gun (provided your air...
by Bluesman
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Material for frames
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Material for frames

Louis Sauzedde has a very nice video that shows the differences between red and white oak.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6t2AZubF8U
by Bluesman
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 792
Views: 258847

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

My thoughts...
by Bluesman
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Material for frames
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Material for frames

Have you checked mahogany prices? I found it was cheaper for me than DF.

White oak is another option but be cautious with oak species as Bill has mentioned above.
by Bluesman
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 792
Views: 258847

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I've seen that happen before and the blocks were OK. Fingers crossed...
by Bluesman
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member American Samoa
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: New member American Samoa

Rough gig you got there Jim..... I'm sure you'd have plenty of volunteers if you need any hands-on help!
by Bluesman
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Space Coast Barrelback
Replies: 31
Views: 1498

Re: Space Coast Barrelback

I can show you how I did my Tahoe and this model is connected at frame #8. Should be the same idea. Basically I laminated and bolted a block into that corner, but if I could do it again I'd make a block like I did at the transom. I also screwed into the end of the stringer from the front of that fra...

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