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by Hercdrvr
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Thinking about my next boat build.. a river cruiser?
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: Thinking about my next boat build.. a river cruiser?

It’s perfect, let her rip Dave!
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 515
Views: 115948

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Not really any problems with using wood rather than the traditional caulking. My boats stay inside 355 days a year though.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 515
Views: 115948

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Started laying down the 5/16th thick deck, 2.5 wide Mahogany with 5/16” wide strips of Maple between. If my Squirt, Malahini and Barrelback are ever all parked next to each other it will be comical because they will all have the exact same decking. Securing each piece while the PoxyGrip sets isn’t a...
by Hercdrvr
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: connect 18g wire to 16g
Replies: 15
Views: 231

Re: connect 18g wire to 16g

Hi Bryan,
I’d use a 16G connector and strip the 18G wire far enough back to double it over to fill the connector.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 330
Views: 87838

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Very nice!
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Thinking about my next boat build.. a river cruiser?
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: Thinking about my next boat build.. a river cruiser?

Hi Dave, Is there a big difference between powering a 16ft boat and a 28 ft boat with electric propulsion? If the difference is negligible I would build as big as I could. With a little Honda 2000 watt generator and a couple gallons of gas couldn’t you run continuously. Sorry if I offended you by su...
by Hercdrvr
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: BARRELBACK BUILD FROM TOLEDO
Replies: 14
Views: 544

Re: BARRELBACK BUILD FROM TOLEDO

<t>I’m going to jump in on this start up and offer a suggestion. It’s been my experience, don't get too far ahead on materials. I don’t know exactly what materials I need until I get there and my build space is limited. <br/> As far as the fastener kits from Glen L, they are very complete and take o...
by Hercdrvr
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: A couple new builder questions
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: A couple new builder questions

Yep, that’s the idea. After I have the plywood templates cutout I lay them over the plans to make sure they are dead on. It seems like the parts tend to grow a little proud during the transfer and cutout process so I sand the templates back to size so they lay over the plans perfectly. I don’t use t...
by Hercdrvr
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: A couple new builder questions
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: A couple new builder questions

I lay the plans over a sheet of 1/4” regular plywood with transfer paper between and make templates. Instead of using pins like others do, I use a seamstress wheel to carefully transfer the entire image to the template plywood. I cut the templates out and sand them as necessary to get them exact whe...
by Hercdrvr
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 515
Views: 115948

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I’ll have a liability release form for you to sign.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 515
Views: 115948

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Jim, My thinking on mounting tank opposite of the helm is, I’m right at even keel with my wife and me in the boat if the battery is Mounted starboard (helm side) and a 1/2 tank of gas mounted to port. Wife + 1/2 fuel = 210lbs and I’m 190lbs + 50lb Battery =240lbs. Now we’re splitting hairs on how th...
by Hercdrvr
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 515
Views: 115948

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Jim, My thinking on mounting tank opposite of the helm is, I’m right at even keel with my wife and me in the boat if the battery is Mounted starboard (helm side) and a 1/2 tank of gas mounted to port. Wife + 1/2 fuel = 210lbs and I’m 190lbs + 50lb Battery =240lbs. Now we’re splitting hairs on how th...
by Hercdrvr
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 515
Views: 115948

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Tom, Yes, It would be a big shift in CG, just like an aft mounted tank full vs empty moves CG forward as it burns down. I used to fly a KC135 Air refueler with 10 fuel tanks that held 30,000 gallons of fuel. The biggest tanks in the middle of the plane had almost no effect on CG whether they were fu...
by Hercdrvr
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 515
Views: 115948

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Got the tank today, 27 gallons. I really like placement beside the engine, opposite helm for even keel with just me in boat and it leaves easy access to drive shaft, steering and rudder. I’ll have 4” between the engine and tank. Marine exhaust manifolds don’t get hot but I feel the need for a heat b...
by Hercdrvr
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Okoume vs Meranti for clear finishing
Replies: 13
Views: 797

Re: Okoume vs Meranti for clear finishing

Meranti is darker than Okoume when epoxy encapsulated for what that’s worth. My major hang up with Meranti is the splintering along the sawn edge. I won’t use it again.
Good luck,
Matt B