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by Hercdrvr
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Count Down
Replies: 13
Views: 2016

Re: Count Down

Heather and I would like to commit to providing the Saturday night meal. Big giant Taco bar is what Heather has in mind. All you homemade salsa makers bring your own and we’ll compare regional flavors.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Throttle cable length on a Malahini
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: Throttle cable length on a Malahini

The length of the shift and throttle cable isn’t as critical as the steering cable. Your throttle will be mounted in the neighborhood of frame #3 which is about 9 ft from transom....plus 3ft (1/2 the beam) ... another foot from the front of the motor to the where the linkage connects inside the the ...
by Hercdrvr
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 387
Views: 63851

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Two extra thick (8/4) cover boards screwed and glued down. DavO cut a handful on Walnut plugs for me. Those two boards are under some pretty serious tension, they bend and twist to conform to the sheer. I’ll give the PoxyGrip a few days before pulling clamps.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1085
Views: 235395

Re: Matt's Geronimo

How are your off season upgrades going on the big husky white Geronimo?
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2594
Views: 450088

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl,
I don’t get what you’re glassing on the floor. Aren’t we supposed to avoid interior fiberglass and encapsulate only? Do tell.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 387
Views: 63851

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

For a hillbilly carpenter like me, it’s looking ok. I’m leaving the cover board proud of the hull, allowing the flairing lines of the hull to continue up the cover board then rounding to the topside. DavO, friend and fellow Barrelback builder saved the day this weekend. He came by just after I had g...
by Hercdrvr
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 330
Views: 104319

Re: Aussie Belle

Are you going to solid core MIG weld that stainless? Please keep us posted on your cutwater welding techniques. I may give this a try in a few months and I’d rather not spend the money on a bottle of trimix 90% helium gas if it’s not really necessary.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Stuck throttle on my Zip!
Replies: 27
Views: 2480

Re: Stuck throttle on my Zip!

Having fussed with an old outboard it’s easy for me to let this conversation drift from throttle quadrant repair to new engine specifications. A new 150 lb. 30 horse Etec would be sooo nice on your Zip. It comes down to one thing.....$$$$$, new outboards ain’t cheap but worth every penny. Good luck,...
by Hercdrvr
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 60
Views: 6616

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Very nice, and the black Mercury 650 is going look sweet on it.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Texas Malahini "Now"
Replies: 13
Views: 1601

Re: Texas Malahini "Now"

Battery question: Any location is probably fine. I looked up your motor weight, looks like it’s about 250 lbs, not too heavy. I mounted my battery forward against frame 4 under the bow. In my simple mind, Gas tanks and spark makers are best kept separated. It’s a longer run to your starter so you mi...
by Hercdrvr
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Texas Malahini "Now"
Replies: 13
Views: 1601

Re: Texas Malahini "Now"

For the most part I encapsulate everything too. Exceptions are some interior work gets varnish only where sun exposure is the greater threat. 5 or 6 coats of varnish is pretty darn encapsulating.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 387
Views: 63851

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Process report, carling glued and screwed, deck battens cut but still loose.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini performance
Replies: 36
Views: 7610

Re: Malahini performance

Got the spray rails on. Two lamination for a total of 1”x1”, 8 feet long and trimmed out with a 1” stainless hollow back piece.
I still want to trim out the the ends to finish it off. Stand by for a lake test.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 387
Views: 63851

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I’m about to start shaping the edges of the cover boards on the Barrel-back. To get the flowing rounded edge I bought a handheld pipe sander. Playing around with it on scrap wood is working well.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: using fillets to protect joints
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: using fillets to protect joints

I do it. When encapsulating the interior I let a small amount of epoxy flow to where water would collect along the keel and battens. I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a fillet, more of a well encapsulated joint.
Matt B