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by Hercdrvr
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt Frame 2 - Lost already !
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Squirt Frame 2 - Lost already !

You are looking at two separate pieces. Yes, the piece of frame where the yellow pencil is pointing ends there. The blue pointer is the floor timber (separate piece of wood). The whole frame is 5 pieces plus the 2 gussets. It will all make sense when you cut your pieces out and assemble them. You’re...
by Hercdrvr
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Count Down
Replies: 100
Views: 20630

Re: Count Down

Slight delay
by Hercdrvr
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Count Down
Replies: 100
Views: 20630

Re: Count Down

Slight delay
by Hercdrvr
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Count Down
Replies: 100
Views: 20630

Re: Count Down

Passing Memphis
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 117
Views: 47138

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Very nice, how thick is your decking, 1/4”?
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Joel Bauer’s Coronado (Laurel Lynn)
Replies: 13
Views: 283

Re: Joel Bauer’s Coronado (Laurel Lynn)

Hi Joel, Congratulations on getting started, I’ll be watching your build as I plan to build a Nor’wester (same hull as Coronado) when I finish my Barrel-back. I’ve never read anything about stretching a hull changing the waterline. To me, the waterline of a boat is where it is when I finish the boat...
by Hercdrvr
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Texas
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Hello from Texas

Yes, You can open up the cockpit of a Barrel-back. There’s nothing structural about the beam between the seats. If you stretch the hull to 20ft you’ll have about 5 1/2- maybe 6ft from the dash to the back seat. The Key-Largo is the same hull but in a utility configuration, more room but not as sexy....
by Hercdrvr
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 184
Views: 52960

Re: Malahini from MD

Installing an outboard is no big deal if you have an engine hoist or a gantry.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brisbane Squirt
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Brisbane Squirt

I make templates out 1/4” plywood. They are easy to make because you can lay the plans out on a full sheet of plywood and make an accurate transfer. I too use my wife’s dressmaker wheel and carbon paper. Once the plywood templates are cutout they can be easily checked for accuracy against the plans....
by Hercdrvr
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 293
Views: 99283

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Jim,
my experience using my car engine hoist to do anything with the boat engine was, it is useless. It doesn’t have the capability to reach over the sheer and lift the engine straight up. It drags to the side as it lifts. So don’t dismantle your gantry to soon, mine is still up.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 293
Views: 99283

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Way to go Jim, I’ve been waiting on this day from you. Your gantry makes mine look like popsicle sticks, you could lift the whole boat and trailer with that beast!
Good luck with the engine fit, there are sure to be minor fit issues.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 184
Views: 52960

Re: Malahini from MD

I wrestled with these exact questions 3 years ago and for me the answer is: buy the bigger engine and have enough power for the day you have 5 adults in the boat or pulling up a 200 lb skier. The used 90hp market is plentiful because guys bought an under powered bass boat to save money and now they ...
by Hercdrvr
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 492
Views: 108054

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Sanded and polished the 1/4” stainless inlays for the dash. I Started with 400 grit and worked up to 3000 grit and then the polishing wheel.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: G-13 Lunch Run to Chattanooga 9/13/19
Replies: 37
Views: 2165

Re: G-13 Lunch Run to Chattanooga 9/13/19

Thanks for making the calls Neel,
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 184
Views: 52960

Re: Malahini from MD

Yamaha makes a 70hp that weighs 260 lbs, Bob B runs one on his Malahini, very nice engine. I run a 2 stroke 90 hp, 256 lbs and there many 60 hp engines on Malahini’s. Performance between them isn’t a big difference. We’re talking 5 mph, and there’s always somebody faster no matter how big of an engi...