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by Hercdrvr
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from Crawfordville Florida (corrected)
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: New Member from Crawfordville Florida (corrected)

Welcome, the Malahini is a good choice because the construction is suitable for a beginner and it’s very nice looking for a sheet plywood boat. It has lots of room and it’s not too expensive to power. Enjoy the journey!
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Gathering 2020
Topic: G-14 Dates and Location
Replies: 90
Views: 34556

Re: G-14 Dates and Location

Anyone having trouble getting someone to answer the phone at Hales Bar? I’m not sure what their business model looks like but that place does their best to encourage customers to stay away.
Sheesh,
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 23’ Belle Isle “hooking”
Replies: 29
Views: 315

Re: 23’ Belle Isle “hooking”

Sounds like the answer is like any other piece of equipment, know the machine’s limitations, and know my limitations as an operator. The latter being my limitation because I suffer from the airline pilot crossover skill syndrome, just because I can operate a 200 ton airplane in all weather condition...
by Hercdrvr
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 23’ Belle Isle “hooking”
Replies: 29
Views: 315

Re: 23’ Belle Isle “hooking”

Can we get a picture of this boat and the specs on the engine?
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Build space
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Build space

I’m building a 20 ft Barrelback in a 20 ft garage stall. With the bow tucked in the front corner the garage door closes. I built my building form on casters so I roll it out a couple feet to have room to work. A 19 ft Barrelback with a V-8 will be tight.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 627
Views: 195599

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

It took a few days to get the shifter / cup holder shelf built. Temp 99 and heat index of 113 today in Texas, oof.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Florida Barrelback
Replies: 60
Views: 5651

Re: Florida Barrelback

I order my marine plywood from Homestead, $54 a sheet for 1/8” Okoume. A Barrelback takes about 25 sheets of 1/8” plywood.
Matt B

https://www.marine-plywood.us/mahogany_okoume.htm
by Hercdrvr
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback in san antonio
Replies: 18
Views: 1345

Re: Barrelback in san antonio

Hi Joe,
25 sheets of plywood will be perfect, I ordered 27 and had a few left over.
Matt
by Hercdrvr
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 613
Views: 190758

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I don’t want drag the Raptor discussion out too far. As its use applies to boat construction, there is a fair amount of sticky epoxy involved when using the Raptor nailer/stapler which can’t help smooth operation of the tool. You should see how much dried epoxy is on my stapler and it’s still firing...
by Hercdrvr
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Glen-L Newsletter & Builder Galleries
Replies: 87
Views: 130635

Re: Glen-L Newsletter & Builder Galleries

Right On, My family will be hauling ass across a lake this weekend in a Glen L boat I built myself. I get to go and do as I please, thank you US Constitution !! While in the Air Force, I spent several years in other countries, no thank you. I love my home.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Barrelback Seating
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Barrelback Seating

Any length added to the boat has to be done by spacing all the frames farther apart. Only adding length between a couple of frames in the cockpit area will severely upset the lines of the boat.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Virginia Barrel
Replies: 18
Views: 634

Re: Virginia Barrel

I had to think about your 12 degree question, The Barrelback is a very narrow boat at the transom, the 12 degrees is about the angle it widens moving forward. As mentioned in a previous reply, I would leave the camber boards long and finish out the angle later. I would even say, it’s just part of fa...
by Hercdrvr
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new the forum and first time boat builder
Replies: 23
Views: 657

Re: new the forum and first time boat builder

Welcome, I will enjoy following your build.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Short Shaft Motor or Long Shaft Motor for Zip, which one??
Replies: 17
Views: 3700

Re: Short Shaft Motor or Long Shaft Motor for Zip, which one??

A new 40 hp Yamaha is 215 lbs, Sounds like a good engine for the Zip if your transom is built to specs with quality materials. I’m with Chris on road chop, I cringe watching the Malahini in my rear view mirror over bumps, but it’s been bouncing around back there for 3 years now with no major damage....
by Hercdrvr
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 613
Views: 190758

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

No doubt, the Raptor nailer and stapler are problematic. I don’t get too hung up about the stapler denting the wood when it will be covered up by another layer of planking. As for the nailer to control denting, I monkey with the pressure until my grumbling is barely audible.
Matt B

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