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by Hercdrvr
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 226
Views: 13171

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

She’s gonna be a beauty Neel, the joy is in the journey.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: vupilot's Zip for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: vupilot's Zip for sale

I thought the same thing, what’s he going to build now? Very nice Zip, someone who isn’t interested in the journey of building their own boat will get a very fine vessel.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 756
Views: 118988

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Looks good, very fun part of the build.

Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo's windshield done
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: Bob's Geronimo's windshield done

Bob,
Your windshield glass came out well. I had the exact same mounting issues with those brackets. Nice work using a simple wedge to correct the angle.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 756
Views: 118988

Re: Matt's Geronimo

The 12 volt components you mentioned are a snap. I used the exact DC bus block you have. I threw in a cigarette lighter plug, handy for running the tube inflator. Couple strings of LED lights are a must too. I had never wired anything from scratch before, throughly enjoyed the experience.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aqua Cat build progress
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Aqua Cat build progress

Thanks for sharing pictures of your build. Cats are a cool.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 756
Views: 118988

Re: Matt's Geronimo

I mounted two pumps, one on each side of the knee. You can see in the picture how I used the knee for a mount so I didnt have to screw into bottom planking to get the pump as low as possible. It takes an uncomfortable amount of water back there to make the pumps start moving water out of the boat. B...
by Hercdrvr
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 756
Views: 118988

Re: Matt's Geronimo

I can’t remember on your build, are you going without drain plugs? It takes a fair amount of water before a bilge pump can pick it up. I take a shop vac to the interior after being on the water. It flat out worries me to have any water in the boat for more than a few hours.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bow notching on malahini
Replies: 12
Views: 528

Re: Bow notching on malahini

Kind of hard to tell from pictures but is that chine fair at the last frame? I’m seeing a little more time with a 36 grit paper belt sander. Not trying to step on any toes, just what I see.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 174
Views: 13368

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Running my doner boat today, blew the exhaust hose and dang near sank the boat. Blew a tire on the trailer too.
If it were easy everybody would do it.

https://youtu.be/ndL7y0MIRE4

Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle
Replies: 44
Views: 2174

Re: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle

Nice spray rails. Keep that tilted jig running for me another 40 ft and I’ll pay you at the Gathering in September. I don’t think my hillbilly wood shop can produce such curves. Very nice.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 44
Views: 2259

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

That looks very nice. Sometimes the Chris Craft Mahogany stain looks more like brown paint to me but your technique shows the wood well.
I’m keeping an eye on what you’re up to as I am only a few months behind your build. Please continue to post progress reports.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 174
Views: 13368

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Sold 1st one to a close friend who really wanted it. This is the same boat with a better trailer and electronic ignition. It’s really hard to dismantle these old ski boats after you take them on the water, super fun boats. So I’m taking a wrench to this one ASAP before I get any ideas of keeping it....
by Hercdrvr
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MalahinI transom knee height
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: MalahinI transom knee height

I’d go about 21” for a 20” shaft motor. I like to have plenty of transom so can mount the motor with the cavitation plate even with bottom of the boat.
You can always cut it down if needed but never put it back on.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 174
Views: 13368

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Bought a 92 Supra today for the engine and parts I need for the Barrellback. It’s a 240hp Ford 351. The trailer is in great shape, I might have to cut and weld on new brackets for the bunks. $4500 for an engine, transmission, trailer...etc seemed like the economical way to go. Heck, the outboard on ...

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