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by Hercdrvr
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini Chine bending
Replies: 45
Views: 4471

Re: Malahini Chine bending

Plenty of trailer there for a Malahini.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 353
Views: 43017

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Ok, thanks for the info. This donor boat is working out great, even if the prop isn’t the perfect diameter/pitch it gives me a free starting place. Specs say the Supra ski boat weighs 2350lbs, Barrelback won’t be any heavier. Same engine and prop pushing about the same size boat....it passes the TLA...
by Hercdrvr
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 353
Views: 43017

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Doner ski boat was running a 13x13 four blade prop.
by Hercdrvr
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 353
Views: 43017

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Need a little transmission education . I ended up with a PCM40 1.23:1 transmission with a 9 degree down angle. Gear reduction probably not really necessary on a boat the size of a Barrelback. The current prop diameter and pitch with a 1.23:1 trans will be a stump pulling set up, right? May need more...
by Hercdrvr
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 70
Views: 5616

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Yep, when my flip started to go past vertical it needed a line to control the swing through. Doing a solo flip is a badge of honor for sure but scary with all that hard work dangling in the air.
Congratulation, now for the best part of the build.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Boat Videos
Topic: Zip construction videos
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Zip construction videos

Joshua,
Beautiful Zip you built. It cruises along smartly with an economical engine. Well done.
Mattt B
by Hercdrvr
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 353
Views: 43017

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

No, but I was thinking about 100hp shot from the bottle of juice for that glass water drag race.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 353
Views: 43017

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Figure I’ll be overe the sheer about Five hundred times before I drag this build across the finish line, let’s make it easy.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 353
Views: 43017

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

https://paceperformance.com/p-3990-engine-dimensions.html http://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/EngineDimensions.html Data says : GM 4.3L V6 is 25.4” long Ford 351W is 29” long Not going to change my engine plan over 3 1/2 inches. The front seat will be a perfect fit for me either way, even if it were a V-...
by Hercdrvr
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 353
Views: 43017

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Chris Craft made a 17 ft Barrelback with the straight 6 engine. Seats had to have been snug.

http://www.classicboat.com/chris-craft- ... ck-38n.htm
by Hercdrvr
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 353
Views: 43017

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I would prefer the Chevy 4.3L V6 but I couldn’t find a donor with a straight inboard setup with one. Heck, the V6 only buys me an extra 4 inches anyway. The bell housing, Transmission,coupler and packing nut take up as much boat length as the engine. I’ve looked at every Barrelback engine photo on t...
by Hercdrvr
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 353
Views: 43017

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Dave, Yes, an engine bulge in the back seat was my first thought as well to make a few more inches of interior room. It would have to be done right though so not to upset the classic look. The week after flipping a boat is spent measuring, scratching my head and fretting over the task as a whole. So...
by Hercdrvr
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 353
Views: 43017

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I’m measuring this and that on the interior and came up with about 5 1/2 feet from the dash to the back seat. Hmm, seems kinda snug. So, to get my head around this space I measured the Trans Am sitting next to the boat and it’s the same, 5 1/2 ft from dash to back seat. I wouldn’t exactly call a 76 ...
by Hercdrvr
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 299
Views: 56958

Re: modified malahini

Dr. B,
Cool stuff, have fun. Malahini is an easy flip with 4 or 5 fellows.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 13
Views: 765

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Wait a minute, you went from cutting a hole the garage to all the frames in place in 3 weeks. You’ll have a boat by Easter at that pace.
Matt B