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by Hercdrvr
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 293
Views: 36498

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Question....the side planking is throughly encapsulated with SilverTip epoxy, do I sand the epoxy down flat and then start the varnish process .....or do I start varnishing and let the layers of varnish build up to even out the surface of the epoxy? The picture makes the epoxy look smooth and pretty...
by Hercdrvr
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 293
Views: 36498

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I had a porpoising issue on my Malahini so I’m getting the bottom of this Barrelback flat, really flat, like auto body work flat! Poxyshield with fairing filler to build up the last low spots.
It’s rained 4 days straight in Dallas so production has slowed.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 293
Views: 36498

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Biss, thank you for doing your part designing the defensive system for the Herc. Funny thing about that cool picture ram dumping all the flares, the mechanics discouraged this because the recoil from all the flares firing at the same time was fatiguing the aircraft metal. Enough said, most info abou...
by Hercdrvr
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 46
Views: 3131

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

I don’t use duct tape, it’s too sticky and leaves a gooey mess behind. Blue painters tape is my choice. I just did my Barrelback a few days ago, came out very sharp and neat. Key is, Cut it as soon as it will cut without dragging the glass.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini Chine bending
Replies: 39
Views: 3199

Re: Malahini Chine bending

I support my Malahini with a pair of 2x6’s sandwiched together on each side. Welded up my own brackets. I made an attempt to contour the top of the bunks to match the hull as the dead rise increases forward. Wrapped them in bunk carpet and all seems fine. I’ve logged about 5000 miles, no problems. I...
by Hercdrvr
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 293
Views: 36498

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Building the transom bottom edge back up to a sharp angle after fiberglassing. The picture is right after pulling the tape that held the epoxy back while it cured. Next I’ll hit it with the pneumatic
air file to get it all flat and square.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 208
Views: 41862

Re: Michael's ZIP

Not that you really need a picture of a chine block, it’s easy to make, but here is what mine looked liked.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 208
Views: 41862

Re: Michael's ZIP

I’m a fan of the chine block as well, made one for my little Squirt. It allowed me to set the chine angles at the stem into the the block. Now I can wrestle the chine into place without worrying about precise placement, the block is my guide. Also, The elusive chine twist is easier with the angle cu...
by Hercdrvr
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 46
Views: 3131

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Nope, that’s it. Now it’s time to get sticky.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Double layer ply vs single...
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: Double layer ply vs single...

How much are you going to weaken 1/2” plywood trying to bend it into shape? I don’t know much about the flats flyer shape but 1/2” ply isn’t going to yield much. 1/4 on top of 1/4 held with Poxygrip and some screws and it won’t be coming apart in our lifetime.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 293
Views: 36498

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I should have gotten once of these a long time ago, Insta-flat sander.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility skiff build question
Replies: 37
Views: 2416

Re: Utility skiff build question

I agree, keep those joints aft of all the heavy bending in the sheer. What Type of joint?,,,butt block or scarf, both are good and stagger those joints a foot or so for each lamination.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: FF in Kathleen GA
Replies: 125
Views: 18010

Re: FF in Kathleen GA

Sure, why not? Let er rip.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Biscayne 22 vs Belle Isle
Replies: 5
Views: 1396

Re: Biscayne 22 vs Belle Isle

Belle Isle is an up sized Barrelback, 3 ft longer and 7” wider beam. 7” is a huge difference in beam. I would have built a Belle Isle but build space was max of 20’ so Barrelback was the answer. I’ve never sat in a Barrelback but I know it’s going to be tight. For my dime and time, I’d build the Bel...
by Hercdrvr
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 293
Views: 36498

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I ordered a quart of this to test the color out. Anyone have any experience with Pettit Old Salem Bronze?
https://www.wholesalemarine.com/pettit- ... paint.html
Matt B

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