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by Hercdrvr
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Rumble seat in barrelback
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Rumble seat in barrelback

I’m building the Barrel Back and have had the same idea of a third row of seating aft. As the hull took shape I soon realized there isn’t much space back there, the beam gets narrow as it all comes together to form the barrel shape. The beam at the transom isn’t much wider than a Squirt. The plans i...
by Hercdrvr
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 678
Views: 109141

Re: New member from oregon

It’s all part of the life cycle of a prop.
by Hercdrvr
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member From East Tennessee
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: New Member From East Tennessee

Yep, what Neel said. Joining us at The Gathering in September will put you in the middle of some good Glen L construction experience.
Zip is a cool little capable boat.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback waterline location
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: Barrelback waterline location

I agree, plans say 2” below the setup level. When I translate that to draft at the transom I come up with about 5” chine to waterline. Give me another year to finish boat and I’ll measure it for you.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini questions
Replies: 18
Views: 943

Re: MI Malahini questions

Very nice work. Looks like you had the inevitable “snap” on one of your chine laminations. It’s just not a boat without some cursing.
Looking forward to your next progress report.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 818
Views: 132981

Re: Matt's Geronimo

My .02 on fuel tank capacity. Install a tank big enough to satisfy your longest outing without relying on a 5 gallon jug. I’m upgrading my Malahini from a 15 to a 20 gallon tank. 20 gallons will get me from Hale’s Bar Marina to Chattanooga and back. We can waterski and tube all day on 15 gallons but...
by Hercdrvr
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 302
Views: 24049

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Looking great Neel.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Squirt Sheer Issue
Replies: 15
Views: 497

Re: Squirt Sheer Issue

20hp is great, tops out at 29mph. Yamaha has a new 25hp out that weighs same as a 20hp. That would be my choice.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Squirt Sheer Issue
Replies: 15
Views: 497

Re: Squirt Sheer Issue

How much power are you thinking about strapping to the back of this Squirt?
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky
Replies: 21
Views: 1816

Re: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky

You’ve got her all framed and faired, looks beautiful. What kind of wood did you use so far?
Now time to attach 300+ pieces of 1/8 plywood. Might I suggest a raptor stapler for the job if you don’t already have one.
Keep having fun,
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Squirt Sheer Issue
Replies: 15
Views: 497

Re: Squirt Sheer Issue

Good start to your build. I vote....that crack looks repaired well enough, secure it down and keep moving. The bottom planking ties it in tight.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Squirt Sheer Issue
Replies: 15
Views: 497

Re: Squirt Sheer Issue

Shoot us a picture
by Hercdrvr
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Upholstery
Topic: Upholstery lessons
Replies: 4
Views: 697

Upholstery lessons

Bought a Sailrite walking foot sewing machine and learning to sew, my wife is my instructor. Her machine was inadequate for layers of thick vinyl material I’m taking on this new skill not out of desire but necessity. My experience with Upholstery shops is slow, expensive and marginal quality. At lea...
by Hercdrvr
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member - Walter from League City TX
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Re: New Member - Walter from League City TX

Motivational picture, this is Malahini running with fellow boat builders and friends at the Gathering, on Tennessee river.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member - Walter from League City TX
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Re: New Member - Walter from League City TX

Malahini is a great boat to build and on the water. Fastest and most enjoyable way to build a boat is.....one day at a time. Did you get the plywood boat building book? It’s where you start reading. Have fun, it will be a significant occomplishment in your life. Matt B Squirt...Malahini and 1/2 of a...

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