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by Hercdrvr
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 83
Views: 5430

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Good call on the Bondo spreader, I’ll try it.
Thanks,
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 83
Views: 5430

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I’m liking this full sheet section. How did everyone glue the next full sheet on? I’ve been using Poxygrip, but it’s kinda thick to cover a larger area. I am thinking poxy-shield would be easier.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 199
Views: 27849

Re: modified malahini

15 gallon fuel tank aft. Battery is forward under the bow. The E-tec 90 weighs in at about 320lbs. My yamaha 90hp is 260.

I’m going to repaint the waterline this winter, maybe I’ll get it right this time.

Good luck
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Geronimo's motorbox
Replies: 18
Views: 476

Re: Geronimo's motorbox

8 gallons per hour
by Hercdrvr
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Geronimo's motorbox
Replies: 18
Views: 476

Re: Geronimo's motorbox

2 or 4 stroke 90hp? I don’t think we can talk about fuel tank capacity until we know what we’re dealing with. My 2 stroke 90hp Yamaha will suck down 8 gallons at high cruise power settings. 4 strokes sip fuel. Simon Ford and I were comparing notes at the gathering on our fuel burn to Chattanooga and...
by Hercdrvr
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 199
Views: 27849

Re: modified malahini

I’m with Chris on how much bottom Paint and stripe shows above the water line, Builders choice. This is a tough call on where the water line will be with the modified V bottom. I think the key to an attractive boot stripe is that it parallels the water. Unlike my Malahini stripe that is submerged af...
by Hercdrvr
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 199
Views: 27849

Re: modified malahini

That’s probably enough. You might have to fill in some low spots with more epoxy. As you sand you’ll get a feel for when you’re about to sand into the cloth. My next step was building the transom edge back up and sanding it to a sharp corner.
Getting close to a flip on this one.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 199
Views: 27849

Re: modified malahini

Hi Bryan, Waterline on Malahini is kind of a moving target depending on the weight of the engine. My waterline in 5” from the bottom of transom and runs forward to my best guess near the bow. From the pictures You can see I should have started at 6” at the transom and ended waterline a bit sooner up...
by Hercdrvr
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 110
Views: 2544

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I love how Neal has colocated his building area with his comfort area.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Help with Boat Build choice?
Replies: 23
Views: 870

Re: Help with Boat Build choice?

I’ve never seen an Outrage in person. Looks like a very versatile boat with a better ride than Zip or Malahini. It has a totally different look to it, more of a 60’s or 70’s style ski boat. We’re kind of all over the map on which boat to build and only you can answer that. After building a Squirt, a...
by Hercdrvr
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Help with Boat Build choice?
Replies: 23
Views: 870

Re: Help with Boat Build choice?

Older classic motor? Been there and felt that pain. No thank you. Old motors look great hanging on a wood boat but there is one problem....they suck. Best place is on the wall in a man cave. Cruise the forum and count up how many builders, me included, ditched their old motor for something newer and...
by Hercdrvr
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Help with Boat Build choice?
Replies: 23
Views: 870

Re: Help with Boat Build choice?

What do you want to do with your boat?
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer 4-stroke horsepower?
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: Flying Saucer 4-stroke horsepower?

If it were my F saucer build, I’d go for the 30hp and move the tank and battery forward. My Squirt with a 4 stroke 20hp is about right so more would be my choice for the bigger F-saucer. When looking at basic hp/ speed numbers, I’d say a 20 hp would run out at 23mph with a couple guys in it and 28mp...
by Hercdrvr
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Another Geronimo Coming Soon
Replies: 592
Views: 99269

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Good to see your back to having fun building, because it’s not work. Your boat looks great! I have inverted drips all along the interior of the chine, it hasn’t been much of a distraction from the fun factor yet.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 83
Views: 5430

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I got one side “starboard” trimmed off along the chine. Port side only took 3 days to plank. I never know what to call the sides of the boat when it’s upside down. Isn’t “Port” still the left side of the boat boat facing forward even if it’s capsized? So Starboard planking becomes Port planking afte...

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