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by Hercdrvr
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 371
Views: 49694

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Thanks Jim
by Hercdrvr
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 371
Views: 49694

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Zero three thirty and Im awake trying to figure out how to make this all work. The sheer on the Barrelback fades completely into symmetrically round planking the last 3 ft of the boat. It will take plenty of stock and sanding to get the shape. Many parts of this build are out at the edge of what I t...
by Hercdrvr
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Substitute "AC" Douglas Fir Plywood for "AB" Ext 3/4" ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1663

Re: Substitute "AC" Douglas Fir Plywood for "AB" Ext 3/4" ?

Bring your wallet at Wood World, they are very proud of everything.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 371
Views: 49694

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Getting some Walnut squared up and finished on two sides. Wouldn’t it be great if we all had one of these giant conveyor pizza oven sanders? I’m using a darker wood for the perimeter cover boards. No stain, I find the species of wood for the color I want. I read somewhere it’s bad luck to use Walnut...
by Hercdrvr
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 223
Views: 51569

Re: Michael's ZIP

Normal hiccups, looking good sir.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 462
Views: 64934

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Agree, Raptor is a valuable tool for unique task.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: Vroom vroom is gone
Replies: 25
Views: 1263

Re: Vroom vroom is gone

Very glad the boat was found and coordinated efforts are being made to return it. Count me in for 5 or 6 hours driving if it gets out my way. Heard something about Oklahoma might be its destination. Maybe someone could go through a drive through muffler shop somewhere, I’d pitch in $$ for one. Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 462
Views: 64934

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Hi Neel, Good tug system for your build. I’m taking notes how you get things done with your brain instead of your back. Raptor nailer...a quirky tool but I finally made friends with it. The bar that drives the plastic nail would get stuck before it retracted all the way. Start of day it would take s...
by Hercdrvr
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: Introduction

There’s about 4 of us building Barrelbacks at different stages of construction here in the forum. Looking forward to following your progress too.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 92
Views: 11022

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

60hp would be fine for water sports pulling kids. Prop it for hole shot and it will pop on plane quickly and you’d only give up a couple mph at the top end. Im not sure if a 4 stroke 60hp actually uses any fuel, they go for days on a tank of gas. If your budget is $5000 then you’re in the slightly u...
by Hercdrvr
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 92
Views: 11022

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Above and forward of frame 4 is a great idea. Moeller makes a 19 gallon tank that would fit nicely up front. I run an older 2 stroke 90 Yamaha (256lbs), plenty of power. Anywhere in the 60-90hp is a good fit for a Malahini. https://www.wholesalemarine.com/moeller-19-gallon-bow-fuel-tank.html?gclid=E...
by Hercdrvr
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 92
Views: 11022

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Simon Ford has the tank forward on his Malahini, works fine. Mine is aft and works fine too. Being a family / water sports boat for us, I tend to like lots of storage under the bow for quick access to all the “stuff”. For whatever reason, getting into the rear hatch while on the water is more of a h...
by Hercdrvr
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 462
Views: 64934

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Boom Bang, just like that you’ve got yourself another curvy boat.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 371
Views: 49694

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

250 hp and the top of the cam is probably 4800 rpm range.

Side note: my Dad had a White Oak at his timber farm cut and milled. It’s stacked and drying, should be ready for Nor’wester frames in a couple years. Then I’m retiring from building.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 334
Views: 63824

Re: modified malahini

Dr B,
Congratulations on graduating to the next phase of your build. It’s a big blank canvas for your imagination to work with, enjoy.
Matt B