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by mickfly
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 471
Views: 168369

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Awesome...Yeah, I'm getting a little old to be crawling around in a boat. but I manage.
Did you glue or fasten the foam or just rely on the ceilings to hold in place?

Mick
by mickfly
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Lumber question...(been a while!)
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Lumber question...(been a while!)

Early in my build I asked a similar question. The answer I got from a forum member..."why would you use mahogany for frames and longitudinals that no one will see? " That comment put me onto using Douglas Fir for keel, frames, battens, etc. I know others used mahogany, so I'm not offering a better o...
by mickfly
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 471
Views: 168369

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Glad you okay, are doing better and are back to the build! I really like the look of your floatation foam. I'm at the same stage of my build and ordered the two part liquid for foam. I won't be ordering any more. I tried a pour into a void, walled off with some plastic covered plywood, in the bow ar...
by mickfly
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 19ft Barrelback Prop Strut Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: 19ft Barrelback Prop Strut Questions

Not a complete answer, but I purchased my strut from Glen-L. I'm fairly certain Gayle sold me a ~16 degree. I'm building the Key Largo (utility version of the barrelback), but not sure it matters...except the engine is one frame further back in the BB. Good luck with getting back into the build.
by mickfly
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 158
Views: 100759

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Thanks guys. Ozzie, I did a sabbatical in Queensland in 1995...hoping to go back in 2025...and anniversary of sorts. I was at UQ.
Shep...the Key Largo box is a bit different from the Monaco. Did you have any venting/blowers? I plan on putting in blowers but haven't decided on location...
by mickfly
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 158
Views: 100759

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Thanks Ozzie and John. That's very helpful. Ozzie, you mentioned induction air, do you have any venting in the engine box or does the engine air just come from under the decking? John...I've admired your build since before I started my build five years ago. It's probably the reason I chose (and my w...
by mickfly
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Trip I'd like to take... Lake Moultrie to Charleston Harbor
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Trip I'd like to take... Lake Moultrie to Charleston Harbor

I live in Charleston now, but I taught at Purdue for 12 years.
I'm familiar with the Harbor and intracoastal, from kayaking trips, but have not come down from Moultrie. Needless to say, once my boat is finished...engine going in soon...I'd be up for it.

Mick
by mickfly
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 158
Views: 100759

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Motor arrived last week from Michigan Motorz. So...I'm working on the motor supports (pictured below). Copying from Boise Brit's supports which saved me time. Thanks Bryan. Manual packed with motor was for a 5.7 liter. I ordered the 4.3 liter. Once I confirmed that I had the right size, I learned th...
by mickfly
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 158
Views: 100759

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

I can't believe I haven't posted since March! Wonder what happened in March to slow my progress? Actually, not being allowed to travel for work has provided me with a lot more evenings that I can be in the shop, so I've made good progress. I've got everything sealed, stained, sealed and varnished......
by mickfly
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Bob Brown’s Belle
Replies: 92
Views: 22429

Re: Bob Brown’s Belle

So my eyes weren't deceiving me...the tips are actually angled? I saw Jimbob make an angle bushing out of mahogany for his exhaust tips and I was planning to go the same way. However, these are really intriguing. Seems like I keep finding tips I like better...and are more expensive, but that's an ar...
by mickfly
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Florida Barrelback
Replies: 85
Views: 16052

Re: Florida Barrelback

This is not a novel suggestion, as I'm sure I picked it up on the forum. I had a devil of a time getting the forward battens to both curve and twist. An option is to make them thicker and fair them, but I opted for a cheap wall-paper steamer which I inserted into the center of a 10 foot PVC pipe (ab...
by mickfly
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Bob Brown’s Belle
Replies: 92
Views: 22429

Re: Bob Brown’s Belle

Love the trumpets! Can you share the source?
by mickfly
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Virginia Barrel
Replies: 59
Views: 5602

Re: Virginia Barrel

I got the MPS43C, with the velvet drive 1:1. I’m building the key largo (open utility version of BB) so cockpit size Is not an issue. However, I already have the deck beam installed. I think the engine is a full frame forward in the key largo, which allows for passenger weight in the rear seat (in f...
by mickfly
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Virginia Barrel
Replies: 59
Views: 5602

Re: Virginia Barrel

I just ordered my turn key engine from Michigan Motorz. Ask for Loren. Very knowledgeable. I ordered a 4.3 l . Maybe underpowered but after those “hooking” posts...
by mickfly
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Virginia Barrel
Replies: 59
Views: 5602

Re: Virginia Barrel

I struggled with that part too. If you look carefully at the plans...Boise Brit pointed out that it calls for an extra thickness (board) to accept the deck beams...but that's on the curved part...or the barrel.

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