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by mickfly
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 176
Views: 115461

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Working on the engine box, which has been a "design as I go" project. I had about 5" in front of the engine so included some side posts which provide support for an "anchor" box behind the front seat. I had to keep track of parts for port and starboard and the port pieces each had a piece of blue ta...
by mickfly
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Space Coast Barrelback
Replies: 9
Views: 170

Re: Space Coast Barrelback

I have quite a few nails left over from a previous build. I'd be happy to send you what you need as I'm finished with that part of the build. Send me a PM if you like and we can exchange addresses...I'm in Charleston SC. I believe I used 5 or more per gusset...and I did not run out. If you ordered t...
by mickfly
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Norwegian Barrelback 20'
Replies: 73
Views: 16298

Re: Norwegian Barrelback 20'

Like many on this forum, I've built several boats. I enjoy using them, but I seem to get more joy out of the build process...figuring things out...successes and occasional failures. I'm in year six of my Key Largo (barrelback utility) build...and still enjoy the process, but I'm READY to be done wit...
by mickfly
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 741
Views: 249137

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Wow! Can you share what you used for cutting compound and polish? What I've got is not working...like that!

Mick
by mickfly
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Epoxy encapsulating
Replies: 11
Views: 786

Re: Epoxy encapsulating

I've seen several methods for sealing/coating in the forum. CPES is a penetrating epoxy...so some put two/three coats of CPES on all interior frames, hull, etc...some put CPES and then coat with epoxy, some put CPES and cover with bilge paint. I put two coats of epoxy and then two coats of bilge pai...
by mickfly
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Stringer spacing dimension
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Re: Stringer spacing dimension

Yes, I had some ipe left over from a back deck project. However, the only place I used it on my build was for the motor mount spacers. It is after all..."iron wood." I'm building the Key Largo (open utility design) and I've been addressing another stringer problem...getting the exhaust UNDER the str...
by mickfly
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Stringer spacing dimension
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Re: Stringer spacing dimension

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I just dropped my engine in this fall. The 26" was perfect...did not even have to adjust the mounts, probably coincidence they were set that way. The blocks in the photo were temporary. I've since replaced with ipee
by mickfly
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 176
Views: 115461

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

What you see pictured below is the result of a bit of impatience. I ordered my 3M 3300 uv caulking in July, but needed to wait until the finish was "right" I followed the advice from "Texas Barrelback" and sanded and sanded and polished the back deck. When I was done, I could not resist breaking out...
by mickfly
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 741
Views: 249137

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Ken...your message made me chuckle. Not because it was funny, but because there are so many ways to approach these problems. If I had seen your two-part suggestions earlier in the game, I might have gone that route. However, I'm so far down the rabbit hole with Epifanes woodgloss (early coats) and E...
by mickfly
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 741
Views: 249137

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

After trying brushing (foam brush, regular brush) my varnish, rolling and tipping, brushing with a high quality varnish brush, and finally spraying...I still wasn't getting the quality finish I was looking for. I'm not looking for perfect, but what I had wasn't anywhere close to perfect. So...I foun...
by mickfly
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 508
Views: 189069

Re: Tom's Tahoe

It's inspiring to see the elegant solutions folks come up with to solve problems! That windshield is going to look cool...a perfect fit with the rest of the build.

Mick
by mickfly
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 176
Views: 115461

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Thanks for the frank opinions. They helped me rethink my situation and have me leaning toward one battery, with a simple disconnect switch. I realized that 1) I don't have a lot of stuff to run (nav light, anchor light, blower, bilge pumps, horn, and maybe a USB for charging), and 2) I'm not taking ...
by mickfly
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 176
Views: 115461

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Happy Thanksgiving. I'm about to start the wiring process. I think I have that figured out, having purchased the Glen_l wiring instructions. However, I don't have a good sense of the battery set. I was told, by my mechanic no less, that I should not put a "starting battery" and a deep cycle battery ...
by mickfly
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rudders, struts, propshafts and more from Glen-L
Replies: 15
Views: 47020

Re: Rudders, struts, propshafts and more from Glen-L

I went to Glenwood Marine over the summer about several parts, when I saw that Glen-L did not have them (deck vents). I was told that they are having trouble getting things made at the foundry. They didn't have deck vents, lifting rings (I dropped mine and broke the chrome!), etc. Marine Hardware di...
by mickfly
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 176
Views: 115461

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Thanks Tom. I'll think I'll go with the sleeves, but I've got some time to ponder while I work on refining my mounts and other assorted stuff. Looks like your build has little clearance under the stringers, but not an issue for you. I can't help but notice what appears to be a "harbor freight" clamp...

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