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by mickfly
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 134
Views: 67196

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Thanks Jim. It looks stunning. My son is set on hand painting the lettering...which is why I’m looking for paint colors. If he changes his mind I’ll consider sign now. Appreciate the suggestion. You must be close to launch now?
by mickfly
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 134
Views: 67196

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Another question for the forum...My son is a graphic artist and will be in town soon. I'd like to get the name painted on the transom.
I've found Sheffield Super Bright Gold as a possible. Anyone have a painted logo/name...and can assist with a color choice?
by mickfly
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky
Replies: 125
Views: 41416

Re: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky

That’s what my wife says, but thanks for the compliment.

As for UV protection, I varnished the bottom. Wish I hadn’t as I expect the trailer bunks will peel it off over time. I could have just varnished the exposed part.
by mickfly
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky
Replies: 125
Views: 41416

Re: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky

I used graphite (and some black pigment) on my hull-bottom. Haven't launched yet, so I don't know if I would recommend or not. It looks better than I expected. I floated her in November and she didn't sink, but that was a leak test, not a performance test!
by mickfly
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 878

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

I'm going to chime in with a question that may be considered heresy by purists on the forum. Epiphanes appears to be the "gold standard" finish, but is the highest cost and requires sanding between coats. Jamestown has "Total Boat" products that do not require sanding between coats--Lust or Gleam. T...
by mickfly
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky
Replies: 125
Views: 41416

Re: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky

I had bubbles when I applied the epoxy with a foam roller. I "tipped" them with a foam brush. Only took a few minutes to knock them down.

I assume you are painting the bottom? If so, the cloudiness should not be an issue.

Mick
by mickfly
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 134
Views: 67196

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Thanks. Any insight on grounding wires for the filler hose/rest of fuel tank?
by mickfly
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 134
Views: 67196

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Bill: The rudder only moves about 30-35 degrees port and starboard! Thanks for confirming that I did it correctly. My boat mechanic (for our other power boat) recommended the hydraulic steering. It was pricey, but I'm pleased with the way it works...or seems to work in the shop and while stationary ...
by mickfly
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 134
Views: 67196

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Took the build down to the boat ramp for a "float." Wanted to make sure the rudder and strut were water-tight before I put in the gas tank and rear deck. It floated! No leaks. I expected a little drip from the rudder stuffing box, but it was dry. I have the hydraulics hooked up and I worked the stee...
by mickfly
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 134
Views: 67196

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

My mistake...option three will not work. Frame two has a keel to top of frame support. Exhaust has to go outside the motor stringers.
by mickfly
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 134
Views: 67196

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Building a key largo and finding some differences between my build and barrelback. My engine will be mounted behind the front cockpit, one frame further forward than barrelback. I'm fitting the sole (floorboards) of the boat and realize that I only have 3" clearance between the frames and the sole. ...
by mickfly
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 134
Views: 67196

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Making slow and steady progress. Have the port side cover board shaped and the starboard side cover board roughed out. I built the front seat and hooked up the hydraulic steering. Will test the steering this weekend, as it's a two person job. Dashboard installed and am planning on adding the plywood...
by mickfly
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 134
Views: 67196

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Thanks Tony. On the Key Largo, the plans show a frame cut-out to accommodate the shaft and specifies reinforcing on both sides with plywood, both of which which I've done. From your post, it sounds like I just need the angle bracket to provide some extra reinforcement on that frame. That's easy...in...
by mickfly
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 134
Views: 67196

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

A question I asked in a previous (long) post. The (Key Largo) plans show a metal angle bracket, on both sides of frame 2. I'm assuming this metal bracket is required only on frame 2? ...as it is not shown on other frames in the plans (the wooden mounting brackets on the motor stringer is shown on ev...
by mickfly
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Joel Bauer’s Coronado (Laurel Lynn)
Replies: 13
Views: 2535

Re: Joel Bauer’s Coronado (Laurel Lynn)

I asked Boise Brit to post a photo of his scarfing jig. I know you can scarf plywood but I’ve not done it. On my smaller projects (sailboat and kayak) I butt-joined the plywood and glued and screwed a “seam backer” of the same material.

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