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by mickfly
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 150
Views: 82486

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Thanks Carl. Yes indeed, there are a lot of places where the "wrestling" occurs however, early on in the process clamps help a lot...clamps couldn't help me in this case. If Darwin's theory of evolution were accurate, boat builders would all have three arms!
by mickfly
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 150
Views: 82486

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Finished "roughing in" the ceilings. One of the phases of the build where I wish I had a helper. Getting the 10 foot boards into place was like wrestling with spaghetti. I've since planed these boards (~1/4'), rounded the edges, added sealer and Sandusky red. After the stain fully cures, I'll be add...
by mickfly
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Annapolis barrelback 19
Replies: 9
Views: 1903

Re: Annapolis barrelback 19

My lumber yard in Charleston milled all the sapele I needed for my hull decking, in 8 or 9 inch widths. I believe the total cost was $300 (wood and shop fee). That is, they performed the resaw work. I asked them to select boards that would give me a good color match and was very pleased with the res...
by mickfly
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID
Replies: 60
Views: 33402

Re: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID

Bryan...thought I would weigh in. I'm far from an expert, but I'm about a month or so from dropping an engine in my build, so I've been thinking about some of the same issues, albeit not as dramatic a change. I'm concerned about motor position and how it will affect the balance and the performance o...
by mickfly
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 150
Views: 82486

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Thanks guys, for the clarification. I think I am going to install both the spray rails and the guards. Always appreciate the insight of the forum experts.
by mickfly
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 150
Views: 82486

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Thanks all. The good news, they don't look that ugly after all. I'm inclined to install them as it seems like a relatively easy fix, compared to installing the guards. Shep, looks like you built the barrel-back, my Key Largo has the back seat up against frame one... more likely to get wet. Bill's co...
by mickfly
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 99
Views: 24674

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

In my view, Bill is on the money. I have a graveyard of stripped screws, despite having a frearson bit for my driver...and driving the majority of screws in my build, by hand! About a month ago, I bought a little block of beeswax. I use a work glove or a scrap of wood to roll the threads across the ...
by mickfly
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 150
Views: 82486

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Thanks guys. From transom to midships do it?
by mickfly
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 150
Views: 82486

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

I just noticed, on the Key Largo plan, that it has an option for spray rails. This is a ~1" X 2" mounted flat, along the CHINE. This is different from the guards that most barrellback and key largo builders include, mounted horizontally, a few inches above the water line. It looks like the spray rai...
by mickfly
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 150
Views: 82486

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: 150
Views: 82486

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: 138
Views: 57545

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: 138
Views: 57545

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: 4465

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: 138
Views: 57545

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

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