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by mickfly
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Virginia Barrel
Replies: 18
Views: 634

Re: Virginia Barrel

I used poxy grip for the first half of my build. It's great stuff. Someone put me on to Gel-magic. Gel magic is easy to use and measure. It has a blue base and amber hardener...the blue disappears as you mix it, but I always mix it much longer than that anyway. I've used Gel magic for the remainder ...
by mickfly
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Virginia Barrel
Replies: 18
Views: 634

Re: Virginia Barrel

I set up my band saw at ~12 degrees and cut the transom (and reinforcing beams), with a partner helping me. Then I added the camber boards and faired all. As said in a previous post, the 12 degrees is the correct angle for the battens and ultimately the planking to make a smooth transition forward. ...
by mickfly
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Florida Barrelback
Replies: 60
Views: 5651

Re: Florida Barrelback

I wish I cut my exhaust holes out earlier. I waited until rear deck beams were in (I'm building Key Largo version of BB, so only one-frame length for rear deck) and it was a pain to get back there and do the cut-out. I followed the plans for the placement of camber boards and am now fretting that th...
by mickfly
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback in san antonio
Replies: 18
Views: 1345

Re: Barrelback in san antonio

I'll chime in briefly. I put my screws close to the center-line, where applicable, and counter sunk them. However, there were a few that I guessed wrong on. For these, I just backed them out, increased the counter sink, and reinserted the screw. This speaks to the importance of not stripping out the...
by mickfly
Tue May 26, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Help with staining sides of boat
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: Help with staining sides of boat

Sounds like you solved your problem. I wanted to make those who follow aware of an issue I had... I applied Sandusky "red" mahogany (Chris Craft stain) over sanded sapele. I applied two coats of Petit sealer, epoxy, glass, epoxy (several coats)then about five coats of Captain's varnish, before I fli...
by mickfly
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 150
Views: 93931

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: 93931

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: 11
Views: 4670

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: 39121

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: 93931

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: 93931

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: 112
Views: 45512

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: 93931

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: 93931

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: 93931

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?

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