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by CoreyT
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Florida Barrelback
Replies: 85
Views: 22586

Re: Florida Barrelback

I bought a steamer to use on the chine and sheer, but it wasn’t working as well as I wanted it to so I opted wrapping them in towels and pouring booming water over the towel. That seemed to work much better for me. I’m going to fair my keel this weekend and then install the battens so if the hot wat...
by CoreyT
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Florida Barrelback
Replies: 85
Views: 22586

Re: Florida Barrelback

I am a couple days behind you and won’t be doing any of that until I get my lumber in next week. That said I have read that exact blue print a couple of times and have yet to fully digest it. This is the first boat I have ever built so I am absolutely going to have to default to the much more experi...
by CoreyT
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Virginia Barrel
Replies: 59
Views: 9794

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 ...
by CoreyT
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Florida Barrelback
Replies: 85
Views: 22586

Re: Florida Barrelback

It may be because I live in Florida where the garage is essentially a steam room but, I had no problem coaxing them into shape. Now cutting the notches was a whole different story. I’m going to need a few shims... I think I finally figured out a process: 1: Determine which side of the frame will ne...
by CoreyT
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Virginia Barrel
Replies: 59
Views: 9794

Re: Virginia Barrel

this is the only carbed V6 I see on their website: https://www.michiganmotorz.com/complete-engine-package-1984-later-inboard-applications-p-244.html https://www.michiganmotorz.com/hurth-marine-transmission-1251-p-4235.html Based of everything you’ve said as well as others I think I’m sold on your r...
by CoreyT
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Florida Barrelback
Replies: 85
Views: 22586

Re: Florida Barrelback

acflynn wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:09 pm
Lookin' Good! I'm right behind you - starting on the chines this weekend

- Andrew
I’m at the same point as well. I’m doing the chine tonight. It’ll be my first time ever steam bending wood.
by CoreyT
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Virginia Barrel
Replies: 59
Views: 9794

Re: Virginia Barrel

Sounds like Michigan Motorz is the way to go.
by CoreyT
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Virginia Barrel
Replies: 59
Views: 9794

Re: Virginia Barrel

mickfly wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:28 pm
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...
Which 4.3l did you go with? What was your deciding factors?
by CoreyT
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Virginia Barrel
Replies: 59
Views: 9794

Re: Virginia Barrel

Yeh I listened to Kens opinion and decided that I would go with a V6 4.3 liter. The more I thought about it the V6 will be lighter, a little easier on gas and most of the time I would be just cruising through the inter coastal waterways and inlets, not drag racing. The boat was designed with a V6 in...
by CoreyT
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Virginia Barrel
Replies: 59
Views: 9794

Re: Virginia Barrel

Do you know of any website I can look for engines? I was looking for something turnkey ready that is already marinized. I’m looking for an easy install as I am not familiar with engines let alone marine engines.
by CoreyT
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Virginia Barrel
Replies: 59
Views: 9794

Re: Virginia Barrel

I want the V8 for the sound more than the power. There may be smaller V8’s out there I just haven’t found any yet. I’m going to brand new because I’m not a mechanic nor and electrician so I want something that’s going to be reliable and have a warranty for a some time. Luckily I’m in the navy and li...
by CoreyT
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Virginia Barrel
Replies: 59
Views: 9794

Re: Virginia Barrel

Ok, so after fixing frame three I finally got to Cut notches for the keel. I can’t tell you how excited I was just to see the keel dry fitted into place. I’d have that bad boy on first thing tomorrow morning if I didn’t have work. I’m also thinking about putting this engine in it. Getting ahead of m...
by CoreyT
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Virginia Barrel
Replies: 59
Views: 9794

Re: Virginia Barrel

Tom and Neel, I’m very excited to say I have found the problem. I sat in my thinking chair and reviewed everything. Turns out that the clarity of the plans was the mistake. When building the frames I read that The frame was suppose to be 2 inches from the setup level when in fact it’s suppose to be ...
by CoreyT
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Virginia Barrel
Replies: 59
Views: 9794

Re: Virginia Barrel

The thinking chair sounds like the plan. Thanks for the replies.
by CoreyT
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Virginia Barrel
Replies: 59
Views: 9794

Re: Virginia Barrel

So I’m throughly perplexed now. The keel lines up with the keel points on each frame. I pulled out the plans and retraced frame 3 and 4 thinking maybe by chance I put the bottom of frame 3 on frame 4 and vice versa. That was not the case. I don’t know what else to do other than take about 1 inch off...

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