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by Grampa Steve
Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Plywood frames?
Replies: 322
Views: 54843

Re: Plywood frames?

Jamie, action shots are the hardest for me to get. I only have one so far;

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by Grampa Steve
Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Plywood frames?
Replies: 322
Views: 54843

Re: Plywood frames?

Update on our Belle Isle: We've been using "Old's Cool" on Clear Lake as a daily SuperMabel/wake board puller, and milk shake fetching machine. We like going slower because the waving back to admirers sessions last longer that way, and at 2500 RPM she uses about 2.5 gal/hour. Better than m...
by Grampa Steve
Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: varnish or auto clearcoat?
Replies: 16
Views: 3843

Re: varnish or auto clearcoat?

We purposely decided not to use a drop of varnish on our Belle Isle "Old's Cool". We had the hull sprayed with automotive clear over the "Super Sap" epoxy resin/fiberglass finished as recommended by Entropy Resins. It's only a few months old now, but what an awesome look. We've h...
by Grampa Steve
Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Plywood frames?
Replies: 322
Views: 54843

Re: Plywood frames?

Jeff, yes I have that size but it won't protect for water damage unless your phone is in a waterproof cover, which are quite expensive. My iphlote just keeps everything from sinking to the bottom of the lake. Otherwise in which case who cares if it's waterproof.
by Grampa Steve
Sat May 31, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Plywood frames?
Replies: 322
Views: 54843

Re: Plywood frames?

Thanks Jeff, I took that with my iphone, but not without water and sinking protection. I'm the inventor and owner of www.iphlote.com
by Grampa Steve
Thu May 29, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Plywood frames?
Replies: 322
Views: 54843

Re: Plywood frames?

And this is why we built our Ken Hankinson designed Glen-L "Belle Isle" custom runabout;

https://vimeo.com/96774624
by Grampa Steve
Wed May 21, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Plywood frames?
Replies: 322
Views: 54843

Re: Plywood frames?

Looking forward to meeting you at Clear Lake too Rich. Many folks at the Bass Lake gathering told us the Clear Lake "Wood and Glory" gathering is always a lot of fun. And Bill, yes, all you guys here on this forrum get much of the credit too. With your collective wisdom, experience, guidan...
by Grampa Steve
Wed May 21, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Plywood frames?
Replies: 322
Views: 54843

Re: Plywood frames?

Thanks so much Gayle. I sure put in the good word for Glen-l and their dedication to helping newbees like us make these floating and roaring classic American works of art. I saw lots of wheels spinning, so let's hope for lots more of the same.
by Grampa Steve
Wed May 21, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Plywood frames?
Replies: 322
Views: 54843

Re: Plywood frames?

Hey thanks Rod, for some reason I'm having problems posting photos here, so you beat me to it.
Yes, the skippers at the gathering issued us a great honor and it really made our weekend.
by Grampa Steve
Tue May 20, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Plywood frames?
Replies: 322
Views: 54843

Re: Plywood frames?

Ok, so we had the greatest "mission accomplished" weekend ever. My wife and I loaded "Old's Cool" up and hauled her down to the woody boat gathering at Bass Lake CA. The boat had only 3 hours on her too. Though we brought a brand new boat and not a restored classic we were very w...
by Grampa Steve
Mon May 12, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Plywood frames?
Replies: 322
Views: 54843

Re: Plywood frames?

4000 RPM @ 35 MPH, smooth as silk with my soul mate Hannelore at the helm. http://vimeo.com/95079131?email_id=Y2xpcF90cmFuc2NvZGVkfGMzYmQ4NTI5NjgwZTYwZGMwZjYyYzNiMmI2NWJmZmUwMzg5fDIyMjg0MDE0fDEzOTk5NTQ5Mjl8NzcwMQ%3D%3D&utm_campaign=7701&utm_medium=clip-transcode_complete-finished-20120100&am...
by Grampa Steve
Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Plywood frames?
Replies: 322
Views: 54843

Re: Plywood frames?

Thanks Billy, great to hear that the rudder does catch at some point going backwards. Can't wait to see how mine does that, as I explore further handling characteristics.
Do you use a wooden paddle for any docking? (Right now mine is used to hold open the engine hatch lol)
by Grampa Steve
Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Plywood frames?
Replies: 322
Views: 54843

Re: Plywood frames?

Thanks Carl and Billy, Such a well balanced and smooth running design. Great job Ken Hankinson! Next I'll try to get some shots of it underway from another boat. Say Billy, I've been an IO boat driver for most my life, and this is really my first experience with a traditional single screw inboard. I...
by Grampa Steve
Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Plywood frames?
Replies: 322
Views: 54843

Re: Plywood frames?

Here she is cruising on Clearlake today next to Mt Kanocti at 2500 RPM, about 1/4 throttle and 20 mph.
I hope you can open this link;
https://vimeo.com/93211808
by Grampa Steve
Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1933
Views: 313475

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Roberta, I haven't read all the posts concerning the flip but you just have to go with the "hanging spit" method. It not only makes the flip safe and effortless, but also allows you to prop each bright side into a perfect working height. You do have to drill a one inch hole in the center o...

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