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by bbeck
Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback Gentlemans Racer
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Re: Barrelback Gentlemans Racer

Thanks Dave. The sides are urethane brown. The boat is 21 feet with aluminum stringers. It floats where it should and fuel is ahead of the mother-in-laws quarters; to adjust weight if needed. Hopefully I will not need trim tabs. Thanks Bill Marquette, MI
by bbeck
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback Gentlemans Racer
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Re: Barrelback Gentlemans Racer

There is a mother-in-laws hatch , seats 3 in front of engine. Thanks
by bbeck
Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback Gentlemans Racer
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Barrelback Gentlemans Racer

Getting closer. The boat was in the water last year for a float test. I am going to wait till spring up here in the Upper Peninsula for maiden voyage. Hopefully all goes well.
by bbeck
Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback float test
Replies: 1
Views: 828

Barrelback float test

No leaks. Balance stayed on engineered float waterline. True test will be next year when running.
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by bbeck
Tue May 05, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Gentlemans Racer
Replies: 4
Views: 1257

Re: Gentlemans Racer

Bill let me know what you find on rules on fuel tank location. The tank is right where the driver would sit on a normal build. We will probably not be going on any long runs, where I would need 35 gallons of fuel. I did have a pdf Coast Guard link to backyard boat building. I cannot find any tank lo...
by bbeck
Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Gentlemans Racer
Replies: 4
Views: 1257

Gentlemans Racer

21 ft barrelback. Well I am committed now, the engine is a foot ahead on the normal build. I have a 35 gallon tank towards the bow. Mother inlaws seat falls between engine a tank. See next year how it balances out.
by bbeck
Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: New Monaco build
Replies: 7
Views: 1516

Re: New Monaco build

Too heavy in the stern. Use all parts less alpha drive and look for a used bell housing, flex plate and velvet drive. They are correct on balance and weight. Locate as close as you can to the plans.
by bbeck
Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Gearbox troubles
Replies: 21
Views: 3281

Re: Gearbox troubles

With the 4 bolts removed I was able; to my surprise; turn it by hand 180 degrees. I bet it will work just fine.
by bbeck
Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Barrel Roll
Replies: 2
Views: 771

Barrel Roll

by bbeck
Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 21 foot barrelback gentlemans racer?
Replies: 0
Views: 2293

21 foot barrelback gentlemans racer?

Looks like the engine, with a shaft and strut I have will end up a foot ahead of the cut out, coming somewhere in between the Key Largo and Barrel-back. Maybe side vertical fuel tanks ahead on the engine. A mother-in-law hatch in front of the engine. Most of time, probably only two on the boat anywa...
by bbeck
Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Aluminum Stingers
Replies: 3
Views: 1444

Re: Aluminum Stingers

I am building a barrelback with aluminum stringers, stretched to 21 feet. I emailed Jim Hurley on any issues with his build. He has no regrets. The main gain I think, which he said, is the strength and the straightness of a piece of 2x4 x 1/4 wall tubing. 2 inch angle is welded to the tubing, then b...
by bbeck
Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Raptor Staples Final Layer
Replies: 3
Views: 1256

Re: Raptor Staples Final Layer

Thanks for the replies. The tie wrap idea is out. I will govern the air back, shoot some in test samples and put the staples in with some symmetry.
by bbeck
Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Raptor Staples Final Layer
Replies: 3
Views: 1256

Raptor Staples Final Layer

Question. On the final layer, if use tie wraps under the staple and break the bridge of the staple, I would have less of a foot print in the wood than a brad. Then sand. I have not tried to control air pressure to get a shallow staple depth [ staples are 9/16s ] . Raptor users give me your thoughts....
by bbeck
Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: classic steering wheel for barrelback
Replies: 3
Views: 1222

Re: classic steering wheel for barrelback

I am thinking of using a 50s car wheel, maybe fabricate the hand throttle and chroming a floor mounted park brake for the shifter. Many choices depending tastes.
by bbeck
Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Barrel Back Build
Replies: 83
Views: 14276

Re: Barrel Back Build

John welcome aboard. I am building the same boat and when the plans showed up and was not sure if I was over my head. The frames one at a time will be fun. Take care Bill

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