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by falconer100
Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Prop placing/angle etc.
Replies: 17
Views: 6848

Re: Prop placing/angle etc.

Hi David, It would be a pleasure to meet a fellow builder, I am currently installing the mahogany on the deck as the weather permits, although all the mechanicals are finished apart from selecting and fitting a prop. If you would like to meet on a weekend that would be great, just let me know when i...
by falconer100
Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Prop placing/angle etc.
Replies: 17
Views: 6848

Re: Prop placing/angle etc.

Greybird

Having looked at your blog, its a shame I didn't see it earlier as I have a spare bellhousing you could have had gratis. :roll:
by falconer100
Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:35 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Prop placing/angle etc.
Replies: 17
Views: 6848

Re: Prop placing/angle etc.

Greybird I am also building a Barrelback which is almost finished in Solihull UK. I placed the rudder and strut exactly as per the plans, the engine at 15 degrees with the strut at 18 degrees. The instructions recommend a 12" prop but I was also told that this was too small however one prop calculat...
by falconer100
Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tip for planking staples
Replies: 2
Views: 1820

Tip for planking staples

For those using metal staples on the mahogany layer, here's a little tip to get rid of the holes left after pulling the staples, first, get a bowl of water and a towel, then go undercover and raid the missuses laundry cupboard if you know where it is and grab her iron. If you survive getting out of ...
by falconer100
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Windshield brackets.
Replies: 12
Views: 5811

Re: Windshield brackets.

You could also try Davey & Company, London, Ltd. http://www.davey.co.uk or e-mail: chandlery@davey.co.uk They do high quality windscreen brackets with the centre support in two sizes, 9 1/2" and 12" heights, cast in gunmetal and chromed for £273.14 and £307.34 sterling respectively. Sorry I don't kn...
by falconer100
Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: No more EZ-Poxy2
Replies: 20
Views: 7352

Re: No more EZ-Poxy2

Hi, if it helps at all, on my barrelback I used a two part primer (interlux 2 coats) followed by 2 coats of two part interlux undercoat followed by four coats of one part Brightside. The finish is excellent with a high gloss which hasn't faded and resistant to the usual wear and tear, no scratches e...
by falconer100
Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: One Paint for Above and Below the Water Line?
Replies: 25
Views: 12208

Re: One Paint for Above and Below the Water Line?

Let us all know which you go with.
All the best with your build.
martin.
by falconer100
Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:09 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: One Paint for Above and Below the Water Line?
Replies: 25
Views: 12208

Re: One Paint for Above and Below the Water Line?

I used Interlux Bright Sides on my boat with no problems, their tech department advises that it is OK for up to nine days in water but will have to be hauled out after that time and washed down. They also recommended to use 2 pack primer and undercoat first, 2 coats of each as a minimum. Make sure y...
by falconer100
Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Bottom Paint for a Barrelback.
Replies: 22
Views: 8001

Re: Bottom Paint for a Barrelback.

I went with International Paints 2 pack primer (2 coats) followed by 3 coats of 2 pack undercoat and 5 coats of International Brightside Norfolk Green Poly. This is a very high gloss paint which looks good with the white boot stripe. I used the primer and undercoat up to the top of the boot stripe. ...
by falconer100
Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Order of build steps
Replies: 2
Views: 2143

Re: Order of build steps

On the other hand, it will be easier to fit the sheer fillers and go right up to the covering boards with the mahogany over the fillers.

Martin
by falconer100
Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Planking and trim router - how I did it
Replies: 6
Views: 3754

Re: Planking and trim router - how I did it

Nice job Bob and very well explained with clear pictures. It is very similar to how I did mine, but without a router, after I had put the first plank on, I tacked on the next plank lightly with brads with the edge underneath the edge of the previous plank then used a very sharp utility knife to cut ...
by falconer100
Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: UK Barrelback 20'
Replies: 9
Views: 4496

Re: UK Barrelback 20'

When I get the boat finished, you are invited to the launch. I am quietly ignoring a friends suggestion of 'Treasure Chest' as a name for it as they pointed out are usually found on the sea bed!!! :shock:
by falconer100
Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: UK Barrelback 20'
Replies: 9
Views: 4496

Re: UK Barrelback 20'

Dan (Water_Bouy) came up to take a look at my Barrelback last week, he is a real gent and certainly knows his stuff. it would be a shame if he doesn't build a Barrelback as he has the skill to do it with relative ease. All that is needed is to try and talk him into extending his work shop !! :
by falconer100
Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: UK Barrelback 20'
Replies: 9
Views: 4496

Re: UK Barrelback 20'

For the ones starting out, this will be a great help. I spent a whole week doing my Barrelback layouts.
Patience pays off though.
by falconer100
Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fairing Monte Carlo frames
Replies: 14
Views: 2880

Re: Fairing Monte Carlo frames

Hi Brian, The barrelback I am building is similar in build to your Monte Carlo, you are quite right in saying there is a lot of material to fair off, but I believe the frames themselves should not actually touch the planking itself as it could give a visible line or even a bulge showing the frame ou...

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