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by falconer100
Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 18
Views: 4558

Re: Merry Christmas

To all boat builders and everyone at Glen L - Hope you all had a great Christmas and the very best wishes for the New Year.

Martin
by falconer100
Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Barrel Back Build
Replies: 88
Views: 25797

Re: Barrel Back Build

John,
Michael is on the nose on that one, I also did mine like that so go for it.
Hope you had a good Christmas and keep up the great work in the New year.
have a good one.
Martin.
by falconer100
Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Barrel Back Build
Replies: 88
Views: 25797

Re: Barrel Back Build

I used three silicon bronze 3/8 bolts and nuts each side on mine, as you cannot get at these after the transom is finished.
Martin.
by falconer100
Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Fastening Schedule for a Barrelback
Replies: 2
Views: 1519

Re: Fastening Schedule for a Barrelback

As did I
by falconer100
Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: inboard prop shaft installation
Replies: 8
Views: 2165

Re: inboard prop shaft installation

Nearly forgot, thanks Fergal and Doug for the input.
Martin
by falconer100
Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: inboard prop shaft installation
Replies: 8
Views: 2165

Re: inboard prop shaft installation

Chris, it depends on what sort of shaft log you are using, is it a tube or a standard log such as Glen L sell? I used a glass tube to start with but messed it up, despite numerous measurements, I managed to end up with it a few degrees sideways - useless! I finished up getting a standard shaft log f...
by falconer100
Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: inboard prop shaft installation
Replies: 8
Views: 2165

Re: inboard prop shaft installation

Hi cdavis,

Fergal and Kens are both right, that is how I did my motor installation.
Fergal, where did you get the spacer for your carb from? I take it that is a 15 degree angle, I can't seem to find one anywhere.
Martin.
by falconer100
Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Cutting notches for keel on barrel back
Replies: 3
Views: 1942

Re: Cutting notches for keel on barrel back

Hi, this is how I did it on my Barrelback. Start at the transom and cut the notch so the two keel lengths are flush with the top of the transom, it will be need to be bevelled by 3 or 4 degrees, then holding the keel pieces together so you have the total thickness, hold them against frame #1 so they...
by falconer100
Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Silicon Bronze vs Stainless
Replies: 28
Views: 18976

Re: Silicon Bronze vs Stainless

Just to confuse matters, what about the new Duplex stainless steel which are at least 50% harder than 316?
Martin
by falconer100
Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tank vent question
Replies: 5
Views: 1996

Re: Tank vent question

Thanks sands 35, good advice, I was thinking of mounting the vent above the level of the tank and routing the pipe in a sort of gooseneck arrangement to it, the shape of the stern doesn't allow much of a rise in the pipe owing to the tapering deck, possibly 6 inches or so above the top of the tank, ...
by falconer100
Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tank vent question
Replies: 5
Views: 1996

Re: Tank vent question

Thanks for the quick replies guys, I was erring towards the freeboard but was getting a bit jittery about drilling a hole in the side of the boat and wanted confirmation that it was correct. Bill, I had heard that you should have a loop in the pipe, but wasn't sure whether it should go up or down so...
by falconer100
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tank vent question
Replies: 5
Views: 1996

Tank vent question

Hi guys, Where would the best position be for the tank vent on the barrelback, on the side, and if so, level with or lower than the tank outlet, or through the deck? I have a Plastimo 84 litre tank fitted in the position indicated on the plans, but only want to cut one hole first time for the vent. ...
by falconer100
Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback battery question
Replies: 21
Views: 4618

Re: Barrelback battery question

Peter, Glad to hear you escaped unscathed, you don't have much luck with batteries do you? Who would have thought a relatively small black box could be so troublesome? Glad I'm going with the gel battery. That chap was genuinely lucky, and no, you're not boring anyone, if anyone reading this thread ...
by falconer100
Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback battery question
Replies: 21
Views: 4618

Re: Barrelback battery question

Bob, Thanks for the link, obviously more common than I thought, batteries exploding!
I already have installed circuit breakers (2of- over engineered again probably) right next to where the battery is going.
Thanks for the input.
Martin.
by falconer100
Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback battery question
Replies: 21
Views: 4618

Re: Barrelback battery question

Grampa Steve, What you are saying is quite correct, lead acid batteries do lose power as the temperature drops, and yes, cars do have them in the engine compartment, but cars engine bays are open at the bottom so no fumes can accumulate unlike a boat. That said though, I am using the new generation ...