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by falconer100
Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Another New Guy
Replies: 19
Views: 3505

Re: Another New Guy

John, welcome to our happy family, I am also building a Barrelback, I also did it in my garage which is exactly 8' wide, it was tight but I did it. With the start of the build being upside down, your main problem is getting to the sheers, the bottom of the boat isn't a problem. Take your time studyi...
by falconer100
Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback battery question
Replies: 21
Views: 5478

Re: Barrelback battery question

Peter, That is a scary thing to happen, I was on a open road so not as bad as your experience especially as your family was also at risk, did you have burns to your hands? I just grabbed the first thing that came to hand in the trunk and took a swing at the battery Tiger Woods would have been proud ...
by falconer100
Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback battery question
Replies: 21
Views: 5478

Re: Barrelback battery question

Bill,
You are right, it was Lucas on that car, not so sure it was on the plane though.

Martin
by falconer100
Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback battery question
Replies: 21
Views: 5478

Re: Barrelback battery question

Hi Old Aussie Peter, Good to hear from you, I am installing a battery master switch as close to the battery as possible. It's just that years ago I had cause to take a hammer to a battery post to knock it off before the car I was in went up in flames, that experience left an indelible imprint on my ...
by falconer100
Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback battery question
Replies: 21
Views: 5478

Re: Barrelback battery question

Many thanks guys, I will be going for the under seat option with heavy cable, I have really over engineered this boat as everything is twice the size I could have used, for example, 29amp capacity tinned wire just for the gauges to name but one. The option of placing the battery in a 'warm' engine b...
by falconer100
Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback battery question
Replies: 21
Views: 5478

Re: Barrelback battery question

Thanks for the quick replies, two opposing opinions, I was leaning towards putting it under the rear seat on the same side as the starter, which is the side opposite the helm for ease of access, the length of starter cable would only be in the region of 3' tops. Putting it in the engine bay puts it ...
by falconer100
Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback battery question
Replies: 21
Views: 5478

Barrelback battery question

Hi guys, I am now putting the final touches to the internals of my Barrelback. The question I have is where the best place is to locate the battery, I know it can't be anywhere near the fuel tank or fuel lines, but should it go in the engine compartment low down, or would it be OK to secure it under...
by falconer100
Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Another newbie from York, England!
Replies: 11
Views: 1772

Re: Another newbie from York, England!

Douglas Fir is a good easily obtained wood and not too pricey. recommended wood for the Barrelbacks.
by falconer100
Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Movable Building form
Replies: 13
Views: 2922

Re: Movable Building form

I had a similar problem, but the other way, ie not much room at the sides. The solution I used may work for you. By anchoring two wooden or steel channels to the floor ( U shaped sections ) I built the forms with square section lengths of wood going athwartships (this would be stem to stern for you)...
by falconer100
Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: SP 106 epoxy resin
Replies: 2
Views: 2353

Re: SP 106 epoxy resin

Hi Richard, I am currently building a Barrelback 19 (almost finished now) and have used the SP 106 epoxy resin throughout. I did originaly use the West system products, but the price of the stuff is exhorbitant, I only did the frames with it before switching to the SP resin. I can only speak from my...
by falconer100
Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy won't set up.
Replies: 14
Views: 5906

Re: Epoxy won't set up.

Make sure your scraping the sides and bottom, especially the corners of the mixing pot, if you don't, you will end up with resin spots with no hardener.
Someone told me you are trying to mix two components that don't really want to mix. Best advice I had on mixing epoxy.
by falconer100
Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Dick Williams Belle Isle Update and Launch ... October 2012
Replies: 30
Views: 13118

Re: Dick Williams Belle Isle Update and Launch ... October

Absolutely SUPERB

She would be the star of any marina in the world.

Congratulations

Martin
by falconer100
Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Since we have so many pilots...
Replies: 20
Views: 5141

Re: Since we have so many pilots...

A flying Barrelback!!!

I'm starting it tomorrow!!!

Nice plans by the way, I'll let you know if they work :lol:

Martin.
by falconer100
Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Where to use carriage bolts
Replies: 4
Views: 2780

Re: Where to use carriage bolts

On my Barrelback plans, bolts are used for the frame blocking to motor stringers (two each way, so four in total on each blocking) and the keel to stem junction (you need three here). I also used bolts for the inner transom to uprights, two each side.

Hope that helps.

Martin.
by falconer100
Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Runabout Hull Modification????
Replies: 2
Views: 2376

Re: Runabout Hull Modification????

If you look at the Glen L plans, they do offer a higher performance hull version for most of these boats. They also say that you should NOT change the plans other than the length.
I would heed their advice, they are the experts.

Martin

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