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by Mannanj
Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: STARTING ANOTHER BUILD!
Replies: 24
Views: 7616

Re: STARTING ANOTHER BUILD!

Well, I mapped out the required garage space. Looks like it's going be crowded in the knife shop for a while. It'll be about 17.5 feet long, primarily built from spruce, single seat, 110-120 HP 6 cyl 4-stroke, and some welding will be required. Ok, it's not a boat. I'm starting a Corvair powered, P...
by Mannanj
Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Mannan's Barrelback Build
Replies: 7
Views: 2577

Re: Mannan's Barrelback Build

kens wrote:I have a cousin in Palm Bay, I been working in West Palm, and fishing out of Stuart.
We should have lunch sometime.
Sounds good. Check your PM's.
by Mannanj
Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2826
Views: 540326

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Having the right tool is a pure joy. Work is so much easier and faster.
by Mannanj
Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Mannan's Barrelback Build
Replies: 7
Views: 2577

Re: Mannan's Barrelback Build

What part of Florida are you going to? I been fishing out of Stuart, Fl. Just South of Melbourne on US 1 in the Grant, Valkaria area. We're going to be there two months, then maybe to Key West for a couple of weeks if they have space at the Naval Air Station campground. Seems like my Bucket List is...
by Mannanj
Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Mannan's Barrelback Build
Replies: 7
Views: 2577

Re: Mannan's Barrelback Build

billy c wrote:looking real good :D
...have you started your Glen-L boatbuilders blog yet?
-Billy
Not yet, I have enough trouble with computers as it is! I think I'm a Ludite.
Maybe later I'll try a blog.
by Mannanj
Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from Calgary AB
Replies: 7
Views: 1876

Re: New Member from Calgary AB

Hi all, I have been interested in building my own boat for a number of years and I am finally going to take the plunge. I have narrowed it down to 3 choices, a Monaco, Riviera or a Barrelback. I would like to keep it in the 18-19 ft range as my garage is only 20ft long so space is a bit of a concer...
by Mannanj
Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Mannan's Barrelback Build
Replies: 7
Views: 2577

Mannan's Barrelback Build

I finally started making Sapele sawdust a couple of months ago after gathering lumber, plywood and a few tools that I needed. :D Nothing unusual, just some pics of glueing up the frames. More to follow. Taking the Motor Home South to Florida next week to escape the cold weather here. I'll pick up on...
by Mannanj
Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 13
Views: 3885

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all!

I'm happily glueing up the frames on my Barrelback. She'll be on the water someday!
by Mannanj
Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Filling screw holes, fillets and cracks in Plywood
Replies: 5
Views: 2980

Re: Filling screw holes, fillets and cracks in Plywood

Epoxy and microballoons, or sometimes called microspheres are easier to sand than most other fillers. If you're going to paint over these areas, that's what I would use. Much easier to fair, and the epoxy mix adheres to wood better than Bondo. Mix to the consistency of peanut butter so that it doesn...
by Mannanj
Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback Engine choice
Replies: 10
Views: 4439

Re: Barrelback Engine choice

Ken: Paul's Sat. Post had links to providers of marine exhaust manifolds, transmissions etc for the LS series engines. The trick is to have the ECU computer, Mass airflow sensor, O2 sensor, electronic throttle, etc, etc all talking to each other. I understand why you would want a complete "turn-key"...
by Mannanj
Sun Dec 14, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback Engine choice
Replies: 10
Views: 4439

Re: Barrelback Engine choice

Paul , thanks for the specs. Ken that's the one. The guy that has it for sale called it a "Corvette" engine still in the factory crate. That fuel injection and electronic ignition gives it significantly better fuel economy. I'm sorely tempted to jump on it, realizing that I'd end up spending at leas...
by Mannanj
Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback Engine choice
Replies: 10
Views: 4439

Re: Barrelback Engine choice

Thanks for the info! Decisions, decisions! Oh well I,ve got lots of time to find something while saving up money.

Paul: Glad to see you back posting. I missed the Maple Syrup at the gathering this year. Hopfully we'll see you next Sept.
by Mannanj
Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback Engine choice
Replies: 10
Views: 4439

Barrelback Engine choice

I've been wanting a Yanmar diesel of about 150hp similar to the one Bill Edmundson has in his boat for the Barrelback I'm building. I'm retired military so I have to economize as much as possible. I don't have the money to buy an $18,000 new Yanmar. I have a chance to get a brand new factory crate L...
by Mannanj
Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: White Oak For Motor Rails
Replies: 10
Views: 5159

Re: White Oak For Motor Rails

Is my reasoning correct that the acetone wipe down helps the oak absorb the epoxy a bit deeper into the grain of the wood than it would normally?? :?:
by Mannanj
Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: White Oak For Motor Rails
Replies: 10
Views: 5159

Re: White Oak For Motor Rails

Mannan I like 2 layers of wood for the motor stringers. If you use 2 pieces on each stringer I don't think the plywood layer is doing much. Bill The drawings call for 2x4 nominal which means 1and 1/2 by 3 and 1/2 in with a 3/8 plywood face. The timber I want to use is a solid 2in. thick and finishe...