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by Jimbob
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wake board tower questions
Replies: 19
Views: 394

Re: Wake board tower questions

Carl,
Another great idea! If I paint it lime green, I could name the boat the "cuba Libre" or "Margaritaville"
Thanks,
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback 20'
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Barrelback 20'

Take a look at alycat's build. He used the aluminum brackets. I got the same, but have not installed my engine yet.
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cutwater tip.
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Cutwater tip.

Just got my cutwater from Cutwaters by Mike. He did a beautiful job. I asked Mike if I should use some sort of caulk under the cutwater and especially in the screw holes. He said to use beeswax (toilet wax ring) on the inside of the cutwater and in the screw holes. That way if the cutwater needs to ...
by Jimbob
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 228
Views: 23525

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Matt, Thin out the famowood with acetone quite a bit. It should be somewhat runny. Apply with a small blade, scraping off the excess so you will have less to sand. In my opinion, you don't need to leave the famowood "proud" because you are just filling the gap even with the surrounding pla...
by Jimbob
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wake board tower questions
Replies: 19
Views: 394

Re: Wake board tower questions

Another great idea!
The nav lights on a turntable could be mounted above the rotating mirror ball.
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wake board tower questions
Replies: 19
Views: 394

Re: Wake board tower questions

Great idea about the outboard motor! That way it could be a movin' cantina. I could cruz, and bring the cantina/ bar to the customers rather than the other way round. (less advertisin' involved.) I might be able to use that same motor as a blender for margaritas if I make them in a 5 gal paint bucke...
by Jimbob
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wake board tower questions
Replies: 19
Views: 394

Re: Wake board tower questions

Thank you all for your kind comments. Now I’m inspired to do something REALLY GREAT! Matt said he would pay me to cruise on the lake with it on my boat. I have offers from lake people to pay me to keep it off of their lake. Don’t know why, it’s so purdy. Got this idea while I was tubin’ on my John D...
by Jimbob
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 228
Views: 23525

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Hi Matt, I would suggest that you spend the time to get the famowood sanded down even with the surrounding plank. Check it so you are completely even with the planks. I didn't spend as much time as I should have, and the result was that I had small indentations in the varnish later. Since I had so m...
by Jimbob
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wake board tower questions
Replies: 19
Views: 394

Wake board tower questions

Hi Everybody, I have always wondered why I never seen a wakeboard tower on a classic boat, so I came up with my own. It's made out of Doug fir so it is strong! This ain't no proto-type, it's the real thing. My wife, Jill Ann, can't wait to try the iron board wake board. She's gonna make me soooo pro...
by Jimbob
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 228
Views: 23525

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I would use the famowood it will take the stain like the surrounding wood won't be seen later.
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Bearing Rings - Sabotina
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Bearing Rings - Sabotina

You might want to give Downwind Marine in San Diego, CA a call. I have purchased items from them and they are very helpful on the phone.
They also have a website.
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2384
Views: 322019

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

And in case anyone is wondering, I have aluminum angles to add underneath the overhang for additional strength. Those arrive on Thursday and will be installed then. Hi Carl, Might be too late, but I had a travel trailer that has a folding support for a table that would lift up and fold out of the w...
by Jimbob
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt Build - New Builder - Deck planking
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Squirt Build - New Builder - Deck planking

Probably the best advice I can give you is to base everything off of the centerline of the boat. Make patterns for your coverboards. You want the opposite side to be "mirror image" on the inward side of each coverboard. Cut your final coverboards with excess on the outside and trim to the ...
by Jimbob
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Varnishing Tips
Replies: 29
Views: 1513

Re: Varnishing Tips

By the way, did you say say lathe instructor?
I made some segmented vessels in my turning days. How bout' you?
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Varnishing Tips
Replies: 29
Views: 1513

Re: Varnishing Tips

Hey Jim,
If you are going to buy paper, you should be stepping up in 200 grit increments, not straight from 1500 to 2000. Get something between the two grits.
Jim

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