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by Jimbob
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 272
Views: 73843

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

The weekend progress: This weekend was spent putting things back into the boat. The Items were previously finished and were waiting to be re-installed. You might have seen these items before, but now they are back in the boat for final installation. If you look closely, on the second picture on the ...
by Jimbob
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Deck Trim
Replies: 21
Views: 1133

Re: Deck Trim

I used 7/8" trim for my boat. It is hollow, and bent just fine when I installed it. The wide trim covers the seam between the coverboards and the hull. They sell it at Classic Boat Connection in 6', 10', and 12' lengths. Here's a link to their catalog: http://www.classicboatconnection.com/bilge_pump...
by Jimbob
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: CNC Conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 2699

Re: CNC Conversion

I had been building furniture, turning segmented bowls, carving duck decoys, and other precision woodworking for some time. For me, I was accustomed to everything having to be perfect. Boat building is not that precise. It is more like building a house from blueprints. The most important thing that ...
by Jimbob
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Rudder authority
Replies: 12
Views: 1799

Re: Rudder authority

You'll get used to your boat with practice. Lots of shifting in and out of gear and coasting. Reverse can be used for breaking. I always put the fenders on the boat before I approach a dock. Take them off only After you are away from the dock. For extra insurance, get yourself a boat hook that can b...
by Jimbob
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 278
Views: 83097

Re: Tahoe 23

Re: Fresh water pickup I measured where it was on a neighbor's tournament ski boat to get how far out from the keel. The fore and aft position is between frame 1 & 2 on my boat. Just make sure it will not interfere with a bunk on your trailer. You may also want to be able to hook up a garden hose wi...
by Jimbob
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: malahini hull fairing difficulties
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: malahini hull fairing difficulties

You could still use wood for the battens. If you cover them with strapping tape or wax paper, then they won't stick to the fairing epoxy. I would use battens at least as wide as the planks you are planning on using and long enough to touch the high points at each end (3 frames?). Squish down the fai...
by Jimbob
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Touching up stained areas.
Replies: 0
Views: 494

Touching up stained areas.

Repairing a damaged area that has been stained presents a special problem. The stain won't take on a finished surface. I was fixing a coverboard that had been stained with dark walnut stain. I tried spraying the original stain that I used and that worked pretty good. Then I remembered my duck decoy ...
by Jimbob
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 272
Views: 73843

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Brian, My coverboards are a variable width. Here are the widths: Stern 4", Back sear area 6 3/4", Helm 7 1/2", Bow 4 1/4" The inside of the coverboards should follow the carlin and extend out to the hull whatever that width might be. The most important thing is to align the inside curve to the cente...
by Jimbob
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 73
Views: 10406

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Looks fantastic!
I really like your deck layout!
Jim
by Jimbob
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 276
Views: 70219

Re: Michael's ZIP

I vote for the accents. Makes the boat look real sporty. The plain green sides remind me of a rental rowboat. - (just my opinion.) On the limbers, I avoided the issue by encapsulating the frames, battens, and limbers first, then I encapsulated the bottom plywood before gluing it all down. The result...
by Jimbob
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Tranferring plans to wood
Replies: 8
Views: 3136

Re: Tranferring plans to wood

This is what I did. I was afraid of screwing up on the expensive hardwood, so I first made patterns out of 1/2" MDF. (I used 1/2" MDF so later the router bit bearing would have plenty of surface to ride on). I cut the MDF down into pieces that were close to the size that I need for each frame. I the...
by Jimbob
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: boat hook/paddle combination
Replies: 5
Views: 752

Re: boat hook/paddle combination

Very Nice!
I'm tempted to make one myself, but I need to get this boat finished.
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Sikaflex Caulk Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1001

Re: Sikaflex Caulk Question

Tom, Cleans up with good old mineral spirits. Varnish goes over it just fine. The caulk isn't all that flexible after it sets up. (takes a couple of days to set up and longer for a full cure). Don't forget varnish is somewhat flexible itself. There is a section on deck seams in the glen l site under...
by Jimbob
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: boat hook/paddle combination
Replies: 5
Views: 752

boat hook/paddle combination

I used to carry a paddle in my runabout for "just in case". While shopping for a paddle for my new boat, I just found this item that is a boat hook / paddle combination. It's adjustible from 48" to 72". Pretty slick idea. I might just get one for my new boat. https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-mari...
by Jimbob
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 272
Views: 73843

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

A while back, Mike (283) asked me the following question: What are you going to tell everyone that asks what year is that ‘Chris-craft’? After seeing boats with the year on them at boat shows, I copied one I liked and stuck it on the back of my boat. I'm sure there will be other questions that peopl...