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by Jimbob
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Slow Speed Wandering
Replies: 10
Views: 1040

Re: Slow Speed Wandering

I think the wandering is common at low speed. I had a wellcraft 20 runabout that wandered at wake zone speed. Rather than constantly adjust the steering, if I just left the steering in place the boat would "weave" to the right and then back to the left, continuing on a straight course. Whe...
by Jimbob
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: How to drill holes in the transom without wrecking the paint?
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: How to drill holes in the transom without wrecking the paint?

I have found that a forstner drill bit works best for drilling clean holes without disturbing the surface. I first drill a 1/8" pilot hole, then I drill from one side about 3/4 of the way through. I then go to the other side and using the pilot hole, drill to where the two sides meet. (no chip ...
by Jimbob
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 106
Views: 21130

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Here's the weekend progress. Got my last coverboards installed and shaped. Did it mostly with a hand plane and belt sander. I used an electric planer until I gouged one of the planks on the side of my boat. Looks like I will be doing an inlay. The nice thing about building your own boat is that scre...
by Jimbob
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 4.3 in barrelback 20
Replies: 26
Views: 1889

Re: 4.3 in barrelback 20

Dave, That's the plan for my barrelback, install the motor later. I have the motor waiting to install, but I am going to complete all of my deck work first. I am completing my build on a dolly which is lower than a trailer would be. I don't have my trailer yet so it will remain on the dolly until I ...
by Jimbob
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO floor foul up
Replies: 19
Views: 750

Re: GERONIMO floor foul up

Re: filling the gap. I have become quite good at filling gaps by cutting a scrap piece of mahogany to fit. I make my patterns out of heavy paper to follow the curve of the boat, and then cut the piece on the bandsaw. I then epoxy in place with glen-l's poxygrip glue. I have filled large holes on oth...
by Jimbob
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO floor foul up
Replies: 19
Views: 750

Re: GERONIMO floor foul up

Hi Bob, Sorry to hear about your problem. Seems like when building a boat there is always something to fix. Here are some ideas you might consider if you decide to fix the floor. You might consider cutting out the buckled portion with a router. I did just that in fixing a screw up after my planking ...
by Jimbob
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 project, Norway
Replies: 82
Views: 2228

Re: Tahoe 23 project, Norway

On my boat I made my motor stringers by laminating two 4/4 pieces of mahogany. I scarfed each of the individual pieces before laminating them together. I laminated them together on a flat 16' long table. (a 4/8 sheet of plywood ripped down the middle placed end to end. see pic). I also used a jig to...
by Jimbob
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 106
Views: 21130

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

I was working on the rear coverboards today. I have been putting off the last two coverboards on each side for months, because I wasn't sure what to do. After thinking about it for some time, I found a solution that works for me. I will be laminating 3 - 4/4 boards on the boat, to make the final cov...
by Jimbob
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 106
Views: 21130

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

This weekend was bung weekend. Had to cut over 500 plugs. Installed them in the cover boards this weekend. They have been trimmed flush, and tomorrow I will sand and do the final shaping. Then on to the sub decking and mahogany planking. The decking will have bungs also just for show. No screws unde...
by Jimbob
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Benson Ford Ship / house
Replies: 1
Views: 122

The Benson Ford Ship / house

I stumbled across this today. Pictures of a ship that was owned by Ford Motor Company that has been decommissioned, and has been made into a home now on Lake Erie.
Check the link below!
Jim

http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2014/ ... lake-erie/
by Jimbob
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Swim platform and ski hook on Barrelback
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Swim platform and ski hook on Barrelback

I am building a barrelback also. If I ski behind mine, I will use the lift ring to attach the rope to. See the picture below. The lift ring is bolted through the transom with a 1/2 bronze rod. I would think that would be adequate. As far as storage, you could store skis in the engine compartment on ...
by Jimbob
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2086
Views: 227098

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Looking good Carl! Somebody told me that some bilge pumps come without check valves. If you are considering two bilge pumps, feeding into a common hose to your thru hull, it might be a problem. I was told that without a check valve one pump could pump water back through the other pump if that other ...
by Jimbob
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 106
Views: 21130

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Thanks Peter! Question: what are you using for the deck planks? I see ply sub deck, looks like its being installed in strips, I assume with battens at the seams, then covered by the deck planks? Curious, had you considered just using the deck planks? More like the classic Chris Craft deck? Your cove...
by Jimbob
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 106
Views: 21130

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Hi Everybody! Over this last weekend I worked on my coverboards. They are now glued down using epoxy and silicone bronze screws that are in the 3/8" holes than can be seen in the pictures. These holes will be filled with mahogany bungs like the original boats were. I made the coverboards out of...
by Jimbob
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Hot weather epoxy application
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: Hot weather epoxy application

Bill,
I hadn't thought about bringing the epoxy into the air conditioning before. I wonder if the wife will allow me to store it in the living room with the other boat parts. :lol:
JIm

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