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by Jimbob
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 163
Views: 26205

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Thanks everybody! Rich - not really planing the first launch. My guess maybe a year. I still have to install my engine and get a trailer. Re: Stain used Interlux Chris Craft Mahogany # 573 (decks and hull) Sandusky Chris Craft Dark Walnut Filler Stain #9803 (coverboards and king planks) I took the s...
by Jimbob
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 163
Views: 26205

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Here's the weekend progress. I stained the decks and coverboards. Weather permitting, I will spray sealer tomorrow. Then I want to get coats of varnish on the decks so that I can do the white caulk.
Jim
by Jimbob
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: "I Wish I Had..."
Topic: Drilling the prop shaft hole.
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Drilling the prop shaft hole.

I wish I had screwed a temporary block of wood on the inside of keel before I drilled the prop shaft hole. I had tearout and the drill bit went a bit off center when it came out. Even though it will be covered up with the shaft log, it still bugs me. If I ever build a boat again I think I might just...
by Jimbob
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini in Ireland
Replies: 36
Views: 4733

Re: Malahini in Ireland

Richie, Your boat is looking great! After the flip, the fun really begins. I am really enjoying this part of the build on my boat. Here's a couple of answers to your questions: I had a runabout that had a car stereo and It worked just fine. The stereo was in a compartment with a door that would clos...
by Jimbob
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member in South Dakota
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: New Member in South Dakota

Hi Tim, I believe that the barrelback plans that we have were designed with the 4.3 engine in mind. I haven't installed mine yet, but I can see that it will fit. Some people put a 5.7 engine into the barrelback, but there can be problems as the engine is longer than the 4.3 engine. Top safe speed on...
by Jimbob
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 163
Views: 26205

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Thanks everybody!
Jim
by Jimbob
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 163
Views: 26205

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Today's Progress.
Today was spent fitting the hatch hinges and related trim. Hardware and hatch items were all positioned and screwed into place. All items have now been removed in preparation of stain and varnish. It will be a breeze to install all of the items after the final finish.
Jim
by Jimbob
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: lifting Eyes
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: lifting Eyes

Steven, This is what I did. Original fixtures are available that were connected to the foremost frame. The problem that I had is that there was no frame in the correct location on my boat/plans. So... I fabricated my own fixture with angle stainless steel, and attached it to the keel. I have room fo...
by Jimbob
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 47
Views: 1308

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Now that I think about it, it also had a clear plastic box with sealing tape for all of the radio stuff. The on/off switch was a push/pull switch mounted in the lid of the box. The boat was a tunnel cat hull with an 11cc outboard motor.
Jim
by Jimbob
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 47
Views: 1308

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Roberta that is looking really great! Looks just like the real thing!
I used to have a radio control boat. It had some sort of sealing foam to keep water out of the hatch area. Water seems to get into r/c boats easily.
Jim
by Jimbob
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Merry Christmas and Thank You 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 315

Re: Merry Christmas and Thank You 2017

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Cheers! To all my boat building elves!
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On my way to the next Cantina
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by Jimbob
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 47
Views: 1308

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

I want some TP for my bung holes. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I am hoping that TP stands for "Technical Perspective"
Here's a question for you. Do you have an epoxy "drip line" around the perimeter of the boat on your work bench, like we all do on our garage floors?
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 47
Views: 1308

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

You could use some tiny bungs for your small screws. :lol:
It's looking great!! Thinking that maybe I should have built a model from the plans first before taking on the big build.

Jim
(the bung man)
by Jimbob
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: cool or cold weather build
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: cool or cold weather build

Jim, The epoxy I use has the temperature range on the container. As I recall, it's somewhere around 60 degrees. It will help to speed up the curing process if you heat the epoxy before mixing. Sounds like the lamps would be a good solution. I would call the manufacturer of the epoxy you are using to...
by Jimbob
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 108
Views: 7695

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Matt,
Looking good!, you are getting there. I especially like what you did with the planking at the bow. I had a lot of trouble there.
Jim

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