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by Jimbob
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: 'Caulk' Options
Replies: 7
Views: 3346

Re: 'Caulk' Options

I used boatlife polysulfide life-caulk. It can be sanded, painted over, and varnished over. Great stuff easy to work with, cleans up with mineral spirits. I sprayed varnish over the deck before applying, and then varnish on top of the caulk once it set up. See page 12 of my build on the link below. ...
by Jimbob
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 150
Views: 90787

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Here's what I did. I played around with different fonts, made up a pattern, and then took it to signs now. I picked out gold metallic which looks like gold leaf. The letters are outlined in black. See the spec sheet in the picture below, It has the color they used. I approved, and they cut the lette...
by Jimbob
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 103
Views: 40541

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

I used poxygrip for structural stuff and silver tip epoxy for everything else. poxygrip is ready to go with a 1:1 ratio. I always mixed by volume with no problems. Don't trust the pumps for the silver tip epoxy. Squirt into measuring cups individually. I used disposable bathroom cups for measuring. ...
by Jimbob
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 331
Views: 130848

Re: Malahini from MD

Looks fantastic!
Jim
by Jimbob
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: To cutwater... Or not to cutwater... That is the question
Replies: 12
Views: 2970

Re: To cutwater... Or not to cutwater... That is the question

I got my cutwater from cutwaters by mike. I had a hump at the chine at the transposition point on my barrelback. Mike said that the cutwaters are somewhat flexible, but you don't want the "hump" to be too pronounced at the chine. Mine was pretty noticeable, so I faired the plywood down before puttin...
by Jimbob
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 6813

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

If your sand paper is clogging. Try one of these "erasers". They work great for cleaning sandpaper, whether on a machine or hand sanding paper. You can get them at rockler.
Jim
by Jimbob
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 331
Views: 130848

Re: Malahini from MD

Hi all. Looking for some advice. Where have you tended to position your fuel vent? I believe they have to go on the side of the boat, but any advice on where? My fuel tank is in the bow. Put the fuel vent high on the side of the boat. Make a loop in the vent hose above the vent so that if any water...
by Jimbob
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 6813

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

I rolled my boat out of my garage and sprayed on my driveway. Never had a problem with dust. If a bug gets in the varnish, just sand him off before the next coat. Make sure you wipe down the boat before the next coat. I used Mineral Spirits followed up with Naptha. Mineral spirits works great for cl...
by Jimbob
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 6813

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

I used Epiphanes gloss varnish. You can always make gloss look like semi-gloss by rubbing it out with steel wool. Yes, the varnish is expensive, but you can save by buying in lots of 4 to 6 cans. Got mine from Jamestown Distributors. I sprayed my varnish on thinning with naptha 30-50%. The roll and ...
by Jimbob
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member Barrelback 20’ Build, Lake Gaston, NC
Replies: 5
Views: 2669

Re: New Member Barrelback 20’ Build, Lake Gaston, NC

Welcome Chris!
From another barrelback builder. Ask plenty of questions, we're all here to help. And post pictures along the way.
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky
Replies: 138
Views: 65025

Re: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky

I read somewhere that working a blow torch over the bubbles gets rid of them. I used a heat gun instead. It works.
Tipping gets rid of most of them.
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3198
Views: 693464

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Wow Carl,
That came out better than any window I have seen anywhere!
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3198
Views: 693464

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl, Your cabin is looking fantastic. The bottom of the windshield reminds me of when I was making patterns for my windshield. I used 1/2" mdf which was held in place on the windshield brackets. I used a pencil that layed on the deck and drew a line onto the bottom of the pattern. You will need ...
by Jimbob
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Rub rails
Replies: 45
Views: 12991

Re: Rub rails

I think that the moldings underneath my rub rails probably helped in preventing kinks or bends at the screw holes.
I ended up using 1" screws on the rub rails.
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Rub rails
Replies: 45
Views: 12991

Re: Rub rails

Roberta,
Classic boats had 1 1/8" rub rails. We both had our reproductions by made by the same guy.
Jim

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