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by Jimbob
Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Windshield brackets.
Replies: 12
Views: 2181

Re: Windshield brackets.

I got mine from classic boat connection also. They told me that they don't sell plated ones so that you can grind the un-plated pieces for a better fit to your boat. After you get a good fit have them plated. They also sell the rubber gaskets that you will need for the glass.

Jim Neeley
by Jimbob
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 145
Views: 24368

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

So this is what I came up with. Grey bilge paint only on the okuma plywood. Leaving the mahogany as is. The sides are next.

Jim
by Jimbob
Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy from west coast
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Re: New guy from west coast

Welcome!
Where about on the West Coast? I live in Sacramento. Which plans are you thinking about?
You will find that building your own boat is most rewarding. There are lots of helpful people on the forum if you get stuck or have a question.

Jim Neeley
by Jimbob
Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Barrelback questions..
Replies: 5
Views: 692

Re: Barrelback questions..

Welcome Steve! I am building a barrel back also. I had the same problem with the lack of step by step instructions with the plans. Like others have said, look in hankenson designs for progress pictures of people that are building the barrelback. The fastening schedule that came with with your plans ...
by Jimbob
Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Where to get chrome plating done.
Replies: 10
Views: 1135

Re: Where to get chrome plating done.

I used sherm's custom plating in Sacramento for both plating and polishing stainless steel. I work in an automotive dealership and we send any plating jobs to them. Couple of our employees that have classic cars have had work done there also. I would highly recommend them. Here's their website sherm...
by Jimbob
Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 145
Views: 24368

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Last weekend's progress. Finally sealed the inside of the boat. It was 100 degrees here, had to put the epoxy on ice. Seems like a shame to paint over the nice wood with gray bilge paint.
Anybody know how just epoxy holds up to gas & oil compared with bilge paint?

Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Texas Barrelback 20
Replies: 37
Views: 5714

Re: Texas Barrelback 20

Hi Steve, Man are you making progress! It took me a couple of years to get to that point. Attached are a couple of pictures that might help you on the planking. My planks were approx 5' long, the ones staggered on the ends were 2 1/2' long. I figured that on the original boats, that the butt joints ...
by Jimbob
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback 20'
Replies: 211
Views: 47497

Re: Barrelback 20'

Hi Will, This is what I did with the rudder "thing". It is made of aluminum so it is easy to drill. I added blocking to the insides of the motor stringers so they are flush with the top of the motor stringers. I drilled additional holes in the "thing" and then attached it with br...
by Jimbob
Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 145
Views: 24368

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Thanks everybody!

Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 145
Views: 24368

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Built my hatch covers last weekend and test fitted with the piano hinges temporally in place. Also fitted my gas tank. Next up are the cover boards (I've been putting it off).

JIm
by Jimbob
Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 222
Views: 44255

Re: Tahoe 23

Looks great Tony! I just flipped my barrelback. I am really enjoying the next phase, I think you will too. In answer to your previous questions, I am going to use 3m 4200 sealant because it is removable. I am going to attach my spray rails with screws from the outside with mahogany bungs covering th...
by Jimbob
Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 145
Views: 24368

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Been working on the deck and sub structure. Took a break to do something exciting so I made a template for the dashboard. The final dashboard will have two inlays of polished stainless steel. That's what the black stripes represent on the template.
by Jimbob
Tue May 24, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Transom - solid plywood or planks
Replies: 3
Views: 2246

Re: Transom - solid plywood or planks

I don't think I would try the solid piece. The planks are easier to conform to the curves and get a tighter bond at the ends with planks. It's easy to trim the individual planks to length once they are attached. I followed up with a router with a flush trim bit before applying the next layer. I atta...
by Jimbob
Wed May 18, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Texas Barrelback 20
Replies: 37
Views: 5714

Re: Texas Barrelback 20

Coming along nicely.
It is my understanding that the waterline is at the setup level. That's what I did on my barrelback and it seems to look ok. Take a look at my posting. "neeley's barrelback"

Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: walnut coverboards
Replies: 25
Views: 3314

Re: walnut coverboards

Thanks for all of your input. I forgot about the knots and other defects in walnut. Also I just read somewhere that walnut will bleach out in the sun, so I would end up using stain anyway. So I will stick with the mahogany and stain. The mahogany is so nice to work, and after years of working with i...

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