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by Jimbob
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 123
Views: 22819

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Here's the weekend progress. Finished the subdeck for the hatch covers. Encapsulated the undersides of the subdeck, and the deck structure so I can glue down next weekend. Spent a lot of time figuring out how wide my deck planks would be. Everything was determined by my classic gas filler trim ring....
by Jimbob
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2111
Views: 236879

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Where is the magazine rack? :lol:
by Jimbob
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 123
Views: 22819

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Thanks Will!
So what's been going on with your boat? I have been checking for your postings. Have you taken a sabbatical? :lol:
Let me know if you have any kinks to work out. My ideas can also be used as a "reverse barometer". :lol:
JIm
by Jimbob
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2111
Views: 236879

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl, Re: your flooring Take a look at my postings on Neeley's Barrelback Sacramento. On Page #6 it shows some underlying structure for my flooring. On page #4 you can see the sections (many) that make up my floor. It's 1/2" plywood also. There is a smaller section around the shifter, becaus...
by Jimbob
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 123
Views: 22819

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Thanks Carl!
by Jimbob
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 123
Views: 22819

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

The weekend progress. The sub deck is all fitted into place except for the hatch covers. I ran short of plywood for one of the two hatch covers, so I will have to buy a 4x8 sheet just for that one cover. Oh well, I can always use the excess for something. I still need to encapsulate the undersides o...
by Jimbob
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fairing the sides on the malahini transom
Replies: 8
Views: 495

Re: Fairing the sides on the malahini transom

Hi Nate, What I did on my boat was to follow the natural curve of the battens to get final shape my transom. My boat is different, but the concept might work for you. I don't think you have battens on the sides on your boat, but you could clamp one on just to get the natural curve. Like Peter G. sug...
by Jimbob
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2111
Views: 236879

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl, Some ideas for you. On the interior, a birch or ash unstained might look good with just varnish over it. (like the interiors of classic travel trailers) On the head, I had a camper with a thetford porta potty that worked great. No smell, the bottom separates from the top to take to dump. Yo...
by Jimbob
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 123
Views: 22819

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

The weekend progress. The coverboards are finally done! Shaped and sanded and ready for walnut stain. The subdeck has been installed in the bow area. The coverboards are 1/8" higher than the subdeck all around, so that the mahogany decking will be even with the top edge of the coverboards when ...
by Jimbob
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: cure time for sanding
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: cure time for sanding

Hi Todd, I use system 3 silver tip epoxy. I have usually waited overnight. You might check the instructions on the bottle, they usually state a "full cure" time. Also the nice folks at Jamestown Distributors will have someone in their paint/epoxy department that can give you good advise. Jim
by Jimbob
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Slow Speed Wandering
Replies: 10
Views: 1185

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: 436

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: 123
Views: 22819

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: 2185

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: 1007

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...

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