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by Jimbob
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee Wee in Maine
Replies: 78
Views: 2614

Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Looks great!
I really like the contrast between the light wood and the dark caulk lines.
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: "I Wish I Had..."
Topic: Donor Boat
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Donor Boat

I'm coming on the home stretch on my boat. Everything is new on my boat . Looking back, I probably could have saved money by buying a donor boat and taking what I needed. The trailer probably could have been modified to fit my boat. New boat trailers ain't cheap!
Maybe next time.
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Texas Barrelback 20
Replies: 59
Views: 6792

Re: Texas Barrelback 20

Looks Great!
The fun stuff is ahead.
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Upholstery
Topic: Crash Pads
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Crash Pads

I was ordering my upholstery over the weekend and the upholstery guy asked me, "where were the seams were on the crash pads?". I didn't know so I did some research. Turns out there were center pieces in the crash pad next to the steps on the coverboards that overlapped the upholstery on ea...
by Jimbob
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2166
Views: 266688

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Welcome back Carl!
Now everything seems normal in the universe once again!
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 128
Views: 9293

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Don't forget about rain water. Mine was covered, but water still got in. I always stored the boat with the drain plug removed and the front of the boat raised up on the trailer. I have a garboard drain on my build. Original boats had a bronze plug in the bottom of the boat, but it must have been a p...
by Jimbob
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Would you start again with these dry laminates - epoxy on plywood...
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Would you start again with these dry laminates - epoxy on plywood...

I'm no expert on fiberglass, but I have had a little experience in working with it. I have done both the dry method and the wet method. I prefer the wet method that you did. When I did the bottom of my boat, I poured on the epoxy and then spread it around. It was nice and thick. I then applied the c...
by Jimbob
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Caulk Guns
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Caulk Guns

Thanks for the tip Bill! I bought one of the caulk guns at lunch. A Battery, charger, and the gun was $105 total after my military discount. If my wife complains, I am going to say "it's all Bill's fault" :lol: By the way if anyone was in the military, both Home Depot and Lowes give a 10% ...
by Jimbob
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Caulk Guns
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Caulk Guns

Bill, After watching some videos, I think I will get one. The feature that appeals to me the most is when you take your finger off the trigger, the caulk stops coming out. Also you can control the flow with a dial. Also they say less waste of the caulk.
Jim
by Jimbob
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Caulk Guns
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Caulk Guns

Bill, your timing couldn't be better.
I am getting ready to caulk my decks. I'm always looking for an excuse to get a new tool! Looks like it comes without a battery.
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback 20'
Replies: 221
Views: 52063

Re: Barrelback 20'

Looking good Will!
This is the fun part of the build.
I'm held up with the weather also. Since i'm outside, I can't apply varnish if rain is in sight.
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 174
Views: 28199

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Thanks everybody! Will, in answer to your question. "What are you using for the caulk lines SikaFlex? or Epoxy?" I did a lot of research on this one. I didn't like the 3m 4200 that I used on my strut etc. because it was messy and didn't allow me much working time. In my research, I found t...
by Jimbob
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee Wee in Maine
Replies: 78
Views: 2614

Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Good idea!
I have never seen plywood that has a veneer that thick. What kind of plywood is that?
At my local hardwood supplier they do have sapele plywood. Found out too late. Maybe on the next boat. :lol:
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to build instructions
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: How to build instructions

Bill, you beat me to it!
When I was carving duck decoys, I was told "it's easy just carve away anything that doesn't look like a duck."
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 174
Views: 28199

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Thanks guys!
Means a lot coming from my "pier group" .
Jim

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