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by Jimbob
Fri May 04, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Build a Gantry?
Replies: 19
Views: 1207

Build a Gantry?

I am thinking about building a gantry to help lift my boat off of my dolly and onto my trailer (I would also use jacks). I would use the same gantry to install the motor. I would raise the motor and then move the boat underneath the motor and then lower the motor into the boat. The motor lifts I hav...
by Jimbob
Tue May 01, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 61
Views: 5446

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

They sell the bits at Lowes. I forget what they are called they are like a forstner but but have a removable guide bit. I took out the boring bit they had in it, and replaced it with a long standard bit to help guide the bit better. I used a larger bit because I epoxied a fiberglass tube into the ho...
by Jimbob
Tue May 01, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 235
Views: 40510

Re: modified malahini

Mike's Cutwaters makes his cutwaters using 18 Guage Stainless Steel. The screw holes are for #6 screws set back 3/8" from the edge. Cutwaters by Mike has a very good video to show you how to make patterns for the cutwater and transom bands.
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 61
Views: 5446

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

In answer to your questions: I ordered the prop from glen l as specified in the plans. If I recall the marine engines normally have a L.H. rotation. I didn't have the bearing in the strut when I drilled the hole. The copper reducers fit into the strut snugly without the bearing. The bearing was only...
by Jimbob
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Mahogany Caulk
Replies: 4
Views: 1015

Re: Mahogany Caulk

Matt, I wouldn't use the caulk. I would use famowood wood filler (mahogany) instead. I gouged the side of my hull, when I was shaping the coverboards with a planer. Was planing to do an inlay, but decided to try the wood filler instead. It's easy to shape and took the stain well. You can't see where...
by Jimbob
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 69
Views: 5258

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

How bout Stewart Little? He likes to drive fancy sports cars. You could also say that the boat has a big block "rat" motor.
Jim
by Jimbob
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 196
Views: 36678

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

I attached the stained and varnished spray rails today. I used mahogany caulk between the rails and the hull. Sanded the hull and decks for another coat of varnish to be sprayed tomorrow. Also got my font and setup for the boat name. Next week I am taking it to the sign shop. They will produce on go...
by Jimbob
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Mahogany Caulk
Replies: 4
Views: 1015

Mahogany Caulk

I tried a mahogany colored caulk today when I attached my spray rails to the the hull. It was a perfect match for the interlux mahogany stain that I used. I would recommend highly.
Jim
by Jimbob
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 61
Views: 5446

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Here is what I did on my barrelback. First determine where to mount the rudder. Next determine where prop will go. From that, determine where the strut will be mounted. I used a wood dowel to mount everything in place. To drill the hole I used the setup that Will Manwaring used. (see pic below) You ...
by Jimbob
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 204
Views: 19369

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Coming along nicely. Looks Great!
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 204
Views: 19369

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

The boat is getting heavy on the rolling form. I had to get ramming speed to get it over the garage lip and I crashed it through the sheet rock


Matt, I got a cheap winch from harbor freight. It works great in moving the boat in and out of my garage in a slow, controlled manner. Pic below:
Jim
by Jimbob
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 196
Views: 36678

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Matt, I just screwed the spray rails into the hull. The spray rail is supposed to be at the top of the boot stripe on the barrelback, so I didn't try to aim for a batten. It's real solid just being screwed into the hull. (you could stand on them with no movement.) The screws won't show with the stai...
by Jimbob
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 196
Views: 36678

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

I probably missed it in a previous post but what varnish are you using on your work of art?

Peter, I am using Epifanes Gloss Clear traditional varnish. I thin it with Naptha which speeds up the drying time.
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from North Carolina - building the Imp
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: New member from North Carolina - building the Imp

Before you glass your boat, give it a coat of epoxy and let it cure. Glen L's Book describes two methods of applying fiberglass cloth. One is to wet down the surface with epoxy and then apply the cloth and then apply more epoxy. The other method is to put the cloth on the dry surface pour on the epo...
by Jimbob
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 196
Views: 36678

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Now that the weather has been better, I have been building up coats of varnish. I want to be done by the time my trailer is finished so I don't have to worry about overspray getting on the new trailer. The coats are going on nicely, thinning the varnish 25%. When I'm all done, I will buff out for th...

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