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by Jimbob
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky
Replies: 153
Views: 82151

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: 3363
Views: 781138

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: 3363
Views: 781138

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: 17382

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: 17382

Re: Rub rails

Roberta,
Classic boats had 1 1/8" rub rails. We both had our reproductions by made by the same guy.
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Rub rails
Replies: 45
Views: 17382

Re: Rub rails

Bryan, I attached my rub rails starting at the cut water and moving back. Starting at the cut water I screwed the rub rail down one screw at a time. My screw holes are 6" apart. Each screw brought the rub rail into the curve of the hull. I let the un-attached rub rail stuck out from the boat, restin...
by Jimbob
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: The Ultimate Tool
Replies: 1
Views: 7435

The Ultimate Tool

This came in the mail today and made me laugh. I'm sure there have been frustrating times when we have thought of using "the ultimate tool". :lol:
Page 78 shows a home built flamethrower.
Jim
by Jimbob
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 781138

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl,
Here's another pic showing some of the frame work.
Jim
by Jimbob
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 781138

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl,
Here's some pics that might give you some ideas on the roof lines.
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 242
Views: 70867

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

What a great adventure!
I have really enjoyed following your trip and looking at the pictures you have posted. I can't wait to see what's next.
I wish we could do something like that in California.
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 781138

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I really like the shape that you came up with for the cabin. That is going to be one fine looking boat.
Jim
by Jimbob
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Rub rails
Replies: 45
Views: 17382

Re: Rub rails

Jim, did you make up that nose piece? I had designed one to be cast in bronze, but have decided against it for now. Functionally, it helps to have a nose fairlead, but corner fairleads and a bridle accomplishes the same thing (buoy, anchor, tow). The other reason I was looking at is that my cutwate...
by Jimbob
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Rub rails
Replies: 45
Views: 17382

Re: Rub rails

Hi Brian, Original boats had a molding underneath the hollow rub rails. The purpose of the molding was to prevent the rub rail from digging into the varnish and side of the boat if something was hit. It also prevented dents in the rub rails in the event that you hit something. Your rub rails are the...
by Jimbob
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 615
Views: 260223

Re: Aussie Belle

Jamie,
Damn, that is one beautiful boat! Reminds me of some of the high line Rivas that I have seen at boat shows.
Jim
by Jimbob
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: DONOR BOAT/ GOOD IDEA OR NOT?
Replies: 5
Views: 4021

Re: DONOR BOAT/ GOOD IDEA OR NOT?

I think a donor boat is a great idea. I wish I had done that on my Barrelback. Start adding the items individually, and you can see that it is lot cheaper with a donor boat. Also you will be able to see how things go together. Here are come cost estimates: New trailer $5,000, New v6 motor and trans ...

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