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by Jimbob
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo - launch
Replies: 16
Views: 1182

Re: Bob's Geronimo - launch

Beautiful boat! Looks great on the water.
Congratulations!
Jim
by Jimbob
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo - launch tomorrow
Replies: 10
Views: 829

Re: Bob's Geronimo - launch tomorrow

Hi Bob, I used to launch my 20' runabout by myself even though my wife was present. Here's what I did. Put all of your fenders and dock lines on the boat before you go down the ramp. Pick the spot on the ramp closest to the dock. Back down the ramp just to the point where the boat floats up. (assumi...
by Jimbob
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 196
Views: 36594

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Thanks Carl!
Jim
by Jimbob
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback 20'
Replies: 242
Views: 61056

Re: Barrelback 20'

That looks great Will!
The finish really came out nice.
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 196
Views: 36594

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Yep it's one and a half inches wide at the Wide Point the taper starts 12in back from the ends of the board
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2328
Views: 308731

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl,
That paint scheme is really nice!
If you go to the link below, you will see some gull wing boats that I believe you are thinking about.
Jim


http://www.laketahoeconcours.com/
by Jimbob
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 196
Views: 36594

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Can't spray varnish because of the weather, so I thought I would work on the spray rails. I thought it would be a simple matter of just placing a couple of boards on the hull. I was wrong. I made a pattern to match the contour of the hull, and then used it to shape the six foot long x 1 1/4" ma...
by Jimbob
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 196
Views: 36594

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Monitor, Thanks for your kind words.
Re: The engine.
I got a 4.3L mercruser v6. haven't installed it yet.

Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo build. Tahmoor (nr. Sydney) Australia
Replies: 32
Views: 2602

Re: Key Largo build. Tahmoor (nr. Sydney) Australia

HI Rob, We have the same plans. The Keylargo and Barrelback have the same plans. (mine say keylargo 19 on them) I followed the 3" minimum width on the frames. I made templates first from mdf setting a compass to 3" to copy the outer edge on some of the frames. Attached are pictures of some...
by Jimbob
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Texas Barrelback 20
Replies: 88
Views: 11961

Re: Texas Barrelback 20

Hi Steve, Late to the party, but wanted to set your mind at ease. There is no noticeable curve where the hinges go on my barrelback. I tested the fit with the hatches and the deck beams and the hinges before proceeding with the subdeck and veneer. Everything checked out ok. Follow the plans, and you...
by Jimbob
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle
Replies: 53
Views: 4604

Re: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle

Good info!
Thanks for sharing.
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 149914

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Hi Skip, Sorry to hear that you are selling that beautiful boat. I have referred to your build many times while building mine. I have given a site below that sells classic boats. Looks like they have been doing this for years. They have lots of classic boats for sale and show boats that they have so...
by Jimbob
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle
Replies: 53
Views: 4604

Re: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle

Hi Billy, As PeterG said, your restoration is good information for all of us that are the process of building. I would assume that you will be taking the boat down to raw wood so that the new stain will take. Am I correct, or do you have other plans? With that in mind, I didn't use epoxy above the w...
by Jimbob
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 196
Views: 36594

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Thanks Billy! I got my crashpad rubber at Classic Boat Connection some time ago. I got it early so I could measure as to where it would end up above the seat backs. The height of the seat backs were determined accordingly. I also used it to measure the thickness of the overhang over my dash. Even wi...
by Jimbob
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 176
Views: 23362

Re: Michael's ZIP

Hi Michael, I like to use Naptha to wipe down before finish. It isn't oily and doesn't dry as fast as alcohol. One thing you don't want to use are tack cloths, they can leave residue that may cause things not to stick. If your stain is clean with no dust, I think I would leave it alone. Jim P.S. Gre...

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