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by Jimbob
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: 3M 5200
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: 3M 5200

What Peter said is correct. That's why restorations must have 5200 bottoms. Epoxy is the best way to go on a new boat.
Jim
by Jimbob
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Varnishing Tips
Replies: 48
Views: 4750

Re: Varnishing Tips

Looks fantastic!!!
Consider yourself a varnish master. You will be ready when you vanish the rest of the boat.
Glad it worked out for you.
Jim
by Jimbob
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 258
Views: 31663

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Looking good Matt!
I found another picture of the plank seams on an original boat that shows better than the pictures I posted earlier.
Jim
by Jimbob
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 229
Views: 46177

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Thanks Jim,
Send me a PM with your address and I will mail you a CD with lots of pictures from the Lake Tahoe Concours D' Elegance boat shows. I have been going every year to take pictures for reference.
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Ridgid 14" bandsaw
Replies: 20
Views: 1236

Re: Ridgid 14" bandsaw

If you are thinking about a new saw.... This is the jet bandsaw that I have used for years. Works on 110 volts. Will go up to 12" in height. It resaws with ease. When I resaw, I use a 1/2" 3tpi timberwolf blade. I also wipe the blade down with pam cooking spray before I resaw. (a tip from ...
by Jimbob
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Layout Table
Replies: 10
Views: 405

Re: Layout Table

Hi Joe, I made a table out a nice piece of 3/4" 4x8 birch plywood and straight 2x4's. It's flat. The legs are saw horses. I coated it with polyurathane so things didn't stick. Epoxy was easy to get off with a scraper. Later I cut the table down the middle so that I had two 2x8 table tops. Now I...
by Jimbob
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wake board tower questions
Replies: 19
Views: 692

Re: Wake board tower questions

More great ideas!!!! Two motors would be a good idea, that way I could keep goin' and make margaritas with the other one! Tom, I hadn't thought about how people would tie up to the cantina. I have some John Deer tractor tires that would work just fine as protection for my cantina (not for boat prote...
by Jimbob
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wake board tower questions
Replies: 19
Views: 692

Re: Wake board tower questions

Carl,
Another great idea! If I paint it lime green, I could name the boat the "cuba Libre" or "Margaritaville"
Thanks,
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback 20'
Replies: 20
Views: 904

Re: Barrelback 20'

Take a look at alycat's build. He used the aluminum brackets. I got the same, but have not installed my engine yet.
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cutwater tip.
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Cutwater tip.

Just got my cutwater from Cutwaters by Mike. He did a beautiful job. I asked Mike if I should use some sort of caulk under the cutwater and especially in the screw holes. He said to use beeswax (toilet wax ring) on the inside of the cutwater and in the screw holes. That way if the cutwater needs to ...
by Jimbob
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 258
Views: 31663

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Matt, Thin out the famowood with acetone quite a bit. It should be somewhat runny. Apply with a small blade, scraping off the excess so you will have less to sand. In my opinion, you don't need to leave the famowood "proud" because you are just filling the gap even with the surrounding pla...
by Jimbob
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wake board tower questions
Replies: 19
Views: 692

Re: Wake board tower questions

Another great idea!
The nav lights on a turntable could be mounted above the rotating mirror ball.
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wake board tower questions
Replies: 19
Views: 692

Re: Wake board tower questions

Great idea about the outboard motor! That way it could be a movin' cantina. I could cruz, and bring the cantina/ bar to the customers rather than the other way round. (less advertisin' involved.) I might be able to use that same motor as a blender for margaritas if I make them in a 5 gal paint bucke...
by Jimbob
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wake board tower questions
Replies: 19
Views: 692

Re: Wake board tower questions

Thank you all for your kind comments. Now I’m inspired to do something REALLY GREAT! Matt said he would pay me to cruise on the lake with it on my boat. I have offers from lake people to pay me to keep it off of their lake. Don’t know why, it’s so purdy. Got this idea while I was tubin’ on my John D...
by Jimbob
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 258
Views: 31663

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Hi Matt, I would suggest that you spend the time to get the famowood sanded down even with the surrounding plank. Check it so you are completely even with the planks. I didn't spend as much time as I should have, and the result was that I had small indentations in the varnish later. Since I had so m...

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