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by Jimbob
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Exhaust Tube Question
Replies: 17
Views: 1002

Exhaust Tube Question

I have been thinking about using a fiberglass tube (vernatube) as part of my wet exhaust system. Just found out that I can get 4" stainless steel tubing with wall thickness of .065 (1/16") for about $13 per foot in Sacramento. Anyone see any problems with going with the stainless steel tub...
by Jimbob
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: painting exhaust tube question
Replies: 1
Views: 177

painting exhaust tube question

I have been thinking about using a fiberglass exhaust tube as part of my exhaust system.
Anyone out there painted the fiberglass tube? I was thinking it might look cool to paint it copper to resemble the copper tubing on the original boats.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Silicon Bronze...Frearson vs. Square Drive
Replies: 20
Views: 2344

Re: Silicon Bronze...Frearson vs. Square Drive

Square Drive sounds like the way to go. It's too late for me to change now. I already have my supply of Fearson screws, so here is what I do to prevent stripped heads. I countersink and drill with one of those tapered drill bits. Next I drive a common drywall screw that positions the pieces until I ...
by Jimbob
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2086
Views: 226500

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl, This might work for you. It's an all in one solution, assuming you have the space. I have a 5th wheel travel trailer that has an ac converter that does the following: It converts the 110 (shore power) down to 12 volts. Pumps, lighting, the heater, the refrigerator all work on the 12 volts o...
by Jimbob
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Bow Plate Fabrication
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Bow Plate Fabrication

Jim Thorpe of Buffalo Metal Works makes cutwaters also.
I had him make my reproduction rub rails, and re-fabricate a fairleader to match the shape of my bow. He does excellent work!
Here's his email:
buffalometalworks@gmail.com

Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: How can I get my varnish to dry?
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: How can I get my varnish to dry?

I have only used Epifanes varnish over system 3 Silvertip epoxy with no problems. I always sand and wipe down with denatured alcohol between coats.
But then I live in Sacramento where it is dry and hotter than hell.
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: How can I get my varnish to dry?
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: How can I get my varnish to dry?

I have been spraying all of the varnish on my boat. By spraying, I put on more thin coats which dry faster. For me, it takes overnight before I can sand and apply the next coat. As per the instructions on the can, I dilute as follows: 1st coat 50%, 2nd coat 25%, 3rd coat 15%, last coats 5%. I use Na...
by Jimbob
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Project *OverKill* Tahoe 23
Replies: 62
Views: 13520

Re: Project *OverKill* Tahoe 23

On my workbench, I coated it with poly urethane. Works just fine. Glue and epoxy come off with a scraper. When I am working with epoxy, I always use wax paper where it might contact my work surface.
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 4.3 in barrelback 20
Replies: 26
Views: 1873

Re: 4.3 in barrelback 20

If you are thinking about a new 4.3, they are in short supply. I got the last one from michigan motorz last month. They tell me that from now on, they will only come with catalytic converters upping the price $6000 to $7000. I chose the 4.3 because I wanted to avoid installation problems, and the 22...
by Jimbob
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback 20'
Replies: 202
Views: 43547

Re: Barrelback 20'

Re: Removable Beam
What a slick idea!!!!
One of the things that I really like about the forum is that you can see solutions that others have come up with. It sets my mind at ease knowing that I can do the same if the need arises.
Nice work Will!
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Another Tow Rig and Misc Photos from recent trip
Replies: 11
Views: 682

Re: Another Tow Rig and Misc Photos from recent trip

Re: Tires I have been told that trailer tires are only safe for about 5 years from the date of production. The production date code is stamped on tires. This comes from a large tire distributor we use at the dealership. Even though the tires look like new and have plenty of tread, they still become ...
by Jimbob
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Great Painting & Varnishing Accessories
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Great Painting & Varnishing Accessories

Ran across something at Rocker Woodworking I thought I would share with youall. It's a pancake syrup type dispenser that clamps down to a can of paint or varnish. The neat thing is that you can stir the contents by turning the crank on the top. You can also store the can with the top attached. The o...
by Jimbob
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 79
Views: 4155

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Matt, Here are some pictures of the exhaust ports on my boat. I would have liked them higher, but I was limited by the curved spacers in the transom. I cut the holes for the exhaust tips with a large hole saw. I was afraid to use a a router circle cutter. It was pretty scary, but it came out o.k. If...
by Jimbob
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 79
Views: 4155

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Hi Matt, Sorry I'm late to getting back to you. Here are some thoughts for you. On the exhaust ports. I understand that the setup level is where the waterline ends up. With that in mind, first determine where you want the exhaust ports to be. Some like them above the waterline, others want them lowe...
by Jimbob
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 79
Views: 4155

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Looking good! I had to make my exhaust holes larger later for proper placement of the exhaust tips. I almost screwed up by not fairing the bottom of the transom to match the battens on the bottom of the boat. I noticed the "hook" on the bottom after I had installed the plywood on the botto...

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