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by Jimbob
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 128
Views: 9197

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Matt,
Get some stuff called "quick fair" by system three. Works great, and you can sand it in 3 hrs.
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 58
Views: 2222

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

These are the inserts I used in the back of the dash.
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 58
Views: 2222

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Looking good! You mentioned a removable dash. I also wanted mine removable with no attachment screws or bolts showing. So, this is what I did. I have a deck beam that I used to mount the dash to (see cutouts for gauge clearance) . I positioned the dash template on the deck beam and then drilled 1/4&...
by Jimbob
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Northern Europe
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Hello from Northern Europe

Welcome Tony! The Barrelback is a Classic. One thing that I found is that the plans are a pretty good representation of the original Chris Craft barrelbacks. Ask questions, we are all here to help. Here's a link with lots of pictures of classic boats. http://www.classicboat.com/ Have fun and keep us...
by Jimbob
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Alabama
Replies: 24
Views: 794

Re: Squirt in Alabama

I couldn't imagine building my boat with out a bandsaw. The boat has more curved pieces than straight. A bandsaw will also allow you to resaw wider boards for planking etc. Because of the thin kerf of the bandsaw blade I can get 3 one eighth inch boards out of a 4/4 piece of mahogany. When looking f...
by Jimbob
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Alabama
Replies: 24
Views: 794

Re: Squirt in Alabama

Hi Micah, Good idea you had of beefing up your form. I built my form heavy duty with additional bracing because I knew that I would be adding casters later so that I could move it around easily. I used 1/4" bolts and fender washers to put it together. I didn't use lag screws because I wanted to...
by Jimbob
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 174
Views: 28016

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Thanks everybody! Rich - not really planing the first launch. My guess maybe a year. I still have to install my engine and get a trailer. Re: Stain used Interlux Chris Craft Mahogany # 573 (decks and hull) Sandusky Chris Craft Dark Walnut Filler Stain #9803 (coverboards and king planks) I took the s...
by Jimbob
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 174
Views: 28016

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Here's the weekend progress. I stained the decks and coverboards. Weather permitting, I will spray sealer tomorrow. Then I want to get coats of varnish on the decks so that I can do the white caulk.
Jim
by Jimbob
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: "I Wish I Had..."
Topic: Drilling the prop shaft hole.
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Drilling the prop shaft hole.

I wish I had screwed a temporary block of wood on the inside of keel before I drilled the prop shaft hole. I had tearout and the drill bit went a bit off center when it came out. Even though it will be covered up with the shaft log, it still bugs me. If I ever build a boat again I think I might just...
by Jimbob
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini in Ireland
Replies: 39
Views: 5293

Re: Malahini in Ireland

Richie, Your boat is looking great! After the flip, the fun really begins. I am really enjoying this part of the build on my boat. Here's a couple of answers to your questions: I had a runabout that had a car stereo and It worked just fine. The stereo was in a compartment with a door that would clos...
by Jimbob
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member in South Dakota
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: New Member in South Dakota

Hi Tim, I believe that the barrelback plans that we have were designed with the 4.3 engine in mind. I haven't installed mine yet, but I can see that it will fit. Some people put a 5.7 engine into the barrelback, but there can be problems as the engine is longer than the 4.3 engine. Top safe speed on...
by Jimbob
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 174
Views: 28016

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Thanks everybody!
Jim
by Jimbob
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 174
Views: 28016

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Today's Progress.
Today was spent fitting the hatch hinges and related trim. Hardware and hatch items were all positioned and screwed into place. All items have now been removed in preparation of stain and varnish. It will be a breeze to install all of the items after the final finish.
Jim
by Jimbob
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: lifting Eyes
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: lifting Eyes

Steven, This is what I did. Original fixtures are available that were connected to the foremost frame. The problem that I had is that there was no frame in the correct location on my boat/plans. So... I fabricated my own fixture with angle stainless steel, and attached it to the keel. I have room fo...
by Jimbob
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 55
Views: 1879

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Now that I think about it, it also had a clear plastic box with sealing tape for all of the radio stuff. The on/off switch was a push/pull switch mounted in the lid of the box. The boat was a tunnel cat hull with an 11cc outboard motor.
Jim

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