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by Jimbob
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from California!
Replies: 26
Views: 4760

Re: Hello from California!

Welcome Mark!
It says you live in Orangevale, just down the road from Citrus Heights where I live.
You are welcome to stop by and look at my build, and discuss boat building anytime. Send me a p.m. for contact information.
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 293
Views: 100153

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Thanks Rich!
Those look like the ones I have. At the suggestion of my brother, I am going to lube them up with soap and give it another shot this weekend.
I think it will work with the soap.
Jim
by Jimbob
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 293
Views: 100153

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Part of this weekend was spent positioning my windshield. The center piece is in place, but I am figuring out where the outer brackets will be mounted. Want to make sure before I drill the screw holes. I'm not real pleased with the rubber inserts that fit into the slots in the brackets. It seems lik...
by Jimbob
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 342
Views: 75457

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Here's a couple of examples of how chris craft covered the top of the cutwater with a fairleader. Depending on the year of the boat, they used one of the two examples below. The main thing is they have a lip on the front that covers the top of the cutwater. The rub rails but against the cutwater. I ...
by Jimbob
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 492
Views: 108887

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Hi Matt,
See the gouge in the planking below the coverboard in the pic below ? That's what can happen if you aren't careful with an electric planer. After that I stuck with a belt sander.
Jim
by Jimbob
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 492
Views: 108887

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Looking good!
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 293
Views: 100153

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Thanks Jim!
Motor is not in yet. It's sitting on a pallet waiting to be put in. Plumbing, exhaust, fuel, and electrical are in and ready. All I will have to do is drop the motor in and get a propshaft. Thinking the launch will be in June. (of this year :lol: )
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 293
Views: 100153

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Thanks guys!
Rich - I'm planning on the Delta Cruise. Perhaps some earlier others like Clearlake, Shasta, and Stockton, If it's ready by then.
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 271
Views: 97030

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I agree with Locutus. I had the same problem with spraying varnish. Sand the orange peel until it is smooth. I feel that it is easier to see your progress using a random orbital sander. After you get it smooth, be sure that you put on a "wet coat" thinning the paint 50% with Naptha. Look down the si...
by Jimbob
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 293
Views: 100153

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Todays Progress: The seats are back into the boat after making slight adjustments so that the backs line up to where the crashpads will be. The seat backs are screwed into the seat framework. The bottom cushions are removeable to gain access to storage below. The battery is under the center section ...
by Jimbob
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 287
Views: 78788

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Just a thought. Maybe you could get to the rudder without removing the tank if you rotated it 180 degrees.
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Texas Barrelback 20
Replies: 130
Views: 50852

Re: Texas Barrelback 20

I crawled under a tournament ski boat and took measurements in relation to the strut, and how out from the keel, making sure that I didn't hit a batten on the inside when I drilled the hole. I drilled from the inside of the boat outward. The other thing to consider is where the water pickup is on yo...
by Jimbob
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 492
Views: 108887

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Billy C said "its best to leave a small flat for the rub rail to sit on". This has been troubling me from the get go as the way my coverboards are coming out in the bow where the most flare is (say frame 6 and 7) , it looks like the rub rail will be facing kind of down ish and would not protect the...
by Jimbob
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 293
Views: 100153

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

The weekend progress:
This weekend was spent finishing up installing the ceilings on the port side. Next was the installation of the kick panel in front of the back seat and the related trim pieces. Very soon I will have the crash pads installed.
Pics below:
Jim
by Jimbob
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 293
Views: 100153

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Thanks Jim! You are correct, the throttle was on the steering wheel in the original boats. My replica steering wheel has the throttle, but it's just for looks. It isn't connected to anything. The way I made my steering column was to put a bearing at each end of the tube, with a 3/4" rod in the tube ...