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by Jimbob
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky
Replies: 21
Views: 3024

Re: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky

The raptor system is in my opinion well worth the money. I used the staples for many things. They are great for holding things in position and just snap off when you are done. Part of the staple stays in the wood, but it can me sanded or machined without damaging any blades. They also take stain. On...
by Jimbob
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 129
Views: 16899

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

How does the upholstered crash pad get attached? The vinyl is stapled to the boat at the bottom of the opening, then wrapped around the half round foam and then stapled to the deck through what is called a hidem strip. You can get the half round crash pad foam at classic boat connection. Here's a l...
by Jimbob
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: New member

Welcome Michael,
I am building a barrelback in sacramento. Getting close to completion. Click on the link below.
Feel free any question you might have, we're all here to help.
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Downunder Monaco Utility
Replies: 15
Views: 1194

Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Looks great. I did the same thing on the steering wheel and throttle.
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu May 31, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: through-hull drains
Replies: 15
Views: 1184

Re: through-hull drains

I have attached a picture of what might work for you. Classic Chris Craft boats had a drain in the bottom of the boat. The picture is of the thru hull drain like the chis craft boats used. David at Classic Boat Connection said they sell new reproductions that are manufactured by the same foundry tha...
by Jimbob
Wed May 30, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 679
Views: 114021

Re: New member from oregon

Well done! What a beautiful boat. Looks even better on the water.
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu May 24, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Maintaining Bright work
Replies: 0
Views: 998

Maintaining Bright work

Here's an article on maintaining bright work from the ACBS.
How to remove water spots, and keep your boat looking its best.
the link: https://acbs.org/keeping-brightwork-bright/
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu May 24, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2386
Views: 322594

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Looks fantastic Carl. Bet you will make people take their shoes off before entering the cabin. :lol: Here's my suggestion on the glass. I would discuss with the glass shop about your plans about curved glass before you get too far in your design. When I got bids for my windshields, the first questio...
by Jimbob
Thu May 24, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 679
Views: 114021

Re: New member from oregon

That's a good one!
Reminds me of the time at the ramp when a guy didn't set his brake correctly, got out of his truck, went back to his boat, and the whole works rolled down the ramp into the water truck and all.
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon May 21, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2386
Views: 322594

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl, I studied many pictures classic boats of my design. I put the hole where is was located on the original boats. Got a bronze thru hull to match the original thru hull (removed while I am varnishing) . See the hole in the attached picture. I had a runabout that had the thru hole about 2/3 up ...
by Jimbob
Thu May 17, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24
Replies: 1498
Views: 232569

Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

Hey Bill, I can really relate to your trailer incident. When my new Wellcraft runabout with a custom trailer, with paint to match the boat came in, I was pretty excited. It was beautiful combination. My wife and I went to the boat dealership to pick it up. We left the dealership with the boat, and d...
by Jimbob
Wed May 16, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: air file
Replies: 6
Views: 2169

Re: air file

I bought one from HFT - cannot recommend. Went back to sanding by hand.
Make sure that your compressor will provide the output for the CFM required by the tool. These sanders require a lot of air!
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue May 15, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Michigan Mahahini. Paint
Replies: 11
Views: 1386

Re: Michigan Mahahini. Paint

Attached is a picture of the bottom paint that I used. It says on the can that is an anti fouling paint. My boat will be a trailer boat. I used that bottom paint to match what was used on the original boats not for protection. My thought is, why not use bottom paint just in case you end up leaving t...
by Jimbob
Tue May 15, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 737
Views: 115877

Re: Utility build

The plywood cover is a great idea!
The pole with the tennis ball to hold the cover up never seemed to work very well for me.
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue May 15, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Michigan Mahahini. Paint
Replies: 11
Views: 1386

Re: Michigan Mahahini. Paint

Agree, fiberglass first.
I put on a coat of bottom paint primer next. (jamestown distributors), and then the bottom paint.
Jim

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