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by Jimbob
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Seattle Barrelback progress
Replies: 261
Views: 90262

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Here's a shot of the tiller end.
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Seattle Barrelback progress
Replies: 261
Views: 90262

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

I wanted the classic look but the function of a cable system. I used a seastar helm mounted to a bracket that I made, with a cable running back to the teller. Easy to adjust and center the wheel with the tiller. I got a 3/4" shaft and had a taper put on it so it would connect to my steering wheel. T...
by Jimbob
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Winch Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 4660

Re: Winch Recommendations

You might want to study the setup that was on the custom trailer for the runabout that I used to have. You will notice that the "stop" is lower, and the winch is in line with the bow eye. I would set my trailer down on the ramp so that the fenders were about 1" out of the water in the front, drive t...
by Jimbob
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2604
Views: 461826

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

The floor came out really nice, Carl!
Jim
by Jimbob
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Monte Carlo coverboards
Replies: 11
Views: 2484

Re: Monte Carlo coverboards

In answer to your question on the material for the coverboards, I used mahogany stained with Sandusky walnut stain like they did on the original boats.
Pic below:

Jim
by Jimbob
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Monte Carlo coverboards
Replies: 11
Views: 2484

Re: Monte Carlo coverboards

Mine's a Barrelback, but I would think the process would be the same for your boat. My plywood subdeck butted up to the coverboards. The coverboards were not on top of the subdeck. My coverboards are in sections. I made a pattern out of mdf using it so that each opposing coverboard was a mirror imag...
by Jimbob
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Seattle Barrelback progress
Replies: 261
Views: 90262

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

I bought the router cutter like Bob has. I was planning to use it to cut my exhaust port holes. I don't trust my router skills, so I bought a hole saw set from Harbor Freight, and used it instead. It was real easy and didn't damage any of the finished veneer on the transom. It goes up to cutting a 5...
by Jimbob
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: attaching ply subdeck
Replies: 20
Views: 2818

Re: attaching ply subdeck

My barrelback's plans called for a 1/4" subdeck with a 1/8" veneer for a total of 3/8" thickness. The 1/4" subdeck conformed to the underlaying support easily so I just used staples to hold in place until the epoxy cured. If you are using 3/8" subdeck, you probably will want to screw down especially...
by Jimbob
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 354
Views: 83830

Re: modified malahini

8. Fuel line must meet USCG requirements with shutoff valve.
Thanks for your list Bill.

Thought I had everything covered. Bought a shutoff valve at lunch. I also read that an in-line valve must be mounted to something, not loose on the hose. So I bought the one that can be mounted.

Jim
by Jimbob
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Woodworking bench
Replies: 6
Views: 2464

Re: Woodworking bench

Hi Aaron,
Here's a link to a previous posting of the worktable I made. It's pretty simple and breaks down for storage.
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=33315#p201575
Jim
by Jimbob
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 238
Views: 50409

Re: Tom's Tahoe

HI Tom,
I like it. It looks good on that boat. Perhaps a more modern look than the straight waterline that I often see. I owned a runabout with the same treatment of the waterline.
Pic below:
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 410
Views: 71530

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Hi Matt, It seems difficult but is not that bad. If I remember correctly, original barrelbacks started with 4" thick pieces of stock for the coverboards near the stern, so shaping thick pieces is nothing new. I started with shaping the coverboards at the bow of the boat working my way back to the tr...
by Jimbob
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2604
Views: 461826

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl,
I got an email alert on a boat similar to the one you are building. Thought you might like to see the windshields and side windows.
Check out this link:

http://www.classicboat.com/classic-chri ... header.htm

Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 or ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3812

Re: Tahoe 23 or ?

If you are checking out instruments, you might want to check out classic instruments from the link below. They have gps speedometers and hour meters in place of an odometer in their marine speedometers. When you get to their website, click on our products, and then universal fit guage sets, and you ...
by Jimbob
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 or ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3812

Re: Tahoe 23 or ?

Here's a couple of more pics showing a bit more detail. Notice the sundeck over the engine compartment rather than the normal wooden hatch you might see.
Jim