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by Jimbob
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 781473

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Plug cutters cut bungs with a taper. Tap the bungs into place with a tack hammer for a nice tight fit.
Jim
by Jimbob
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 781473

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl, I have cut close to 2,000 bungs for my boat. All on a drill press, using a fence. You could probably find a cheap bench top press from HFT if the hand drill is too difficult. But then it all depends on how many you are cutting. HFT also has plug cutters that are just fine. Once you cut all ...
by Jimbob
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Seattle Barrelback progress
Replies: 326
Views: 177130

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Hi Robert,
Here is a picture of the lift ring bracket on an original 1939 Chris Craft.
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Seattle Barrelback progress
Replies: 326
Views: 177130

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Hi Robert, Original barrelbacks had a bracket that was bolted in to a frame in the front of the boat. Those brackets are available but the frames on the glen l boats are not in the correct location. I got a 1/2" bronze rod and put threads on each end. The threads on the lift ring are finer threads t...
by Jimbob
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: FF in Kathleen GA
Replies: 164
Views: 91355

Re: FF in Kathleen GA

I have used both methods of applying fiberglass cloth. The dry method is much easier in my opinion because you can position the cloth easily, hold in place with tape, and then spread the epoxy on top of it. I gave the hull a good coat of epoxy and let it dry before laying the glass down. That way th...
by Jimbob
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 135
Views: 61297

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

I would do it all at once. First position the frames where the joint will be made. Position the gussets where they will be and drill through the gussets into the frames. That way nothing slides around when you are gluing. I used screws instead of nails so I could screw everything together and check ...
by Jimbob
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Is famowood a good choice for filling holes
Replies: 5
Views: 6178

Re: Is famowood a good choice for filling holes

Famowood is great stuff. Takes stain well. I used it to fill small staple holes in stained areas, and you cannot see it. I had a large gouge on the side of my boat that I filled with Famowood and then stained. It is not noticeable either. (pics below) If you are filling larger holes like where screw...
by Jimbob
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 672
Views: 222120

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Is that oven set to 254 degrees? :lol:
by Jimbob
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 781473

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

That is slick!
I saw one of those in wood magazine but never got around to making one. Wish I did.
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 781473

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl, Not sure if I understand what you are trying to do. It appears that you want to create a ledge for the glass to rest upon, kind of like a picture frame. If so, you will want to use a Rabbet router bit set. I would forget about using a template, and just let the bearing ride on the finished ...
by Jimbob
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 453
Views: 188218

Re: modified malahini

If you go to a travel trailer store, you could probably find a socket that would work. They should have led bulbs that will fit into a standard socket. Many rv'ers have upgraded their existing bulbs to led, including me.
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Water collecting on a boat cover
Replies: 0
Views: 7680

Water collecting on a boat cover

I have always had to store my boats outside with a cover on them. The covers always collect water in the low spots. (cockpit area). I have tried poles with tennis balls on the end, and wood bows to hold the cover up so the water doesn't collect, but nothing ever worked that well. I think I finally f...
by Jimbob
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: What fasteners for bow light?
Replies: 5
Views: 3901

Re: What fasteners for bow light?

I used stainless oval head screws.
If you hold them to a buffer for 10 to 15 seconds, they will polish up and look like chrome.
JIm
by Jimbob
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member intro. Sacramento, CA
Replies: 3
Views: 2364

Re: New member intro. Sacramento, CA

Welcome neighbor!
I live in citrus heights and am building a barrelback. Lots of help on the forum from boat enthusiasts.
Jim
by Jimbob
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 781473

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl, Re your shop. I have the same space problem. All of my equipment is on rollers. As far a dust collection, I bought the HFT roll-around dust collector, mounted it on the wall, replaced the bag with a 5 micron bag, and got a hose with a slide on connector (from rockler) for my equipment. It w...

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