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by Jimbob
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Catastrophe
Replies: 44
Views: 3072

Re: Catastrophe

Re: Frame Patterns
That's what I did. I made my patterns out of 1/2" mdf for the side shown on the plans, and then flipped it over to use as a pattern for the other side. Used a flush trim bit with the pattern after a rough cut with the band saw.
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 106
Views: 21212

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

This weekend was spent on installing the vinyl flooring on the floor and in the storage areas. Spent most of the time making patterns for a good fit. The forward kick panel got flooring as well. The vinyl I got was very easy to work with, cuts easy and remains flat. It stays put and doesn't move aro...
by Jimbob
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Launch Date
Replies: 25
Views: 1605

Re: Launch Date

Beautiful Boat! Much nicer than most that I have seen at Tahoe's Concours D' Elegance boat shows.
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2086
Views: 227771

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl, Everything I have in my garage is on rollers so I can move around as needed. One thing I would suggest with the plainer is to get a dust collector if you don't already have one, as the plainer will really spit out the shavings. My shop vac couldn't keep up. I got a portable dust collector f...
by Jimbob
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2086
Views: 227771

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Looks great Carl. The lines really flow with the shape of the hull. Nice job!
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 106
Views: 21212

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Thanks everyone! In answer to the question: Where did you get the stainless steel strips? I got them at a local metal supply company in Sacramento called ABC Supply. They are called stainless 304 flat bar. The size that I got was 1/4" x 1/2" x 12'. I had them cut into 6' lengths. They sell...
by Jimbob
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Upholstery
Topic: Upholstery for the Beginner
Replies: 37
Views: 2177

Re: Upholstery for the Beginner

Hi Jeff, Here's a thought. I work in an automotive dealership and we sublet out things like upholstery. You might try calling some of the larger dealerships in your area, talk to the service managers, asking who they use for upholstery. You would be surprised the contacts that dealerships have with ...
by Jimbob
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!
Replies: 346
Views: 37689

Re: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!

Beautiful! Nice piece of floating furniture. I especially like the flooring.
Jim
by Jimbob
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 106
Views: 21212

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Today I finished the dashboard except for the final coats of varnish. First I made a pattern out of mdf which was drilled, shaped, and trial fitted into the boat. The pattern was used with a flush trim router bit to make the final dash. The final dash was made out of 3/4" mahogany with 1/4 bolt...
by Jimbob
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 106
Views: 21212

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

This weekend was spent working on my dashboard. Yesterday I cut all of the little pieces of stainless steel that were fitted into the dados that were cut into the final dashboard. Had to cut at the correct angle and length to get a good fit around the guages. It took quite a while, but it all worked...
by Jimbob
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 106
Views: 21212

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Hi Will, I got some of the vinyl flooring from Classic Boat Connection like I saw on an original boat at the Tahoe boat show. It's white and has a pyramid design. (see pic below) The flooring will be painted with chris craft red paint like they used on the original boats. The floor mats will be cut ...
by Jimbob
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Halogen Fire Control Question
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: Halogen Fire Control Question

Thanks Ozzieboat!
You are absolutely right. A fire extinguisher isn't going to do any good if there is an explosion. Fumes explode. I think I will go with the fume detector and keep the extinguisher near the driver seat.
Jim
by Jimbob
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Flotation Question
Replies: 8
Views: 886

Re: Flotation Question

Thanks everybody! You all got me thinking again. Since my flooring is in sections, I think I will take each section out and make a mold on each flooring section. pour the 2 part flotation stuff into the mold making sure that there is clearance between foam and the bottom of the boat for drainage and...
by Jimbob
Tue May 30, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Flotation Question
Replies: 8
Views: 886

Re: Flotation Question

Thanks!
Looks like flotation is a requirement USCC. Right?

Jim
by Jimbob
Tue May 30, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Halogen Fire Control Question
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Halogen Fire Control Question

Here's another question for you builders out there. I remember seeing halogen fire control systems in offshore race boats. Has anyone used the system in some of the inboards we are building? Sounds like a good idea but the ones I have seen are pretty pricey. As always, your suggestions and comments ...

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