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by Jimbob
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tunnel Mite is done !
Replies: 7
Views: 1924

Re: Tunnel Mite is done !

Really a cool looking boat! Bet it really goes. I want one.
You did a fantastic job, you should be very proud!
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 343
Views: 94803

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Very Cool!
A real clean installation. That's pretty special having the exhaust coming out the sides of the boat.
Nice tips!
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 343
Views: 94803

Re: Tom's Tahoe

You got me wondering what an insert was.
I found some if this is what you are talking about.

https://www.carid.com/in-dash-gauge-mou ... D%5B1%5D=5

Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: How many switches?
Replies: 3
Views: 1535

Re: How many switches?

My guages and their lights are wired to the ignition switch. I have a horn & relay that is wired to a push button switch. All other items, bilge blowers, bilge pumps (each pump has its own switch), nav lights have their own switches so they will operate whether the ignition switch is on or not.
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 343
Views: 94803

Re: Tom's Tahoe

I got my gauges from classic instruments. My speedo is connected to their gps unit. I got the speedo that has an hour meter rather than odometer.
Link below:
https://www.classicinstruments.com/
On their website click the products tab. Lots of gauge packages.

Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Jackson,Mi. @ Englewood,Fl.
Replies: 1
Views: 839

Re: New member from Jackson,Mi. @ Englewood,Fl.

Welcome, from a fellow barrelback builder!
Lots of barrelback builders here that can help you through the process.
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2911
Views: 571341

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hey Carl, One last idea for you. I saw a car at lunch that had a clear plastic bag or something, secured with duck tape where a window used to be. Might be an option. :lol: (just kidding) Anyway, I don't think it would go with the level of perfection that you have accomplished so far on your boat. Jim
by Jimbob
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2911
Views: 571341

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl,
What if you tilted the upper track so it was parallel to the bottom. I realize by doing that you would have to move the upper track back but there might still enough support to hold the top of the window in place.
Jim
by Jimbob
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2911
Views: 571341

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl, Here are my thoughts on what do on the window situation. Why not have it so both front and back window could slide? With the tracks shown below, you could do that, or put a stop so the back window couldn't slide if that is what you want. Using the slides, I would keep the top and bottom pie...
by Jimbob
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 125
Views: 58512

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

I was thinking...why not varnish everything and put the caulking or white epoxy in the gaps last? Let me know if you can think of a reason this would not work...as in...caulking needs the UV inhibitors in the varnish?? Varnishing over the deck and into the grooves before applying the caulk is the m...
by Jimbob
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2911
Views: 571341

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Try a router with a 1/8" rounder bit with a bearing. Easier than sanding.
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 402
Views: 119255

Re: modified malahini

Hi Bryan, I would stick with the sapele and go for a more reddish stain if that's the look you are after. The picture below is stained with interlux #573 chris craft mahogany, the coverboards are stained with sandusky dark walnut stain. My boat is all sapele. David at Classic Boat Connection says th...
by Jimbob
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 215
Views: 68756

Re: Malahini from MD

The main thing on coverboards is to have the inner curve symmetrical to the opposing coverboard. (mirror image). Those symmetrical coverboards need to be the same distance from the centerline of the boat to the inner curve, with any excess trimmed from the outer edge of the coverboard to the edge of...
by Jimbob
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Anchoring the Building Form…or Not
Replies: 10
Views: 2294

Re: Anchoring the Building Form…or Not

I built my boat on a form that was not bolted down to the garage. The form was square in every respect, and very rigid. Initially the form just sat on the garage floor, the floor was flat so the form was not tweaked. If your floor is not flat, you could use shims so that your form stays true. I was ...
by Jimbob
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Fixing cracks
Replies: 1
Views: 3019

Fixing cracks

In case you can't get rid of a crack, here's something that might work for you. This is something that finally worked in repairing cracks and where the seam between the lamination in my coverboard opened up. I tried famowood filler, epoxy, many coats of varnish and nothing worked. I also had a coupl...

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