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by steves
Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Texas Barrelback 20
Replies: 162
Views: 65049

Re: Texas Barrelback 20

Jclark69, My estimate is based on an average of 20hrs/wk and I started in early October, 2015 and includes some time contributed by my dad. So about 8 months at 80 hrs/mo about 640 (and you could add in about 5 hrs/wk for my dad). I don't know how this compares to anyone else...maybe I'm slow! hope ...
by steves
Sun May 22, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Texas Barrelback 20
Replies: 162
Views: 65049

Re: Texas Barrelback 20

Jim,
thanks for the reply. I guess I wasn't aware that the setup level and water line were the same. They look a bit off on the drawings. who knows!

your boat is looking great btw!
by steves
Sun May 22, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Transom - solid plywood or planks
Replies: 3
Views: 3038

Transom - solid plywood or planks

Hey folks, I'm about to put on the transom covering plywood and wonder if a solid piece (s) of plywood wouldn't be better than planks. I have seen both while surfing this forum. thanks in advance! PS - I only have time to ask this question because I got a little over zealous with the beltsander and ...
by steves
Wed May 18, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Texas Barrelback 20
Replies: 162
Views: 65049

Re: Texas Barrelback 20

this is the newly installed camber boards on the transom and exhaust cutouts.

OK, looking for help on the waterline and how to determine its location. I can see it and scale the waterline off the plans, is there a better way, am I missing it on the instructions? HELP!!
by steves
Wed May 18, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Texas Barrelback 20
Replies: 162
Views: 65049

Re: Texas Barrelback 20

these are the battens going on and some evidence of steam bending the battens at the bow (February 2016).

Fairing was fun for awhile...getting bored but understand how important it is to get it right!
by steves
Wed May 18, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Texas Barrelback 20
Replies: 162
Views: 65049

Re: Texas Barrelback 20

these are from December 2015 and show the keel being shaped by me and dad as well as the breast hook coming together.
by steves
Wed May 18, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Texas Barrelback 20
Replies: 162
Views: 65049

Texas Barrelback 20

So, my father and I started this build in October 2015. I'll post some progress pictures and hopefully get some answers! I am already adept at asking stupid questions from a previous Factory Five Cobra build as well as on my introductions page. Thanks in advance for patience and guidance! These are ...
by steves
Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy - Barrelback 20 - Friendswood, TX
Replies: 13
Views: 2549

Re: New guy - Barrelback 20 - Friendswood, TX

Thanks Roberta, I ordered my staple quantities just as you suggested. I was surprised at how small the staple gun is, its a toy compared to some I have and or used previously. The next question is quantity of epoxy for the plywood bottom and side. I think I read somewhere that a gallon of each part ...
by steves
Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy - Barrelback 20 - Friendswood, TX
Replies: 13
Views: 2549

Re: New guy - Barrelback 20 - Friendswood, TX

Thanks Roberta!

btw, I've read every page of your build, fantastic stuff!

Steve
by steves
Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy - Barrelback 20 - Friendswood, TX
Replies: 13
Views: 2549

Re: New guy - Barrelback 20 - Friendswood, TX

so battens are about on and the plans call for 1/8" plywood and veneer. Does that mean I need 1/4" staples?

any thoughts on how many I should need?

Thanks everyone!

Steve
by steves
Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy - Barrelback 20 - Friendswood, TX
Replies: 13
Views: 2549

Re: New guy - Barrelback 20 - Friendswood, TX

Bill,
I love Austin Healeys, a neighbor had a beautiful green one when I was growing up. You are right, very similar British based cars.

This is about where we are now on the boat, except most of the notches are cut in it now
me and Dad.jpg
Having a blast with this,

Steve
by steves
Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy - Barrelback 20 - Friendswood, TX
Replies: 13
Views: 2549

Re: New guy - Barrelback 20 - Friendswood, TX

Thanks for the welcome, I wanted to give you guys some pictures (everybody loves pictures right?).

My Cobra and a few build photos.
this is my Cobra I built about 10 years ago
this is my Cobra I built about 10 years ago
by steves
Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy - Barrelback 20 - Friendswood, TX
Replies: 13
Views: 2549

New guy - Barrelback 20 - Friendswood, TX

Hi everyone! I ordered plans and started my barrelback 20 in September and am now putting in the battens. I get a ton of help from my dad who also helped me with my Shelby Cobra build 10 years ago. I'm really loving the build and the time with my dad. ....and I don't know how long it will take to co...

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