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by FL-John
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Florida Barrelback
Replies: 85
Views: 17613

Re: Florida Barrelback

Thanks Ken. That’s what I expected.

I finished the form, minus the stem support that I’ll add later.
I framed houses to put myself through college and I can honestly say that this is the most square, level and plumb thing I have ever constructed out of 2x4s!!!

Now the real fun begins!
by FL-John
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 135
Views: 61755

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Looks great! I can sympathize with working in the heat. It’s only 95 in Florida but the humidity is about 90%. After an hour in the shop I look like I took a shower with my clothes on!
by FL-John
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Florida Barrelback
Replies: 85
Views: 17613

Re: Florida Barrelback

Building form is almost done but... I followed the plans for the form which call for 2’6” between the uprights. Then I noticed the call out for 26” between inside edges of the stringers. My stringers are 1 1/2” (2 laminated pieces of 3/4 mahogany) so they will be 27” inside to inside. I don’t see an...
by FL-John
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Barrelback Seating
Replies: 8
Views: 1418

Re: Barrelback Seating

I'm about a month ahead of you on my Barrelback build and have been considering the same thing. It's not traditional but I think it would be more practical for my needs. Bill, when you say add all of the stretch to the cockpit what do you mean? In my head this would mean adding 6" between the three ...
by FL-John
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Florida Barrelback
Replies: 85
Views: 17613

Re: Florida Barrelback

Thanks Jim! That was exactly what I was thinking on the transom and the drain idea is great. I think I’ll borrow that! Your boat is beautiful and I’ve looked at your posts many times for inspiration. The only reason I ask about the length is space is really tight. I was leaning towards the extra foo...
by FL-John
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Florida Barrelback
Replies: 85
Views: 17613

Re: Florida Barrelback

I’m finishing the last frame tonight which means I’m a transom away from starting the building form. It also means I’m at the point of no return on boat length. What all that really means is it’s stupid question time, so here goes... 1. Do I install the camber boards on the transom before or after i...
by FL-John
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 135
Views: 61755

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

You are about a month ahead of me. I've been debating having the stringers milled as well. The one gap in my shop is a jointer. I may go this way as well. They came out very nice!!!
by FL-John
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Florida Barrelback
Replies: 85
Views: 17613

Re: Florida Barrelback

If (and that's a BIG if) I understand the way the transom goes together correctly you should be able to move the camber boards up or down without affecting the shape.

Am I hearing that if the camber boards are installed to plan they potentially interfere with the exhaust?
by FL-John
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Florida Barrelback
Replies: 85
Views: 17613

Re: Florida Barrelback

Thanks Matt! That pic is exactly what I needed! This isn’t that hard. It seems a boat is built one well built piece at a time!
by FL-John
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Florida Barrelback
Replies: 85
Views: 17613

Re: Florida Barrelback

Time to figure out the transom. This has me scratching my head a little so I built a (very rough) cardboard mock up. I think I have this right now. The transom is basically a cylindrical section intersected by another cylindrical section? The camber boards keep the same arc in plan view but the ends...
by FL-John
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Florida Barrelback
Replies: 85
Views: 17613

Re: Florida Barrelback

So, I found out today that I am competing with a local legend for mahogany. Anyone that has been to Tampa and dined appropriately has eaten at the Columbia restaurant in Ybor City. My lumber source happens to be in Ybor city and the Columbia, which is a block away, is building an addition to their r...
by FL-John
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Florida Barrelback
Replies: 85
Views: 17613

Re: Florida Barrelback

Thanks guys! The wood kayak is a CLC boat I built last year. It was the trial run for this project. Here’s the finished boat: A512B21B-F970-4A3E-BCBF-46CFBDA67423.jpeg WDE Bill! Here’s hoping college football happens this year. I’m pretty meticulous about sawdust. If I leave it in the garage the kid...
by FL-John
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Florida Barrelback
Replies: 85
Views: 17613

Re: Florida Barrelback

Still building a boat. I lost two weeks to injury and one week to a family visit. Unfortunately I seem to have depleted the supply of mahogany in the Tampa Bay Area. More in stock on Wednesday. Should have frames done by July. I felt the need to do a little mock up today since a pic of a stack of fr...
by FL-John
Fri May 01, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Florida Barrelback
Replies: 85
Views: 17613

Re: Florida Barrelback

Thank you!!! If I read the entire instructions... there is a fastening schedule all the way at the back 😀
by FL-John
Fri May 01, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Florida Barrelback
Replies: 85
Views: 17613

Re: Florida Barrelback

I can’t find anything in the instructions or on the plans about frame fasteners. Searching the forums it looks like nails at the gussets is the way to go. Is that correct? Same for the floor timbers and deck beams?

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