Seattle Barrelback progress

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby John56 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:18 pm

Beautiful work!!

Hawks looking good right now. halftime.

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby RobertCugini » Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:44 am

I've got the glass on one side and am working to finish it. It went on fairly well, but I learned a lot. Once you've got it all wetted out, don't fuss with it because you only cause yourself issues. I had one spot that I worked to much and I should have just left alone to harden. I ended up sanding it down to the cloth and finishing it again. I was surprised at what a mess it was after the first coat. Additional coats and sanding in between has resulted in a glass smooth surface with all defect filled. I'll soon be on to the other side. I think I shall end up with about 6 coats total once all the variations are filled and sanded out. It sands pretty easily if you don't let it fully cure, and do your sanding a day or two after application.

Here is a photo after the first coat with the fabric wetted out.
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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby alycat » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:07 pm

Looking good!! Great progress!!
Will Manwaring
Shreveport, LA

Barrelback 19' stretched to 20'

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby RobertCugini » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:18 pm

You are catching up! Are you going to vacuum bag the planking or do it conventionally?
Planning the shaft hole shortly....

Robert

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby alycat » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:28 pm

Probably going to do it conventionally, I wouldn't know where to start on the vacuum bagging technique! Is it a big learning curve. I watched your progress within your posts. I would have to do some more reading, :D :shock: :lol:
Will Manwaring
Shreveport, LA

Barrelback 19' stretched to 20'

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 3171d9bb06

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby RobertCugini » Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:27 pm

I'd never done it eather,I just followed Bob Perkins lead and he was very helpful answering questions It really does make a superior product, but does take a bit longer. Glad to help if you decide to go that way. Take a look at bobs build.

Robert

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby Joris » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:07 am

Vacuumbagging isn't difficult once you are on the right track.
I used to work as a design-engineer for a german company that builds vacuumsystems, if i can be of any help i'd be glad to answer any questions.
Since i'm on the second layer i can take pictures if needed.
grts,
Joris

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby RobertCugini » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:47 am

Boring tool made....
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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby slug » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:32 pm

Good looking boring bar. I started with a smaller forstner bit first, then went up to the final size. Makes it a lot easier in the end grain of the keel.
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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby alycat » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:28 pm

Did you have a machine shop make that or did you make it. Pretty cool design. Just wondering how you layed out your plan on placing the strut. Also where did you source your engine. I have been talking with Michigan motors, about the V-8 357 bravo with a Velvet liberty 63a transmission 1:1. I am thinking about boring the hole before I plank, wanted to get your thoughts.
Will Manwaring
Shreveport, LA

Barrelback 19' stretched to 20'

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 3171d9bb06

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby RobertCugini » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:59 pm

I drew it up and had a machine shop do it . Charged me $50.

I'm still working on the placement of the strut and shaft hole, but I have a pretty good idea. I'm going to start with the rudder and move forward....
I still have to glass the other side of the boat yet, which Ill probably do in the next day or so.

I'm going to use the V-6 rather than the V-8 so I should have a small bit more room, I also am building the 20 foot version. I'm planning on using Michigan Motorz also..


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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby alycat » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:50 pm

Just curious of your reasoning between the v6 and v8. I keep going back and forth on the two. I may have to take your photo if you don't mind and have a machinist look at building one for me.
Will Manwaring
Shreveport, LA

Barrelback 19' stretched to 20'

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 3171d9bb06

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby RobertCugini » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:10 pm

One thing Ken has said and it's in the plan discription is don't overpower the boat. While many have used v8 successfully, the v6 will produce over 200hp and the original motor in this design had aprox 100 hp, so the v6 is already double the original.

Robert

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby shep » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:57 pm

V6 has plenty of HP but V8 gives great torque and sounds better i think :D

Only 4 outings for me since completion but everything great so far with small block V8 (PCM 5.0).

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby alycat » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:00 pm

I guess the 325hp may be a little too much then? :shock:
I bet it would get up and go!! :D
Will Manwaring
Shreveport, LA

Barrelback 19' stretched to 20'

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 3171d9bb06


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