Seattle Barrelback progress

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Bob Perkins
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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby Bob Perkins » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:06 pm

My Biscayne is 23' - I have a 300HP motor.
It is a non-issue...
Not sure if this helps or not.

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby RobertCugini » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:52 pm

Remember this is a relatively historic shape, the bow is pretty vertical, and the aft area is pretty flat. Not the best for high speeds, in fact people advise caution at higher speeds as the bow my "hook" in slight chop. It all remains to seen when I get it done!
Have you looked at some of the historical books on Chris Craft and others? I can recommend some. The photos are really interesting.

Robert

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby Bob Perkins » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:09 pm

I'll add to that...
My boat is perfectly flat at the transom.. it is a rough ride in chop.. not big stuff either..
once it gets up to 10-12 knots.. I stay in..

If there were plans that I liked (back then) for a boat with some vee - I would have chosen that in hindsight.

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby alycat » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:35 pm

Is this the one you sourced.? I have been looking at this one as well, if they can covert it from an alpha to inboard.

"Michigan Motorz has the 4.3L, 4 bbl, Alpha 4V - Complete MerCruiser Engine Package in stock. Remanufactured, MerCruiser 2013, 4.3L, 4 bbl., "Alpha 4V", complete drop-in, turn key engine package. It is rated at 225hp at the prop. "

It a little less expensive than the 5.7 bravo.

I may have asked this before, are you going with the 63a transmission?
Will Manwaring
Shreveport, LA

Barrelback 19' stretched to 20'

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby RobertCugini » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:27 pm

I was going to use the fuel injected version, It is more money.
http://www.michiganmotorz.com/complete- ... p-330.html
and I was going to use the Velvet drive rather than the Hurth. That was only the way I was leaning because I haven't bought anything yet.

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby Bob Perkins » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:41 am

All,

I got my motor here: http://www.dougrussell.com/

When I was shopping - they beat everyone's price by a significant margin.
Check them out before you plunk down the cash.
(no affiliation to them at all)

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby alycat » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:46 pm

Thanks for the reference, they do have good prices and selection.
Will Manwaring
Shreveport, LA

Barrelback 19' stretched to 20'

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby benpetre » Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:47 am

Can someone correct what i am sure is improper reasoning:

With the same drivetrain (transmission/prop), going from v6 to v8 does not add more top end speed, just better holeshot/acceleration/pulling power...right?
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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:53 am

Boat power is as much about torque as it is about HP. A boat engine is under constant load, unlike a car. HP is mostly about top speed. But, most of us don't run wide open all of the time. Torque gets you out of the hole.

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby RobertCugini » Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:22 pm

I added cloth to the second side today. It went much easier than the first side. Guess you learn stuff as you go. I've now got both sides and the transom with cloth on them. A few more coats of epoxy and LOTS of sanding and I should be ready for the bottom. I'm going to mount all the hardware before I epoxy the bottom.
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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby alycat » Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:22 pm

Just beautiful!! Love it!
Will Manwaring
Shreveport, LA

Barrelback 19' stretched to 20'

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby themiser » Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:06 pm

Hey Robert,
I recently found this site and your build and love watching your progress. I just moved to the Seattle area, Port Orchard, and when the time comes, would love to come help with the flip. Also, from preliminary research, I've realized there are a lot of places to go for lumber, I was wondering where you ended up sourcing your frame lumber as well as marine grade plywood.

Can't wait for more progress!

Sean

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby RobertCugini » Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:33 pm

Thanks, well I used to run a sawmill in the Seattle area, the last one actually on lake Washington, so the frame material was from that. I saved the best old growth vg Doug fir.
The marine plywood came from Edensaw in Tacoma, and the Mahogany veneer came from Certainly Wood in NY state. I used them because they could supply 1/6th inch veneer, rather than the standard 1/8th inch. I think it made a difference, as it allows a bit more tolerance and sanding if necessary.
Hope to flip mid summer and yes your welcome to come and help!

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby Bob Perkins » Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:53 am

Man I wish I had that much room when I was doing mine...
Looks great :)

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Postby keith Miller » Thu May 01, 2014 6:16 pm

Robert:

Looking good!

You know what they say, building the hull is about 25% of the work.

Enjoy!

Keith Miller


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