Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Postby Jimbob » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:12 pm

Monitor, Thanks for your kind words.
Re: The engine.
I got a 4.3L mercruser v6. haven't installed it yet.

Jim
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Building a Barrelback in Sacramento, CA
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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Postby Jimbob » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:51 pm

Can't spray varnish because of the weather, so I thought I would work on the spray rails. I thought it would be a simple matter of just placing a couple of boards on the hull. I was wrong. I made a pattern to match the contour of the hull, and then used it to shape the
six foot long x 1 1/4" mahogany boards. Then I had to shape the boards to match the curve of the hull vertically. The result was a tight fit against the hull. I screwed the spray rails onto the hull and then I installed the stainless rub rails onto the spray rails. The spray rails are hollow, so I made backer boards that are painted black so the rub rails won't dent or cut into the hull if I hit something. Now every thing is back off of the boat awaiting stain and varnish.
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The rail is 1 1/2" wide with out the rub rail
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spray rail without the rub rail
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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Postby alycat » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:01 pm

Lookin Great!!!!
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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Postby alycat » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:32 pm

Is the top width of the rail also 1 1/2 inch? I see it is tapered at the ends, nice!!!
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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Postby Jimbob » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:52 pm

Yep it's one and a half inches wide at the Wide Point the taper starts 12in back from the ends of the board
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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Postby mrintense » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:31 am

They look great Jim. Nice work as always. You're going to put those Chris Crafts to shame when you start showing your boat!
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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Postby Jimbob » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:14 am

Thanks Carl!
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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Postby Jimbob » Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:25 pm

Now that the weather has been better, I have been building up coats of varnish. I want to be done by the time my trailer is finished so I don't have to worry about overspray getting on the new trailer. The coats are going on nicely, thinning the varnish 25%. When I'm all done, I will buff out for the final finish.
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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Postby mrintense » Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:43 pm

That last photo really shows the lines off well. What a beaut!!
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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Postby alycat » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:08 pm

Love it!!!!
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Barrelback 19' stretched to 20'

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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Postby PeterG » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:46 pm

I probably missed it in a previous post but what varnish are you using on your work of art?
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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Postby Jimbob » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:56 am

I probably missed it in a previous post but what varnish are you using on your work of art?

Peter, I am using Epifanes Gloss Clear traditional varnish. I thin it with Naptha which speeds up the drying time.
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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Postby Hercdrvr » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:51 am

Jim,
Did you go to the trouble of making the spray rail align with a side batten or did you just screw it into the 3 layers of planking?
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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Postby Jimbob » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:11 am

Matt,
I just screwed the spray rails into the hull.
The spray rail is supposed to be at the top of the boot stripe on the barrelback, so I didn't try to aim for a batten. It's real solid just being screwed into the hull. (you could stand on them with no movement.) The screws won't show with the stainless rub rails over them.
Now that the spray rails have been stained and varnished, I plan on mounting them back on the boat this weekend using some mahogany colored caulk between the hull and the spray rails.
Jim
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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Postby Jimbob » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:05 pm

I attached the stained and varnished spray rails today. I used mahogany caulk between the rails and the hull.
Sanded the hull and decks for another coat of varnish to be sprayed tomorrow.
Also got my font and setup for the boat name. Next week I am taking it to the sign shop. They will produce on gold metal flake vinyl with a black outline. It will be curved to match the shape of the top of the transom. The pattern goes to the sign shop so that they get the arc of the lettering correct.
I decided that I would put my wife's name on the boat just to play it safe. :lol:
Jim
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