Texas Barrelback 20

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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Ok Steve, thanks. Those do look nice.
I have decided to fair the hinge area flat so that I can use the traditional piano hinges.
Thanks again.
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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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I’ve seen them in person and they are super sweet!

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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Jim,
I had too much fore to aft curvature to do that so had to go the other way.

Good luck.

P-Billy, thanks, good to hear from you again!

I hope everyone had a nice Easter!

Steve

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Transmission shifting

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OK folks, I am getting ready to hook up my shift controls and researching which way the transmission shifts.

I have the pcm 343 with the PCM 90 1:23:1 left hand rotation prop, down angle transmission.

The convention is that if the shift cable is pushed toward the rear of the boat, the transmission is in reverse.

However, On my boat as you can see below, the two extreme positions of the shifter would indicate that pulled forward position of the cable is reverse (bottom picture) , while the extended direction is forward (top picture).

Can any of you seasoned folks confirm? Seems like an easy question, but I hate to have to pull everything apart because I hooked to the wrong side of the controls!

Thanks and happy Memorial day and thanks for the sacrifices to those who died.

Steve
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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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Steve,

I'm a few weeks behind you and not seasoned at all but probably have the same engine/transmission. The Crusader (closest I could find) installation manual says -

"These model transmissions (Hurth 630) are full reversing transmissions. Rotation of the output flange and propeller shaft is determined by the hookup of the shift cable at the remote control before starting the installation and adjustment procedures.

For left-hand shaft rotation - the transmission shift lever must move AWAY the engine (flywheel) when the remote control shift handle is placed in the forward position.

For right-hand shaft rotation - the transmission shift lever must move TOWARD from the engine (flywheel) when the remote control shift handle is placed in the forward position."

Hope that helps,

Tom

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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thanks Tom,
according to my engine supplier, forward position (toward flywheel) is forward, and back (away from the flywheel) is reverse.

I got it right!

Thanks everyone, more good news is that the neutral cut off switch (cant start the engine unless its in neutral) is in the transmission.

Steve

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Cielings and cup holder progress pics

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Here are some progress pics. I have no idea why this is upside down!
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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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Steve,


You will be very happy with the gear/ throttle level you have there.
I have the same and it is so ultra smooth and great to use.

Just make sure that that neutral safety switch is working before you hit the water.

Looking good and getting excited for you!

Jamie

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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Steve,

Believe Jamie about that switch :!: :lol: :shock: :wink:

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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That was nearly a year ago now Bill and it still haunts me when I close my eyes.

It is something I check is operational every time we boat.

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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Looking nice Steve. I especially like the wood work around the cup holders and that throttle is cool.
Carl

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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mrintense wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 5:50 pm
Looking nice Steve. I especially like the wood work around the cup holders and that throttle is cool.
Agree, looking good!!

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do I need 4wd?

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I find myself in need of a truck and wondering if I will need 4wd to tow my boat off a ramp.

I have pulled many a sailboat and smaller boats with wimpy cars, but I don't have a feel for this barrelback yet.

Where we live in South Texas, its flat so 4wd is not required very often. I hate to pay the gas/purchase cost penalty for little use.

Looking in general boat forums I could justify either 2 or 4 wd as there are several outspoken individuals.

I know it depends on ramp angles, boat weight, condition of ramp. I know 4wd may be required at times and in some places.

What do you all think?
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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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4WD is not necessary, I regularly launch with a bare bones 2wd pickup with no limited slip diff. It’s funny, my Dad and two uncles are ranchers and farmers in Arkansas with a collective 2500 acres and none of them have a 4WD.
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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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2WD will do fine. You do want rear wheel drive though.

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