20ft Texas Barrel

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Conrad » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:07 am

Hercdrvr wrote:C-130’s and KC-135’s
Filling the glass now with a couple more coats of epoxy. Silver tip is a very nice product for wetting out 6 oz cloth, it flows well.
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Nice! I was a boomer out of the 93rd for a couple years before I flipped to the dark side
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:45 pm

Building the transom bottom edge back up to a sharp angle after fiberglassing. The picture is right after pulling the tape that held the epoxy back while it cured. Next I’ll hit it with the pneumatic
air file to get it all flat and square.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Biss » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:20 am

Matt,
The boat is coming along nicely! I saw the post regarding your service, Wanted to thank you for that. I spent the first 16yrs of my career designing and building countermeasures for military aircraft. Spent a lot of time trying to protect the 130's (as well as many others!). The 130's always produced a nice photo when they dumped their flares for the cameras.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:48 am

Biss, thank you for doing your part designing the defensive system for the Herc. Funny thing about that cool picture ram dumping all the flares, the mechanics discouraged this because the recoil from all the flares firing at the same time was fatiguing the aircraft metal. Enough said, most info about those systems is classified.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:35 pm

I had a porpoising issue on my Malahini so I’m getting the bottom of this Barrelback flat, really flat, like auto body work flat! Poxyshield with fairing filler to build up the last low spots.
It’s rained 4 days straight in Dallas so production has slowed.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by hoodman » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:18 pm

Looks great, Matt. Now's the time to get that bottom right. Worth the extra effort.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:14 pm

Question....the side planking is throughly encapsulated with SilverTip epoxy, do I sand the epoxy down flat and then start the varnish process .....or do I start varnishing and let the layers of varnish build up to even out the surface of the epoxy? The picture makes the epoxy look smooth and pretty but y’all know better, it’s rough.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by mrintense » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:46 am

On my transom, I had to smooth sand the epoxy before applying the clear coat because the orange peel never truly went away until I did.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by hoodman » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:54 am

I don't think you'll ever build up enough varnish to smooth that out. That grain looks incredible by the way!
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:37 am

That’s what I thought, thanks for the input Matt and Carl.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by mrintense » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:59 am

Yeah, it sucks when you realize you have to do that and part of you is hoping that someone will say, "Nah,, you don't need to do that" . But in the end, the sanding gods must be placated!
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:52 am

Pulling engine out of Supra ski boat today
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:26 pm

appropriate forward, aft and vertical restraint straps for the 4 hour drive home.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Conrad » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:02 pm

Hercdrvr wrote:appropriate forward, aft and vertical restraint straps for the 4 hour drive home.
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Haha...I get that reference...
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:48 pm

https://youtu.be/38mBp2f3SaY

The rudder wouldn’t slide all the way out, it was hitting part of the trailer. Solution, raise the boat 6 inches and the rudder dropped out.
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