20ft Texas Barrel

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Deck is all closed up. Next I’ll trim the trailing edge to a nice curve at the corners. My standard curve is a five gallon bucket arch.
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As promised, 5 gallon bucket made an acceptable curve at the corners of the dash. I Left a 2” overhang, any more and my knuckles would scrape the decking while steering. I went slowly, trimming an inch at a time off the overhang until it looked about right.

Not exactly sure what’s next, I guess I’ll keep moving aft and start building seat frames so I can move inside for the upholstery work in the dead of winter.

It’s about 9 months to the next Gathering, I might make it.

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That's a nice touch on the overhang. Are you planning on adding any padding to that area?
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Yes, doing a crash pad on this boat.
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Matt

Pipe insulation makes a good pad, covered to match your seats.

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Thanks Bill,
A crash pad is new territory for Heather and me.
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Getting the geometry for the engine hatch linear actuator figured out.
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Neat stuff here Matt! You'll have to post a video of the operation when it's finished.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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Looks great. Clean and simple. Seems like it's coming together quickly.
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How do I control the linear actuator? Not the travel limits but the force it can apply? Like when my SUV rear lift gate closes on the dog it stops.
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The bow decking is pretty close and lots of mechanical activity happening aft. I’m not pushing for a specific completion date, but the Gathering 2020 may be in reach.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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Looks great Matt. Did you use maple for the stripe?
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Yes, maple

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Looks really good! I'm probably going the maple route for my decking in anticipation of Gathering 2022. Maybe Gathering 2023 :D
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You're a machine, Matt. Looking great!
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