20ft Texas Barrel

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:18 pm

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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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:08 pm

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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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by mrintense » Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:50 am

That's a nice touch on the overhang. Are you planning on adding any padding to that area?
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:42 am

Yes, doing a crash pad on this boat.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Bill Edmundson » Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:59 am

Matt

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

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:52 am

Thanks Bill,
A crash pad is new territory for Heather and me.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:41 pm

Getting the geometry for the engine hatch linear actuator figured out.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by mrintense » Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:31 am

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

Post by hoodman » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:46 pm

Looks great. Clean and simple. Seems like it's coming together quickly.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:36 pm

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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