20ft Texas Barrel

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Brad Tucker
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby Brad Tucker » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:02 am

I did basically what others mentioned. I laid the bottom mahogany plank so its edge matched the chine line. As the plank edge rolled aft, I brought its bottom edge out to where it sat exactly on the chine break (intersection of the bottom and side). That left a little triangle of wood to fair off. I faired it until the angle was too flat to easily fair, which was around 4 or 5' from the bow. I suddenly stopped. That's where the butt joint began. Then, did the same thing with the side plank. I did have to use a plane to miter the second butt joint (on the side plank) for a tight fit. On the Tahoe, the transition itself was hidden by the spray rail. In laying the bottom plank as I did, I ended up with slightly upward turned bow planks below the chine at the bow, though, so it's something to be aware of if you are attempting to make your planking parallel to the waterline. Here's a pic of what I mean.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby Hercdrvr » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:20 am

Picked up 260 ft of 3/16 African Mahigany planking today.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby Hercdrvr » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:50 pm

Bought a 92 Supra today for the engine and parts I need for the Barrellback. It’s a 240hp Ford 351. The trailer is in great shape, I might have to cut and weld on new brackets for the bunks.
$4500 for an engine, transmission, trailer...etc seemed like the economical way to go. Heck, the outboard on my Malahini was more than that. Wish me luck.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby jenko » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:58 pm

I also used raptor brads with mine

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hoodman
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby hoodman » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:55 pm

I thought you had a donor boat already.

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby Hercdrvr » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:03 pm

Sold 1st one to a close friend who really wanted it. This is the same boat with a better trailer and electronic ignition. It’s really hard to dismantle these old ski boats after you take them on the water, super fun boats. So I’m taking a wrench to this one ASAP before I get any ideas of keeping it.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby mrintense » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:23 pm

Hercdrvr wrote:... It’s really hard to dismantle these old ski boats after you take them on the water, super fun boats. So I’m taking a wrench to this one ASAP before I get any ideas of keeping it. Matt B


Ha Ha, Matt, do I know that feeling. In the nearly 6 years since I started my build, especially as spring and summer gets into gear, I find myself looking at used boats and trying to convince myself that I can use it for my build, but in the back of my mind, what I am really after is a chance to get out on the lake!!
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby Hercdrvr » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:33 pm

Running my doner boat today, blew the exhaust hose and dang near sank the boat. Blew a tire on the trailer too.
If it were easy everybody would do it.

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Fix a flat and a plug should do the trick here

DavO
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby DavO » Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:16 am

Sorry to hear this, Matt. But this may make it easier when you start to disassemble your donor boat to us it for parts.

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby hoodman » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:13 am

That kind of stuff keeps life interesting huh? How old are those tires?

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby Hercdrvr » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:28 am

Planking started. I made a mod to the bottom because the water line doesn’t follow the chine at the bow. Surgically removed 1/8” section of bottom plywood and fit in mahogany to replace it. Otherwise I would have had a small section of plywood showing with no bottom paint on it.
Raptor braid nailer is great. By dialing the pressure back to about 40psi it drives the head just perfect. 60 psi dents the wood.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby Hercdrvr » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:33 am

With a little light sanding, You have to look close to see the Raptor braid.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby Hercdrvr » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:48 am

To clear up any geographic questions about the two Texas Barrelback builds taking place.
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steves
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby steves » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:57 am

MattB,
its looking great, but I'm in Texas too (Friendswood, which is between Houston and Galveston), who is the other build in my area?

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby mrintense » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:35 pm

And me too, although not a Barrelback. Austin area.
Carl
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Crafting a classically styled Vera Cruise named "Some Other Time"

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