20ft Texas Barrel

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby hoodman » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:58 pm

Matt, you are an artist with that belt sander. I had to bust mine out today because a screw was in the way of my hand plane.

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby Hercdrvr » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:11 pm

Yep, Carl is in the picture too, over on the left side in Austin

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby Hercdrvr » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:30 pm

Tricky joint at the chine break. I had to use a few real screws to hold 1st blank on until poxygrip set, it was twisting, and torquing something fierce. I’ll fill screw holes with bungs.
Screwed up the transition joint by a 1/4”, I’ll mix up a batch of cream of mahogany and fix it later. The joint needs a touch of filler too. The whole spiling process isn’t a feeler gage precision process. It gets the plank close but still needs some tweeting to fit right.
The boat is getting heavy on the rolling form. I had to get ramming speed to get it over the garage lip and I crashed it through the sheet rock. Cream of Mahogany should fix that too.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby hoodman » Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:20 am

:lol: Cream of mahogany! That's the mark of the master craftsman. I have lots of cream in mine.

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:01 am

Save a bag of dust. Then if you gouge the boat at the dock you can make your C of M again. :lol: I've done it. :oops:

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby Jimbob » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:40 pm

The boat is getting heavy on the rolling form. I had to get ramming speed to get it over the garage lip and I crashed it through the sheet rock


Matt, I got a cheap winch from harbor freight. It works great in moving the boat in and out of my garage in a slow, controlled manner. Pic below:
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby Hercdrvr » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:08 pm

Hey, a winch, good idea Jim.

Added another plank today, kinda cool seeing how the wood grain looks side by side. My material is 13 ft long, yea right, not happening. About 8 ft of length up front is all I can manage by myself.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby hoodman » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:23 pm

Matt, looks like you're solution for getting the planking across the chine line is going to work out great. That grain really pops in the sun!

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby Jimbob » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:26 am

Coming along nicely. Looks Great!
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby falconer100 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:05 am

That's a really nice job.

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby Hercdrvr » Fri May 04, 2018 2:16 pm

Chipping away at the final planking. Raptor braid nailer is working well enough, little temperamental sometimes. Hull will need a thorough sanding to even it all out and restore uniform color.
Still haven’t decided to fiberglass sides or not. Leaning toward “Not”. Bottom to waterline will get the standard 8oz cloth.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby Jimbob » Fri May 04, 2018 2:47 pm

Hi Matt,
I only put fiberglass cloth and epoxy on the bottom up to the waterline. Before I put down the fiberglass cloth, I put fiberglass tape on the keel and chine edge and bow for extra protection. The bow gets covered anyway with a cutwater so it will cover the tape. I put varnish over the bottom paint and buffed it out so it's nice and smooth. I only have varnish from the waterline up, because I didn't didn't want to have problems if I had to make a repair later. (which I did when I gouged the side with my planer).
Also, I'm getting some BIG fenders to protect the sides at the dock.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby Hercdrvr » Wed May 09, 2018 6:18 pm

I wish I could say the other side is planked.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby hoodman » Thu May 10, 2018 6:51 am

Looking great, Matt!

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby Hercdrvr » Thu May 10, 2018 7:28 am

The Raptor brads wouldn’t hold the last plank around the barrel transom, easy enough to let a few clamps do the work though. Had to screw on a cleat for the clamp to grasp hold of. If anyone is contemplating a Raptor stapler vs nailer to purchase, the answer is buy both. Stapler for all the diagonal strips and nailer for the final planking. Staples have much better holding strength and the brown nails are almost undetectable.
Luckily my neighbor is building a Barrelback too so we each bought one and share them as necessary.

Is there a shipwright term for walking around the boat after a given task with excess epoxy looking for a place to use it?
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