20ft Texas Barrel

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by hoodman » Thu May 10, 2018 8:54 am

Hercdrvr wrote: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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I don't know, Matt, but there's almost always plenty of places in my experience!
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:31 pm

Sides planked, 5 easy planks to go on the transom, they’re straight planks.. no spiling. 97 degree heat adds an element of difficulty. I had a cursing fit when the Raptor nailer decided it needed a breakdown and oiling while a 9 ft plank was covered in PoxyGrip.

The big hole drill coming up soon.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by hoodman » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:34 pm

That is the pile of tools of a man that is getting @#$% done!
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:18 pm

I’m not known for my end of day clean up skills. Throw it all on the boat and I know where it is. I can’t find a dang thing if I hide it in drawers and cabinets. Occasionally the clutter slows down production so I throw out all the scape wood thats hard to part with.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by mrintense » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:08 am

Hercdrvr wrote:I’m not known for my end of day clean up skills. Throw it all on the boat and I know where it is. I can’t find a dang thing if I hide it in drawers and cabinets. Occasionally the clutter slows down production so I throw out all the scape wood thats hard to part with.
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Sounds like me, Every few days I have to put tools away before I can continue. I do try to put them away, but when I am doing something that takes a lot of effort, the tools pile up!

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by hoodman » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:15 am

I burned a bunch of scraps the other day. It was way past time to do so.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by monitor » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:57 pm

Hi Matt. Beautiful job on your BB. How wide were your Mahogany planks cut...6"?
Thanks,
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:51 pm

The planks are about 6” wide max in the middle of the boat, narrower at the bow and transom, 4 to 4 1/2” wide. Right at the bow argued with me because the wood kept splitting as I forced it into a compound curve, narrower planks would have eased to procedure. If I had it to do over again, I would have made 6 rows instead of 5. Also, The wider planks wanted to float across the concave curves of the boat, I had to force them down with Raptor braid nails, which don’t have the greatest holding power. The Raptor braid nailer performs well within its small window of usefulness. Example, it won’t penetrate into heavily encapsulated wood, plastic nail turns into a plastic pancake.
Hope this answers your question,
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by steves » Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:16 am

Matt,
Maybe its a Texas thing, I see these guys taking beautiful pictures without any sawdust in them and I get embarrassed to post pics of my boat!

Funny you mentioned looking for places to put remaining epoxy, I was doing that last night as I had just a little left over from filler board installation!

Have an awesome weekend and thanks for the updates and pictures!

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by monitor » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:25 pm

Thanks Matt. The wide planks look great. I may go for 5" instead of 6 if it makes it a little easer to apply. Hope I can find someone locally to resaw the lumber...
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:22 pm

Boat is planked and I need some advice on sanding the hull to even out the small ridges from plank to plank. Use a long board at a 45 angle or a random orbital??....throw some techniques at me.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by neel thompson » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:12 am

Matt....I think the RO sander will work fine with 60 or 80 grit to even out the plank edges, but then I would recommend you stick with the longboard and 80 grit until you get all dips and bumps out. Sand with the longboard at every different angle you can think of. Dr. Bryan suggested taking a pencil and marking the hull and use the marks as a guide for high and low spots as you sand. Don't be tempted to go back to the RO after starting the longboard process or you will most probably end up with high and low spots.....Your planking job looks great Matt.... Neel

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:28 am

Thanks Neel

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by DrBryanJ » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:03 am

Matt: I used a long board for the entire process. Took a looooong time. Started with 60 went 45 in on direction. As Neel said, I marked the side with pencil and sanded until the marks were gone. T hen did it again in 45 he other direction and again with the grain. Moved to 80 and started process again, 45, 45, with grain. Then 100,120 and finally 150.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by jamundsen » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:31 am

I have a long board you can have. Only used once.
I purchased an air sander. It takes sandpaper 3x18. Also takes massive amounts of air. If you don’t have a BIG air compressor it won’t work for you. I was very impressed with how it turned out.
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