20ft Texas Barrel

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Matt

What is your hp and rpm range?

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250 hp and the top of the cam is probably 4800 rpm range.

Side note: my Dad had a White Oak at his timber farm cut and milled. It’s stacked and drying, should be ready for Nor’wester frames in a couple years. Then I’m retiring from building.
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Matt

I think your going to be in the 50-52Mph range. I think the 13" dia. Is very close. I'll have to look I to pitch. But, my gut says 15 or 16. Paul's stuff is probably better. My way seems to work for me. I'd like to see how they compare and work.

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Can't add much to the prop discussion... I would definitely go with Bill's recommendations.

I really like the stack of white oak. So cool to have a family timber farm as a resource!

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Getting some Walnut squared up and finished on two sides. Wouldn’t it be great if we all had one of these giant conveyor pizza oven sanders? I’m using a darker wood for the perimeter cover boards. No stain, I find the species of wood for the color I want. I read somewhere it’s bad luck to use Walnut on a boat. Oh well, here goes.
The piece on top in the vehicle had a natural curve about like the sheer of the Barrelback so I kept it. Maybe it will be the perfect grain and fit for that curve.
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Matt

That's Black Walnut. It was used for the coffin in Moby Dick.

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They can bury you in it when you're gone.
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Zero three thirty and Im awake trying to figure out how to make this all work. The sheer on the Barrelback fades completely into symmetrically round planking the last 3 ft of the boat. It will take plenty of stock and sanding to get the shape.
Many parts of this build are out at the edge of what I think I can do with wood.
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You didn't choose the barrelback because it was easy. You're pushing the envelope. You can do it.
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Matt

We all know that you can pull this off :!:

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Hi Matt,
It seems difficult but is not that bad. If I remember correctly, original barrelbacks started with 4" thick pieces of stock for the coverboards near the stern, so shaping thick pieces is nothing new. I started with shaping the coverboards at the bow of the boat working my way back to the transom area. By the time I got there I had plenty of experience in shaping the coverboards. To get the thickness needed, I laminated two boards together. Lots of shaping to match the curve of the transom and the curve on the sides of the boat. Kind of like fairing. Take your time and you'll get there.
Here is a link to my build and how I did it.
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Thanks Jim

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Matt,

What is happening with the build? Anyone talked to him lately?

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Still here, production resumed this week after a few months of chasing other squirrels. Fitting the engine and transmission.
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Matt:
There's an old saying that says, into every life a few squirrels must come. Great to see you back at it.

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