20ft Texas Barrel

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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Nice, glad you're okay.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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The strut off my Supra parts boat is a 14 degree, I’ll have to buy a 16 degree. I’ll bring the 14 to the Gathering next year if anybody needs it.
It’s all coming together, time to cut out part of the frame to make room for the transmission.
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Matt, a 14* strut is perfect for a Tahoe. Tom

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Matt

Look closely at the plans. The Tahoe bottom slopes up at 2*. That would make a 14* effectively 12* to the set-up line. The BB maybe the same.

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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Hi Matt,
In looking at your picture it looks like you have the trans mounted at the top of the motor stringers.
It might just match your angle if you drop the transmission down lower. See the link below for alycat's barrelback. His transmission drops down below the top of the motor stringers. Just a thought...

https://www.glen-l.com/phpBB2/viewtopic ... at#p201485

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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I’m about to start shaping the edges of the cover boards on the Barrel-back. To get the flowing rounded edge I bought a handheld pipe sander. Playing around with it on scrap wood is working well.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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Cute device. :D
I found a block plane to be handy too as the coverboard rolls into the barrel. Longboard work to avoid concave surfaces to happen in the long fair transition into the sides.
Fair lines
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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Process report, carling glued and screwed, deck battens cut but still loose.
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Very nice Matt - enjoying this slightly-warmer weather!

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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For a hillbilly carpenter like me, it’s looking ok. I’m leaving the cover board proud of the hull, allowing the flairing lines of the hull to continue up the cover board then rounding to the topside.
DavO, friend and fellow Barrelback builder saved the day this weekend. He came by just after I had glue up 2 pieces of Walnut and noticed I’d done it backwards. He saved 1/2 day of work.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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All your boats look great, this one will be no different.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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Two extra thick (8/4) cover boards screwed and glued down. DavO cut a handful on Walnut plugs for me. Those two boards are under some pretty serious tension, they bend and twist to conform to the sheer. I’ll give the PoxyGrip a few days before pulling clamps.
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That's some beautiful grain on them coverboards. It's going to really pop when you put the finish on them. :D

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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She’s coming along. It takes a while to round the Black Walnut edge so it flows nicely.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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That looks good. It's best to leave a small flat on the join for the rub rail to sit
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