20ft Texas Barrel

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by DrBryanJ » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:49 am

Looking really nice Matt.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:52 pm

Gantry cracked and popped a little, just enough to make me feel extra alive as the engine hoisted to the 4 ft required clearance for the boat to slide under.
About $75 for all the materials, ten 2x4’s, screws and a 2 ton chain hoist. I wonder where it would fail if I increased the load?
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:28 pm

Installed
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by boisebrit » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:12 pm

Nice Job and love the home made gantry.

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by hoodman » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:15 pm

Awesome homemade gantry. It would take a lot more than an engine to make that fail. That's an exciting day to get the engine in it's home.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:33 am

https://youtu.be/rKS8f_a-g7U

Lowering the engine in, if anyone is interested.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:07 am

Small set back today, The engine and transmission mounts were frozen after 27 years. Had to hoist the engine again a few inches, pull the mounts and get some heat on them. I probably could have heated them on the engine but I didn’t want set it on fire. I’ve had the rubber in engine mounts catch fire, it gets a little exciting.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by hoodman » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:47 pm

Sometimes it takes fire to build a boat.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by vupilot » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:50 pm

It looks like its ALWAYS at little exciting in that garage of yours! :D

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by mrintense » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:35 am

It's been awhile but everything looks great Matt. Nice work on the gantry. Getting the engine mounted will be a great milestone. I think you made the right decision to heat those mounts separately. While I was away, I had some first hand experience with burning wood and it goes up very quickly!
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:34 am

Needed fasteners for the bronze strut, stainless fasteners are 1/3 the price of bronze, so “why not” I ask. I found a good read on what metals can be mixed. Looks like bronze and stainless are not ideal but ok together, the best answer is use the same materials. Any thoughts from some of the big brain chemistry folks?
https://www.fastenal.com/content/feds/p ... rosion.pdf
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Tue May 07, 2019 8:54 am

Got the rudder loosely installed and new packing glands in. I had to belt sand down the keel about 1/8” so the packing nut could snug down and seal properly. I will have to trim out a section of the 3/4” plywood transom so the rudder arm will have room to have full swing.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Wed May 08, 2019 1:04 pm

I had to cutout a section of the transom between the camber boards for the rudder tiller arm to swing. No big deal, I kind of like having access to this area so no water takes up permanent residence in there.
I had a question about my rudder not being offset. I hope it’s not a big mistake but the Supra ski boat my parts came off had the rudder dead center inline with the prop with no problems. We’ll see.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Wed May 08, 2019 5:59 pm

What should I seal the rudder with, 3M 5200 or 4200?
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Bill Edmundson » Wed May 08, 2019 6:25 pm

I'm not sure what you're saying. But, I hate 5200.

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