20ft Texas Barrel

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:03 pm

All useable parts removed from the Supra Ski boat so she got hauled to the boat crusher today.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by hoodman » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:45 am

Wow, nice Big Block Burban! Did you do burnouts yet?

Can you use the Supra trailer for the Barrel?
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:53 am

Hoodman,
The trailer is the 2nd reason (engine 1st) I bought this particular boat. I will cut off bunks and re-weld them to fit the narrower Barrelback. I might add a $500 surge brake kit, I hate trailers pushing me when I’m trying to stop.
As a point of interest, the Supra hull with almost nothing left in it weighed 1480 lbs. That’s a lot of epoxy and fiberglass.
The 572 CI Suburban tow vehicle has a very high giggle factor when you stomp your right foot. Too scared to try a 4wd launch for fear of breaking something, best to have lack of traction be the weakest link.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by hoodman » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:31 pm

And the Barrelback hull is 875. Should be a good performance jump from the Supra.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:56 pm

It’s that time of year again. My children are growing up thinking it’s perfectly normal to find jugs of epoxy in the oven.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by mrintense » Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:29 pm

Yep, I keep my epoxy in the corner of the kitchen away from the counters and food. Take it out when I need it!
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Jimbob » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:53 pm

Is that oven set to 254 degrees? :lol:
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by DavO » Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:05 am

This is hilarious. I too keep the epoxy in the house, it's nice to hear that I am normal. Well, maybe not "normal," rather I should say consistent with others. I'm going with the [flawed] presumption that I'm not crazy if there are other people doing the same thing.

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by hoodman » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:10 pm

I've been known to keep it next to the water heater.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:09 pm

Putting new belts on the engine and the alternator casting snapped when I tightened the belt. It was probably due for a new alternator anyway.
One school of wisdom would say replace both water pumps now while it’s easy to access but I have a strict policy of not fixing stuff that ain’t broke.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Bill Edmundson » Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:11 pm

Matt

You will probably have the engine in and out several times during the build. Just check the clearances at that time and decide if you need to replace things.

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:12 pm

Bill,
Gosh, I hope it doesn’t go in and out any more, Its all locked down and aligned. My technique is building around the mounted engine instead making the engine fit in a space.
Moving forward,
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:09 pm

https://youtu.be/2WIaMXEBY9w

Got the alternator fixed and ran some non ethanol gas through the carb for the winter.

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by hoodman » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:42 pm

That starts nice and easy.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Post by Hercdrvr » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:44 pm

Under water viewing ports installed today. I sure drill a lot of holes in the bottom of this boat. The tape measure just happened to be laying there, no precision to where the holes were drilled. I used the TLAR method.
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