20ft Texas Barrel

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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I’m using left over side planking for the athwartship section between the cockpits. There was a couple of ways to arrange the wood, I wanted to keep the grain all going in the same direction so I’ll have a joint down the center.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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I cut out the hatch today, wasn’t a big deal. I thought it would look nice to install mirror finish stainless steel on the underside of the hatch but it’s way to expensive. I have some leftover 1/8” Okoume plywood to cover the Douglas Fir.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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Matt,

Nice work.

What tools did you use? Circular saw? Jig saw? And I'm also wondering how you supported the hatch while you were cutting around it.

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Ibrew2be wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:44 pm
Matt,

Nice work.

What tools did you use? Circular saw? Jig saw? And I'm also wondering how you supported the hatch while you were cutting around it.

Barry
Barry,
Before cutting I put a few clamps on the inside securing the hatch frame to the deck framing. It was laughable watching me squeeze back there. I made the cut with a circular saw set to the correct depth leaving the last inch of the cut at the corners. Then finished the corners with an oscillating saw, jig saw had too deep of a plunge. The tricky part was crawling back inside, removing the clamps while pushing up and getting a few wedges in to hold it up.
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Hercdrvr wrote:
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Before cutting I put a few clamps on the inside securing the hatch frame to the deck framing. It was laughable watching me squeeze back there. I made the cut with a circular saw set to the correct depth leaving the last inch of the cut at the corners. Then finished the corners with an oscillating saw, jig saw had too deep of a plunge. The tricky part was crawling back inside, removing the clamps while pushing up and getting a few wedges in to hold it up.
Yeah, I've found something else besides sanding that I don't care too much about doing when it comes to boat building. That's having to work down low or in cramped spaces. Maybe 30 years ago it would have been all right, but not now. :shock: :shock:
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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Thanks Matt. I think a lot of us aren't nearly as flexible as we used to be.

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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I am only young and found squeezing into some areas hard,

I don’t know how some of you elderly gentleman do it!

My hat off to you all!

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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What would y’all do with underside of engine hatch? Mirror stainless is too pricey, and not too keen on paint, flat screen TV would be cool but I don’t watch much TV. I’m still scratching my head on this one, nothing might be the answer.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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Matt... You must have some mahogany planking left over. I think it would look nice if you finished the underside of the hatch to match the hull. Everything Looks great.

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Matt-
Many of the boat hatches are simply painted the color of the bilge, so a gray. Sets off the engine and other goodies really nice and easy to maintain. OTOH if you do have some mahogany scrap like Neel suggested that would be beautiful.
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Disco ball and rope lights.
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hoodman wrote:
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Disco ball and rope lights.
+1 on this idea! :lol:
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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Consider the heat and possible oil that might be thrown up. I know car hoods get pretty dirty on the undersides (of course they are more open to crud coming from under the car). You might also consider insulation for sound proofing.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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Hoisted her on the trailer today. I used the same gantry I made for the engine. I hooked the hoist to the engine lift points and jacked up the front of the dolly until the bow started on the trailer. After the bow was on the trailer I pretty much backed under the boat.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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To the new shop?
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