20ft Texas Barrel

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billy c wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:57 am
Nice job on the boat and upholstery Matt. Don't forget to vent the seat backs and base so they can get rid of any trapped moisture and don't sound like a whoppie (sp) cushion when you sit on them.
Billy
The seat bottoms have vent holes.
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DrBryanJ wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:49 am
Upholstery looks great Matt. Is it an illusion or are the seats only several inches of the sole?
Hi Bryan,
The leading edge of the seat bottoms are 12 inches off the floor and the trailing edge are about 7 inches. It’s not the easiest seat to get out of but I don’t like sitting up high out of the boat. Many hours were spent thinking about and testing the seat height and my arm angle on the cover board.
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The seat bottoms have vent holes.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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Hercdrvr wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:25 am
DrBryanJ wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:49 am
Upholstery looks great Matt. Is it an illusion or are the seats only several inches of the sole?
Hi Bryan,
The leading edge of the seat bottoms are 12 inches off the top of the motor stringers and the trailing edge are about 7 inches. It’s not the easiest seat to get out of but I don’t like sitting up high out of the boat. Many hours were spent thinking about and testing the seat height and my arm angle resting on the cover board. I would like to lower the floor and have 3 inches of motor stringer exposed above the floor but Heather said no way, tripping hazard. I disagree with her because there won’t be any walking around is this boat. We’ll see.
The bottom to back seat angle is 95 degrees and the whole seat is angled back 15 degrees. If I’m finished by September you can see what you think.
Matt B

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Matt

On the Tahoe I dropped the sole about 3" between the stringers. Much better leg room and a nicer standing height.

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Looked at your picture again. I thought it was the seat above the sole with a shadow. What we are actually looking at is the decking down toward the seat. It is playing tricks with my eyes.
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DrBryanJ wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:00 am
Also Matt, did you use 3/4 for the seats in your malahini? I think it calls for 3/8 in the plans.
Bryan,
I broke the 3/8” seat backer board on the Malahini seat bottom so I upgraded to 3/4”. Think about a 250 lb guy stepping from the dock to the exact spot where you have the least support under the seat and plan your plywood thickness selection accordingly. My answer is always 3/4” plywood on the seats, upholstery is too much dang work to chance it.

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I went with 3/4" seat back and bottoms for the same reasons as above. They're going to be used by people of all sizes to climb in and out of the boat!

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Hercdrvr wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:30 am
DrBryanJ wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:00 am
Also Matt, did you use 3/4 for the seats in your malahini? I think it calls for 3/8 in the plans.
Bryan,
I broke the 3/8” seat backer board on the Malahini seat bottom so I upgraded to 3/4”. Think about a 250 lb guy stepping from the dock to the exact spot where you have the least support under the seat and plan your plywood thickness selection accordingly. My answer is always 3/4” plywood on the seats, upholstery is too much dang work to chance it.
Drawings call for 1/2" floors. I wish I'ld gone with 3/4", same reason.

Tom
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Well I'm hoping that using additional support under the 1/2" floors I used will be enough (without too much of a weight penalty). They seem solid enough now even without the boards being fastened down yet.
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Hercdrvr wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:30 am
DrBryanJ wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:00 am
Also Matt, did you use 3/4 for the seats in your malahini? I think it calls for 3/8 in the plans.
Bryan,
I broke the 3/8” seat backer board on the Malahini seat bottom so I upgraded to 3/4”. Think about a 250 lb guy stepping from the dock to the exact spot where you have the least support under the seat and plan your plywood thickness selection accordingly. My answer is always 3/4” plywood on the seats, upholstery is too much dang work to chance it.
Building for the hypothetical 250 lb guy is also called the "DavO Rule"

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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It took a few days to get the shifter / cup holder shelf built. Temp 99 and heat index of 113 today in Texas, oof.
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I share your pain. Shifter looks good. (As does the entire boat.)

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The garage is a disaster working on the boat and trailer simultaneously. I’m mounting the trailer winch above the boat and hooking strap to a lifting eye on the deck. To me a bow eye on the cutwater doesn’t look right on a boat with no bow rake.
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Matt,

I'm with you on the bow eye. I bought one but didn't have the heart to put it on and defile the cutwater.

I'm also using a similar winch tower set up with one significant exception. No hook! The thought of a metal hook bouncing on the deck scares me. The guy building my trailer is removing the strap and replacing it with a heavy dock line. My lifting eye lacks an ear to hold the dock line so the line will feed through the eye and then return to a hook mounted on the winch tower.

Tom
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