Barrelback 20'

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Barrelback 20'

Postby charlieb » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:25 am

Hello, questions about how you guys made engine beds for your barrelback 19/20 i am putting a 350 chev in it when i figure out how i will https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipP ... L8Jzlkpost pictures since there worth a thousand words :Dhttps://lh3.googleusercontent.com/m-zK0 ... 49-h598-no

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Re: Barrelback 20'

Postby neel thompson » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:37 am

Charlie... I went to a local saw mill and purchased an old oak fence post. It was quarter sawn oak and I had the them mill it to my specs. I think quarter sawn oak is a good choice for the motor beds. Some use aluminum or stainless "L" brackets. I epoxied the motorbeds to the stringers and thru bolted with 1/2" bolts.
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Re: Barrelback 20'

Postby Jimbob » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:48 am

Take a look at alycat's build. He used the aluminum brackets. I got the same, but have not installed my engine yet.
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Re: Barrelback 20'

Postby Bill Edmundson » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:03 am

Charlie

Look at my link below. About 1/2 down the page you will see my engine. A picture or two above or below you will see my mounts. I cut them from angle stock and bolted them together. A local shop welded them up for me, removed the fit-up bolts and plug welded the holes for $40.

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Re: Barrelback 20'

Postby charlieb » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:09 pm

i was thinking of lamanating 3 thicknesses of mahog to roughly a 4x4 does epoxying seem a bad idea kinda like plywood? i didnt think so myself... Thoughts? p.s. i have plenty of 7/8 thick scraps, thanks Keith

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Re: Barrelback 20'

Postby billy c » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:10 pm

charlieb wrote:i was thinking of lamanating 3 thicknesses of mahog to roughly a 4x4 does epoxying seem a bad idea kinda like plywood? i didnt think so myself... Thoughts? p.s. i have plenty of 7/8 thick scraps, thanks Keith

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Re: Barrelback 20'

Postby charlieb » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:55 am

Guys, how do i put pictures in here? i cant seem to figure it out?? i tried before and it just gave a URL that was an error id love to post some from this weekend, Keith B
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Re: Barrelback 20'

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:13 am

Keith

Looks like it worked to me.

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Re: Barrelback 20'

Postby charlieb » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:59 am

guess it worked would ya look at that i'm smarter than i thought. didnt need my 4yr olds help either
Any thoughts on that spray rail running all the way to the transom? thought it might help keep it drier
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Re: Barrelback 20'

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:06 am

Charlie

Yes! Do the spray rail. As you pass the widest part of the beam roll it till it parallels the water. From the bow to mid ship it actually turns down.

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Re: Barrelback 20'

Postby Jimbob » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:47 am

This is how I did my spray rails. They are copies of the original Chris Craft Boats. As I remember, they are about 4 feet long.
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Re: Barrelback 20'

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:19 am

I call those Guardrails. They protect the boat from hitting the dock below the waterline. What I call "sprayrails", run the length of the chine and deflect water. This is a common confusion that is even called out on the plans.

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Re: Barrelback 20'

Postby neel thompson » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:54 am

Here two pictures of the port spray rail going on my Gentry. These are the spray rails Bill is talking about. And they really do work
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Re: Barrelback 20'

Postby charlieb » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:21 pm

guess it worked would ya look at that i'm smarter than i thought. didnt need my 4yr olds help either
Any thoughts on that spray rail running all the way to the transom? thought it might help keep it drier

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Re: Barrelback 20'

Postby neel thompson » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:36 pm

I ran the boat for four years without the spray rails and it could get a little wet in there, especially up front. It is like night and day after installing the spray rails. I would wait until you have some hours on the water and if you are getting a wet ride, put them on. They wouldn't be much easier to put on now as opposed to after the hull is right side up.


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