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by kens
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hunky Dory Build
Replies: 64
Views: 2064

Re: Hunky Dory Build

thats at my local boat ramp, from the pic, it was high tide, and that waterway goes out to the Atlantic. I often go further up that area and cast net for shrimp in the shallows.
the outboard version isnt gonna draft anymore than any other outboard boat.
by kens
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hunky Dory Build
Replies: 64
Views: 2064

Re: Hunky Dory Build

those draft numbers are a bit off. I dont draft that much, and I could have built it to lesser draft.
I've been noodling in knee deep water.
by kens
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hunky Dory Build
Replies: 64
Views: 2064

Re: Hunky Dory Build

Hi Ken, Years ago Sweet Caroline was one of the first boats that I was smitten by. Lovely lines, motor well, shallow draft, narrow and easily driven hull form and straightforward construction methods. It is the quintessential boat for choppy local lakes, protected bays and rivers with a modest curr...
by kens
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hunky Dory Build
Replies: 64
Views: 2064

Re: Hunky Dory Build

What about Sweet Caroline?
pros and cons?
by kens
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Dory Cabin Plans
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Dory Cabin Plans

the plans give you the joinery, and cabin dimensions for the Dory's. I'm thinking that once you got the joinery, then you can adjust the width, length, height as you wish, pretty much. The plans give you the frame differences between the different dorys. The cuddy cabins all attach to the boats carl...
by kens
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Dory Cabin Plans
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Dory Cabin Plans

1). I don't know of any posts specific to the dory cabins, but, you may find something by looking at builds of boats that use those cabins; Double Eagle for example. Look under the workboats section and you may find designs that utilize those cabins. 2). No doubt you can add the cabin later. 3). The...
by kens
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: To cutwater... Or not to cutwater... That is the question
Replies: 12
Views: 533

Re: To cutwater... Or not to cutwater... That is the question

That's just me being me.... Thinking of the Hillary Step. There are 3 layers on the bottom and 2 on the sides, thus where they meet at the chine in the forward frames up to the bow there is a noticeable step, ledge, hump, whatever you want to call it. Fairing is the answer, but don't go too far wit...
by kens
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky
Replies: 125
Views: 42294

Re: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky

I don't think any epoxy product has its own UV protection by itself. If you use a filler material the resin is still there. the graphite bottom cote on mine has faded a bit over the years. However, it was done in 2007, it is kept outside, and I've nothing to maintain the bottom. yeah, its faded a bi...
by kens
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky
Replies: 125
Views: 42294

Re: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky

I'll throw this out there just to stir the pot. There are a great many fillers for resin that can be choose from, example: I used graphite powder for the bottom supposedly the graphite is a dry lubricant help the boat slide off the trailer. It gives a black color bottom. There is aluminum powder tha...
by kens
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 1100

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

I used the semi-gloss varnish on the inside of stripper canoe. I love it. It does not show imperfections like a gloss does. It is also a bit of gloss to it, enough to look good and hide small blemish at same time. Other builders will say to block sand and continue on to a blemish free surface, and t...
by kens
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky
Replies: 125
Views: 42294

Re: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky

I even tried the expensive rollers from West System, I not impressed even by the roller from the so-called professionals!!
by kens
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Florida rampage build
Replies: 12
Views: 1200

Re: Florida rampage build

So, you in Florida? What part?
I'll be down Florida soon, I'm in coastal Georgia.
by kens
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky
Replies: 125
Views: 42294

Re: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky

I have trouble with rollers putting in air bubbles. I think rollers are the worst, followed by brushes, then bondo spreaders. For wide areas like you have there, I prefer the plastic bondo spreaders, but even then, if you go too fast, or move around too much resin at one spot, you can get that foamy...
by kens
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 151
Views: 19341

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

Those coconuts look like Buko (young coconut).
Buko juice is a very good drink, from the Philippines,
https://www.leaf.tv/articles/how-to-mak ... ilk-drink/
by kens
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 151
Views: 19341

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

Be careful of cone shells, cone snails, that are occupied.
Some of them have a stinger that can get you, out of the end !

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