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by Brian
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Omer 81-P stapler for free!
Replies: 12
Views: 3025

Re: Omer 81-P stapler for free!

Yeah, they take a little maintenance, which I didn't do. I was probably so happy to be through with epoxy, I just put it away. But they are robust, so I'm sure it will perform fine.
by Brian
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Omer 81-P stapler for free!
Replies: 12
Views: 3025

Re: Omer 81-P stapler for free!

Let me know when you get it, Blair. Went out late last week.
by Brian
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 317
Views: 139401

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

This is a good discussion, regardless of hacking Jim's thread a little. Thinking of your comment, the whole subject probably has to do with two things: Weight and bottom angle in the stern. With a small, light boat, absolutely strap it down. But with a 28', 5,500# boat with a bit of a bottom angle a...
by Brian
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 317
Views: 139401

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Call Jonathan at Mactowa Bay Boat Works in MI. These are very knowledgeable people who restore woodies and build wood boat trailers. They built mine because they were the closest people to CA I could find who actually knew the vagaries of a wood boat trailer. Cost me a lot, but I have confidence in ...
by Brian
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 317
Views: 139401

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

The guys who built my trailer in Michigan said no tie downs are needed. There is a rope from the winch that goes to the bow cleat, which will keep it from sliding back if I'm accelerating from 80-100 up hill, but other than that, I don't think this 5,000# boat is sliding side to side unless I tow it...
by Brian
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Omer 81-P stapler for free!
Replies: 12
Views: 3025

Re: Omer 81-P stapler for free!

All yours, Steve! I think it will go in a flat rate box, so should ounce be a few bucks. No worries. E-mail me your address: bjbarbata@me.com.
When you're through with it, why don't you do the same thing I'm doing here and pass it to someone else on this Forum? Pay it forward!
by Brian
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Omer 81-P stapler for free!
Replies: 12
Views: 3025

Re: Omer 81-P stapler for free!

I actually have a second one I'm keeping! All sorts of uses...
by Brian
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Omer 81-P stapler for free!
Replies: 12
Views: 3025

Omer 81-P stapler for free!

I'm finished with my project and have one of these staplers which I'm happy to give someone who can use it. It's ugly, but it works, and composite staples are very useful in bottom construction. First hand up gets it. I'll send it in a small flat rate box, no charge. This Forum has been invaluable t...
by Brian
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: boat weight
Replies: 12
Views: 5072

Re: boat weight

The fuel tanks are 24 gal each, but empty.
by Brian
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: boat weight
Replies: 12
Views: 5072

Re: boat weight

The engine is 1,100 lbs, the trailer is steel (dual wheel), and there is nothing in the boat. 28 feet, beam 7'6". Enough for a close estimate?
by Brian
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: boat weight
Replies: 12
Views: 5072

boat weight

Does anyone have a combined boat and trailer weight for any woody design between 20 and 30 feet? I'm trying to get a better estimate of my 28' Monte Carlo, so that I'm sure my tow rig is appropriate. I had assumed Matson would have weighed it when they shipped it to CA, but apparently, they just too...
by Brian
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 8193

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

Necessity being the mother of invention, I think I have something to contribute back here. I had a board about 18" long, with a nice plastic grip and a rubber pad, about 3" wide. Two small screws on each end top secured a new 36" 220 sander belt (cut in the middle). Using a small hand towel soaked w...
by Brian
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 8193

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

Thanks Jimbob, got one of those. I'm using a belt to make a long board, so it's not on a belt sander. Both the eraser block and a stiff brush cleans off the clogs, but we have to do it about every 10 strokes! I tried a 220 wet sheet on a block, which works great except it's not very long and you can...
by Brian
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 8193

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

Thanks, Tom. I used that on my bottom long board, but between then and now, can't find it here anymore. I need to order it on the Internet. 220 wet works great, but you can't get it in long strips. I'm thinking of using a 220 belt (36") cut in the middle and mounted on a board as a wet board. Dry sa...
by Brian
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 8193

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

In fact, I also have used semi gloss on the inside mahogany. Gloss is way to shiny for that. Sierra Boat says they use gloss for the deck and hull, and that board sanding with 220 with lots of coats of varnish will minimize minor waviness. So that's where I'm going. I have made boards with 3X36" bel...

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