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by Jimbob
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 77
Views: 12290

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Re: silicon bronze stripped heads. Get a fearson driver like Neal said. Drive a drywall screw first, remove, and then drive the silicon bronze screw. Drywall screws don't strip. When driving the silicon bronze screw, make sure you are squarely on the screw and use lots of downward force on the drive...
by Jimbob
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: 'Caulk' Options
Replies: 7
Views: 1384

Re: 'Caulk' Options

You said you couldn't find the color of caulk that you wanted. I would find a caulk that is close to the color you are looking for, varnish over it, and then paint it the color you want. On classic boats they use white caulk. The color turns amber when varnish goes on top, so they paint the caulk li...
by Jimbob
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member Barrelback 20’ Build, Lake Gaston, NC
Replies: 5
Views: 841

Re: New Member Barrelback 20’ Build, Lake Gaston, NC

When you are shopping for wood, I would highly recommend joubert marine plywood, and sapele african mahogany.
The joubert plywood is pretty pricey, but it's of the highest quality.
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: 'Caulk' Options
Replies: 7
Views: 1384

Re: 'Caulk' Options

I used boatlife polysulfide life-caulk. It can be sanded, painted over, and varnished over. Great stuff easy to work with, cleans up with mineral spirits. I sprayed varnish over the deck before applying, and then varnish on top of the caulk once it set up. See page 12 of my build on the link below. ...
by Jimbob
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 147
Views: 72441

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Here's what I did. I played around with different fonts, made up a pattern, and then took it to signs now. I picked out gold metallic which looks like gold leaf. The letters are outlined in black. See the spec sheet in the picture below, It has the color they used. I approved, and they cut the lette...
by Jimbob
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 77
Views: 12290

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

I used poxygrip for structural stuff and silver tip epoxy for everything else. poxygrip is ready to go with a 1:1 ratio. I always mixed by volume with no problems. Don't trust the pumps for the silver tip epoxy. Squirt into measuring cups individually. I used disposable bathroom cups for measuring. ...
by Jimbob
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 283
Views: 93352

Re: Malahini from MD

Looks fantastic!
Jim
by Jimbob
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: To cutwater... Or not to cutwater... That is the question
Replies: 12
Views: 1021

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

I got my cutwater from cutwaters by mike. I had a hump at the chine at the transposition point on my barrelback. Mike said that the cutwaters are somewhat flexible, but you don't want the "hump" to be too pronounced at the chine. Mine was pretty noticeable, so I faired the plywood down before puttin...
by Jimbob
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 1988

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

If your sand paper is clogging. Try one of these "erasers". They work great for cleaning sandpaper, whether on a machine or hand sanding paper. You can get them at rockler.
Jim
by Jimbob
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 283
Views: 93352

Re: Malahini from MD

Hi all. Looking for some advice. Where have you tended to position your fuel vent? I believe they have to go on the side of the boat, but any advice on where? My fuel tank is in the bow. Put the fuel vent high on the side of the boat. Make a loop in the vent hose above the vent so that if any water...
by Jimbob
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 1988

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

I rolled my boat out of my garage and sprayed on my driveway. Never had a problem with dust. If a bug gets in the varnish, just sand him off before the next coat. Make sure you wipe down the boat before the next coat. I used Mineral Spirits followed up with Naptha. Mineral spirits works great for cl...
by Jimbob
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 1988

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

I used Epiphanes gloss varnish. You can always make gloss look like semi-gloss by rubbing it out with steel wool. Yes, the varnish is expensive, but you can save by buying in lots of 4 to 6 cans. Got mine from Jamestown Distributors. I sprayed my varnish on thinning with naptha 30-50%. The roll and ...
by Jimbob
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member Barrelback 20’ Build, Lake Gaston, NC
Replies: 5
Views: 841

Re: New Member Barrelback 20’ Build, Lake Gaston, NC

Welcome Chris!
From another barrelback builder. Ask plenty of questions, we're all here to help. And post pictures along the way.
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky
Replies: 138
Views: 47121

Re: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky

I read somewhere that working a blow torch over the bubbles gets rid of them. I used a heat gun instead. It works.
Tipping gets rid of most of them.
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3063
Views: 622502

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Wow Carl,
That came out better than any window I have seen anywhere!
Jim

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