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by Jimbob
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 4.3 in barrelback 20
Replies: 34
Views: 9028

Re: 4.3 in barrelback 20

The engine should have a plug for a wiring harness. I got mine from Michigan Motorz. The color of the wires is standard. You might give them a call and tell them if you are using analog guages.
Jim
by Jimbob
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 317
Views: 127988

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Jim, Re your question about trailer tie downs. I don't know if they tied the boat down in the back on classic runabouts. You could probably attach straps to the rear lift ring. If I use them at all, that's what I will do. I have seen rear tie down straps on many outboards, but not so many on inboard...
by Jimbob
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 28
Views: 2650

Re: Coronavirus

I am using some of my boat building materials to be safe. Masks and epoxy gloves.
Jim
by Jimbob
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback frames detailed material list
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Barrelback frames detailed material list

Look at your plans to determine the width of the boards that you will need for each frame. Watch grain direction, and the curves involved.. I made mine out of 4,4 sapele. No need to plane down to 3/4" thickness.
Jim
by Jimbob
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 410
Views: 133058

Re: Tom's Tahoe

A few more pics.
Jim
by Jimbob
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 410
Views: 133058

Re: Tom's Tahoe

I really like the white/turquoise combination like on the riva boats. Compliments the mahogany.
Pic of a Riva from an event I attended.
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 99
Views: 26605

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: 2635

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: 2068

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: 2635

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: 150
Views: 83516

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: 99
Views: 26605

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: 309
Views: 114520

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: 2075

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: 4768

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

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