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by Hercdrvr
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 410
Views: 70715

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I’m too scared of that power hand planer, a belt sander with 36 grit paper is my weapon of choice for the bulk removal.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1087
Views: 240702

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Let the sparks fly. Easy on and off the trailer is a big plus.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 410
Views: 70715

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I really should look into one of these hand planers you speak of. Had a little hick-up, as I was hogging off 1/2 of the Black Walnut back by the transom I started chewing through the wood plugs and hitting screws. Not easy to extract screws when the head is filled with epoxy. Luckily they were those...
by Hercdrvr
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 410
Views: 70715

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

After some belt sanding
by Hercdrvr
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 410
Views: 70715

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Closing in on the final assault on this barrel shape. There will be much to sand off in this section.
When I examined the task as a whole I was baffled, when I break it down to the smallest components there is progress.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Decisions, Decisions
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: Decisions, Decisions

“ I've come to be very fond of the sleek design.”

Here’s the problem I see: decreasing the length of the forward decking and sleek design don’t play well together.
Solution: My experience guides me to look for a design requiring the fewest modification to get what I want.
Good luck,
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 174
Views: 33158

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Exciting delivery you’ve got there. The 60 hp is nice motor on the Malahini. I had that same motor a few years back and I’m not sure it actually even uses gas, very efficient.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 174
Views: 33158

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

This is the reference from Boat Building with Plywood, page 162.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 174
Views: 33158

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

There is an important item here that can easily be looked over in the book/plans, don’t let the side planking touch the frames. My Malahini also has a bulge where it crosses frame #1. You’d think the frame would added structure for the plywood, It’s one of those counter intuitive things. Looking goo...
by Hercdrvr
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2604
Views: 460746

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Nice job masking everything off Carl. If it stinks in the can, wait until you spray it, Pee-U.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 479
Views: 86312

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Marching right along there Neel. She’s looking good.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 354
Views: 82735

Re: modified malahini

Cool, I’m thinking about moving my tank forward like yours
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 354
Views: 82735

Re: modified malahini

Ok then, I’ll skip the DIY dental and make an appointment.
How’s your build coming along?
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 354
Views: 82735

Re: modified malahini

Hey Dr Brian,
I popped off a crown today, can I put it back on with a tiny drop of PoxyGrip?
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 410
Views: 70715

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Bring the hull shape around to the deck at the transom. This may be the reason Henry Ford didn’t build Barrelback boats.
Matt B