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by Hercdrvr
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: BARRELBACK BUILD FROM TOLEDO
Replies: 12
Views: 372

Re: BARRELBACK BUILD FROM TOLEDO

<t>I’m going to jump in on this start up and offer a suggestion. It’s been my experience, don't get too far ahead on materials. I don’t know exactly what materials I need until I get there and my build space is limited. <br/> As far as the fastener kits from Glen L, they are very complete and take o...
by Hercdrvr
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: A couple new builder questions
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: A couple new builder questions

Yep, that’s the idea. After I have the plywood templates cutout I lay them over the plans to make sure they are dead on. It seems like the parts tend to grow a little proud during the transfer and cutout process so I sand the templates back to size so they lay over the plans perfectly. I don’t use t...
by Hercdrvr
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: A couple new builder questions
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: A couple new builder questions

I lay the plans over a sheet of 1/4” regular plywood with transfer paper between and make templates. Instead of using pins like others do, I use a seamstress wheel to carefully transfer the entire image to the template plywood. I cut the templates out and sand them as necessary to get them exact whe...
by Hercdrvr
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 510
Views: 114917

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I’ll have a liability release form for you to sign.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 510
Views: 114917

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Jim, My thinking on mounting tank opposite of the helm is, I’m right at even keel with my wife and me in the boat if the battery is Mounted starboard (helm side) and a 1/2 tank of gas mounted to port. Wife + 1/2 fuel = 210lbs and I’m 190lbs + 50lb Battery =240lbs. Now we’re splitting hairs on how th...
by Hercdrvr
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 510
Views: 114917

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Jim, My thinking on mounting tank opposite of the helm is, I’m right at even keel with my wife and me in the boat if the battery is Mounted starboard (helm side) and a 1/2 tank of gas mounted to port. Wife + 1/2 fuel = 210lbs and I’m 190lbs + 50lb Battery =240lbs. Now we’re splitting hairs on how th...
by Hercdrvr
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 510
Views: 114917

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Tom, Yes, It would be a big shift in CG, just like an aft mounted tank full vs empty moves CG forward as it burns down. I used to fly a KC135 Air refueler with 10 fuel tanks that held 30,000 gallons of fuel. The biggest tanks in the middle of the plane had almost no effect on CG whether they were fu...
by Hercdrvr
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 510
Views: 114917

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Got the tank today, 27 gallons. I really like placement beside the engine, opposite helm for even keel with just me in boat and it leaves easy access to drive shaft, steering and rudder. I’ll have 4” between the engine and tank. Marine exhaust manifolds don’t get hot but I feel the need for a heat b...
by Hercdrvr
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Okoume vs Meranti for clear finishing
Replies: 11
Views: 625

Re: Okoume vs Meranti for clear finishing

Meranti is darker than Okoume when epoxy encapsulated for what that’s worth. My major hang up with Meranti is the splintering along the sawn edge. I won’t use it again.
Good luck,
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit
Replies: 60
Views: 13283

Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

Nice job, 8 fellows to flip a Zip, you had muscle to spare. Now stand back and stare at it for a week contemplating next phase of construction. Fun stuff!
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 321
Views: 86066

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Glove box would look nice. I usually screw a shiny grab handle on the passenger side of the dash, mostly because at this stage of the build I’m closing in on the finish line and a glove box would take too long.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 321
Views: 86066

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Very cool, reminds me of a 63-67 vette dash
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 510
Views: 114917

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Sure, I’ll go along with twisting, cupping, checking...all of the above. I’m going to be driving 4 substantial stainless screws into the ends to secure it. I had a spilt on my last boat.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 510
Views: 114917

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I glue 1/8” plywood gussests on the backside of the dash at the ends. Split protection!
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 43
Views: 2074

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

Hi Curt,
Great adventure you’re on! Question about your boat: how tall is it on the trailer? Will it clear a 12’ door?
Thanks,
Matt B