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by Hercdrvr
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from Sacramento
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Hi from Sacramento

Welcome to the forum, nice humble bunch of people here. Looking forward to watching your build.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Screws through final layer of plywood
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: Screws through final layer of plywood

Uh Oh, my Barrelback is only epoxy and Raptor fasteners. I hope it doesn’t turn out like the SS Minnow when the professor tried make glue out of tree sap.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Atlas Woodworking Zip Build
Replies: 49
Views: 5886

Re: Atlas Woodworking Zip Build

Nice chine landing!
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Attaching Plywood to the hull
Replies: 15
Views: 612

Re: Attaching Plywood to the hull

I think my initial response was rooted too deeply in my own experience with hulls having plywood being bent and twisted to the max extent possible. The shape of the Chinook may allow fastening of side planking to the frames with no distortion because of its boxier shape. Does the Chinook fastening s...
by Hercdrvr
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Attaching Plywood to the hull
Replies: 15
Views: 612

Re: Attaching Plywood to the hull

I’m coming in on this one. If you mechanically fasten plywood to the sides of frames you will distort the natural bend of the plywood. It would be very difficult to fair the frame to the perfect arch made by the curve of the plywood from the chine to sheer. My main concern when fairing the vertical ...
by Hercdrvr
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3419
Views: 812488

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

neel thompson wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:57 am
I am sure you have thought of this Carl, but just in case, don't forget about a depth gauge
Depth gauge? I do like Luke Skywalker and use the force.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 646
Views: 223968

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

The journey marches on. Are you going to glass all the way to the sheer or stop at the waterline?
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Homelite Bearcat 55 on a ZZIP?
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: Homelite Bearcat 55 on a ZZIP?

My experience with old outboards is they do not age like other equipment. I wouldn’t hesitate to drive my 55 Chevy truck across the USA, and If it had a mechanical failure there is a good chance I could find a part and fix it myself. This was not the case with a really cool looking 1960’s Evinrude t...
by Hercdrvr
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Admitting the Truth
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: Admitting the Truth

Andy, I share your thoughts on boating vs boat construction. My first build was focused on completion and getting on the water, now the focus is on the process. Sea trials are fun and part of the process and then the boat goes into the maintenance phase in my mind. Time to completion is an external ...
by Hercdrvr
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Riviera stringers
Replies: 9
Views: 1614

Re: Riviera stringers

If you are laminating two pieces to make full thickness, I would stagger the the joints a couple of feet, Poxy Grip them and call it good. You could even lay out the joints in the motor stringers to land on a frame instead free floating between two frames. Use mechanical fasteners if you want to as ...
by Hercdrvr
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 694
Views: 236378

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Sanding varnish 1000, 1200, 1500, 2000 grit. Followed by cutting compound, finally polishing. Oh man, I think I’m now a fan of orange peel finish varnish, this is brutal. I may have to take a break from boat building after this one, maybe build a couple of bird houses or a picnic table.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Ian's TNT Build
Replies: 53
Views: 7830

Re: Ian's TNT Build

Well done, looks great!
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Norwegian Barrelback 20'
Replies: 48
Views: 12227

Re: Norwegian Barrelback 20'

Vertical distance is what I was talking about also, sorry I wasn’t clear.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 288
Views: 134299

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

4-5 mm is about 3/16” , from my experience, is the sweet spot for the final side planking. Any thicker will get exponentially more difficult at the bow and transom and the wood will split. Any thinner gives up room to sand and make corrections. Nice to see you nearing the completion of the cold mold...
by Hercdrvr
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 330
Views: 154988

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Me too, crash pad is the last major obstacle. I’m still in the scratching my head phase. It will be like all the other upholstery, takes time and more time messing with it to get it right.
Matt B

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