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by Hercdrvr
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Florida Barrelback
Replies: 56
Views: 5358

Re: Florida Barrelback

I order my marine plywood from Homestead, $54 a sheet for 1/8” Okoume. A Barrelback takes about 25 sheets of 1/8” plywood.
Matt B

https://www.marine-plywood.us/mahogany_okoume.htm
by Hercdrvr
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback in san antonio
Replies: 18
Views: 1282

Re: Barrelback in san antonio

Hi Joe,
25 sheets of plywood will be perfect, I ordered 27 and had a few left over.
Matt
by Hercdrvr
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 613
Views: 190343

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I don’t want drag the Raptor discussion out too far. As its use applies to boat construction, there is a fair amount of sticky epoxy involved when using the Raptor nailer/stapler which can’t help smooth operation of the tool. You should see how much dried epoxy is on my stapler and it’s still firing...
by Hercdrvr
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Glen-L Newsletter & Builder Galleries
Replies: 87
Views: 130301

Re: Glen-L Newsletter & Builder Galleries

Right On, My family will be hauling ass across a lake this weekend in a Glen L boat I built myself. I get to go and do as I please, thank you US Constitution !! While in the Air Force, I spent several years in other countries, no thank you. I love my home.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Barrelback Seating
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Re: Barrelback Seating

Any length added to the boat has to be done by spacing all the frames farther apart. Only adding length between a couple of frames in the cockpit area will severely upset the lines of the boat.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Virginia Barrel
Replies: 17
Views: 560

Re: Virginia Barrel

I had to think about your 12 degree question, The Barrelback is a very narrow boat at the transom, the 12 degrees is about the angle it widens moving forward. As mentioned in a previous reply, I would leave the camber boards long and finish out the angle later. I would even say, it’s just part of fa...
by Hercdrvr
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new the forum and first time boat builder
Replies: 16
Views: 534

Re: new the forum and first time boat builder

Welcome, I will enjoy following your build.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Short Shaft Motor or Long Shaft Motor for Zip, which one??
Replies: 17
Views: 3664

Re: Short Shaft Motor or Long Shaft Motor for Zip, which one??

A new 40 hp Yamaha is 215 lbs, Sounds like a good engine for the Zip if your transom is built to specs with quality materials. I’m with Chris on road chop, I cringe watching the Malahini in my rear view mirror over bumps, but it’s been bouncing around back there for 3 years now with no major damage....
by Hercdrvr
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 613
Views: 190343

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

No doubt, the Raptor nailer and stapler are problematic. I don’t get too hung up about the stapler denting the wood when it will be covered up by another layer of planking. As for the nailer to control denting, I monkey with the pressure until my grumbling is barely audible.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 242
Views: 105969

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Performance report on trim tabs: I had a problem last year with my Malahini not performing well. With four people in the boat, she had a hard time getting on plane and no matter the load, porpoising. So, I bought trim tabs. What a difference. Now I have very little bow rise, with or without passeng...
by Hercdrvr
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini performance
Replies: 67
Views: 35333

Re: Malahini performance

Final trim tab results. The large tabs with the spring tension from the small tabs is the answer. Makes sense, a plywood boat is relatively light weight for its length compared to a fiberglass boat. The wake is fine now. We don’t use much fuel skiing because I’m only good for 3 pulls.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Florida Barrelback
Replies: 56
Views: 5358

Re: Florida Barrelback

That’s it, all the camber boards are identical. The difference is how long each camber board is.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini performance
Replies: 67
Views: 35333

Re: Malahini performance

I put trim tabs on my Malahini because it had a lousy hole shot and porpoised bad. I don’t think it really changed my top end, but I do get a little more center spray. I mounted them towards the chine too. What a difference in take off and NO more porpoising. Malahini with a 90hp and trim tabs pops...
by Hercdrvr
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Gathering 2020
Topic: G-14 Dates and Location
Replies: 83
Views: 34294

Re: G-14 Dates and Location

Heather and I have been to 3 Gatherings at Hales Bar, nothing changes and we’re OK with the accommodations. I could make a list of needed improvements but the experience is about boat builders and boats. I love having our boats parked right outside our door. The distance to Chattanooga on the river ...
by Hercdrvr
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1200
Views: 347769

Re: Matt's Geronimo

I didn’t know Etec 90 hp are a 3 cylinder, cool.
Matt B

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