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by Hercdrvr
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 261
Views: 32169

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

That was the answer I was hoping for, so stand back, it’s about to get fiberglass messy in the garage.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from Central NY
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: New Member from Central NY

Ok, I’m going to be the one to say it. If you have the room I would suggest building the Malahini over the Zip. They are both beautiful sheet plywood boats and will take the same amount of time to build. The difference in size is significant though, 6 inches beam and about 2 ft longer doesn’t sound ...
by Hercdrvr
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 261
Views: 32169

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Question: Any big problems if I glass the bottom then drill the shaft and rudder holes? Might get some glass tear out around the bit is all foresee. I have a good weather window this week to glass but haven’t pulled the strut and rudder off donor ski boat yet which is at a lake 4 hours away.....blah...
by Hercdrvr
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 32
Views: 1724

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Very nice, now you have to crawl under to see your handy work.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback Modifications
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Barrelback Modifications

I guess it depends on how much more complexity you want to add to the build. I don’t know your skill level or how many boats you’ve built, the Barrelback is already one of the more complex builds in its original form. I tend to color between the lines most of the time. My brain locked up thinking ab...
by Hercdrvr
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Photos of your Glen-L boat for magazine ads
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Photos of your Glen-L boat for magazine ads

Sorry, too humbled by all the other beautiful boats built by more capable shipwrights than me to display my amateur builds.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 32
Views: 1724

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Yep, it can be a wrestling match with those forward bottom sheets. You shall prevail though,
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from Central NY
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: New Member from Central NY

Welcome to the forum, with your woodworking experience building a boat will be no great challenge. Different but not hard. How did you arrive at building the “Zip”? The reason I ask is so fellow boat builders might validate your boating requirements with your choice of design. The Zip is a great mid...
by Hercdrvr
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions

Thanks for the info Neel. Heather and I have been free loading long enough, put us down for a full tilt meal one night next year.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 32
Views: 1724

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Your sheet planking looks very nice and neat, good job.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini performance
Replies: 27
Views: 3908

Re: Malahini performance

Report on the trim tabs. Eliminated all porpoising, I would have to trim the motor waaay up to get it to porpoise at WOT. With motor “in” the tabs push the bow down giving a better ride in choppy water. In smooth water I can trim the the motor out raising the bow for more speed or to cross a wake wi...
by Hercdrvr
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: What You Might See!
Replies: 28
Views: 3133

Re: What You Might See!

Best boat to be on in the heat of the afternoon, 9200 btu’s of raw cooling power on True Grit.
by Hercdrvr
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini performance
Replies: 27
Views: 3908

Re: Malahini performance

Installed trims tabs today. I know, they scream Band-Aid, but I had to do something about the porpoising at high speed with a heavily loaded boat. No sea trails, 1st go will be up the river to Chattanooga.
New impeller, gear case oil and blead air out of the tilt hydraulics.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: How useful is a CNC machine for boat building?
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: How useful is a CNC machine for boat building?

I can’t even spell CNC and managed to build 2 1/2 boats so far.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Singapore
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: Hello from Singapore

Welcome fellow Barrelback builder, it is a formidable task taken best one step at a time. No one step is particularly difficult and I’ve learned to enjoy the journey and let the boat take shape on its own time.
“The oxen is slow but the earth is patient”
High Road to China, 1983
Matt B

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