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by Hercdrvr
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 330
Views: 41170

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Caring for a garage floor is a waste of time, hit the dried big epoxy globs with a belt sander and then roll on a fresh coat of floor paint before the “for sale sign” goes up.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt Chine Trouble-Fairing Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 71

Re: Squirt Chine Trouble-Fairing Questions

Hmm, I see your concerns. Good news, not much is a fatal error in boat building. Trying to fair the stem/chine junction would be difficult as it is now. What if you released the chines at the stem and trimmed them Shorter so they will mate to the stem farther back? It will be a bugger to re-fasten t...
by Hercdrvr
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 330
Views: 41170

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I kinda lost control of the flip the last few feet, the bottom paint will need some touch up.

https://youtu.be/9NcBPmEQFas

Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 330
Views: 41170

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Matt,
You've been asking about my paint finish work, in the picture of the bottom you can see how a gave up on an automotive quality finish about 1/3 of the way back. Too much work that no one will ever see. Probably slow me down a 1/2 a knot too.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 330
Views: 41170

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Solo flip, she’s over. The engine hoist did most of the heavy lifting at first then the winch on the ceiling took over and moved the boat to full vertical.l and eased her down the other side. Lessons learned: don’t use the building frame to hoist. It created too much weight on the other side of cent...
by Hercdrvr
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1081
Views: 205462

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Air it out and yell “Geronimoooo” as the engine revs with prop out of the water. You’re not going to hurt that beast of a boat. I think it says in the Glen L description the hull is designed specifically for bashing waves and getting some air.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 330
Views: 41170

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Mental note in the shipwrights log: Tape and trim the edge of each layer of glass on the bottom for a sharp edge, same as I did on the sides, and don’t overlap the glass on the keel so far. It looks better with the seams tight to the keel. 4” max. The body work prep and primer covered the seam but i...
by Hercdrvr
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID
Replies: 34
Views: 5043

Re: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID

Very nice flip sir, looks like 10 sets of hands handles the load easily. I’ll be attempting the flip this week solo.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 330
Views: 41170

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Neel, I don’t think She’ll be ready for 2019, I’m taking my time on this build because I don’t have the space for the next build yet (Nor’wester). Built the right side up cradle, probably add 2 more wheels in the middle. The flip technique is a chain hoist on the ceiling and some framing a few inche...
by Hercdrvr
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 123
Views: 18368

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Very nice looking hull,
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 330
Views: 41170

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Matt,
Yes, I sprayed the Malahini.
by Hercdrvr
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 330
Views: 41170

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

First color coat. Bronze color is kinda cool.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 330
Views: 41170

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Primer complete, bronze color coat next.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Oscillating saw is very handy for sure on all the knotches in the frames. My numero uno tool I can’t live without is a light weight belt sander with course 36 grit paper (Diablo is the best). Everything I need is right in front of me, the boat, the material and the tool to shape it. I would spend th...
by Hercdrvr
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID
Replies: 34
Views: 5043

Re: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID

Looks sharp and I’m glad to see both our waterlines are layed out in the same place.
Thanks for the picture of your right side up cradle over on my Barrelback thread.
Matt B