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by Hercdrvr
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 549
Views: 140814

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

How do I control the linear actuator? Not the travel limits but the force it can apply? Like when my SUV rear lift gate closes on the dog it stops.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Why install the side planks first? (Squirt, etc.)
Replies: 9
Views: 184

Re: Why install the side planks first? (Squirt, etc.)

I guess you could try to plank your boat without a transition joint. A 90 degree butt joint might look funny or a 180 degree lap joint if you come from the other direction. 😃 Im just kidding around, it’s a perplexing concept to the new builder that becomes clear when you start planking. Have fun and...
by Hercdrvr
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Why install the side planks first? (Squirt, etc.)
Replies: 9
Views: 184

Re: Why install the side planks first? (Squirt, etc.)

It’s Easier to clamp the side planking along the sheer as you glue and screw if it goes on 1st.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3019
Views: 602759

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Wow!
by Hercdrvr
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 124
Views: 42330

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Lee,
I only brought 1 of the bottom battens all the way to the stem. The other 2 stopped at the last frame. Not saying it’s the right way to do it but so far it hasn’t been wrong and I don’t think it changed the shape.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 549
Views: 140814

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Getting the geometry for the engine hatch linear actuator figured out.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 124
Views: 42330

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Lee,
Your build is looking wonderful. The sheer landed nicely on the breast hook and stem. Those three bottom battens get tricky as the sheer meets the stem, not much room to bend and twist them. Yours are well done! Very nice progress on your build.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Gas Fuel Filters
Replies: 12
Views: 956

Re: Gas Fuel Filters

Milhouse wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:34 pm
Hercdrvr wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:54 am
Here’s what happens when a fuel filter leaks on top of the engine. It was a rough day.
Yep, same thing happened to my friends Cougar; did you fix it up? I will stick with the one remote mounted filter / water separator.
Wrapping up a Barrelback then on to the Trans Am.
by Hercdrvr
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Gas Fuel Filters
Replies: 12
Views: 956

Re: Gas Fuel Filters

Here’s what happens when a fuel filter leaks on top of the engine. It was a rough day.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Gas Fuel Filters
Replies: 12
Views: 956

Re: Gas Fuel Filters

Why do you need another filter in addition to the Fuel filter/water separator? My 1991 351 donor motor didn’t have any filtration after the water separator filter.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 569
Views: 145356

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Neel, Keep licking and sticking those planks! Mixing just the right amount of material is an art, I too don’t like wasting glue. I keep two products handy, Poxy Grip and SilverTip. Poxy Grip is very forgiving when mixing, I use the 1 glob to 1 glob ratio and never had a problem curing. SilverTip for...
by Hercdrvr
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip Hull Depth
Replies: 7
Views: 1124

Re: Zip Hull Depth

You’re going to need a clear path, 14’ is pretty long in the house around corners.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 124
Views: 42330

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

I agree, side battens up front can be argumentative. Your build is coming along nicely and looking great.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member Here
Replies: 7
Views: 1078

Re: New Member Here

More Zips! I second that.
Matt B

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