Search found 131 matches

by mickfly
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 160
Views: 102941

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Engine drop in today. Had to “carve out” the frame a bit and add a wooden spacer (to be replaced with hardwood) but temp shaft now lines up. I opted for my mechanic to drop in with a fork lift. It was pretty smooth.
by mickfly
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 19ft Barrelback Oklahoma
Replies: 35
Views: 1502

Re: 19ft Barrelback Oklahoma

I think Jim's comment about sealing the planks on the inside, before applying, is important. I did not do that and probably took more time and used more epoxy to coat while climbing around inside the boat. At this point, I've climbed over the side of the boat so many times, I now make a list of what...
by mickfly
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 19ft Barrelback Oklahoma
Replies: 35
Views: 1502

Re: 19ft Barrelback Oklahoma

As long as you put in the limbers BEFORE you plank! :)
I recall someone on the forum figuring out a way to drill them after the fact...with a flexible drill extension.
by mickfly
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 497
Views: 174188

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Thanks for the tip on the "foam by mail." I had five boxes arrive yesterday and within two hours had filled all spaces between frames, I spent more time than that chopping "pourable" foam out of places I didn't want it! I found that liquid foam to be like eating mentos, drinking coke and trying to c...
by mickfly
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 19ft Barrelback Oklahoma
Replies: 35
Views: 1502

Re: 19ft Barrelback Oklahoma

Welcome back to the build. What you have done so far looks great! I put two drain plugs in the transom, one on each side of the keel. I have an incline driveway and can just open them up as I am hosing things down after a day on the water. However, it was a bit of a challenge to drill through the ca...
by mickfly
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 497
Views: 174188

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Awesome...Yeah, I'm getting a little old to be crawling around in a boat. but I manage.
Did you glue or fasten the foam or just rely on the ceilings to hold in place?

Mick
by mickfly
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Lumber question...(been a while!)
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: Lumber question...(been a while!)

Early in my build I asked a similar question. The answer I got from a forum member..."why would you use mahogany for frames and longitudinals that no one will see? " That comment put me onto using Douglas Fir for keel, frames, battens, etc. I know others used mahogany, so I'm not offering a better o...
by mickfly
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 497
Views: 174188

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Glad you okay, are doing better and are back to the build! I really like the look of your floatation foam. I'm at the same stage of my build and ordered the two part liquid for foam. I won't be ordering any more. I tried a pour into a void, walled off with some plastic covered plywood, in the bow ar...
by mickfly
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 19ft Barrelback Prop Strut Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: 19ft Barrelback Prop Strut Questions

Not a complete answer, but I purchased my strut from Glen-L. I'm fairly certain Gayle sold me a ~16 degree. I'm building the Key Largo (utility version of the barrelback), but not sure it matters...except the engine is one frame further back in the BB. Good luck with getting back into the build.
by mickfly
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 160
Views: 102941

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Thanks guys. Ozzie, I did a sabbatical in Queensland in 1995...hoping to go back in 2025...and anniversary of sorts. I was at UQ.
Shep...the Key Largo box is a bit different from the Monaco. Did you have any venting/blowers? I plan on putting in blowers but haven't decided on location...
by mickfly
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 160
Views: 102941

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Thanks Ozzie and John. That's very helpful. Ozzie, you mentioned induction air, do you have any venting in the engine box or does the engine air just come from under the decking? John...I've admired your build since before I started my build five years ago. It's probably the reason I chose (and my w...
by mickfly
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Trip I'd like to take... Lake Moultrie to Charleston Harbor
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Trip I'd like to take... Lake Moultrie to Charleston Harbor

I live in Charleston now, but I taught at Purdue for 12 years.
I'm familiar with the Harbor and intracoastal, from kayaking trips, but have not come down from Moultrie. Needless to say, once my boat is finished...engine going in soon...I'd be up for it.

Mick
by mickfly
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 160
Views: 102941

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Motor arrived last week from Michigan Motorz. So...I'm working on the motor supports (pictured below). Copying from Boise Brit's supports which saved me time. Thanks Bryan. Manual packed with motor was for a 5.7 liter. I ordered the 4.3 liter. Once I confirmed that I had the right size, I learned th...
by mickfly
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 160
Views: 102941

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

I can't believe I haven't posted since March! Wonder what happened in March to slow my progress? Actually, not being allowed to travel for work has provided me with a lot more evenings that I can be in the shop, so I've made good progress. I've got everything sealed, stained, sealed and varnished......
by mickfly
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Bob Brown’s Belle
Replies: 103
Views: 24484

Re: Bob Brown’s Belle

So my eyes weren't deceiving me...the tips are actually angled? I saw Jimbob make an angle bushing out of mahogany for his exhaust tips and I was planning to go the same way. However, these are really intriguing. Seems like I keep finding tips I like better...and are more expensive, but that's an ar...

Go to advanced search