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by PeterG
Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Caulking on runabouts
Replies: 3
Views: 1989

It is definitely all about the look nowadays, the joints can be colored epoxy filler/fairing compound to give the appearance of the traditional caulking. Last fall I saw a two-year old reproduction of a 1920's/1930's vintage racing runabout built by New England Boat and Motor on Lake Winnepesaukee i...
by PeterG
Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:50 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: vacumn bagging a layer of plywood
Replies: 4
Views: 2309

Check out Bob Perkins' project at this address:

http://biscayne22.shutterfly.com/action/

He's building a Biscayne and he used vacuum bagging for the planking process. It convinced me that it's worth spending a bit more to get the better lamination bond using less epoxy.
by PeterG
Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:29 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: biscayne 18: how fast?
Replies: 4
Views: 2926

Where did you get your V6 from? Was that a drop-in inboard version by Marine Power or a modified stern-drive engine? I'm shopping around for the engine I want for my Key Largo, looking at a complete engine setup to bolt in rather than ressurect a used one. I find that off-the shelf 4.3L V6's and sma...
by PeterG
Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:13 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: White Oak
Replies: 20
Views: 7538

Well getting back to the original portclinton question... I believe white oak, while a great boat building wood, is a bit heavy for the Key Largo or Barrelback 19. Ken Hankinson's design for this hull specifies douglas fir or mahogany for weight reasons. White oak can be about 25% heavier than the D...
by PeterG
Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: renegade/kingpin vs. barrelback/monaco
Replies: 48
Views: 12044

If I'm not mistaken, the cutwater on many runabouts was made from brass that was then plated with chrome or nickel for appearance and corrosion protection. Brass was dirt cheap compared to other materials and would not rust like steel.
by PeterG
Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:03 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Engine position Key Largo vs Barrelback
Replies: 10
Views: 4987

Excellent point Bill, the engine placement is very different, the hulls are basically the same. I feel much better about the Key Largo arrangement. I looked at the other Chris Craft models (Sportsman utility, Riviera and Custom with their dual cockpits) and found the same "proportions" in their arra...
by PeterG
Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Engine position Key Largo vs Barrelback
Replies: 10
Views: 4987

Thanks Bill, I suspected that was the case. As unscientific as it is, I compared the sketches of the Barrelback and the KL by placing one over the other. It looks like the Barrelback engine placement is about 1 frame space aft that of the KL. My concern here comes from what effect it will have on th...
by PeterG
Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:22 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Engine position Key Largo vs Barrelback
Replies: 10
Views: 4987

Engine position Key Largo vs Barrelback

Hi all, I've taken the plunge to build a boat (first time for a full size one, anyway) I love the style and size of the Barrelback 19, however I picked out the Key Largo. It seems to fit our needs the best and still has the look I want. One thing I noticed right away from the plans is that the engin...

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