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by Bluesman
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 221
Views: 119320

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Yes, EPA reasons too for bigger pipes on a modern engine. Higher back pressure causes the combustion to run hotter, this will increase NOx and that's a "no, no".
by Bluesman
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 221
Views: 119320

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Ultimately you're limited by the size of the exhaust headers and outlet, so if it's 3 inches it doesn't matter how much bigger you go after that, it's still 3 inches at some point in the piping. That's your restriction. And yes, you need a little back pressure to help scavenge the exhaust gases. It'...
by Bluesman
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: barrel back 19 in annapolis
Replies: 40
Views: 26093

Re: barrel back 19 in annapolis

Cost you more to ship it than to have it made... Mine was ~ $100 not including the drill chuck (from an old drill) and the forstner bit.
by Bluesman
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Bruce "PA PICKER" - Do Not Buy From This Guy!!
Replies: 0
Views: 150

Bruce "PA PICKER" - Do Not Buy From This Guy!!

I hate to do this publicly but I don't want to see anyone else get burned by this guy... BRUCE "PA PICKER" - DON'T BUY ANYTHING FROM THIS GUY!!! Worst case of "My dog ate my homework" I've ever seen... Bruce "PA Picker" - sold me some vintage Chris Craft Windshield brackets via FB Marketplace and pa...
by Bluesman
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello All
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Hello All

Owl Hardwoods has some Meranti but I think they have limited sizes.
by Bluesman
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello All
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Hello All

Welcome! I believe this hull is plywood and Menards stocks or can order for you marine grade sheets. For the mahogany, DF or spruce then Owl Hard Woods in Oak Lawn, Lombard or Des Plaines is your best bet, also try Rayner & Rinn-Scott.
by Bluesman
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Space Coast Barrelback
Replies: 31
Views: 1269

Re: Space Coast Barrelback

I used ~ 5 per frame member, so 9 or 10 per gusset and I didn't run out. Transom - I think I biscuit joined the frames, then epoxy & ring nailed the plywood to the frame, it's not going anywhere. The camber board is where the deck beam and deck battens notch into the transom and that gives you the c...
by Bluesman
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: FL Tahoe 23
Replies: 14
Views: 2769

Re: FL Tahoe 23

I wouldn't use any bolts at the deck beam connection on the frames, you'll need to notch these corners later for the sheer / deck clamps and you'll want the bronze screws as they'll easily be cut if you need to (you will cut into one sooner or later, trust me). Plus the size of a bolt hole here woul...
by Bluesman
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: FL Tahoe 23
Replies: 14
Views: 2769

Re: FL Tahoe 23

Bolts at the deck beams? No, I'd use the 1 1/2" screws. The only place you need bolts are the junction of the stem to the keel and at the blocking for the motor stringers.
by Bluesman
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New/returning member
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: New/returning member

Thanks! Yes, many others have made the presumption that building them would be a profitable venture, it isn't. The payback is enjoying the build and the ride, not the resale.
by Bluesman
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New/returning member
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: New/returning member

Welcome! You'll have great access to materials in that part of the country.
by Bluesman
Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Long board for fairing
Replies: 8
Views: 485

Re: Long board for fairing

Fancy expensive and tons of elbow grease! I used a straight line air sander in an X pattern but you'd need an air compressor big enough to drive it. https://www.harborfreight.com/professional-straight-line-air-sander-63994.html?_br_psugg_q=long+board+sander I've also seen guys use a belt sander but ...
by Bluesman
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 508
Views: 191815

Re: Tom's Tahoe

what trailer did you go with? I can't see the name on it.

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