Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Post by monitor » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:28 pm

Excellent! Can't wait to see the launch pictures. Bet you can just taste it...
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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Post by Jimbob » Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:02 pm

Part of this weekend was spent positioning my windshield. The center piece is in place, but I am figuring out where the outer brackets will be mounted. Want to make sure before I drill the screw holes. I'm not real pleased with the rubber inserts that fit into the slots in the brackets. It seems like too tight of a fit. Seems like the glass is not seating into the brackets where they should. I'am thinking that black silicone might give me a better fit. Anyone out there have any experience with this?
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Post by Rich Coey » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:03 pm

I don't know how thick your inserts are. I used this http://www.classicboating.com/parts/win ... nel-gasket
Lay it across the frame channel and push the glass in. after it is all set use a razor blade to trim the gasket. This is about 1/16" thick.

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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Post by Jimbob » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:28 am

Thanks Rich!
Those look like the ones I have. At the suggestion of my brother, I am going to lube them up with soap and give it another shot this weekend.
I think it will work with the soap.
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Post by Bill Edmundson » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:51 am

I have the flat material. I used Dawn dishwashing detergent.

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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Post by mickfly » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:47 am

Jim:

In your most recent photo the frame you added at the back of the front seat is covered by a blanket. There is nothing on the plans to show how to make this frame curve. I assume you made it to follow a natural curve from the cover boards at that position? I'm building my center frame now, but still roughing it out with scrap.

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Post by Bill Edmundson » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:19 am

I have made my deck frames all to the same curve. I made top the deck members for all of the frames. after the flip, I cut the ones that I didn't need and used them for relocated beams and hatches.

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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Post by Jimbob » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:41 am

Hi Mick,
Re: the curve of the center piece. I copied the frame closest to the dash using the template for that frame. If I remember correctly, I had to extend the template at the ends a small amount to reach the coverboards. I played around with mdf templates until I got it to fit.
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Post by mrintense » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:48 am

Wow, that windscreen is looking great Jim. Nice work on getting that mounted.
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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Post by Jimbob » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:11 am

Thanks Carl,
It was a real struggle. Too many angles that had to all work together and still line up.
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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Post by steves » Fri May 03, 2019 5:23 am

Jim,
I cant tell you how much help your build thread is, not just to understand HOW things are done, but how things SHOULD be done!

You do beautiful work and thank you for your posting efforts...now hurry up, I need more ideas! :D

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Post by Jimbob » Fri May 03, 2019 10:37 am

Thanks Steve!
Makes me feel good if I can help a fellow boat builder. For me, this forum has been a tremendous help along the way.
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Post by mrintense » Sun May 05, 2019 9:47 am

Jimbob wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 10:37 am
For me, this forum has been a tremendous help along the way.
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Agreed, over the years it's been the same for me.
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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Post by monitor » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:18 am

Hi Jim. Hope things are going well for you.
I think I speak for all when I say that we are anxiously waiting for a update on your BB! Any good news? :D
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Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Post by Jimbob » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:41 pm

Thanks Jim!
The boat is basically done except for installing the motor. I have everything in place ready for dropping the motor in the boat. Motor mount brackets, electrical, fuel, plumbing, and exhaust are all in place. Next weekend I will probably assemble my gantry, and drop the engine in the boat. After then, I will probably use a cherry picker to position the motor and bolt down to the motor mount brackets. From there, I will order a prop shaft and install. After that I will fire the sucker up, and go to the lake. Sorry for not being further along, but I just got a new motorcycle and have riding it instead of working on the boat. Guess I needed a break after 6 years. Pics below as to where we are now.
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