Texas Barrelback 20

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steves
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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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Ok, broke boat builder here (kids college sucks up my change) so I like this bow light for the $117
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Is 2.5in too small? Probably but I might go for it and replace later.

Now on to transom light pole and hardware. I assume the same sources above. Thanks everybody!

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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I like it. And... if you find it is too small, you can buy a larger one later.

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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Those of you who finally got to the point of installing your hatch AND finding out it fits, the lines line up AND there is no interference know what I'm feeling!
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:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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:shock:
Matt

Building a Geronimo......!
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Congratulations !!!
Congratulations !!!

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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Yes, I do know that feeling. I had to take the belt sander to a couple of place that were rubbing.
What is your plan for raising and lowering the hatch ?
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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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Matt, I have twin gas strutts that extend from 12" to 20".

They're supposed to be good for 60 lbs each. May be overkill on the weight. Ill know later today hopefully

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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I would think that two 60 lbs struts should counter balance nicely with the correct geometry. If you can get them to go over center as the hatch closes, they will apply down force to keep the hatch closed as well as force to keep the hatch up when open. Will take some thought and figuring.

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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steves wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 4:57 am
Matt, I have twin gas strutts that extend from 12" to 20".

They're supposed to be good for 60 lbs each. May be overkill on the weight. Ill know later today hopefully
Good plan and good luck, I’ve never been able to get the weight rating and geometry just right on gas struts.
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Re: Texas Barrelback 20 -dripless shaft seal

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Folks, I've come across 2 different types of dripless shaft seals
1- Johnson
2 PSS
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the comparison is as follows:
-large cost differential but no big deal either way tbh, I want the best one!
-the Johnson seems the easiest to install as it has no need to tie into any water supply
-the PSS has additional leak paths

Am I missing something? Seems like the Johnson shaft seal would be fine but I hope to gather some more intel from you all!

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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The Johnson seal looks really easy, you don’t even have to grease it. It’s only 5 1/2” long, great for the tight fitting Barrelback.
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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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Thanks Matt B, thats what I'm thinking!

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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I’m running this style seal, so far so good.
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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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I got the old-school bronze rope packing gland. it runs dripless. the rope packing is teflon impregnated and packed with grease. every spring tune-up I back off the nut, put in a bit of fresh grease, no problem
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