20ft Texas Barrel

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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Hercdrvr wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:28 pm
It took a few days to get the shifter / cup holder shelf built. Temp 99 and heat index of 113 today in Texas, oof.
Matt B
My eyes are getting old, and the first time I read this, I did not think it said "shifter". I was thinking that you may need bigger holes in the seat (see your earlier conversations with Billy C), but now I understand. Whew!

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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I think pulling "up" is the way to go anyway and will make loading easier than a bow eye through the stem. I know I dont comment much but enjoying watching your build.

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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Shifter looks great Matt. That heat was a killer wasn't it? I had to do major lawn work during that time as well because I was not smart enough to do it earlier in the week before it started getting hotter.

I'm struggling with what to do about my control right now. I like the way yours fits right into the wood.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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Too hot outside so the varnish journey starts in the house with the engine hatch. I left the blue tape on too long back when I cut the hatch out. I didn’t notice the line until I brushed on a sealer coat and it popped off the wood. I’ll sand out the line after the sealer dries.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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I got tired of looking at dull epoxy covered wood for the last 18 months. First coat of varnish went on the hull sides this morning. I had to work fast rolling and tipping to keep a wet edge in the Texas heat. DaveO is coming over Sunday to help me with the next coat.
I have about 40 days until the Gathering, it’s possible.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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Yes, I had a lot of trouble putting the clear coat on my transom back in June of 2016. To hot and I am going to have to go back and sand it down when the time comes to finish the exterior.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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Seal coat On top decking this morning with the help from a fellow Barrelback builder.
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Looking great!
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VERY nice!
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Nice work Matt.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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You are very close to the finish line.... Very Nice Matt

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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I moved the BB to the new facility Ive been building for the last year. With my daughter driving, it was a Tetris puzzle moving cars around everyday, but now we all have a garage stall.

Boat pulled straight, no swaying around at 70 mph, tongue weight is good.

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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She looks good on the trailer Matt. Now, let's see her in the water.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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DrBryanJ wrote:
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She looks good on the trailer Matt. Now, let's see her in the water.
Thanks Bryan, it was rewarding to see her in the sunlight. I might back the trailer in the water and do a leak check this fall but she won’t be fully operational until next spring. The joy is in the journey.

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeautiful! Nice Matt.
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