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by Hercdrvr
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 787
Views: 257297

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Barrelback with twins ????
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Norwegian Barrelback 20'
Replies: 97
Views: 19141

Re: Norwegian Barrelback 20'

Beautiful boat, very clean !
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 787
Views: 257297

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Busted engine is out, came out no problem. I’ll start building up the new block tomorrow.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 787
Views: 257297

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Bluesman wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:44 pm
Well that was quick!
Giant Summit Racing store 40 minutes from home.
by Hercdrvr
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 787
Views: 257297

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

575 lbs for $2400 equals $4.10/lb , it’s like buying a bunch of ground beef.
I went with the 351 long block with GT40 heads, 285 hp.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 787
Views: 257297

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

kens wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:47 am
that sukks.not just cost of the block, but all the work that goes with it.
did the manifolds survive?
Yes, but they are 30 years old so I’m getting news ones. No sense 1/2 assin it now.
by Hercdrvr
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 787
Views: 257297

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

It's raw water cooled? Yes, raw water cooled. Doesn’t look good, intake manifold is cracked at the inlet. Ran it a few minutes today and it had water in the oil so I bet the heads and block are toast too. I had a heater in the engine compartment during the deep freeze last week but the power went o...
by Hercdrvr
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 787
Views: 257297

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Still haven’t started the engine since a freeze plug popped, standby for a report.
I did some trim work, loose fitting the rub rail and transom band.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 787
Views: 257297

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I need a big collective keep your fingers crossed. I popped a freeze plug last week when it got down below zero here in Texas. Replaced the plug yesterday and letting the Permatex set for 24 hrs. It’s either a $1.95 fix or an $1800 long block. Having to buy a 351 long block wouldn’t be the end of th...
by Hercdrvr
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: RAPTOR COMPRESSION STAPLER CT6000P
Replies: 8
Views: 537

Re: RAPTOR COMPRESSION STAPLER CT6000P

It hurts but two Raptors are needed. I can’t remember if I used 1/4” or 3/8” staples. It’s not a big deal if some staples poke through the inside, you can almost break off the tip with your finger.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Deeper Vee for Retro Cruiser options
Replies: 30
Views: 848

Re: Deeper Vee for Retro Cruiser options

Lots of good discussion here, Im considering the Norwester for my next build. It can be built from 23ft to 28ft.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 341
Views: 149125

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

I missed it, what kind of wood are you using for the final planking?
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: barrel back 19 in annapolis
Replies: 46
Views: 26559

Re: barrel back 19 in annapolis

Splitting hairs. After the flip you will be under the boat grinding on the bottom making a flat spot for the strut. Even with a good shaft hole placement and angle, It takes some tweaking to get the shaft and strut all set up.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: RAPTOR COMPRESSION STAPLER CT6000P
Replies: 8
Views: 537

Re: RAPTOR COMPRESSION STAPLER CT6000P

Agree with Neel, staples for all the cold-mold strips. Much better fastener than the Brad. The Brad is for the final side planking.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Side Planking to Narrow
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Side Planking to Narrow

It looks like you can move your side planking another inch toward the sheer. The bottom planking will lap over the side planking at the chine. If you still are a 1/2 inch short, you could fill it with a strip of plywood or thick epoxy. You will glass over it anyway. All you really need is enough con...

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