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by Markhondru
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Howard feed and wax wood polish and conditioner
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

Howard feed and wax wood polish and conditioner

Hello, want the varnish on my barrelback to shine. I found this online and it has no silicone or linseed oil. It’s a mix of beeswax,carnauba wax and orange oil. Says it prevents drying of the wood and protects finish. I know some are against putting anything on to boat varnish But with it not contai...
by Markhondru
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 1939 cc barrelback minor dock damage to wood
Replies: 4
Views: 807

1939 cc barrelback minor dock damage to wood

Bumped the rear of a dock today in windy conditions parking. Scraped about 2-2 inch sections from the rear of one of my mahogany panels. Took off the varnish down to the wood fibers. Not deep enough for filler I think but drives me nuts looking at it. Guess it needs sanded and revarnished. Any advic...
by Markhondru
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1965 283 Chevy engine: Generator vs. alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 1624

Re: 1965 283 Chevy engine: Generator vs. alternator

Thank you all. Much appreciated and very helpful.
by Markhondru
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1965 283 Chevy engine: Generator vs. alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 1624

1965 283 Chevy engine: Generator vs. alternator

Just bought my first antique boat: 1939 cc Barrelback and had it restored. First ride was Saturday and the battery has been dying almost everyday since and needs recharged. We replaced the starter as it was bad and thought that would do the trick. The generator should be charging the battery while r...
by Markhondru
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Cleaning the hull and deck after a long road trip
Replies: 2
Views: 952

Cleaning the hull and deck after a long road trip

My newly restored 39 barrelback will be making a 14 road trip to MD this weekend. Before it goes in the water what do you recommend for cleaning the deck and sides of the boat to clean road grim and see her fully shine. Is car wash concentrate okay and vinegar and water to get rid of the water spots...
by Markhondru
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Original Dash For 1939 CC 19ft. Barrelback
Replies: 5
Views: 1594

Re: Original Dash For 1939 CC 19ft. Barrelback

Thank you so much for the information. My hull is 48630. This is a big help.
by Markhondru
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Original Dash For 1939 CC 19ft. Barrelback
Replies: 5
Views: 1594

Original Dash For 1939 CC 19ft. Barrelback

I am redoing my dash on my 1939 barrelback. If anyone can send me a picture of the original dash that would be wonderful. If not a picture information on where to find it would be appreciated. I am having the gauges and gauge plate redone as well. Was going to put 3 holes in middle of plate. One for...
by Markhondru
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: How to keep Varnish looking shiny when on the water
Replies: 7
Views: 2988

Re: How to keep Varnish looking shiny when on the water

Thanks everyone for the advice. It will be at the dockslip on The Weekends then back on the trailer in a garage during the weeks. How about standard furniture spray polish/cleaner to shine it up when on the water?
by Markhondru
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Banjo Chris Craft steering wheel
Replies: 2
Views: 950

Banjo Chris Craft steering wheel

Looking for a banjo steering wheel for a 1939 Barrelback CC. If anyone can help that would be appreciated. Thanks you, Mark
by Markhondru
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: How to keep Varnish looking shiny when on the water
Replies: 7
Views: 2988

How to keep Varnish looking shiny when on the water

Having barrelback revarnished. Any advice on how to keep it shiny looking like new when out on the lake? Thank you, Mark
by Markhondru
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: 10 hour drive in January: how to cover boat economically
Replies: 1
Views: 1242

10 hour drive in January: how to cover boat economically

Picking up a 39 19ft barrel-back in January For a 10 hour journey. How should I cover the boat to protect it for 600 mile trip home? Boat wrap over cockpit area and leave everything else open or buy waterline cover for trip etc....need a cover when it is at boat slip and stored in garage but do not ...
by Markhondru
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Who makes custom boat covers for 1939 barrelback 19ft CC
Replies: 1
Views: 645

Who makes custom boat covers for 1939 barrelback 19ft CC

Can anyone offer advice on where to purchase a custom cockpit cover for a 19 foot barrelback? Thank you,Mark
by Markhondru
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1939 Barrelback 19 ft CC with West System Bottom
Replies: 8
Views: 1870

Re: 1939 Barrelback 19 ft CC with West System Bottom

Do you know where I can find a good wooden boat inspector in Wisconsin?
by Markhondru
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1939 Barrelback 19 ft CC with West System Bottom
Replies: 8
Views: 1870

Re: 1939 Barrelback 19 ft CC with West System Bottom

Thank you for all the sound advice. I have talked to the inspection person quite a few times and he promised me that he would be unbiased. I told him whatever it needs please tell me so I can negotiate with the seller and I would possibly give him the work it needs including touch up varnish and bot...
by Markhondru
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1939 Barrelback 19 ft CC with West System Bottom
Replies: 8
Views: 1870

Re: 1939 Barrelback 19 ft CC with West System Bottom

Thank you both. Jechorts wooden boat works out of winneconne Wisconsin replaced the bottom in 1995 with the west system bottom and is doing the inspection as they are still in business. Been doing wooden boat restorations since the 1980s and states not one of his west system bottoms has failed. He k...
by Markhondru
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 1939 Barrelback 19 ft CC with West System Bottom
Replies: 8
Views: 1870

1939 Barrelback 19 ft CC with West System Bottom

Hello, I am purchasing my first wooden boat next week. It is a 1939 barrelback. A west system was installed in 1995 and the boat has been very well maintained and stored out of the water most of the time. I have been reading a lot about the west system and the 5200 system and have gotten different v...