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by BarnacleMike
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2713
Views: 492512

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, what about a means of holding the windows open?
by BarnacleMike
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Easier build ?
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: Easier build ?

Frame construction is not beyond your skill level. It’s not any more difficult than stitch and glue... it’s just not as fast.
by BarnacleMike
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2713
Views: 492512

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, I see your point about wanting access through the windows to the cleats, etc.

Here’s another idea... What if you went the “low tech” route, and made the window panel removable from the inside? Unlatch it, remove it, and stow it somewhere in the cabin?
by BarnacleMike
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2713
Views: 492512

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hey Carl, One last idea for you. I saw a car at lunch that had a clear plastic bag or something, secured with duck tape where a window used to be. Might be an option. :lol: (just kidding) Anyway, I don't think it would go with the level of perfection that you have accomplished so far on your boat. ...
by BarnacleMike
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Never owned a boat and I'm thinking of building the Malahini
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Never owned a boat and I'm thinking of building the Malahini

Aldo, You should come to the boatbuilders gathering in September, and see and ride in some of the boats there... especially a Malahini. I’m sure someone will have one there. There are usually 1 or 2, at least. The Malahini, in my opinion, is a superb boat for a small family. I’ve ridden in a few, an...
by BarnacleMike
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2713
Views: 492512

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, what are your plans for the front windows?

I was looking at some pictures online of the Chris Craft Express Cruisers (Glen’s designs seem heavily influenced by these), and they had windows opening on the front.

Just a question, but if you did this, would the side windows need to open at all?
by BarnacleMike
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2713
Views: 492512

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl,

Just a thought, but what about hinging the widows to the inside rather than outward? If there are obstructions preventing the windows from resting against the interior cabin walls, then perhaps upward and somehow secured to the ceiling?
by BarnacleMike
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2713
Views: 492512

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

If they swing open to the forward, then you might have an issue with them catching wind with the forward motion of the boat.
by BarnacleMike
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: At a loss.... fairing
Replies: 20
Views: 963

Re: At a loss.... fairing

The lamination on the inside to reinforce the chine or sheer is no big deal. Even laminating extra pieces on the outside is VERY common, especially on the chine. If you get a fairly big piece of plywood... like maybe one of the 2 x 2 things they sell at Lowes... and clamp it into place & then bend i...
by BarnacleMike
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 290
Views: 81977

Re: Michael's ZIP

It was SO much easier this way.
by BarnacleMike
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Fisherman
Replies: 106
Views: 20424

Re: Fisherman

Looks good!

Love the rigging with the clamps! Excellent!
by BarnacleMike
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 115
Views: 24667

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

The time you're putting in to the windshield is really paying off. That looks great!
by BarnacleMike
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 290
Views: 81977

Re: Michael's ZIP

Clamps removed, and fairing started. (Recommenced, really.) I'm happy to say that all the scarf joints in both laminations of the port chine have worked just fine. If the laminations are thin enough (mine are 3/8"), they'll handle the bends and twists with no problem at all. I haven't had to soak or...
by BarnacleMike
Fri May 31, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2713
Views: 492512

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, here’s my take: In the aft window, there is something — perhaps the proportion of the window’s aft curvature to the curvature of the cabin side — “something” that is decidedly more classic about the original. I can’t quite put my finger on it... but the original definitely has a more “period”,...
by BarnacleMike
Thu May 30, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 290
Views: 81977

Re: Michael's ZIP

I got the second lamination on tonight. Scarfed it all in-place, and needed every one of the clamps I own...

"Makin' good progress"!