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by dmac
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 782629

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

You'll get many years of enjoyment out of your boat either way, Carl. After some use, you'll probably end up preferring it the way it is. Doug
by dmac
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 782629

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hey Carl - Is it too late to shorten the fore-cabin? After all, you will use the boat for many years and 3 extra feet in the cockpit would be very nice. It might be quicker and easier to make the change than you think at first blush. Or not. Just a thought. Cheers, Doug
by dmac
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 782629

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl - Doug here, still following your outstanding build. Many cruisers find free-standing chairs with arm rests to be much more comfortable than bench seating. You have the helm seat but your wife might appreciate a real comfortable chair to sit on while in the boat. Also, if you are out on a da...
by dmac
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 782629

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl - Doug here, still following your amazing build. As if you need any more suggestions, note that it is not uncommon to put ventilation ports on the hull side, just below the sheer line, often 'hidden' inside a paint stripe. On Glen L's site, Catalina Express and Tempest do this, if not others...
by dmac
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 782629

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl - Doug here. Still following your great build! Following up on Neil's comment, I'm not sure Vera Cruise has an upper horsepower rating of 125. I think Glen L simply offers a range of horsepower ratings to show the performance that might be expected at those ratings, without meaning to sugges...
by dmac
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: 3/8 plywood to 1/4 plywood
Replies: 10
Views: 6593

Re: 3/8 plywood to 1/4 plywood

Agree with Matt. I would not use plywood thinner than that stipulated by the design. If you are genuinely concerned about bending 3/8" plywood, you might consider using 2 layers of 1/4". A slightly over-built boat is no big deal but an under-built boat could be a concern. Whatever you decide, Nomad ...
by dmac
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Motor for flying saucer
Replies: 3
Views: 2548

Re: Motor for flying saucer

As a point of interest, Yamaha released an all-new F25 outboard in 2017 that has received little other than glowing praise (in the reviews I have read). Seems like a very sound choice.
by dmac
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: My (Sort Of) Sea Knight Build
Replies: 96
Views: 42316

Re: My (Sort Of) Sea Knight Build

Hi Fraser - Great looking build! Impressed by your willingness to innovate and make the boat you want. I'm curious about how you accomplished the 4" widening of the beam on your Sea Knight. Did you just carry the existing hull bottom lines 2" further out at the two chines (with corresponding adjustm...
by dmac
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Single engine Sea Angler (wing motor)
Replies: 3
Views: 2532

Re: Single engine Sea Angler (wing motor)

Glen L's notes on Sea Angler indicate that a single engine is optional. Great choice, BTW!
by dmac
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Gooday from Queensland the sunshine state of Australia
Replies: 17
Views: 4878

Re: Gooday from Queensland the sunshine state of Australia

Hi Reid - Any updates on this HUGELY interesting build? What a monster of a boat for a home build! Like many others, I'm a big fan of Gung Ho (and cruisers in general) and excited to see a build thread on the forum. Cheers, Doug
by dmac
Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Overniter in SC: Flipped 5-27-17
Replies: 145
Views: 54335

Re: Overniter in SC

FWIW - Here's what one Glen L builder (of a Flying Saucer) did to address the same issue: "Boat is glassed. I used 17 oz. bi-axial glass on the bottom for abrasion resistance. The boat will be run up on gravel and sand quite frequently. I did the bottom in two sheets of glass overlapped 8 inches alo...
by dmac
Fri May 20, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Time to come out of the closet, True Grit
Replies: 65
Views: 53350

Re: Time to come out of the closet, True Grit

Thanks. Was just curious. Fantastic looking build. A real big boat that looks like she's going to turn out to be a real beauty with countless innovations!
by dmac
Thu May 19, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from Orlando Florida
Replies: 10
Views: 4721

Re: New Member from Orlando Florida

Many people have hulls built by professionals and then finish off the rest of the boat themselves. There is no 'right' way to go about it - only what is right for you and your family! If the Boat Gods decide to shine a little light on me one of these days, I will be choosing between a smaller Glen L...
by dmac
Thu May 19, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Time to come out of the closet, True Grit
Replies: 65
Views: 53350

Re: Time to come out of the closet, True Grit

Your project is inspiring and extremely creative and original. Hopefully, you will enjoy this boat for many years. Do I have this right: The boat has been extended to 29.5' plus an additional 2' for the swim step, making a total of 31.5'? Or, the boat is a total of 29.5' in length including the swim...
by dmac
Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Right classic design for Chesapeake Bay
Replies: 14
Views: 3735

Re: Right classic design for Chesapeake Bay

Check out Kona Kai for an interesting option. It has a deep-v hull, has been built as a runabout with stunning results (follow the photos), and also has the gorgeous arching sheerline that many builders of classic boats are looking for. With a little creativity and the right exterior finish, it coul...

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