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by JoeM
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Little update and a thank you
Replies: 0
Views: 1484

Little update and a thank you

Hey everybody, I hope the new year is treating you right! I want to start off by thanking this community of people for their support. I've had a number of you reach out to see how I am and where I'm at with my build and I truly appreciate it. With my health issues it can occasionally feel lonely and...
by JoeM
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: TrueGrit/Coastal Cruiser Walkaround
Replies: 57
Views: 18014

Re: TrueGrit/Coastal Cruiser Walkaround

You have done a great job in Sketchup, and I am sure there are many of us enjoying your posted work. Keep the dream alive, do something every day for the project. When funds are tight, spend time enhancing your model. Use this message thread to bounce new ideas off the other members. I can tell you...
by JoeM
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Coastal Cruiser vs. True Grit
Replies: 15
Views: 4423

Re: Coastal Cruiser vs. True Grit

A couple of more questions. I realize I am getting the cart before the horse in asking about details when I haven't even decided whether to build, but here goes: What about having the front windows with a reverse slant? I see some boats have this, and it seems to me the windows would not get dirty ...
by JoeM
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: TrueGrit/Coastal Cruiser Walkaround
Replies: 57
Views: 18014

Re: TrueGrit/Coastal Cruiser Walkaround

Joe, treat this phase like you will need to treat the entire construction. First off accept that this is going to take quite a while to finish. Then accept the fact that it will progress at the rate it progresses. There will be the inevitable setbacks and delays. The most important part of building...
by JoeM
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: TrueGrit/Coastal Cruiser Walkaround
Replies: 57
Views: 18014

Re: TrueGrit/Coastal Cruiser Walkaround

Conrad wrote:Joe,

Have you been able to start yet?

-John
Have been forced to hit pause on a lot of things recently. Working on resolving some issues to hopefully get started but honestly having doubts on how quick that will happen. :( Real life sure is a kick in the pants sometimes.
by JoeM
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2704
Views: 485222

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Happy to hear you're doing better! Look forward to more updates as you can!
by JoeM
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Layout Table
Replies: 10
Views: 1822

Re: Layout Table

Thanks for all of the replies and advice. I appreciate all of it! I can't believe I forgot the bottom piece for the torsion top grid! Would have ended up being too flexible. Thanks TomB! I have actually considered the fact that I probably won't need this huge table for the entirety of the build so I...
by JoeM
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Layout Table
Replies: 10
Views: 1822

Layout Table

I've been talking about it for almost 6 months now, but it looks like I may finally start my layout/assembly table the beginning of August with hopes to begin cutting wood for frames shortly after. Moderators. I didn't know where to place this thread so if it needs to be moved to Misc, or elsewhere,...
by JoeM
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: TrueGrit/Coastal Cruiser Walkaround
Replies: 57
Views: 18014

Re: TrueGrit/Coastal Cruiser Walkaround

The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. I still have plans still dreaming but real life has been giving me a kick in the pants recently and haven't begun cutting or acquiring lumber. :( I did however get gifted an old 12" craftsman bandsaw! :D It needs a little TLC but it works as is. Onl...
by JoeM
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 216
Views: 61374

Re: Monaco Restart

Sorry guys. Didn't mean to do that. My next post will be the launch (I promise) but I don't know how to post videos. I can't remember how Skip did it. I think I have to post it someplace else and then provide a link????????? Anybody can tell me the easiest way to do that, I would be greatly appreci...
by JoeM
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Mini Adventure
Replies: 15
Views: 2125

Re: Mini Adventure

Thanks for taking us along! Looked like a real fun time!
by JoeM
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 177
Views: 77801

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Not sure how I missed this beautiful boat when I first began cruising these forums. Great job Capt!
by JoeM
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 1869

Re: New member

Hi Bill, No matter the boat you choose someone will be able to help. Even if they haven't built your particular boat, many of the techniques are the same so i'm sure someone can help you with whatever you need. I haven't started construction yet so sadly I won't be able to help with much but I will ...
by JoeM
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new guy from orange county, ca
Replies: 5
Views: 1045

Re: new guy from orange county, ca

Welcome to the forums! I'm not too far north of you. I have not started building but I'm planning on building a True Grit. I looked hard at the La Paz and it's a sweet boat but in the end I needed a little more boat for my purposes. Best advice I can give for someone else in early stages is to purch...
by JoeM
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Building with plywood
Replies: 14
Views: 4532

Re: Building with plywood

Hi Everybody, about the material you are talking about, well... plywood is an assemblage of wood veneers bonded together to produce a flat sheet..it's great for many uses but, I don't think is durable enough for a boat Welcome to the forums Matt! Why don't you think plywood is durable enough for a ...