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by mrintense
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2699
Views: 483943

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

BarnacleMike wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:35 am
Carl, what about a means of holding the windows open?
Well I haven't determined the final choice of product but it will be something like this picture, possibly not as big and maybe a different style. Not sure why the small pic is sideways but it opens normally.

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by mrintense
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Biscuit joining frames
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Biscuit joining frames

I'll offer some counter advice. I am not an expert woodworker, so please take that into consideration, but from what I've heard, biscuits and or dowels only moderately add to the strength of the joint. The real strength is from the gussets. Biscuits and or dowels can add to alignment, and I used thi...
by mrintense
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2699
Views: 483943

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Attachment ? Hinge to glass? Tom Well this is one of those areas of the design that I want to make sure will work before proceeding, but the windows are going to be polycarbonate and my hope is to use the frame to strengthen the attachment of the hinge to the window. If necessary, I could add wood ...
by mrintense
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 270
Views: 48967

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Very very nice work. And those deck cuts look real clean. You mentioned clear blocking and buffing the the deck. This is something I have been dreading for some time as I see tons of areas that will need this treatment. Looking forward to seeing your finishing touches.
by mrintense
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Easier build ?
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Easier build ?

Like all larger projects, this really comes down to patience and the willingness to see it through. Frame construction is just a different way of building and doesn't require any more ability than stitch or glue. All boats require taking the time to study each step of the way and determine the best ...
by mrintense
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2699
Views: 483943

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Peter! As I mentioned the other day, I was working on another idea for a window hinge approach. Here is the drawing. The basic difference here is that the window sits flush in the cabin wall, surrounded around its sides and bottom edge with a wooden frame (relatively thin, but there to hide t...
by mrintense
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a Cabin Skiff soon...
Replies: 48
Views: 13105

Re: I will be turning wood into a Cabin Skiff soon...

Laughing to myself after looking at the photos. Nice work. The laughing is because I remember after I first flipped my hull and started looking at that cavernous interior and thinking just how much work I still had to do.
by mrintense
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2699
Views: 483943

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks for the kind comments Roberta, Bryan, and Billy! I am very pleased with the way it came out. But it's rather scary working with it because I am afraid of messing it up in some way. :D :D I've started cutting out the starboard side. Tomorrow and this weekend I'll be working on getting it to th...
by mrintense
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Vermont
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: Hello from Vermont

Welcome Timmy. You'll definitely find plenty of friendly folks here. Not sure what Marine Aquatic plywood is, but I've used Okoume for nearly all of my build. It's the Jobert brand (from France). Well made, lightweight and with a nice finish. But it is expensive. I also used some Hydrotek (Meranti I...
by mrintense
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 64
Views: 14484

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Nice work on the side rails. I think these lend an air of elegance to wooden boats. Your's certainly do.
by mrintense
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 460
Views: 85290

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

What's that furry thing with whiskers in that left hole. :lol: :lol:
by mrintense
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 133
Views: 30990

Re: Malahini from MD

Using a router on perfectly good wood is always nerve wracking. One slip and something you've spent time on is either ruined or needs repair. I suspect that most of us here will redo something if it's not right, but I also suspect that none of us like doing it!! :D :D
by mrintense
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 448
Views: 104839

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Looks good Craig. I've been wondering myself just how much of my interior I am going to glue in and how much I am going to install with screws only.
by mrintense
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2699
Views: 483943

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Tom and Billy. That's pretty much what I thought you meant Billy. I had a new idea today for doing the windows which I am going to draw up first to work out the details. I believe it will satisfy the points I am trying to meet with the windows. I'll explain after I get the drawing done. Howev...
by mrintense
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2699
Views: 483943

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Jim, Tim, Mike, and Billy. Jim, Definitely a low cost approach :lol: :lol: Tim, I considered something like this, but was unsure of how to hinge the top edge.. Mike, Having the windows as removable id one of the options I am considering. Not sure where I would store them if removed as they ar...