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by mrintense
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 244791

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I've been away from the forum for a bit. Basically, just going through a building slump. Ran into some issues with staining the partition after trying several different finishes. I got tired of having to go back and do work over. Then it got colder here and the garage wasn't so inviting as normal. :...
by mrintense
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 244791

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Ian, Neel, Matt, JT, Steve and Bryan for the compliments. It's been enjoyable this week while I've been off from work. I was worrying all week that this wasn't going to work out but it did. Need to worry less! :D :D And thanks SeaRay for the input on the vac pump. So far I haven't needed to v...
by mrintense
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 143
Views: 4203

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Neel, love those curves. This is going to be quite distinctive. Looking great so far.
by mrintense
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 145
Views: 24402

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Jim, this is looking fantastic. From what I've seen of your work so far, you are going to have a very authentic looking runabout. And I do not mean to imply that it's fake or any less desirable than the so called "real" boats. My personal opinion on this is that you built this with your ow...
by mrintense
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Ventilation Info
Replies: 14
Views: 258

Re: Ventilation Info

I can't comment on this directly, having also found very little on the subject. The main point is to provide ventilation wherever possible. At 21 foot, my boat is long enough that I am considering blowers. However, I am more concerned about gasoline fumes in the fuel tank compartments on the sides. ...
by mrintense
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo
Replies: 70
Views: 5488

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Love the work on the seats. I've seen this slice and bend technique used to good advantage on other projects. I think that those curved seats are going to look beautiful once upholstered.
by mrintense
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 38
Views: 806

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

This looks good so far. I love watching these old boats get restored like this. I seriously considered going this route prior to choosing to build my Vera Cruise. So many cool boats out there. Good luck and looking forward to seeing the progress as it happens.
by mrintense
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 244791

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Got some more work done on the partition. The artwork and veneer has been applied and I've steamed and bent the edge cherry edge cap. After it's dried out, I'll epoxy it into position. I am going to have to do a bit of stain repair work on the art as some of the stain was removed when I cleaned up t...
by mrintense
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 244791

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Wow, Thanks Roberta, Tracy Jim, Joe, and Pete! The perfection of course is in the eye of the beholder and we are our own worse critics, but there are imperfections in the cutting out of the pieces. A few small gaps that I hope will be less visible once the part is epoxied down and encapsulated. Joe,...
by mrintense
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 244791

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Well, it's not perfect, but I think once it's epoxied down to the partition, sanded, and coated with epoxy, I think it will look okay. Here is the completed artwork. It took me about 15 hours to do this.

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by mrintense
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 244791

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Roberta, Tim, and Steve. Tim, the artwork is fairly small and even with the X-Acto knife, it's difficult to do some of these pieces. I'm fixing to do a bunch of small pieces tomorrow. The sails and most of the masts are done now. It looks a bit rough right now, but once it's epoxied down and ...
by mrintense
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 244791

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

A little more work done on the partition artwork. The process of doing this requires up close work and repeated light cuts with the X acto knife. My wrists and fingers are already getting sore. :D :D Nice thing is that this is work I can do indoors when it's a bit chilly outside. IMG_20171119_080720...
by mrintense
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 143
Views: 4203

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Neel,

These are looking good. I am having a bit of trouble trying to visualize the end result, but the workmanship looks good. You making good progress. A regular boat building machine!! :D :D
by mrintense
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 244791

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Well it's started. The artwork for the partition is going to be a many session process, but as they say, "A journey of a thousand miles....." All I did in this session was cut out the overall oval and the first sail on the ship. But it already looks cool. This is definitely going to be fid...
by mrintense
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Glen-L Party Boat
Replies: 12
Views: 422

Re: Glen-L Party Boat

This is a great way to generate interest in the design. And I would venture to say that if this could be done for the other designs (over a period of time of course), I think that the number of plans going out the door would jump. We'd see a lot more builders.

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