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by mrintense
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3419
Views: 811605

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Lee and Billy. It was somewhat scary cutting the holes. I did agonize over the layout for quite some time. And thanks again everyone for the transducer information. I've filed this away for eventual usage when the time comes to make that purchase. In news of the build, I was finally able to g...
by mrintense
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3419
Views: 811605

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Wow, thanks for the excellent responses regarding transducers. I feel a little more informed now. It seems that the brass thru hull might be the way to go. I'll have to look into it a bit further because the keel will prevent it from being mounted dead center. But I suspect that a bit off center as ...
by mrintense
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3419
Views: 811605

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Note that there’s several options for transducers too. Through hull with no hole cutting required, through hull with a hole through the hull, and transom mounted. Pros and cons to all these. Most of your chart plotters will come with a transom mounted transducer. If you go this route, make sure ya ...
by mrintense
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3419
Views: 811605

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Neel, I actually had forgotten about that. However, the plan is to have a chartplotter with depth gauge mounted above the dash. But I will double check this before drilling ang holes for the instruments.
by mrintense
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3419
Views: 811605

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks again Roberta, Tom, Tim, and Matt I agree with the to move the horn button to the companionway side. Good call. I will place the instruments based upon what I consider to be the most important from top to bottom. And although I do not have a lot of boating experience, it seems to me that havi...
by mrintense
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3419
Views: 811605

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks for the responses. I already have the instruments which were purchased back in the Spring. What I am trying to do now is determine if the layout works and if I am forgetting anything.
by mrintense
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3419
Views: 811605

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I've been waiting to get some advice from the outboard dealer on placement of some of the exit holes in the motorwell for the various cabling, electrical, and fuel lines. In the meantime, I am finalizing the design for the helm instrument panel. Here is what I believe I am going to go with. The left...
by mrintense
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3419
Views: 811605

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I plan on fusing all circuits when I finally get going on that. Although its still a ways off, I am starting to think about it more and more. Not really sure where to start with that first, but it'll come to me in time. I'm still battling excessive work hours . Software development is like that at t...
by mrintense
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 694
Views: 235835

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

The finish came out beautiful Matt. All that hard work is hard to get started on and even harder to keep at it, but it sure does pay off in the final product. Well done.
by mrintense
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3419
Views: 811605

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

It's funny how this small discussion about weight and motors is getting me somewhat excited about the possibility of actually using this boat after so many years. I decided yesterday that I was at another of those points in my build where I felt I needed to do something everyday regardless if it was...
by mrintense
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3419
Views: 811605

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Yes, this weight thing is really a guess at best. I do feel that my build is heavier than plan, but a lot heavier, I don't know. I rather doubt it. When I first started building, I had this grand idea of weighing every piece before installation and keep track of it. Ha!! The small scale I had (a han...
by mrintense
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 694
Views: 235835

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I found a solution that works every time.

I leave the bug stuck in the epoxy and coat over them. Then I make sure that they are always visible to other bugs. Eventually they got the picture and now stay away!! :lol: :lol:
by mrintense
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 2020 was a boating bust
Replies: 16
Views: 2614

Re: 2020 was a boating bust

Boating for me in 2020 wasn't so much a bust even though I didn't do any. It had more to do with not quite being ready yet. I did miss my once a year ride on my friends 28 foot Yellow Jacket. The good news is that COVID has allowed me more time to work on the boat so I made some good progress (for m...
by mrintense
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1968
Views: 636484

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Looks great Roberta. Given the delay in building these boats and that I do not know of any other Torpedo builds, I think you are going to have a one of a kind boat for a long time. She's already unique and beautiful. But even better when you know that you've got the only one.
by mrintense
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3419
Views: 811605

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Kens, Matt, Matt, Neel, and Bill. This is useful information. I never even considered a different gear ratio. That's what comes from going into this with little experience. The knowledge gained is very much appreciated. When the time comes to make the purchase, I will definitely bring this up...

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