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by mrintense
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2865
Views: 555444

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Congratulations Tim. Too cold up there for me though! Got 85% of the deck glassed now. Waiting for the existing epoxy to cure so I can smooth out the overlaps and lay in the remaining glass. Probably tomorrow, although possibly later today. In other work, I've been researching how I am going to go a...
by mrintense
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Chug-A-Lug goes skinny dipping
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Chug-A-Lug goes skinny dipping

Congratulations Tim,

See, I knew you would beat me to the water. To bad winter's rolling in because I know it's going to be hard waiting for the return of spring so you can get her back out there. Looking really good. Congratulations.
by mrintense
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 329
Views: 87521

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Even before you got to this point, back when you were building that back end, I knew it was going to be a real eye catching part of the boat. Your latest picture confirms that. Just beautiful Tom! Just beautiful! Congratulations on a fine job.
by mrintense
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Thinking about my next boat build.. a river cruiser?
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: Thinking about my next boat build.. a river cruiser?

I like the idea of a river cruiser, especially if it can be electric. One thing to keep in mind is that a cabin boat is going to take longer to complete that a runabout style boat. There's just more to do and no getting around it. However, to my mind, cruising a river is the ultimate form of boating...
by mrintense
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1158
Views: 291574

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Matt!

I saw the pictures of your boat on SV Seeker's latest video "Plasma Cutting and Welding TIG and MIG". Looking good
by mrintense
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2865
Views: 555444

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks for the kind words Steve, Bryan, and Bill. Bryan, it's been challenging at times but I am glad I made the decision to go forward with this design. At this point, I'll only have to do the mast and top windscreen outside the garage. And of course, once it's on a trailer (or has a motor) it will...
by mrintense
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Considering buying a Coastal Cruiser
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Considering buying a Coastal Cruiser

With the cost of the purchase and the cost of a re-power, I would consider whether the Volvo has some life in it still. I realize from fuel economy standpoint there would be a savings, but it would be good to give yourself some time using the boat so as to better understand what you want out of it.
by mrintense
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2865
Views: 555444

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Moving forward on getting the decks glassed. Both aft decks are now glassed with a few fill coats still needed on the port side. The foredeck has been seal coated and I'll start on the glass for it tomorrow. Eventually, I'll be cutting out the openings for the deck hatch and the anchor well, but pro...
by mrintense
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2865
Views: 555444

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Bryan and Tim, It is a shame to have lost the days of work, but I am confident that I can do a better job the second time around. Having little real word working experience before this build, I've done a lot of things the hard way and not always the most accurate way only to learn of better w...
by mrintense
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 102
Views: 35705

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

I have to say, that I realize you were intending to show the wood work you've accomplished and it looks good, but what I really enjoy about these pictures is seeing all the systems pieces in progress. I've been building my boat for so long and have yet to install anything other than two conduits and...
by mrintense
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2865
Views: 555444

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Gayle and Tim. Unfortunately, I've had a bit of a setback with the windows which is going to slow things down. After sanding the first two frames to fit in the window openings, I was not happy with the inconsistent gaps around the frames. It highlighted the deficiency of trying to sand these ...
by mrintense
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2865
Views: 555444

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I've been busy with many things, only some of which involves the boat. But I've started fiberglassing the top deck and have the starboard aft section nearly finished. Unfortunately, I mis-cut my supply of cloth and don't have enough to complete the deck. So I had to call Gayle today and order some m...
by mrintense
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 329
Views: 87521

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Holy smokes Tom, that dash and tail end treatment re really sweet. I knew this boat was going to be a looker. Really, really like that dash treatment. You definitely have a eye for style there.
by mrintense
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 512
Views: 115667

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Interesting discussion here. With my Vera Cruise, the tan is going to have to be across from the helm as the floor is too low in the boat to mount it underneath. Mine is a 22 gallon and I am hoping that my weight and the helm will be offset by the weight of the tank on the other side. However, their...
by mrintense
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 102
Views: 35705

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

This is all looking really fine. I love it how all these cool ideas are being presented. I think the idea of sliding seats would be ideal if their's room. I seem to remember that Glen L has a plan for some sliding seat frames either in the boat building book or in one of the older newsletters.