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by mrintense
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3026
Views: 605575

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl: I know it would be difficult, but with the right jig, you could cut the lower edge so it tilts down and drains itself. You might be fighting stains in that area later though. I am considering that option Bryan. Not sure yet. Since it's one of those things that is not easily reversible, I want...
by mrintense
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!
Replies: 32
Views: 6363

Re: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!

Funny you should mention a name. I struggled for months trying to come up with a name for my boat way back when I started. I finally came up with one I liked only to decide more recently that I didn't like it as much as I thought. So my boat is currently still sans name .
by mrintense
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 254
Views: 84641

Re: Malahini from MD

I’ll preface this by saying I know nothing about engines. Is there anything special I should consider for a self install and use of an Evinrude E-tec (75hp)? I’m considering this engine vs a merc 60 - it’s new but I’d want to hang it myself - to save $ and to learn. I understand this is a two strok...
by mrintense
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3026
Views: 605575

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I took a look at the boat yesterday. The window ledge is fairly level, but I think if a marble were placed there, it would roll to the outside. A drain hole on the outside edge would be visible so I am not sure yet if I want to do that.
by mrintense
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 58
Views: 7710

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

As Bill mentioned, Poxy Shield would need to be thickened but only if you are planning on using it as a structural adhesive. For encapsulation it remains in its un-thinned state. Keep in mind when encapsulating that Poxy Shield "blushes" as it cures and this will need to be cleaned off with warm soa...
by mrintense
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3026
Views: 605575

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks for the kind comment Neel. However, now that I am looking at this picture, I see that the window landings will be a collection point for any water that gets on the windows. I had planned on sealing all of the window landings but I am not sure if it's worth trying to build in some sort of drai...
by mrintense
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3026
Views: 605575

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Some more progress on the forward windows. The window landings are now assembled and milled to shape. I have to get some more lumber before I can make the frames. Still plenty of other work to do however.
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by mrintense
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 363
Views: 108225

Re: Tom's Tahoe

It's surprising how heavy these boats get. I had to move mine out of the garage about two years ago, way before adding the flooring and cabin sides and it was so heavy that even with my daughter's help, we couldn't get it back up the driveway which angled down to the street..
by mrintense
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 126
Views: 43829

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

It's the repetitive parts that really strain one's patience. :D :D I've found when I have tasks like this, that it helps to periodically look at other builds on You Tube or in pictures, or follow along on some other long term project or restoration. This usually gets me motivated enough to go back o...
by mrintense
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Why install the side planks first? (Squirt, etc.)
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Why install the side planks first? (Squirt, etc.)

Is there a "rule of thumb" for where to make the transition? (Perhaps an achieved angle) If I recall correctly, I think what I was looking for was to minimize the amount of end grain showing on the skin as you move forward along the seam line. If you look at the first picture you can see that the f...
by mrintense
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Why install the side planks first? (Squirt, etc.)
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Why install the side planks first? (Squirt, etc.)

Here's some examples. The first two phots show the side skin transition joint to the bottom skins.

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I also did a similar transition joint between the two forward bottom skins as the "V" on my hull was fairly large.

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by mrintense
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 58
Views: 7710

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Filling the gap between the gussets with hardwood will keep junk out of the gap later and make it easier to dress them up if you want. I glued the filler to the frames separately from adding the gussets, but you could probably do them at the same time. 20130309_180407.jpg 20130309_195445.jpg 2013030...
by mrintense
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3026
Views: 605575

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Are the windshield frames going to accommodate inset panels similar to your side windows (which would then tilt open)? Or are they going to be stationary? Same as the side windows, hinged along the top and supported with hold open rods. Frames will sandwich the window glass and will fit inside the ...
by mrintense
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3026
Views: 605575

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks for the kind comments Billy and Bryan. The pictures don't show the struggles I am going through with these. There are some issues, however, I am trying to minimize the impact of these. One thing for sure, I will be glad when I get through this part of the build. I am really wanting to get to ...
by mrintense
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3026
Views: 605575

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Carl, I am pretty much over the cold I had. Rest of the family isn't though so I'm having to take up some of the slack still. I did get both forward window pieces milled out today. Next step will be to make the landings and frames like I did for the side windows. The three page punch list for...

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