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by mrintense
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Seattle Barrelback progress
Replies: 261
Views: 88733

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

I used to do vacuum bagging when I worked for United Airlines working in the composites shop. When everything is right, the work turns out real nice. It could be tricky getting the vacuum bag correct d=so that there were no spots where pressure wasn't applied. But I used it to make a composite tool ...
by mrintense
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 205
Views: 58297

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Nice weld job Jim. Welding is something that I've wanted to learn for years but never seem to get around to. Depending upon what I end up spending on my trailer, I may get A chance then however.
by mrintense
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 270
Views: 72736

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

As usual Jim, looking very nice. I think the crash pads will set that interior off very nice. The white vinyl makes a great contrast to the wood. Are you getting anxious to take her out?
by mrintense
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2604
Views: 459534

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Tim, Matt, Bryan, and Tom Nice Carl: I haven't decided to paint my bilge or not. What are the advantages of painting vs. leaving bilge natural? I decided to paint my bilge for a couple of reasons. First off, since it's covered by the floor, it's naturally dark under there, especially in the a...
by mrintense
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2604
Views: 459534

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Well it took several days because of weather and the admiral not liking the smell, but the aft cabin bilge is spray painted. Although much easier than doing this by hand with brushes and rollers, it's still a nasty job and I am glad to be done. There will be some touch up work once I get the floor s...
by mrintense
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 782
Views: 151000

Re: Utility build

One of the nice things about these boats is the ability to tweak them as we go forward. You've been making some nice changes to your utility Mike. This seems like a sensible one. On my boat I hate walking over the floor planking and can't wait to get the floor panels in. This will be good for your u...
by mrintense
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 270
Views: 72736

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Looking very nice Jim. Your build has always been an example of what good workmanship can accomplish. Good idea on the blue tooth speaker. I use a smaller one in my garage with Pandora and it never occurred to me that I could do the same the same thing in my boat! Saves on wiring, saves on the expen...
by mrintense
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2604
Views: 459534

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Steve, The bilge paint is Total Boat white bilge paint from Jamestown Distributors. Was hoping to get it applied today, but life dictated otherwise. Tomorrow is time spent with my family so now hoping to do the work Monday. The stuff stinks to high heaven and takes a fairly long time to fully...
by mrintense
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2604
Views: 459534

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Getting ready to paint the bilge. Been masking everything off as I am going to spray it this time rather than hand paint with brushes and rollers.
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by mrintense
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 233
Views: 48460

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Thanks Carl & Eric. In the spirit of providing "useful" tips... Working inside the hull is kind of a pain, everything is as low as it can get and batten, frames, and stringers are all hard, really hard. Tom Man do I appreciate that sentiment. I have been working in the floor of my Vera Cruise for m...
by mrintense
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 276
Views: 69835

Re: Michael's ZIP

It'll be interesting either way. I love the way that we can think through different ideas like this when building our boats. :D :D
by mrintense
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2604
Views: 459534

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Looking real good Carl, you will have to shift down under, temp today was 41c at my place in Queensland. Cooler tomorrow 32c, the winters around 20-25c . I have not been on for awhile ,busy at the Men's Shed . Starting to quieten down now, before we start the next project. Have not even been skiing...
by mrintense
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2604
Views: 459534

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Well, I decided to go ahead and start encapsulation on the remaining area under the floor (technically under the motorwell). A couple more coats and I will be done with encapsulation in this area. Yay!!. Also got fiberglass started on two of the floor boards. Would do more but have been dodging rain...
by mrintense
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 233
Views: 48460

Re: Tom's Tahoe

I love that transom design. What a beaut!!
by mrintense
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 276
Views: 69835

Re: Michael's ZIP

I also agree about the painted hull. Far easier to maintain and accomplish. The woodies look gorgeous and some designs look best with bright finishes, but painted hulls can look very nice as well. Nice design!