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by mrintense
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 110
Views: 22305

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Great looking engine. I know what you mean about having to use a ladder to get in. I am delaying putting in my motorwell as long as possible so that I can continue to step in over the transom cutout.
by mrintense
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2704
Views: 485212

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Denon and Jimmy, thanks for the thoughtful and informative comments. I'll look into the various wood suggestions. I've known about Sitka spruce for a long time, but I am pretty sure that would have to be special ordered as ll we have here are gnarly little trees. Nothing like the beautiful forests t...
by mrintense
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!
Replies: 11
Views: 750

Re: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!

Wow Denon, that's a whirlwind of activity. Lot's of good stuff here and glad that the finishing work turned out like you wanted it too. Engine mounting looks like it's coming along and I sure can sympathize with your fear of cutting the frame out. I think this same fear in different forms leads peop...
by mrintense
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2704
Views: 485212

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I am giving some thought to how I am going to make the laminated beans that make up the roof structure. The beams will need to be 1.5" by 1.5" with a 2" crown. Depending upon the initial thicknesses of the laminations this will likely be 6 to 8 pieces per beam assuming 3/16" to 1/4" thickness. I hav...
by mrintense
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Major problem applying sides
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Major problem applying sides

It sounds like you might not have had a chance to read the Boat Building With Plywood book that Glen L offers. This is a must read when building one of these boats. Highly recommended and it will answer many of your questions.

https://www.boatdesigns.com/Boatbuildin ... fo/12-430/
by mrintense
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2704
Views: 485212

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

BarnacleMike wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:35 am
Carl, what about a means of holding the windows open?
Well I haven't determined the final choice of product but it will be something like this picture, possibly not as big and maybe a different style. Not sure why the small pic is sideways but it opens normally.

WindowSupportIdea_1.JPG
by mrintense
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Biscuit joining frames
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Biscuit joining frames

I'll offer some counter advice. I am not an expert woodworker, so please take that into consideration, but from what I've heard, biscuits and or dowels only moderately add to the strength of the joint. The real strength is from the gussets. Biscuits and or dowels can add to alignment, and I used thi...
by mrintense
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2704
Views: 485212

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Attachment ? Hinge to glass? Tom Well this is one of those areas of the design that I want to make sure will work before proceeding, but the windows are going to be polycarbonate and my hope is to use the frame to strengthen the attachment of the hinge to the window. If necessary, I could add wood ...
by mrintense
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 270
Views: 49875

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Very very nice work. And those deck cuts look real clean. You mentioned clear blocking and buffing the the deck. This is something I have been dreading for some time as I see tons of areas that will need this treatment. Looking forward to seeing your finishing touches.
by mrintense
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Easier build ?
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: Easier build ?

Like all larger projects, this really comes down to patience and the willingness to see it through. Frame construction is just a different way of building and doesn't require any more ability than stitch or glue. All boats require taking the time to study each step of the way and determine the best ...
by mrintense
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2704
Views: 485212

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Peter! As I mentioned the other day, I was working on another idea for a window hinge approach. Here is the drawing. The basic difference here is that the window sits flush in the cabin wall, surrounded around its sides and bottom edge with a wooden frame (relatively thin, but there to hide t...
by mrintense
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a Cabin Skiff soon...
Replies: 48
Views: 13170

Re: I will be turning wood into a Cabin Skiff soon...

Laughing to myself after looking at the photos. Nice work. The laughing is because I remember after I first flipped my hull and started looking at that cavernous interior and thinking just how much work I still had to do.
by mrintense
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2704
Views: 485212

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks for the kind comments Roberta, Bryan, and Billy! I am very pleased with the way it came out. But it's rather scary working with it because I am afraid of messing it up in some way. :D :D I've started cutting out the starboard side. Tomorrow and this weekend I'll be working on getting it to th...
by mrintense
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Vermont
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Hello from Vermont

Welcome Timmy. You'll definitely find plenty of friendly folks here. Not sure what Marine Aquatic plywood is, but I've used Okoume for nearly all of my build. It's the Jobert brand (from France). Well made, lightweight and with a nice finish. But it is expensive. I also used some Hydrotek (Meranti I...
by mrintense
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 64
Views: 14661

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Nice work on the side rails. I think these lend an air of elegance to wooden boats. Your's certainly do.