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by mrintense
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2713
Views: 492485

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

One of the defining characteristics of my boat build, throughout the last nearly 7 years, has been that it was a bigger boat than the average. Standing in the open hull three years ago, it look cavernous. But I recognized even then that the lengthy cabin of the original design, and the motorwell wou...
by mrintense
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2713
Views: 492485

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hercdrvr wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:58 am
It’s a journey of solutions, isn’t it fun? Matt B

Yes it is. Prefer the solutions happen the first time around though!! :lol: :lol:
by mrintense
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2713
Views: 492485

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Bryan and Denon. It feels good knowing that nagging bit of a problem has been dealt with. I'll be doing the final fixes this afternoon. The veneer will have to wait until a bit longer so I can get some more material and match it up to the existing material.
by mrintense
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 283
Views: 95255

Re: Tahoe 23

Yes Carl. That was my logic. The only down side is that in certain areas I will have to sand back the paint so as to glue on backing blocks etc and then touch up with paint. Maybe you can epoxy on to 2 pack Poly Paint, but I would rather take it back to the epoxy sealing coat underneath. Yes, I tri...
by mrintense
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a Cabin Skiff soon...
Replies: 51
Views: 13890

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

Oh I definitely believe that SNG boats are stout. I have two friends here in Texas who built 28 foot Bluejackets (also SNG) and they are plenty strong. Sam Devlin was one of the first boat authors I read. Ultimately I decided on frame construction, but not due to any concerns about SNG.
by mrintense
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!
Replies: 17
Views: 1544

Re: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!

Making progress Denon. So much to do yet, but I can imagine the excitement levels building. Wish I was further along, but glad to see yours getting to the launch stage. I would be interested in the 3D printing effort you mentioned. At some far distant point, I want to make a "T" mast with integrated...
by mrintense
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 447
Views: 130716

Re: Aussie Belle

Looking really great Jamie. Good luck with the final home stretch. Those mechanicals look professionally done. Congratulations.
by mrintense
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 280
Views: 52651

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Upholstery work is looking nice. It's amazing what that does to improve the finished look of a boat.
by mrintense
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2713
Views: 492485

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks for posting the photos Tim, I think these will be useful as I determine how to make and mount the roof beams. The last several days have been busy with work and home chores, but I did get the second cabin wall assembly shaped and sanded and it is now ready to install. However, There is a prob...
by mrintense
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 115
Views: 24660

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: 2713
Views: 492485

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: 17
Views: 1544

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: 2713
Views: 492485

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: 7
Views: 305

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: 2713
Views: 492485

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.

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