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by mrintense
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2467
Views: 380009

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

The sun is out, first time in like two weeks! It's also been a bit warmer, enough so that I could continue the fiberglass work on the anchor well and do some other assembly on the cabinet. By the end of today, the anchor well will be completely epoxied and glassed. The cabinet got the center divider...
by mrintense
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in Panama City FL
Replies: 139
Views: 43469

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Panama City FL

Glad to hear you're okay Tracy.
by mrintense
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2467
Views: 380009

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, glad to see you're feeling better and making some progress. Boy, an anchor locker in a wood boat is something I've never thought of...and it terrifies me. I'm not entirely sure I'd want the anchor even able to touch the hull - I like that bucket idea personally. I hear you on the cold weather...
by mrintense
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 299
Views: 37519

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Yeah, it sucks when you realize you have to do that and part of you is hoping that someone will say, "Nah,, you don't need to do that" . But in the end, the sanding gods must be placated!
by mrintense
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: CNC Conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: CNC Conversion

I agree with Roberta on this as well. I think that far too many of us are engineering types and it feels wrong to go into something with having everything to the umpteemth fraction of an inch. But the reality of boat building is that it is a hand crafted endeavor and like Roberta said, the wood may ...
by mrintense
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bolero Build
Replies: 24
Views: 576

Re: Bolero Build

Brandon, Regarding the use of templates to make the frames, consider this. Once the hull structure is complete, you are going to be removing a whole bunch of the exterior in the fairing process. So accuracy is important in regards to overall size and making sure the shape is generally correct. But I...
by mrintense
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2467
Views: 380009

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks for the link Steve, I checked it out and it looks like a good choice for this use. I was going to use bilge paint, but I think this might be even tougher. I will be adding some sort of mat regardless as dropping the anchor in the well could still damage the plywood. Tom, The anchor well has s...
by mrintense
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2467
Views: 380009

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Billy, Matt, and nybhh (Name please). Fiberglassing is no big deal as long as you play by the rules and wear adequate protection. Glen L has a great book on fiberglassing by Ken Hankinson that is well worth the money and covers the subject quite throughly. I used foam rollers to do my hull an...
by mrintense
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 299
Views: 37519

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

On my transom, I had to smooth sand the epoxy before applying the clear coat because the orange peel never truly went away until I did.
by mrintense
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 25611

Re: Rampage Update 2017

All of this is pretty awesome Denon, I've wanted to have some custom castings for my mast base when I get to it and wondered how I might go about doing that. Admittedly it is years away, but I considered 3D printing and casting. When you get this dialed in, please give us some details as I would def...
by mrintense
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2467
Views: 380009

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Peter and Matt, I started fiberglassing the anchor well but a cold front has blown through so that is temporarily on hold. Not an easy place to fiberglass! Triangular shaped (sort of), three vertical surfaces and one odd shaped horizontal surface. Overhangs from the sheer lumber and breast ho...
by mrintense
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2467
Views: 380009

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Man, this latest cold virus was kicking my butt. Today I finally got to work on the boat and felt well enough to do so. I've finished fairing the top starboard deck structure. Port is finished. All that's left is the triangular section forward of frame 5. Before I do that, I need to fiberglass the a...
by mrintense
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 405
Views: 52415

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Oh, I think it would float Neel, but you would get pretty wet! :D :D Looking good.
by mrintense
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 85
Views: 12845

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Nice, congratulations on the turn. Now comes more fun.
by mrintense
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: TrueGrit/Coastal Cruiser Walkaround
Replies: 55
Views: 8156

Re: TrueGrit/Coastal Cruiser Walkaround

Joe, treat this phase like you will need to treat the entire construction. First off accept that this is going to take quite a while to finish. Then accept the fact that it will progress at the rate it progresses. There will be the inevitable setbacks and delays. The most important part of building,...

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