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by mrintense
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.
Replies: 284
Views: 57338

Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

specialk wrote:took me he would give me that boat....if I built him a boat like mine...


I think that says it all for these boats and the creativity and fulfillment that they give to us builders.
by mrintense
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2404
Views: 337048

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I spent several hours yesterday trying to make some custom trim molding for my cabinet, all with no luck. Oh there were some successes. I was able to make a usable jig to cut straight grooves with my router and I was able t figure out a way to have several of those grooves be parallel to each other....
by mrintense
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 610
Views: 76205

Re: Klondike Build

Steve, All I can say is wow, but I'll try to say more. This is easily going to be one of the best looking trawlers out there. Like other's, I eagerly await the day when you can finally get her into the water. With my own build I know how much of a struggle it is to get all this work done and you've ...
by mrintense
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2404
Views: 337048

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Continuing work on the cabinet. The front of the cabinet will be getting decorative cover boards which I need to make a jig to do. The lower part of the cabinet will have a floor hinged door (simulated in the picture with a piece of plywood). This will give me good access to the water tanks and pump...
by mrintense
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 773
Views: 120073

Re: Utility build

Sounds like a nice recovery Michael. I am sure t will be fine. Even if it does leak, it's likely to be very small and easily fixable.
by mrintense
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1030
Views: 158529

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Fantastic Matt! Congratulations on a successful first launch. Boat looks great and it appears to ride well when the water isn't too rough. I'm sure you'll get it dialed in as time does on. I'm not sure how you feel about it, but I look forward to all the questions almost as much as taking mine out f...
by mrintense
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2404
Views: 337048

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Everyday, a little more work gets done. Sometimes not so much that it can be photographed. Then finally something worth shooting a picture of. The side cabinets have been veneered now. Next up will be adding a Cherry hardwood edge on the curve , blending it into the fiddle. Then I am going to start ...
by mrintense
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 373
Views: 41913

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Nice work Neel, I also used a router jig.

I know what you mean about hot. been 100 plus here every day for weeks. Humidity typically 60 to 70%. Looking forward to the day when I can pull the bot out of the garage and get A/C in there.
by mrintense
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1030
Views: 158529

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Looks great Matt, nice work. You're sure to get a lot of attention tomorrow. Have fun.
by mrintense
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 773
Views: 120073

Re: Utility build

Regarding bilge tubes:

Yeah I suspect you all are right. I would have to have angled plates on the outside of the transom (ugly) and likely the tube I have would be too short. I plan on leaving the last 6 inches of floor open under the motor well so getting access to wipe this out won't be a problem.
by mrintense
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member in San Antonio TX.
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: New member in San Antonio TX.

For my lumber, I have been using African Mahogany and Okoume Marine Grade plywood, however there are other less expensive choices out there. The "Boat Building With Plywood" book and your plans can give you alternative choices. I am using Austin Fine Lumber for my hardwoods as they are rel...
by mrintense
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1030
Views: 158529

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Good luck with the splash Matt! :D :D
by mrintense
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Wire twisting pliers?
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Wire twisting pliers?

I used these for years in the aviation industry. They are definitely handy but the quality varies from one tool to another. One of the problems I ran into quite often was the locking mechanism not staying locked while twisting. For stitch and glue, the thing you will need to watch out for is not ove...
by mrintense
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 773
Views: 120073

Re: Utility build

I think these drain holes must give many of us troubles. I drilled both of mine several years ago when the hull was still upside down and then realized that I had drill them perpendicular to the transom, leaving the inside hole a good 1/2" above the bottom of the hull. Meaning that 1/2" wo...
by mrintense
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member in San Antonio TX.
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: New member in San Antonio TX.

Welcome to forum Guy, Nice to see another local working on a Glen L boat. There are several of us spread around the state, some north, some east and south, and a few here in central Texas.If you haven't already done so, I recommend picking up the Boatbuilding With Plywood book from Glen L. It covers...

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