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by mrintense
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2508
Views: 393333

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Okay, well I got my plywood yesterday, wallet is 800 dollars lighter! :? But it allows me to move forward with the laminated floor supports as well as other items. And what the heck, it's only money right, can't zoom around the lack on dollar bills, at least without converting them first! Seriously ...
by mrintense
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2508
Views: 393333

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Man, the forum has been hopping lately. I just posted here three days ago and my thread had nearly disappeared off the first page! We had a cold spell go through so I was trying to work around that. I've gotten the four shorter floor supports epoxied together and I'll get them cleaned up and encapsu...
by mrintense
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 353
Views: 43293

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I've been climbing in over the transom because of the lower opening from the outboard cutout. However, I will be adding the motorwell soon so that option is going to go away and I too will have to clamber over the side of the boat to get in. My boat is pretty tall and this would require a three step...
by mrintense
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 353
Views: 43293

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Hey Matt, you could always make it a row boat!! :lol: :lol:
by mrintense
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 299
Views: 57152

Re: modified malahini

Hey Bryan, no pillows, mattresses, rollover cradle, needed. All you have to do is flip it over into a snow drift! :lol: :lol:

Good luck, a bit too far for me to drive but I'll be there in spirit. Drink a pint for me.
by mrintense
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 129
Views: 19287

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Tom,

I ended up jacking up my dolly after the flip to insure the boat was level. Jacking it up and placing boards under the dolly also makes for a more stable platform, although it is a bit of a pain if you have to move the boat.
by mrintense
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2508
Views: 393333

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Pete. Brandon, the amount of material to remove is less than you think. The worst areas are near the bow on the sheer. I added additional material to the inside on mine to give it additional strength. In spite of a routine medial procedure and biting cold winds, I really felt the need to get ...
by mrintense
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 353
Views: 43293

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Congrats on another flip Matt. Nice work. I know what you mean about the bottom finish. I sometimes think we strive so much for perfection that we end up taking some of the fun out of things. Don't get me wrong, doing good quality work is a good thing and something we should all strive to do and imp...
by mrintense
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Console Skiff Build
Replies: 64
Views: 5040

Re: Console Skiff Build

I feel I must have completely missed this thread. Congratulations on a fine build and she looks beautiful. Looks like you're having a good time there.
by mrintense
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 701
Views: 133810

Re: New member from oregon

Nice pictures Josh. Thanks for sharing them. It's always been a dilemma for me regarding the colder northern climates. Many places in the north have scenery that just can't be beaten for beauty. The kind of area that you'd be happy to boat in all day. A place I've considered many times in my life to...
by mrintense
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 129
Views: 19287

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Wow, really nice Tom. Really nice indeed. Another stunner in the making.
by mrintense
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 273
Views: 80240

Re: Aussie Belle

Looking real good Jamie. I passed the 6 year mark myself just this last August. Hoping to get her launched (but not completely finished) before the 8 year mark. I think you will have a beautiful boat, something to be very proud of and well worth the wait. Glad you've returned to the build.
by mrintense
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2508
Views: 393333

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Re: fairing - that whole process terrifies me! I was also quite worried about the fairing when I first started on the lower hull. I put it off for quite a while. Then when it came time to do it or quit I finally dove in. I can't say my experience is the best or even typical, but I started off doing...
by mrintense
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2508
Views: 393333

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Peter and Brandon, thank you. Sorry for the late response. I've had internet router issues preventing me from getting on line since Wednesday. That marking jig worked out okay except that I should have clamped the pencil in place rather than simply taped it. Also, with the clamps on there, the weigh...
by mrintense
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Substitute "AC" Douglas Fir Plywood for "AB" Ext 3/4" ?
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: Substitute "AC" Douglas Fir Plywood for "AB" Ext 3/4" ?

Try Houston Hardwoods. I get my Marine grade plywood there and there are sure to have the other types you are looking for.