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by mrintense
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2440
Views: 353060

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Okay, after thinking on this for a few days, taking into consideration the various ideas presented here ( thanks everyone! :D :D ), I think I have a plan for fixing the cabinet. I considered laminating the entire side with a veneer (I would have to do both sides of the cabinet) but this has the disa...
by mrintense
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2440
Views: 353060

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks for the additional input Bryan, Tom, and Billy. This is good additional info to consider. I've been somewhat busy for the last couple of days but I am considering all these approaches. Thanks again everyone.
by mrintense
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2440
Views: 353060

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Neel and Steve. Neel, I've used your technique for thicker veneers but in this case, it will likely be paper backed which I think would be too thin for staples. Steve, this looks interesting and I will look into it further. I've been bonding with epoxy, but if this would work as well since th...
by mrintense
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2440
Views: 353060

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

You could fill in the gap and cover the side with a cherry veneer Hi Bryan, Actually I thought about that this morning as well. Seems a shame since the side has already been veneered with cherry, but there are a few other issues with the existing side panels that would be covered up. I am consideri...
by mrintense
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2440
Views: 353060

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Yeah that is something like I was thinking in option 4. So basically a piece cut in the correct curve that blends into the top edge strip, but lies proud of the sides. Say approximately 1 or 2 inches wide.
by mrintense
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2440
Views: 353060

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I am a bit frustrated today. I wanted to glue the edge strips on my cabinet side wings but realized just recently that the curve is wrong for blending into the fiddle. Here are a couple of photos showing the problem. It's similar on the other side. IMG_20180918_174650.jpg IMG_20180918_174637.jpg Her...
by mrintense
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 434
Views: 88495

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Just was thinking about Carl's comment on boat weight. He mentioned a friend in England with a Vera Cruz at 2500 pound. My first thought was is that Sterling.lol Remember however that that includes the two axle galvanized steel trailer trailer (at least 800 pounds I would think). Hull weight per sp...
by mrintense
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2440
Views: 353060

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, I assume this is your plan but I suggest you'll want to do as much wiring as you can before you put the decking on. So much easier to get to now to make all the connections. Have you holed the frames under the sheer for wiring/controls? I drilled 2" holes in the starboard frames behind t...
by mrintense
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2440
Views: 353060

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Nice work Carl. Are those the actual cabin sides to the right? Thanks Bryan. The cabin sides in the photo are cheap plywood templates. I am using them to get some idea of the final shape, the inward cant of the cabins, and trying to get a better understanding of how the cabin and roof comes togethe...
by mrintense
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2440
Views: 353060

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Well, I'm not dead. I'm not sick, and I'm still working on the boat.But I have also been getting ready for new flooring and carpet on the house and this has occupied a lot of my time. I have one rather un-photogenic picture of the latest work. I've started adding the cabin side wedges. These will ca...
by mrintense
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 258
Views: 31678

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I agree with Jim's assessment on the stains. My transom was a mix and I have two small spots that will need restaining. I tried once and completely missed the mark.For my cabin sides, I've decided to stick with epoxy and varnish and let the natural color of the wood show through.
by mrintense
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 199
Views: 38784

Re: Michael's ZIP

These stiffeners are something I've been wondering about as well. One of the things about the Vera Cruise is the larger sizer and the spaces between the frames. On the bottom the battens are there, but I can't help wondering if they need to be stiffened up. Matt, I am relieved to hear that you're no...
by mrintense
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1068
Views: 180279

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Cool video Matt. Looks like the spray rails are working as planned. Can't hardly wait to try my own out some day!
by mrintense
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 434
Views: 88495

Re: SEA KNIGHT

The only weight information I have (besides the displacement data provided in the Glen L specs) for my Vera Cruise is a friend of mine who built one in England. He stated that his boat and trailer came out to 2500 pounds. It's a double axle galvanized steel trailer. So I'd say that your Sea Knight w...
by mrintense
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 91
Views: 21903

Re: Rampage Update 2017

Denon,

Despite the difficulties, she still looks great. Glad that my advise was of some help.

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