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by mrintense
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2402
Views: 336487

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: 770
Views: 119933

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: 1029
Views: 157986

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: 2402
Views: 336487

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: 41442

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: 1029
Views: 157986

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: 770
Views: 119933

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: 115

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: 1029
Views: 157986

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: 138

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: 770
Views: 119933

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: 115

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...
by mrintense
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 406
Views: 81025

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Craig, looks good. The only suggestion I would make is to leave a bit of extra room for the GPS / Chartplotter in case you ever decide to go bigger.
by mrintense
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 229
Views: 43372

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Real nice Jim, those wheels are very nice indeed. Make sure to get locking hub nuts for them.
by mrintense
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 259
Views: 46106

Re: modified malahini

Well I probably don't need to tell you this Bryan, but take your time on this and don't do anything expensive or irreversible before carefully considering and researching options. In other words, don't paint yourself into a corner and make a bad situation worse. It may slow down the build, and that ...

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