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by mrintense
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2161
Views: 265924

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Looking good Carl! It seems like this stage of the build takes forever- JT Ain't that the truth!! :D :D So it's time for another chapter of "As The Head Box Turns". Cold weather is limiting my work days to just a couple of times a week. We are moving into a warmer period. Hopefully it wil...
by mrintense
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2161
Views: 265924

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Been cold here for several days now so haven't gotten any more work done since Sunday. I laid down a bunch of epoxy encapsulation coats then on different parts, but waiting for warmer temps and the time (mostly the time) to move on from there. Not much in the way of pictures but here's what I have. ...
by mrintense
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Overniter in SC: Flipped 5-27-17
Replies: 144
Views: 25791

Re: Overniter in SC: Flipped 5-27-17

I can't say for sure what size motor you might use, but my 21 foot Vera Cruise is rated for a max of 125 HP. I was planning something in the 90 to 115 hp range. I also beefed up my transom and when I get to it, the motorwell will be strong as well. Boat's looking real good. :D
by mrintense
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2161
Views: 265924

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

One more. This is the idea I have for venting the head box. It will be connected to a small box on the outboard side of the head box and vented up to the outside. Since the electrical equipment is also going to be in the same vicinity, I have to give it some more thought first. And please no explosi...
by mrintense
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2161
Views: 265924

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I sure do like the weekends when I can make some progress. Never enough of course, but there's still more time today and all of tomorrow. I've mostly been encapsulating parts but I have been making the head box inner hinged lid. And I've started thinking of the venting requirements for the head box....
by mrintense
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 568
Views: 90990

Re: New member from oregon

Very cool Josh. Are you getting ready for all the questions you'll have to answer when you reveal it later this year? She's a looker!!
by mrintense
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2161
Views: 265924

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks everyone. Gary, I don't think I could do that very easily, but even if I could, I want to get done!! I could see that taking a long time ! :shock: :shock: Jim, I plan on modifying the model's cabin to look like mine . In that area would be the cabin aft opening. Basically all I can use from t...
by mrintense
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2161
Views: 265924

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Here's some more:

These pictures show most of the stuff I worked on and the work done on the head box hinged lid

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Encapsulating the head box main cover, staining the lower V berth aft faces, and epoxying the plywood to the flip up extension.


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The head box with the lid cut . The hinged lid that fits in this opening gives access to the composting bucket.


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Making the hardwood edges for the head box hinged lid.
by mrintense
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2161
Views: 265924

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Making some progress. Mostly doing epoxy work which is slow going because of the cooler temperatures. It's warm enough to work and to do the epoxy, but it takes at least 16 hours before the stuff is cured enough. I worked on the seat box cover, the flip up extension for the seat box and started work...
by mrintense
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Building a Glen L 17 outside
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Building a Glen L 17 outside

Consider this as well. My boat is 21 foot long and I have been able to build it in my garage which is just your average 2 car garage. A movable platform (which I didn't use) would allow you to move it around as needed. The biggest challenge I faced when building mine was working on the bow pieces as...
by mrintense
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: TrueGrit/CC Walkaround
Replies: 48
Views: 2150

Re: TrueGrit/CC Walkaround

Joe, it looks like you are being very thorough in your approach to this boat. I sympathize with you space issue. I think many builders, including myself, have to deal with this. I might offer some suggestions. First off, it will be a little while before you need the full space and you can certainly ...
by mrintense
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2161
Views: 265924

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Well, I am working on the boat this weekend. I'll have photos later after I get some work done. In the mean time, I wanted to share something else that I will be working on when I have spare time. As some of you may know, my other hobby is building plastic models, mostly aircraft. However, I happene...
by mrintense
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 55
Views: 1880

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Coincidentally, I was just going to post something about a model I am going to be building of my boat.

:)

It will be posted shortly under my build thread.
by mrintense
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2161
Views: 265924

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks again, everyone,

Doug, I did do some rough mock ups but I will double check to make sure they are going to do what I want.
by mrintense
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2161
Views: 265924

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks everyone,

I guess we all have to do this once in awhile. But I sure do want to get done. Still so much to do.

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