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by mrintense
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2579
Views: 439218

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Work continues on the Vera Cruise. No photo worthy pictures right now, I am using the occasional warm days to fiberglass and epoxy coat the aft cabin floor boards. Also encapsulating the interior sides. I haven't gotten to the area under the floor yet. Big news is that I got my steering system. It's...
by mrintense
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob Brown’s Belle
Replies: 27
Views: 4088

Re: Bob Brown’s Belle

I used the thin foam roller approach for applying glass cloth. It is more work in some respects, but it saves a tremendous amount of sanding afterwards. So in my opinion, it is worth the effort. It will probably cost a bit more in lost epoxy since the roller will retain some, but not enough to worry...
by mrintense
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 240
Views: 74262

Re: Tahoe 23

Holding off on the decking is the right decision, just be sure to cover everything inside when you do deck it over. Remember the drips when you installed the bottom planking! Looking real good. Ouch on the motor purchase. It's ridiculous how much these cost when compared to everything else on the bo...
by mrintense
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 185
Views: 49812

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Looking good Jim, I am not sure if you've gotten to the point of mounting the seat frames yet, but if you wanted to make them removable, how about a couple of those push button steel pins through brackets. They'll keep the seat in place and will be easily removable when you need to do under seat mai...
by mrintense
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 346
Views: 75796

Re: modified malahini

Sometime later this year (probably by the summer) I will be going through this process, although I think it will be late in the year before I permanently mount the tank.
by mrintense
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 645
Views: 111524

Re: Klondike Build

As always, very nice work Steve. When I think of all the work my boat is taking and then I think of how much bigger you're boat is , I am just stymied by your persistence and patience. I know first hand how difficult it is to wait until that launch day finally arrives. Good luck with these last coup...
by mrintense
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 251
Views: 63503

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Jim, getting close now. She's looking really special. And with Spring not too far off and all those great lakes in California, well I'm envious. :D :D
by mrintense
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 2018 ACBS Delta Cruise Pics
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: 2018 ACBS Delta Cruise Pics

Nice speedboat pics Jim. I've been to a few of these wooden boat sows and you never fail to see some other examples of other boats.
by mrintense
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2579
Views: 439218

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Bill, I had forgotten that you posted similar drawings before which I saved. I will take a look at these again as the design is similar.
by mrintense
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2579
Views: 439218

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

What’s happening Carl? I'm still around Billy, Thanks for asking. Been doing some encapsulation on the aft floor section and studying and planning the cabin sides. But These last several weeks have been pretty busy from a life perspective so haven't gotten as much done as I would like. The cabin si...
by mrintense
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2579
Views: 439218

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Jim and Matt,

One small problem is that with the floor in place, I am higher in the boat and more at risk on hitting my head on the garage door when it's open. When it's closed it's not a problem except for the old toy airplane hanging above the boat.
by mrintense
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2579
Views: 439218

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Well the basketball court has been added to the back of the boat. All the floor panels are made and fitted. I even got the forward cabin temporary floor panel replaced. There will be some fiberglass and painting required of these but need warmer weather first.


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by mrintense
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2579
Views: 439218

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

That's a good way of doing it, Carl, and I did something similar with cardboard, hot glue, and staples to make the motorwell sides. Then I was flummoxed doing the floorboards, totally forgetting about trying to make a pattern. That's funny because I was in the opposite position until you mentioned ...
by mrintense
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New in San Diego
Replies: 4
Views: 697

Re: New in San Diego

Welcome to the forum. Hopefully your follow up will be good and you'll have no excuse to not start on the build. You'll find this forum helpful and the build to be very satisfying. Good luck.
by mrintense
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 239
Views: 61592

Re: Michael's ZIP

I think this second idea of running a piece of cloth through there is a good idea as long as the epoxy is still fairly liquid and the cloth is strong enough. I considered putting in something (didn't consider foam) in the limbers, but was afraid that I would never get it out. Regardless of the metho...