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by mrintense
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2460
Views: 377522

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Billy, Matt, and nybhh (Name please). Fiberglassing is no big deal as long as you play by the rules and wear adequate protection. Glen L has a great book on fiberglassing by Ken Hankinson that is well worth the money and covers the subject quite throughly. I used foam rollers to do my hull an...
by mrintense
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 294
Views: 36538

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

On my transom, I had to smooth sand the epoxy before applying the clear coat because the orange peel never truly went away until I did.
by mrintense
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 100
Views: 25119

Re: Rampage Update 2017

All of this is pretty awesome Denon, I've wanted to have some custom castings for my mast base when I get to it and wondered how I might go about doing that. Admittedly it is years away, but I considered 3D printing and casting. When you get this dialed in, please give us some details as I would def...
by mrintense
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2460
Views: 377522

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Peter and Matt, I started fiberglassing the anchor well but a cold front has blown through so that is temporarily on hold. Not an easy place to fiberglass! Triangular shaped (sort of), three vertical surfaces and one odd shaped horizontal surface. Overhangs from the sheer lumber and breast ho...
by mrintense
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2460
Views: 377522

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Man, this latest cold virus was kicking my butt. Today I finally got to work on the boat and felt well enough to do so. I've finished fairing the top starboard deck structure. Port is finished. All that's left is the triangular section forward of frame 5. Before I do that, I need to fiberglass the a...
by mrintense
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 399
Views: 51490

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Oh, I think it would float Neel, but you would get pretty wet! :D :D Looking good.
by mrintense
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 85
Views: 12559

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Nice, congratulations on the turn. Now comes more fun.
by mrintense
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: TrueGrit/Coastal Cruiser Walkaround
Replies: 55
Views: 7755

Re: TrueGrit/Coastal Cruiser Walkaround

Joe, treat this phase like you will need to treat the entire construction. First off accept that this is going to take quite a while to finish. Then accept the fact that it will progress at the rate it progresses. There will be the inevitable setbacks and delays. The most important part of building,...
by mrintense
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 208
Views: 41875

Re: Michael's ZIP

Mike, if I understand your question correctly, you are talking about additional bracing between the stem and the chine in that triangular area forward of the frame. If you boat is anything like mine, the plywood planking that curves over this area is going to add considerable rigidity to that area. ...
by mrintense
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2460
Views: 377522

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

It took a few days because of being sick and having to wait for a new power cord, but I was able to quite easily repair my electric planer after accidentally slicing through the cord. Fortunately, nothing got fried and all I had to do was wire in a new cord. Always feels good to fix something instea...
by mrintense
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2460
Views: 377522

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Jim, very nice. It does look something like what I have in mind. Of course mine will not be a sedan cruiser (helm station inside the cabin), but it does have the open back and similar cabin lines. I can't tell you how much I want to get my boat into the water. After 6 years, my patience is be...
by mrintense
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: electrical conduit question
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: electrical conduit question

I think Bill means that the tubing has a slight trumpet (flared end) to allow the wiring to exit more easily and to give the opening a softer edge to avoid chafing. Also consider that the wires will be entering the conduit as a bundle and perhaps several bundles, so may not be as tightly packed as t...
by mrintense
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: choosing a family cruiser
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: choosing a family cruiser

Hi Christian, First off, welcome to the forum. I happen to be building the Vera Cruise and you are welcome to check out my build blog (see my signature below). I cannot speak for the open sea worthiness of any of these designs as I have never owned a boat before. I will leave that commendation to ot...
by mrintense
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Applying epoxy in deep holes
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Applying epoxy in deep holes

I love how you keep coming up with these cool tips Jim! What's neat about this is that as a person who doesn't own any guns, I would never have thought of something like this.
by mrintense
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 107
Views: 16450

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Wow, really nice Tom. What's you plan of attack for sanding? Looks like you did a top notch job on the spiling. Looking forward to seeing this turned over, especially with that extra special transom you made. Can't wait to see that. When I first started my Vera Cruise, I was going to skin over the e...

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