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by mrintense
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2452
Views: 377137

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: 51439

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: 12546

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: 7716

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: 41805

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: 2452
Views: 377137

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: 2452
Views: 377137

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: 212

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: 251

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: 16406

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...
by mrintense
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2452
Views: 377137

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Tom, The vise grips on the razor saw came about because the saw is not long enough to span the structure from the hull to the carling if the normal handle is installed. With the vise grips I gain just enough extra room to span that distance. Not sure if its evident, but the reason for spannin...
by mrintense
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2452
Views: 377137

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Continued on the starboard side fairing today. Here's some pictures of the process.

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Port side in process


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Port side after fairing (up to frame 5 forward)


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Starboard side in progress. Impromptu tool holder because getting back here is a pain.
by mrintense
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 165
Views: 33033

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Sorry to hear about the losses Jim. Always a hard thing to go through.

The engine is looking ready to go. The nervousness is par for the course. But one thing about these builds that is a fact is that regardless of the problem, there is a workable solution. Good luck.
by mrintense
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 289
Views: 36357

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I used SilverTip on my hull as well, loved the fact that its blush free and the smell is far less obnoxious. I used thin foam rollers and my sanding was limited to scuffing and final fairing. If I had gone with a squeegee, I am sure that sanding effort would have been much worse.

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