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by mrintense
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2577
Views: 426686

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: 2577
Views: 426686

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: 2577
Views: 426686

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: 2577
Views: 426686

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: 2577
Views: 426686

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: 439

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: 57719

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...
by mrintense
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Winch Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 1000

Re: Winch Recommendations

The way it is, the closer you get to the winch you are pulling the boat down with more and more force. Ah now this is the first time I have heard something about bow eyes and winches that makes sense. By pulling down more and more it's harder and harder to move the boat forward. If pulling up or in...
by mrintense
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Winch Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 1000

Re: Winch Recommendations

I'm not a boating expert by any means Jim, but the cantilever approach looks doable. A few suggestions/questions/ideas to consider. 1. Would it look better and be easier to just make an entirely new winch stand? 2. Do you anticipate ever wanting to adjust the ratchet mechanism for height or fore and...
by mrintense
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2577
Views: 426686

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Did you use hot glue or just staples to build it? Hey Jim, It's a combination of staples (air powered stapler) and wood glue. The wood glue is there to stabilize the wood joints because they are fairly small and the staples I had are just long enough to go through the gussets and into the longer pi...
by mrintense
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2577
Views: 426686

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Yes, I am still building. Several un-photogenic pieces, but today a small bit. All the floor supports are completed and ready for installation. I want to encapsulate all the areas in the bilge and then paint before installing the floor supports. Have to wait for warmer weather for that. So in the me...
by mrintense
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: TEST BOAT
Replies: 12
Views: 960

Re: TEST BOAT

The more I hear this, the more I am inclined to go with a white painted deck. It's a tough decision because I really like the look of wood planked decking. But like Tim, and Billy, I would not like to have to keep re-doing this every few years. Bill, is your boat under cover and still affected by th...
by mrintense
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 239
Views: 57719

Re: Michael's ZIP

Very nice Michael, One suggestion learned from my own experience with these same cuts at the transom. Glue is going to get in there and is a real bear to clean out, so try o figure out some way to mitigate that. Be careful here because placing something in there to prevent the glue from seeping thro...
by mrintense
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tuffy Build
Replies: 36
Views: 6855

Re: Tuffy Build

Looks good Evan. From what I have heard, spray rails and skeg are both a definite yes.
by mrintense
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob Brown’s Belle
Replies: 22
Views: 2708

Re: Bob Brown’s Belle

Looking real good Bob. Don't worry about the slowness of the build. Most of us here suffer from that same fate! Especially me!