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by mrintense
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from South Africa
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Hello from South Africa

Welcome to the forum John. It was the desire to build a houseboat that first introduced me to Glen L. Although I decided on a smaller boat, I still have a fondness for the live aboard opportunities offered by a houseboat. Good luck and feel free to ask as many questions as you'd like. We all started...
by mrintense
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2545
Views: 406258

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Yep back to building the Vera Cruise. Today was about doing three things. First off I spent some time planning out building the aft cabin and getting my punch list more in order. This also involved evaluating the parts that I've already made. One thing I decided was that I needed an additional long ...
by mrintense
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2545
Views: 406258

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Excellent responses Bill, Tim, Matt, Tom, Neel, thanks for the insight. It would seem that 30 gallons capacity will be fine. Matt, you are correct, down here, we have quite a number of nice boating days. Tom, I looked at pure-gas.org. It appears that there are at least two sources in my area, so tha...
by mrintense
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2545
Views: 406258

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Bill, The other thing I forgot to mention was that it would seem from your previous comment that perhaps 30 gallons is too big . Assuming that it's best to keep the tank full, but usage may be as much as 10 gallons less in a normal weekend, it may end up always having leftover gas which then has to ...
by mrintense
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2545
Views: 406258

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

It is best to use ethanol free gas unless you going to use it all that trip. I am not familiar with marinas normal supply of fuel, but I can imagine that it is more expensive than at the gas station. Do marinas normally sell ethanol free gasoline? I know in my area, I have never seen a gas station ...
by mrintense
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2545
Views: 406258

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I'm planning the fuel tank mounting and have a 30 gallon fuel tank in mind which would fit in the area quite nicely. But having no experience with boats, I am wondering if this is big enough, too big? Here are the particulars. The plan is to have an Evinrude 115 which I've seen reviews stating a cru...
by mrintense
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2545
Views: 406258

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, I'm enjoying following your meticulous progress... your 400K+ visits to date must be some kind of record! Keep up the great work...Regards, Steve Thanks Steve. Although nothing like the amount of work you have in that beauty you are working on. I have to say I was a bit surprised by the 400K ...
by mrintense
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2545
Views: 406258

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Very Cool Jim, thanks for the link. I will definitely be checking those photos ver more closely when I get home from work this afternoon. That boat definitely looks very similar to mine although it has more headroom than mine will have! :?
by mrintense
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2545
Views: 406258

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Working around chores, weather, and work. Got the lower forward motorwell bulkhead cleat installed today. Once this is cleaned up, I'll start making a template for the bulkhead. The plan is to tie the floor supports I made last week into the bulkhead (with suitable supporting structure.). I had to l...
by mrintense
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 15
Views: 744

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Footer, it looks really nice. I'm at this part of the build as well. I'm sure you guys will blow right past me though. It is hard to decide what to do next. Believe me, I've been doing this for over 2 years now (post flip stuff, I mean). My best friend and tool in this endeavor has been punch lists...
by mrintense
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2545
Views: 406258

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

:D Looking good ,Carl.don't forget to do some wiring in those tight spots.I did and am paying the price for it :D Hey Tim, good to hear from you again. No worries on the wiring. Everything in my interior is still not installed. I'm making everything in components for installation once I get the mai...
by mrintense
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2545
Views: 406258

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Yep, I am still working on the boat. The encapsulation of the floor supports and the cabinet took quite a bit of time. But now I'm moving on to other things. First up, is adding a small piece of wood as a filler at the top of the anchor well aft bulkhead. This brings the bulkhead up to match the cur...
by mrintense
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: Vroom vroom is gone
Replies: 25
Views: 1219

Re: Vroom vroom is gone

Oh this is truly unfortunate. I am very sorry to hear this. This seems to be a problem with moving. A similar thing happened to us when we moved across country in 2001. Woke up to checkout the 26 foot u haul truck and found it missing. I was also parked in a hotel. The truck was found several days l...
by mrintense
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2545
Views: 406258

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Denzil, I appreciate the comments. I've been pretty bad about using recycled wood. I make the most out of the wood I have, but all of it is new lumber. Paying as I go gives me that option I suppose, Part of the reason of course is because I made the decision to use African Mahogany early on s...
by mrintense
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 461
Views: 64706

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Man oh man Neel, such a beautiful hull. I can't wait to see what you end up doing with it. Look fabulous so far! :D :D