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by mrintense
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 434
Views: 87946

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Just was thinking about Carl's comment on boat weight. He mentioned a friend in England with a Vera Cruz at 2500 pound. My first thought was is that Sterling.lol Remember however that that includes the two axle galvanized steel trailer trailer (at least 800 pounds I would think). Hull weight per sp...
by mrintense
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2427
Views: 350539

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, I assume this is your plan but I suggest you'll want to do as much wiring as you can before you put the decking on. So much easier to get to now to make all the connections. Have you holed the frames under the sheer for wiring/controls? I drilled 2" holes in the starboard frames behind t...
by mrintense
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2427
Views: 350539

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Nice work Carl. Are those the actual cabin sides to the right? Thanks Bryan. The cabin sides in the photo are cheap plywood templates. I am using them to get some idea of the final shape, the inward cant of the cabins, and trying to get a better understanding of how the cabin and roof comes togethe...
by mrintense
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2427
Views: 350539

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Well, I'm not dead. I'm not sick, and I'm still working on the boat.But I have also been getting ready for new flooring and carpet on the house and this has occupied a lot of my time. I have one rather un-photogenic picture of the latest work. I've started adding the cabin side wedges. These will ca...
by mrintense
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 258
Views: 31322

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I agree with Jim's assessment on the stains. My transom was a mix and I have two small spots that will need restaining. I tried once and completely missed the mark.For my cabin sides, I've decided to stick with epoxy and varnish and let the natural color of the wood show through.
by mrintense
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 198
Views: 38258

Re: Michael's ZIP

These stiffeners are something I've been wondering about as well. One of the things about the Vera Cruise is the larger sizer and the spaces between the frames. On the bottom the battens are there, but I can't help wondering if they need to be stiffened up. Matt, I am relieved to hear that you're no...
by mrintense
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1065
Views: 175655

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Cool video Matt. Looks like the spray rails are working as planned. Can't hardly wait to try my own out some day!
by mrintense
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 434
Views: 87946

Re: SEA KNIGHT

The only weight information I have (besides the displacement data provided in the Glen L specs) for my Vera Cruise is a friend of mine who built one in England. He stated that his boat and trailer came out to 2500 pounds. It's a double axle galvanized steel trailer. So I'd say that your Sea Knight w...
by mrintense
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 90
Views: 21620

Re: Rampage Update 2017

Denon,

Despite the difficulties, she still looks great. Glad that my advise was of some help.
by mrintense
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 389
Views: 48109

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

So impressive to watch your work Neel. I admire your workmanship and ability to quickly get things accomplished. The planking looks excellent. It will serve as a solid underpinning for the final layers, I am quite positive of that.
by mrintense
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 289
Views: 50818

Re: modified malahini

Bryan, glad to hear your wife is doing better. I can just imagine how stressful that is.

The red looks great on the boat. It's been great to see your boat progress over the years. You're getting there. Keep plugging away.
by mrintense
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: General outboard questions
Replies: 28
Views: 1491

Re: General outboard questions

An option to drilling more routing holes is to create decorative covers. For example, I bet a very nice cover could be made to match up to the back of the throttle control.
by mrintense
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2427
Views: 350539

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Jim, Peter and Tom. I can see now that the right router bit makes a big difference. Yesterday I got those detail pieces glued into position and today I am working on assembling the cabinet. I was concerned that I wasn't going to be able to get it into position if it was assembled first, but a...
by mrintense
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2427
Views: 350539

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Yesterday I got the new router bits and then this morning did some experimenting and they worked fine. Then I modified the jig to be more precise when sliding the router. A few test swipes on some scrap and then I started on the real thing. Except for a couple of small burns where I hesitated just a...
by mrintense
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 389
Views: 48109

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I have to agree with Matt B , that framework is almost like furniture! Nice clean work Neel!

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