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by mrintense
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2340
Views: 309483

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

As usual looking great now old buddy you are at the 10% stage. It is often said that 90% of the build takes 10% of the time and the other 10% takes 90%of the time and it looks like you are way into the 90% so keep on keeping on you are doing it right. :) Thanks. It's been fun (most of the time) :wi...
by mrintense
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2340
Views: 309483

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Got the cabin side template mostly fitting correctly now. Thankfully this is a template and I can add the corrections where needed when making the final part. Next up will be to cut out the window openings.

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by mrintense
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2340
Views: 309483

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks everyone. Tom, the current plan is to but join the plywood with a fiberglass lap over both sides and then overlap the joint on both sides with 1/4" veneer. Depending upon how I feel about it later when I get to making the actual cabin side, I may change my mind. The fiberglass lap joint ...
by mrintense
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2340
Views: 309483

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Tim, I was not aware of this option from Jamestown Distributors. I've had pretty good luck with them so far.
by mrintense
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Potential Audeen build
Replies: 9
Views: 108

Re: Potential Audeen build

One of the first lessons I learned was not to spend a lot of money on items that I was unsure of. I purchase everything as I go which allows me to budget for the build and avoid piling up any debt. It also reduces the likelihood that I am going to buy something I either don't need, is the wrong item...
by mrintense
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2340
Views: 309483

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

One more

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by mrintense
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2340
Views: 309483

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Sometimes I think I want to build at night. But of course the neighbors and the HOA wouldn't take to that too kindly. But man, it's just blazing outside. Anyway, I started rough cutting out the prototypes / templates for the cabin sides.The originally poster board mock ups were pretty rough and I co...
by mrintense
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: HELLO FROM HOUSTON TEXAS
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: HELLO FROM HOUSTON TEXAS

Welcome to the forum Cody. You'll find plenty of people here to talk to and there are quite a number of us now building in Texas, some in your area.
by mrintense
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Potential Audeen build
Replies: 9
Views: 108

Re: Potential Audeen build

Like Bill said, the build process for these boats is essentially the same, only the shapes are a bit different. And as far as prior boat building experience, most of us here started out that way so don't worry. I would also suggest that if you are waiting until the end of the year just so you can st...
by mrintense
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Has everyone been happy stretching the extra 10%?
Replies: 12
Views: 149

Re: Has everyone been happy stretching the extra 10%?

I can't speak for the handling or the power requirements, but these boats were designed in a time when the average person was a bit shorter. Furthermore, what looks like plenty of room when first flipped starts looking a bit cramped when you start putting in the interior. Finally, there is no specia...
by mrintense
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Things to Do With 15 Minutes
Replies: 1
Views: 571

Re: Things to Do With 15 Minutes

Yesterday, spent 20 minutes thinking through and measuring sizes for the head box Today, 10 minutes measuring plywood and determining if I have enough 12mm left to make the head box floor and a second partition. Tomorrow, who knows, but at the very least I'll make it to Wally World to pick up a few ...
by mrintense
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 832
Views: 134592

Re: Matt's Geronimo

And the most important thing is try and do something everyday if possible, even if only for 15 minutes. For example, yesterday was yard work day and garbage day, in addition to making dinner. All of this after working all day. But I spent 15 minutes sanding some parts for the seat boxes on my boat. ...
by mrintense
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle
Replies: 53
Views: 4772

Re: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle

Looking fresh Billy. It appears you are doing a great job. However, all this sanding makes me wonder if I really want any exposed wood!! :D :D
by mrintense
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 204
Views: 19365

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I’m not known for my end of day clean up skills. Throw it all on the boat and I know where it is. I can’t find a dang thing if I hide it in drawers and cabinets. Occasionally the clutter slows down production so I throw out all the scape wood thats hard to part with. Matt B Sounds like me, Every fe...
by mrintense
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 832
Views: 134592

Re: Matt's Geronimo

BillJ wrote:Matt,

You guys that can constantly stick with a project for year after year amaze me. You must definitely have boating in your blood.

BillJ


I think what happens is that we decide to build these beauties, it takes a bit longer than we thought, and we don't want to give up.

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