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by mrintense
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 759
Views: 119289

Re: Utility build

Regarding bilge tubes:

Yeah I suspect you all are right. I would have to have angled plates on the outside of the transom (ugly) and likely the tube I have would be too short. I plan on leaving the last 6 inches of floor open under the motor well so getting access to wipe this out won't be a problem.
by mrintense
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member in San Antonio TX.
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: New member in San Antonio TX.

For my lumber, I have been using African Mahogany and Okoume Marine Grade plywood, however there are other less expensive choices out there. The "Boat Building With Plywood" book and your plans can give you alternative choices. I am using Austin Fine Lumber for my hardwoods as they are rel...
by mrintense
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 987
Views: 156144

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Good luck with the splash Matt! :D :D
by mrintense
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Wire twisting pliers?
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Wire twisting pliers?

I used these for years in the aviation industry. They are definitely handy but the quality varies from one tool to another. One of the problems I ran into quite often was the locking mechanism not staying locked while twisting. For stitch and glue, the thing you will need to watch out for is not ove...
by mrintense
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 759
Views: 119289

Re: Utility build

I think these drain holes must give many of us troubles. I drilled both of mine several years ago when the hull was still upside down and then realized that I had drill them perpendicular to the transom, leaving the inside hole a good 1/2" above the bottom of the hull. Meaning that 1/2" wo...
by mrintense
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member in San Antonio TX.
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: New member in San Antonio TX.

Welcome to forum Guy, Nice to see another local working on a Glen L boat. There are several of us spread around the state, some north, some east and south, and a few here in central Texas.If you haven't already done so, I recommend picking up the Boatbuilding With Plywood book from Glen L. It covers...
by mrintense
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 405
Views: 80241

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Craig, looks good. The only suggestion I would make is to leave a bit of extra room for the GPS / Chartplotter in case you ever decide to go bigger.
by mrintense
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 229
Views: 43079

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Real nice Jim, those wheels are very nice indeed. Make sure to get locking hub nuts for them.
by mrintense
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 259
Views: 45742

Re: modified malahini

Well I probably don't need to tell you this Bryan, but take your time on this and don't do anything expensive or irreversible before carefully considering and researching options. In other words, don't paint yourself into a corner and make a bad situation worse. It may slow down the build, and that ...
by mrintense
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Coastal Cruiser vs. True Grit
Replies: 14
Views: 356

Re: Coastal Cruiser vs. True Grit

When I was considering motor options for my Vera Cruise, there were two considerations (actually three) that stood out for me and ultimately moved the decision to outboards. 1. Installing an inboard is more mechanically complex. 2. For my boat at least, because of weight limitations, a four cylinder...
by mrintense
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 259
Views: 45742

Re: modified malahini

Bryan, I am no expert on this, but I thought I would throw this out there for other's (and yourself) to consider. Not knowing the dimensions of your cutout, I cannot comment directly on the measurements you mentioned, however, the first thing I would do is double check them. Then as an alternative t...
by mrintense
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 405
Views: 80241

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Thanks Craig. Someday we'll both be finished and looking back on these days with fondness.
by mrintense
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2399
Views: 334684

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I know it's been awhile since I posted anything. All this week was taken up my other tasks leaving me no time to work on the boat. Only today was I finally able to get some work done. I've added the Cherry veneers to the cabinet exterior sides, but have run out of veneering Cherry for the interior i...
by mrintense
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 364
Views: 40036

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Fairing my Vera Cruise was done with a high speed sander and a 9" plane. I didn't have a power plane at the time, or I would have used that. However, the African Mahogany that my frames are made from is very dense and planing by hand was not a fun chore. Your's is looking great Neel. Almost a s...
by mrintense
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 759
Views: 119289

Re: Utility build

Sorry to see the mistake Mike. I know how frustrating that can feel. But consider that the repair will make you even more confident of your abilitiy to handle any future events, should they arise. I've seen several of these type of incidents over the years. A friend of mine with a 28 foot home built...

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