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by dmac
Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Saying hello from NC
Replies: 4
Views: 1551

Re: Saying hello from NC

You might consider Geronimo. Similar boat but with higher freeboard- could perhaps be safer for children? Just a thought. Cheers.
by dmac
Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: David E Vera Cruise
Replies: 67
Views: 21756

Re: David E Vera Cruise

David- Your Vera Cruise looks terrific and your workmanship is clearly exceptional. It looks like there's a substantial step up/down between the fore-cabin and the pilothouse/cockpit area. Is that so? How big is that step? I'm also curious about the quantities of fuel and water you plan on putting i...
by dmac
Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Vera Cruise
Replies: 4
Views: 1979

Re: Vera Cruise

David and Craig- Thanks for your thoughtful comments about Vera Cruise. It's very helpful to receive advice from people who have built/are building the boat. If I build the boat, I will stay within the 10% limit. Doug
by dmac
Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Vera Cruise
Replies: 4
Views: 1979

Re: Vera Cruise

Forgive me- I meant 24.5'! Is it viable to stretch Vera Cruise to 24.5'?
by dmac
Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Vera Cruise
Replies: 4
Views: 1979

Vera Cruise

Re Vera Cruise: I have read that stretching a boat beyond the recommended 10% is possible if it is done correctly and if the particular hull form can sustain the stretch. For example, it seems that a 23' boat like Double Eagle has been stretched 30% to 30', apparently with great success. Does anyone...
by dmac
Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3461
Views: 856897

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl- Great job on your Vera Cruise. I'm curious about the quantities of fuel and water you plan on putting into the boat. Given the amount of fuel you'll put in the boat, what do you expect the range to be on a single tank? Doug
by dmac
Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Vaera Cruise/Double Eagle
Replies: 10
Views: 3392

Re: Vaera Cruise/Double Eagle

Winger Ed. and Ken: Thanks for your comments. I have looked at True Grit as well but, like Ken points out, it is a semi-displacement hull that cruises more slowly than Double Eagle (apart from other significant differences). I'd prefer a little more speed and, from what I understand, DE not only off...
by dmac
Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Vaera Cruise/Double Eagle
Replies: 10
Views: 3392

Re: Vaera Cruise/Double Eagle

Winger Ed.- Thanks for your remarks. We seem to be thinking along the same lines of combining features from different boats to get the boat we want. I like the Double Eagle hull but I prefer the cabin and sheer line from Vera Cruise. So why not build the DE hull with a slightly modified sheer line t...
by dmac
Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 7
Views: 1548

Re: New member

Thanks for the encouragement. If I manage to build a boat that floats rather than sinks I'll be happy!
by dmac
Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 7
Views: 1548

Re: New member

Thank-you all for welcoming me to the forum. I have this strange condition where wooden boats, especially home-built boats, have a special charm and allure I can't explain. I get the feeling others share this condition. Some years back, I co-restored a 16' cedar strip Peterborough wooden boat with m...
by dmac
Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Vaera Cruise/Double Eagle
Replies: 10
Views: 3392

Re: Vaera Cruise/Double Eagle

Thanks for replying Ken- Vera Cruise is a fine boat with a traditional design that really catches my eye, but I'm looking for a boat that's a little bigger (25'-27'), a little less prone to pounding in a chop, and with more fuel and water carrying capacity. Everything I've read suggests that Double ...
by dmac
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Vaera Cruise/Double Eagle
Replies: 10
Views: 3392

Vaera Cruise/Double Eagle

Hey Everyone- I really like the Vera Cruise design but I prefer Double Eagle's hull. Could the sheer line on DE be changed and made like the one on Vera? Is there any reason not to build the Vera Cruise cabin on the Double Eagle hull? Thanks in advance for any replies.
by dmac
Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 7
Views: 1548

New member

Hey All- New member from Toronto, Canada. Love wooden boats and hope to build one in the not-too-distant future. This forum seems like a great source of assistance for new builders. Cheers, Doug

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