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by mrintense
Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 384
Views: 203535

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I feel for you Jim and Bryan. My todo list is equally as long. And my build stalled over the winter especially after December. Sure glad the warmer weather has arrived. Anxious to get started again.
by mrintense
Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3462
Views: 858177

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks for the advice and offers of help. The cold has left and temps have returned to normal. The build has stalled mostly because I've been pre-occupied with other non-related issues. I will be taking a week off from work later this month and plan on getting things going again. I still have some c...
by mrintense
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3462
Views: 858177

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks for concerns guys. It has been very cold here, far colder than I've seen since I move here in 2004. Definitely too cold to work on the boat. The last thing I managed before it got cold was adding the final fill coats on the splashwell fiberglass. We had power out most of yesterday and last ni...
by mrintense
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3462
Views: 858177

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Steve, Gary, and Tim The cold slammed into us yesterday and today we are getting icy rain. So boat work is on hold for a few days. Gary, I can't answer your question entirely. The bulkhead for the aft cabin did not originally line up with a frame (I believe, but not positive on that. Would ha...
by mrintense
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3462
Views: 858177

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

A quick update. The motorwell splash well is now mainly completed except for hatch covers. It's been fiberglassed as well. I will eventually paint the motorwell and splashwell area but for now it will remain epoxy covered only. The center panel above the splashwell will eventually get some sort of h...
by mrintense
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3462
Views: 858177

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Gary here, a new forum member in the design plan selection phase of my next build and leaning toward something like a stretched Sea Knight, maybe Vera Cruise, but with Sea Knight-like, minimal, cabin and more space in the cockpit. I would ideally have a U shaped seat aft behind 2 seats side-by-side...
by mrintense
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3462
Views: 858177

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi everyone, Thanks for the concern. I'm fine. Just going through one of those slumps in productivity. I started fiberglassing the splashwell and then it got cold and I lost interest for awhile. I'm starting to get back into it now. I'm preparing to apply the fill coats on the splashwell glass. And ...
by mrintense
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 467
Views: 201990

Re: modified malahini

I feel for you Bryan about the cold. Although our winters here a milder than those back east, it still does put a damper on epoxy work.
by mrintense
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3462
Views: 858177

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Ken and Bryan. I am still not sure that the boat will even be ready for launch by September at this point. I am going to have to play it by ear for now as regards the Gathering. Today, I am waiting for some epoxy to cure so I wanted to start experimenting with ideas for trimming out the cabin...
by mrintense
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3462
Views: 858177

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Here's some shot of the upper compartments. I haven't finished cleaning these up yet and the hatches have not been made yet. But I like the look this is going to add to the boat. Trim work on all of this has still not been accomplished yet . PXL_20210103_182539906.jpg PXL_20210103_182522160.jpg
by mrintense
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3462
Views: 858177

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Well, another year has gone by, and I was able to get in some decent progress this last two weeks while off for the holidays. My main goal was to try and get the motorwell mostly completed. It's not quite there yet, but most of the parts are now installed. It took awhile because I needed to build up...
by mrintense
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 341
Views: 149888

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

One of the nice advantages of visiting boat shows in the past is that I got a chance to see other's work and I could see the same fit and finish challenges that I've run into. It' helps to make me feel less like an amateur woodworker (even though I am). :D :D
by mrintense
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 344
Views: 185075

Re: Tahoe 23

Very nice Tony. I see a beautiful summer ride coming soon.

I'm torn on the the stain and no stain approach to wood finishing. I understand and appreciate the advantages of not staining but I stained most of my cabin interior parts long ago and so I'm trying to decide what to do about it.
by mrintense
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 792
Views: 258763

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Very very nice Matt. The shine looks exceptional! I'm starting to come around to this type of finish for my cabin sides. Your varnish work makes it look very attractive. :D :D
by mrintense
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Seattle Barrelback progress
Replies: 342
Views: 193225

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Nice clean installation Robert! I appreciate what you're going through here. I think its the planning and trying to cover all the bases that takes far more time than the actual building. Access has to allow for form and function as well as strength. Not always an easy mix of requirements.

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