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by mrintense
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 105
Views: 20774

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Jim, as always, looking very good. Your dedication to detail and desire to get an accurate replica are going to make your boat a site to behold and you'll be giving the older boats a good run for trophies should you decide to go that route. In my mind, there is no desirability difference between a f...
by mrintense
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen-L 14 Build
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: Glen-L 14 Build

James, the beauty of these boats is that you can use a combination of the time it takes to build them, the information you get from this forum, and your own ability to learn to get one of these boats built. Nearly everyone here started off as a total amateur in this endeavor. Please keep us posted.
by mrintense
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Gentry
Replies: 180
Views: 46311

Re: Aussie Gentry

John, looks great, really moving now! Next year will be exciting, more cool boats being completed.
by mrintense
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 219
Views: 40658

Re: Tahoe 23

What helps with this is to get a small tool bag and keep the most commonly used tools (tape measure, pencil, knife, speed square, small level, tape, and flashlight) in it and in the boat. It doesn't eliminate the need to get in and out of the boat, but it does reduce the need (as long as you remembe...
by mrintense
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 41
Views: 767

Re: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?

Another idea, I believe it was Roberta who first mentioned this to me a few years ago, is to connect a small chain through the holes to the plugs. This way if they are loose, they will not get lost and if you happen to forget to put them in before going into the water, you could conceivably pull the...
by mrintense
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2086
Views: 224782

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Well, I am still open to ideas if any come up, however, I think I might have a solution. I forgot about the KREG pocket hole jig that makes it possible to install screws at an angle. I could use this to cut the pockets in the cross beams and then use silicon bronze screws as well as epoxy. This woul...
by mrintense
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2086
Views: 224782

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I'm fishing for ideas today. This photo shows the existing floor support structure in the cabin area. I want to make it easy to get to the bilge under the floor. The floor itself extends under the seat boxes and other cabinetry in the cabin. This means that it will not be possible to lift up the ent...
by mrintense
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2086
Views: 224782

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Skeeters here are the size of airliners so they can't fit through the back of the cabin. :D :D Actually, from my experience so far, mosquitoes are not a problem out on the lake, only when stopped near the shore. The plan for evenings or early mornings is to have a wrap around enclosure (like a tent)...
by mrintense
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2086
Views: 224782

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Heck with the chores, I only get 2 days off! :D :D Since I am having an open back of the cabin (instead of a bulkhead with a door), I wanted to come up with some way to dress up the opening. I mocked up an idea using poster board which I think still needs a bit of work, but basically what it is is a...
by mrintense
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2086
Views: 224782

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I tried to spend more time working on the boat this weekend (around all the other myriad things I have to do) and I was working consistently, but only have a medium amount of visual progress to show. Because of the curve in my original head box partition, I decided to replace it with a thicker piece...
by mrintense
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Things to Do With 15 Minutes
Replies: 1
Views: 72

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
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2086
Views: 224782

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Tom, John, Jim, Tim, and Bill, I very much appreciate the feedback. My wife and I spent a portion of the evening going over design ideas and we have a more coherent plan now that takes into account the work I've already done. It's funny, even though we were only looking at disjointed pictures...
by mrintense
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2086
Views: 224782

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Yesterday I decided to stop working on the partition. It has been gradually developing a curve and I am afraid that if I continue adding slats that I will not be able to pull the curve out during mounting. In addition to that, I do not have a clear idea of the color scheme for my interior. I have en...
by mrintense
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 247
Views: 58448

Re: Aussie Belle

Welcome back Jamie. It's funny how we all go through these slumps. Important thing is to keep moving forward On days when I absolutely do not feel like doing anything, I will go out and do something for 15 minutes. Small steps, but it moves me forward and I feel a bit better about it.
by mrintense
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Barrel Back Build
Replies: 83
Views: 14045

Re: Barrel Back Build

Good for you John. I know the feeling. I have been dealing with my enthusiasm going up and down on my Vera Cruise. There are times when I feel she will never be finished. But like you, I can't bear the thought of having this beat me. I want to finish this boat. Too far along now to give up. Best of ...

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