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by mrintense
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 156
Views: 52723

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

One of the encouraging things I hear regularly on this forum are the slight mistakes and recoveries. It helps me to get over the mistakes I make . When I was fairing the front of my boat, I had to make several adjustments to the chine on the port side .
by mrintense
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 287
Views: 94299

Re: Malahini from MD

The windshield turned out great! Please keep us informed on your motor purchasing process. I'll be doing that in a year or so , Still haven't decided yet if I will go new or slightly used.
by mrintense
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 213
Views: 25655

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

Truly a nice adventure. Very nice way to spend one's retirement.
by mrintense
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3072
Views: 624143

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Okay, I am officially asking (for all us down here in Texas) that all you northern guys and gals please keep your cold wind up there and stop sending it to us. :D :D :D You know our blood thins out considerably to be able to handle the Texas summer heat so when it gets down to around 40 degrees, wel...
by mrintense
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3072
Views: 624143

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Billy, Bryan, and Bill. Man Carl, once you complete Vera, you’re gunna have trouble launching her! Everyone at the boat ramp are going to be asking you so many questions about her!! She’s a real looker!! Great job bud. Although I will want to get out on the water, I won't mind the attention! ...
by mrintense
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Okume 1088 vs Meranti 1088
Replies: 16
Views: 857

Re: Okume 1088 vs Meranti 1088

Consider also that Okoume is lighter weight so this would reflect in a lighter boat. And as far as rot resistance, if the boat is properly encapsulated , and especially if it's a trailer boat, then the Okoume will probably not suffer from rot any more than the meranti. I've used Okoume exclusively o...
by mrintense
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3072
Views: 624143

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks for the kind compliments Lee, John, and Footer. It helps to keep getting encouragement when building. I had a quite productive weekend. With most of the cabin parts now made and the assembly process started I was able to get as far as installing the cabin roof beams. This is a great visual mi...
by mrintense
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 156
Views: 52723

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

I started the keel (and the stem as well) by cutting slots at the frame locations to match the angle they met at. These were approximately 1 inch in width and the angle varied at each frame location. Then using a batten, I connected the depth of the cuts and drew a pencil line. Then rough fairing wi...
by mrintense
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 213
Views: 25655

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

This stuff is so cool. River boat trips, has to be the ideal way to boat!
by mrintense
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 156
Views: 52723

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Lee, the boat looks nice and solid. She's going to be a strong boat when finished.
by mrintense
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 207
Views: 73081

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

I have always appreciated the scenic aspect of the northern states. Having lived in Alaska for five years, I am well aware of how nice it can be (when it's not freezing cold). The scenic nature of the Great Lake and the northwest or upper eastern US as well as the south are very appealing. However, ...
by mrintense
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 427
Views: 139390

Re: modified malahini

Bryan, nice work on fixing up the steering wheel. I like the little decorative rings, nice touch.
by mrintense
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Head Placement
Replies: 24
Views: 892

Re: Head Placement

Baron, Thanks for the comment about my documentation. I hope that others can find it useful and this was the main reason I did it. As regards the head box, there are numerous articles out there about composting toilets, many of them quite detailed and certainly worth reading. The basic idea is a bag...
by mrintense
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Head Placement
Replies: 24
Views: 892

Re: Head Placement

I made my own composting toilet using some information I found on the Internet. The main important point with this is to divert the urine away from the solid waste as this does wonders at keeping the smell down. Here is a link to my first of several blog posts about what I did. I elected to have a h...
by mrintense
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3072
Views: 624143

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I guess I need to be a little better about visiting the forum. I didn't realize it's been two weeks. I'm continuing on the cabin. I've started assembling everything now. The side window landings have been installed, I'm starting on the cabin side doublers, and I've shaped the center window pillar fo...

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