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by mrintense
Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Choosing between a jig saw and a band saw
Replies: 7
Views: 2484

Choosing between a jig saw and a band saw

I am evaluating some initial tool purchases for my upcoming boat build. I have some funds to purchase lumber but not all I will need for the project. That's okay because I can buy it as I need it. However, one item I must choose is some form of cutting tool. I have a table saw for ripping lumber. I ...
by mrintense
Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 243579

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Wow, Rod, I hadn't heard that before about the angle of the transom! Thank God for this forum to let me know about these things before I start. I sent off an email to Glen L this afternoon with some questions. Hopefully the answers will allow me to continue forward with the I/O. I still would rather...
by mrintense
Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 243579

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, Where are you planning to purchase your lumber? I am right down I-35 from you in New Braunfels and have started researching lumber suppliers in the area for my upcoming build. Alamo Hardwoods in SA seems to be my best (and maybe only) local choice here for mahogany, teak, etc. , but it's alwa...
by mrintense
Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Vacuum Wrapping Veneered Planks
Replies: 6
Views: 2921

Re: Vacuum Wrapping Veneered Planks

When I worked at United Airlines, we used the venturi system exclusively when doing smaller repairs to composite aircraft components. Provided you have a continuous air supply at a high enough pressure (say around 100 PSI) you can can get some pretty serious vacuum. That being said, it did require a...
by mrintense
Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 243579

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi JB, I remember reading somewhere that the weight consideration for the I/O does include the weight of the stern drive, which is why I am concerned about using this option. As for HP, what I like about the Mercruiser 3.0L is that I can expect approx 95 HP from it. A similarly powered O/B will be m...
by mrintense
Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chine logs and sheer clamps
Replies: 6
Views: 1308

Re: Chine logs and sheer clamps

I get how you can laminate pieces like the stem together but how do you do it to join 2 shorter pieces? I haven't actually done this yet (or anything else on my build as far as wood work goes) but I believe what Iggy was talking about was several strips of shorter length laminated in such a fashion...
by mrintense
Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 243579

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Rod, Enclosed new drawing, hope it make sense with position of petrol tank and water tank is per Glen-L Vera plan. The choice of engine is as per Carl early message for a Mercruiser 3.0 L. Hi JB, Have you evaluated the weight of these items yet? I haven't had a chance to look at my plans yet reg...
by mrintense
Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 243579

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I think it shows the curve of the outside of that frame member. The dimension is the deviation from a straight line at the center. If you laid out the frames, you would measure this distance out and bend a batten to connect the end points and this point. It would provide the curve the designer inte...
by mrintense
Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 243579

Building The Vera Cruise

Plans Help Needed I've been looking at the section drawings of the frames, comparing them to the full size patterns, trying to determine what size lumber to buy. On every section drawing, there is a dimension given that I cannot figure out what it is for. It is shown on the less detailed portion of...
by mrintense
Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 243579

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Denon Osterman wrote: I'd second using some slightly thicker (say 3/16)


I agree with that assessment. I'm still putting my lumber purchase plan together and that was one of the things I was worried about as well.
by mrintense
Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 10000 Raptor brads later...
Replies: 15
Views: 1897

Re: 10000 Raptor brads later...

Hi Denon, Regarding the table saw, my biggest concern is how it will occasionally bog down on thicker lumber and how difficult it is to cut long pieces of lumber. I've been thinking about it a bit and I believe I will be creating some kind of long fence to attach to the regular fence. When I was war...
by mrintense
Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 243579

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hello JB, welcome to my thread. I like the electrical drawing. I haven't even begun to think about that part of the build. But I can see where it will become necessary at some point. I "borrowed" the image as a reference if you don't mind. My intention is to try the optional inboard / outb...
by mrintense
Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 10000 Raptor brads later...
Replies: 15
Views: 1897

Re: 10000 Raptor brads later...

Denon, looking good! I'm sure she will be a beaut when completed. Please continue to post! A couple of things I like about these photos. First off, you have a table saw almost identical to mine which was something I was worrying about. Apparently you made it work and that gives me encouragement. Sec...
by mrintense
Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 243579

Building The Vera Cruise

Just a quick update.I'm working on the lumber purchase plan right now so nothing to show or post. I did create an easel to hold my blueprints.It was basically a warm up to get construction going. There's a picture in the link in my blog (by my signature).
by mrintense
Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Torpedo
Replies: 10
Views: 3774

Re: Torpedo

Hi belphil,

I can't answer your question directly but I am also building the Vera Cruise and would love to pace my build with someone else. If you can create a new thread I will follow it rather than hijack this thread. My thread is called Building the Vera Cruise in the power boats section.

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