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by mrintense
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cold Molding Instead of Plywood Sheeting
Replies: 12
Views: 1332

Cold Molding Instead of Plywood Sheeting

Perhaps this has been answered in the past. The Vera Cruise is defined as using plywood sheeting for the hull. Looking at the photos by various builders shows this as the method used in those boats. However, I like the idea of cold molded more than the idea of using plywood sheeting. It just seems t...
by mrintense
Wed May 23, 2012 4:00 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building a 21 foot boat in a 21 foot garage
Replies: 25
Views: 3684

Re: Building a 21 foot boat in a 21 foot garage

If using a moving platform to build on, any uneven places in the floor can cause the platform to distort. Be sure to level and brace the platform before fastening/epoxying any pieces. I leveled and screwed temporary legs to my platform so the boat would stay straight. Once the epoxy cured, unscrewe...
by mrintense
Mon May 21, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building a 21 foot boat in a 21 foot garage
Replies: 25
Views: 3684

Re: Building a 21 foot boat in a 21 foot garage

A temporary shelter is out of the question. My HOA would never allow that. But the castered form will work. I think I can manage with that
by mrintense
Sun May 20, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building a 21 foot boat in a 21 foot garage
Replies: 25
Views: 3684

Re: Building a 21 foot boat in a 21 foot garage

I looked at the diagonal option as well. The layout of my garage precludes that. But I've been doing some additional investigation and it looks like the locking casters and movable form are going to do fine. If I mount them away from the transom end of the form I can roll it out enough to provide cl...
by mrintense
Sat May 19, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building a 21 foot boat in a 21 foot garage
Replies: 25
Views: 3684

Re: Building a 21 foot boat in a 21 foot garage

Bruce, Thanks for the response. I have been considering a movable frame, but was concerned about keeping it still when doing some of the heavy twisting, etc (processes that will tend to move the form around). It looks from the photos of your form that you used locking casters. Were these adequate to...
by mrintense
Sat May 19, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building a 21 foot boat in a 21 foot garage
Replies: 25
Views: 3684

Building a 21 foot boat in a 21 foot garage

Okay, so I am actively trying to determine which design of power boat I want to build. I'm leaning heavily towards the 21 foot Vera Cruise. Here is my dilemma. The boat is 21 foot overall length and so is my garage (there's about 3 inches to spare). I am already resigned to the fact that when I get ...
by mrintense
Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Project Completed!
Replies: 16
Views: 2931

Re: Project Completed!

Lt1Mike wrote:Thanks to all in the forum that helped with this journey!


Well I'm too new to have helped but that is some mighty fine work. Congratulations.
by mrintense
Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Getting started on research and looking for opinions
Replies: 10
Views: 2016

Re: Getting started on research and looking for opinions

Get your point, go for an inboard, then with your experience in car engines you might be able to rig up a car air conditioning unit in your cab 8) Hey perhaps I can add a small garage for a jet ski. :lol: Seriously though, while AC would be nice I think I'll pass on that. I don't want to go overboa...
by mrintense
Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 12
Views: 2435

Re: Introducing myself

I am building the Overnighter right now. and I already have the plans for the Vera Cruise. I think it is a nice choice if you go that route. Good luck on making a choice it is not easy. I had to go look up the overniter. I've been so focused on larger boats that I skimmed right over anything less t...
by mrintense
Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Getting started on research and looking for opinions
Replies: 10
Views: 2016

Re: Getting started on research and looking for opinions

Hi and welcome,Don't give up on the runabouts just yet I built the malahini and here in Ireland it's not so much to get out of the sun but the rain, I just lay down under the deck and look out at the world :D even when I go on trips with the boat I put the cover over the boat and sleep in it. Sad I...
by mrintense
Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Getting started on research and looking for opinions
Replies: 10
Views: 2016

Re: Getting started on research and looking for opinions

Of the two you picked,which do you prefer,inboard or outboard? Well, I'm not sure at this point. I've never owned a boat and only have limited experience with them. I'm inclined towards the inboard only because its more like the auto engines I'm familiar with. Plus I have concerns about transom str...
by mrintense
Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Getting started on research and looking for opinions
Replies: 10
Views: 2016

Re: Getting started on research and looking for opinions

I would prefer the Monsoon for the hull shape (inner curve). Yes I noticed that as well and I'm leaning in that direction myself. The hard part of this is that I'm also absolutely in love with the runabouts but practicality (at least in my case) as well a certain amount of desire dictate a cudy cab...
by mrintense
Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neverending saga
Replies: 488
Views: 35008

Re: And we have launch with action shots

Wow Dave, I just went through all the pictures you had on Picasa. Simply amazing. It was like watching you build the whole thing. All the time I'm sitting there with a grin on my face and can't wait for the day I get to start on mine. Congratulations on a beautiful boat.
by mrintense
Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Getting started on research and looking for opinions
Replies: 10
Views: 2016

Getting started on research and looking for opinions

Hopefully you all are like me and like to give opinions on things. For those who don't know who I am yet, my name is Carl Smoot and I introduced myself on the intro board earlier this week. There I mentioned that I was looking into a cruiser style boat and so far had narrowed it down to two choices,...
by mrintense
Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 12
Views: 2435

Re: Introducing myself

Well I was quite busy yesterday so I couldn't respond. Mistakes don't worry me too much unless they are the expensive variety. But I am definitely one of the chair and cooler crowd. I'll make sure something is the way I want and that I understand what I need to do before doing it. Of course that doe...

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