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by mrintense
Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2316
Views: 306525

Building The Vera Cruise

So I am getting ready to purchase lumber for the building form soon. The local big box retailer carries 2 x 6 x 16 Whitewood. Not knowing much about what whitewood means, I am wondering if this will work for the two main longitudinal members of the form or should I go with something more expensive (...
by mrintense
Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: David E Vera Cruise
Replies: 67
Views: 13283

Re: David E Vera Cruise

Hello David, I had a house in Kentucky that was similarly "remodeled". The guy had installed a sump pump in the crawlspace under the house. In order to get access to it, he cut a hole through the floor in one of the bedroom closets. That hole was right over a main floor joist, so he cut a ...
by mrintense
Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2316
Views: 306525

Building The Vera Cruise

I was concerned about the carlings and the gusset intersection as well. On Frame 5 the carling does intersect the gussets but I didn't put inlays on these gussets for that very reason. I did put veneers on them but the plan is to carefully drill any fastening holes that go through the veneer and the...
by mrintense
Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2316
Views: 306525

Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Neel and Craig, I am flattered by your comments. It's funny, because other than the wood inlays and the round end caps for the gussets, I am simply building the frames per instructions. The shininess is actually the multiple coats of epoxy from the encapsulation process. I figured that encaps...
by mrintense
Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 370
Views: 70799

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Coming along quickly Craig. Nice work so far.
by mrintense
Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Lake Powell Gathering July 11-13, 2014
Topic: Lake Powell Gathering July 11-13, 2014
Replies: 56
Views: 13315

Re: Lake Powell Gathering July 11-13, 2014

I wish I was in a position to go to this next year. I won't be so I can't make it. Not because of the boat, but because of major obligations financially. But if Lake Powell is anything like Lake Shasta in California, then those of you who are going, are going to absolutely love the trip. Please take...
by mrintense
Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Riveria update
Replies: 230
Views: 40203

Re: Aussie Riveria update

Carl ,tax bill how does that work. do you pay a tax on material bought or when boat is finished , Peter... Hi Peter, Both, actually. Items that I've purchased locally and in Texas I have had to pay sales tax when I buy them. But items purchased online typically don't get taxed at the time of purcha...
by mrintense
Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2316
Views: 306525

Building The Vera Cruise

I realized this evening that I am fast approaching a transition point in my build. I've been working my frames for a year now and I have become quite comfortable with everything I have to do on them. That work is nearly complete and soon I will begin the boat assembly process. This means that I am g...
by mrintense
Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Barrel Back Build
Replies: 88
Views: 19033

Re: Barrel Back Build

Well, taking advice from Carl, I re-read everything again and it seems that the "fine wood worker" in me misunderstood "Laps". Looking again I see that the boards are just layed against each other, not half-lapped like traditional woodworking. I also read some more and learned t...
by mrintense
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 370
Views: 70799

Re: SEA KNIGHT

I just wanted to mention that anybody interested in building the Sea Knight should find the original Popular Mechanics issues (I bought mine on Ebay). They are a real help due to the plans have color contrast and much crisper images than my actual Glen-L Plans which are much larger images but faint...
by mrintense
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Riveria update
Replies: 230
Views: 40203

Re: Aussie Riveria update

bill came from customs today, $410 import duties on $2.200 worth of gear. could have saved $410 if I had known to buy under $1.000 lots ,I also found out you need to spread your orders out over a few weeks ,because if customs connect them they will lump them together and charge you over the $1.000 ...
by mrintense
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: A place to build?
Replies: 4
Views: 1208

Re: A place to build?

I just saw, last weekend, a big boat being built in a temporary Quonset Hut. Canvas covered. They won't let me do that in my neighborhood. Bill Yeah, my HOA is pretty restrictive which is why I cannot extend the length of my Vera Cruise beyond the 21 feet available in my garage. No place else to bu...
by mrintense
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2316
Views: 306525

Building The Vera Cruise

Been a slow construction week because of weather and other things that had to be dealt with. I've started gluing up the stem and continued encapsulation of frame 5. Hoping to start buying lumber for the building form next week and begin the process of setting up the boat hull for construction. As al...
by mrintense
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: A place to build?
Replies: 4
Views: 1208

Re: A place to build?

One possibility is to consider property outside of a sub division where building it in your yard won't be a problem.
by mrintense
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: Advice and Opinions Please DC and Shorepower System
Replies: 27
Views: 5784

Re: Advice and Opinions Please DC and Shorepower System

If you haven't read it yet, consider purchasing the Electrical and Mechanical Systems book by Nigel Calder. This book is full of information that should help answer many of your questions. The title of the book may be slightly different from what I've stated here.

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