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by mrintense
Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2440
Views: 353746

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Roberta., I occasionally stand approximately where I will be seated when driving the boat and realize just how big it is going to be. I am going to have to be extra careful when maneuvering around obstacles because of the very long nose. As an update, I will be ordering hardware in the next d...
by mrintense
Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 776
Views: 125878

Re: Utility build

So it begins. Adding skin to the boat is probably one of the bigger moments in the boats construction because you can really see the shape coming together. I can't wait until I get to that point on my build.

Looking really cool.
by mrintense
Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24
Replies: 1499
Views: 248353

Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

Looking great Bill,

I always enjoy seeing your posts. Definitely going to be a big boat. It will be cool in a couple of years to compare our two boats side by side.
by mrintense
Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress
Replies: 184
Views: 51229

Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Cool picture of the interior. I'm assuming those metal structures are battery hold downs. I have never actually looked at a marine deep cell battery before and didn't realize they are considerably bigger than automobile batteries.

The boat is looking great Dave. Can't wait to see her painted.
by mrintense
Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Using epoxy in a poorly insulated garage during winter
Replies: 3
Views: 1540

Re: Using epoxy in a poorly insulated garage during winter

Two problems that I can see. The first and easier to fix is the temp of the epoxy. If kept in the garage, it will normally be cold and even heating the garage up will take some time before the epoxy itself is warmed up. You could keep it in the house and solve this problem. The bigger problem is the...
by mrintense
Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question on optional chine slots
Replies: 1
Views: 676

Re: Question on optional chine slots

Hello Skip, My experience with the Vera Cruise was that the slots for battens should wait until you have the frames on the building form. The chine slots could be rough cut at frame assembly but I think it will be just as easy to do them after the frames are mounted. My batten slots were laid out bu...
by mrintense
Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Weight And balance
Replies: 11
Views: 2024

Re: Weight And balance

That makes sense. I saw the other reference to the center of balance and was trying to make some correlation between that and the overal length. But the waterline length makes more sense. Thanks.
by mrintense
Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2440
Views: 353746

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Short update. Still saving for hardware before I continue the build. I should be able to order hardware this week which means that I can continue building sometime next week. It's really hard waiting around for these kinds of things. I've been working on a simple balance program to aid in placing it...
by mrintense
Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Weight And balance
Replies: 11
Views: 2024

Re: Weight And balance

Okay, I feel pretty stupid about this but I have confirmed that the boat is indeed initially balanced assuming all equipment on board. Confirmation came from Gayle, from the inboard installation book, and from the Glen L newsletter as well as other individuals on this forum that have more common sen...
by mrintense
Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Weight And balance
Replies: 11
Views: 2024

Re: Weight And balance

Carl I've done this all my semi-adult life. It works like this. If you move weight back 2' from the CB, then you need to move 2 times that weight forward of the CB. Or, half that weight 4' forward. Or the same weight 2' forward. Just weight x distance = weight x distance. The CB will always be the ...
by mrintense
Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Weight And balance
Replies: 11
Views: 2024

Re: Weight And balance

I've confused these terms before when speaking or writing about them. But basically I am talking about the boats balance across it's center of gravity. I call it center of balance out of habit but it's center of gravity that I am talking about. The question still remains though, is this CG determine...
by mrintense
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Weight And balance
Replies: 11
Views: 2024

Weight And balance

This may be a stupid question and may indeed been answered somewhere in one of the forums, but I have not been able to find the answer yet. I already know that when I begin placing items of any significant weight in the boat, that I am going to have to try and place them so that the boat maintains i...
by mrintense
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Construction Barn Started
Replies: 36
Views: 6815

Re: Construction Barn Started

I agree with Dave on this. I too am interested in this build because I enjoy it when people take the long view towards a project like this. Keep up the good work and good luck with your project.
by mrintense
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 776
Views: 125878

Re: Utility build

When screwing on the planking, should I be countersinking the screw heads & filling the holes, or should I just plan on sanding the screw heads down later? Mike, with plywood you DO NOT want to countersink as this will weaken the plywood. If you plan to fiberglass over the screw holes, you shou...
by mrintense
Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 776
Views: 125878

Re: Utility build

Looking good Mike. Wish I could say I was getting closer to that point. I will be in various waiting modes over the next several months as funds become available for more work.

Keep up the good work and I will be following this closely.

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