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by mrintense
Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2163
Views: 266221

Building The Vera Cruise

Yay, another milestone reached today. I placed my order for the lumber. It's not a complete order but enough to get me started and keep me busy for a couple of months. I'll be able to cut out and build the frames as well as the keel. I'm hoping to acquire the plywood for the stem, breasthook, and kn...
by mrintense
Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: WA. Sea Knight project
Replies: 111
Views: 14763

Re: WA. Sea Knight project

I am also enjoying reading about your Vera Cruz build. I really like that design and like the Sea Knight very Classic looking. I like them as well. I considered the Sea Knight for a long time but finally decided on the Vera Cruise because I wanted a bigger boat. Now if I can just get past the plann...
by mrintense
Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: remember to spay or neuter your Sea Knight
Replies: 6
Views: 1579

Re: remember to spay or neuter your Sea Knight

While I don't want to get distracted by building models of my boat right now, I do believe I may do this later because I would like to have a desktop model about 18" long that I can show off. But it will have to wait until the real thing is completed. :) Those models do look pretty cool though....
by mrintense
Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2163
Views: 266221

Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks for the clarification Iggy. You've confirmed what I suspected about the thickness issue as well as what I thought I understood about the rough cut material. What I haven't figured out yet is how to determine what sizes and how much of the rough lumber to get (if I decide to go this route). Wh...
by mrintense
Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: WA. Sea Knight project
Replies: 111
Views: 14763

Re: WA. Sea Knight project

Craig Aho wrote:Kind of tough working alone.


Craig, your never alone, we're here, but I hear you. I will also be working solo. There are times when it would be nice to be able to bounce ideas off of others and get immediate feedback, or ask someone to "hold something for a sec".
by mrintense
Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2163
Views: 266221

Building The Vera Cruise

Lumber - Just when I thought I had it figured out!! So I was all ready to order my lumber two days ago . I had compiled a purchase list and submitted a request for quotes to various lumber yards based upon board foot prices previously obtained from each yard. Well to my surprise the prices were quit...
by mrintense
Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Limbers in battens
Replies: 5
Views: 944

Re: Limbers in battens

So considering the possibility of these limbers getting clogged on occasion, would there be any advantage in rounding the edges of the limbers at the sides of the battens (the semi-circle opening)? The idea of course is to smooth the flow of water past the opening and give something like a leaf less...
by mrintense
Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2163
Views: 266221

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Well a few pieces of information today. I emailed two other lumber yards within a few hours of my home and was surprised to see considerable differences in the prices of plywood as well as hardwoods. So now I have to re-evaluate and consider whether I want to go locally (and pay more) or go further ...
by mrintense
Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Which design - Vera or Mai Tai
Replies: 15
Views: 2507

Re: Which design - Vera or Mai Tai

JB, Here is a link to a diesel engine from Hyundai with an attached sterndrive. Max weight combination is 725 pound. There is another model with a combined weight of 706 pounds. http://www.hyundaiseasallusa.com/pdf/D17021.pdf I don't have the time now to look into this further but i will be looking ...
by mrintense
Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Which design - Vera or Mai Tai
Replies: 15
Views: 2507

Re: Which design - Vera or Mai Tai

Thanks for that but what engine+drive can weight 700lbs? Mercruiser 3.0? I saw some doc it says it is 1000lbs+ Hi JB, I quite agree. It's looking like the I/O may not be doable. Perhaps if the boat's beam was wider, the weight limit would be higher, but the company specifically recommends against w...
by mrintense
Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2163
Views: 266221

Building The Vera Cruise

I've paid a visit to Austin Fine Lumber today to get a feel for the place, and to get some idea of what lumber I can get. Here's what I found so far: They carry African Mahogany and white Oak with the Mahogany available up to 14 feet in length and the oak up to about 12 feet. A bit short for some of...
by mrintense
Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Which design - Vera or Mai Tai
Replies: 15
Views: 2507

Which design - Vera or Mai Tai

So I heard back from Glen L Marine today on my questions. I'm sure these will not answer answer everything because I'm sure to have missed some questions when I wrote the email The weight of the engine AND the I/O drive must are included in the 700lbs weight limit for the I/O option on the Vera Crui...
by mrintense
Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 10000 Raptor brads later...
Replies: 15
Views: 2104

Re: 10000 Raptor brads later...

You can clamp a feather board to hold your board tight against the fence. Clamp it just ahead of the saw blade. As for bogging down, are you using a thin kerf blade for ripping. I found some 8 inch thin kerf that are really thinner than a 10 inch thin kerf and dont bog down as easily. Good advice. ...
by mrintense
Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SeaPea's Riviera build
Replies: 78
Views: 15990

Re: SeaPea's Riviera build

What's the pros/cons for keeping the stringers long to allow for a swim platform? I am not a Naval Architect but something you might want to consider is how the swim platform at that height might affect how the boat runs under power. Most swim platforms I have seen are a bit higher up on the backsi...
by mrintense
Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Choosing between a jig saw and a band saw
Replies: 7
Views: 2571

Re: Choosing between a jig saw and a band saw

Decided to go with the jig saw. Buying a Bosch JS470 today. Not top of the line but mostly good reviews and powerful enough.

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