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by mrintense
Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Novice Epoxy Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1974

Re: Novice Epoxy Question

Use wax paper to prevent bonding. Cardboard will bond so you don't want to use that. Depending upon where you are doing this, I would recommend putting something to protect the floor from drips and spills. Three coats is the minimum for encapsulation. I found it to be sufficient on my own build. Dep...
by mrintense
Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 18
Views: 4231

Re: Merry Christmas

A bit late, but Merry Christmas everyone and Happy New Year.
by mrintense
Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Some advice please
Replies: 4
Views: 1668

Re: Some advice please

At the very least, you will need to pick up "Boatbuilding With Plywood" by Glen L Witt and "Inboard Motor Installations" by Ken Hankinson and Glen Witt. Both of these are available from the Glen L site and are must haves for these projects. There are many others out there which you will probably wan...
by mrintense
Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2594
Views: 451344

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Well, for what its worth, frame 6 is now epoxied into position. It took me awhile to get to this point because I wanted to make absolutely sure that this frame was in the correct position since it didn't have the benefit of positive locators on the building form like the other frames. There were num...
by mrintense
Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2594
Views: 451344

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Well I'm jazzed today. Yesterday, I got several useful additions to my tools. I also finalized the positioning of frame 6 (my last frame). Finalizing that location gave me the confidence to go ahead today and start prepping for epoxying it in place tomorrow (weather permitting). And best of all, I o...
by mrintense
Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress
Replies: 184
Views: 61831

Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Very nice Dave. The lights really add to the look of the boat. watching your boat progress gets me all excited to get mine flipped and start working on the topside. The hull is satisfying, but it's the top that everyone sees and it's the top where you best get to express your creativity. Great work!
by mrintense
Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Epiphany
Replies: 88
Views: 24754

Re: The Epiphany

This is looking great Bob. Now what we really need is a shot from a bit further back so we can see the entire boat. This is another of those projects that simply amaze me. I get a alll twisted in knots when I have to make slight deviations from the plans. Here you are practically building a complete...
by mrintense
Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1936
Views: 384533

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Now, Roberta, you wouldn't happen to be shooting for a launch date sometime in the early summer, perhaps at a a large body of blue water in Utah? :wink: All kidding aside, your progress is amazing. I love how fast this is coming together. I am interested in your fix for the too narrow frame. This is...
by mrintense
Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2594
Views: 451344

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Just realized I forgot the photo of where frame 6 is in it's "tentative" final position.
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by mrintense
Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2594
Views: 451344

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

And some more
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by mrintense
Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2594
Views: 451344

Building The Vera Cruise

The weather started off cold and rainy this morning, but then cleared up and actually became quite pleasant. Needless to say, I took the opportunity to get some work done on the boat. Fortunately, I had already glued the stem into position the other day and already cleaned up the epoxy, so I didn't ...
by mrintense
Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1936
Views: 384533

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

You guys are too kind!! I had trouble getting into the shop today as my head is getting too big to fit through the doorway!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Roberta :D :D :D :D Look at this way. Maybe if you make the doorway bigger, you'll be able to use it to get the boat out later! :lol: I want to...
by mrintense
Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 Georgia build
Replies: 236
Views: 77905

Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Sorry about hijacking this thread for this, but Bob Smith, can you you give us an update on your half and half build?
by mrintense
Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 13
Views: 1843

Re: New Guy

Carl, I've read some of your blog, and can surely identify with the paydaying process of boat building! (By the way, that is a beautiful boat design!) When I built my "Micro", it was a 2 year process, which started in central GA, and finished up in Clearwater FL. -- snipped -- I'm rambeling in the ...
by mrintense
Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2594
Views: 451344

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

just curious, how much less is "slightly less"? 3/4 inch. But I also verified with two other builders that they had the same dimensions. So.......... As long as frame 6 meets up with the sheer and chine correctly, I am not going to worry about that dimension too much. The weather has improved enoug...