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by mrintense
Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2438
Views: 351589

Building The Vera Cruise

Building form is now stiff and attached to the floor. I also got four of the six frames positioned on the form. Took me a few hours to accomplish this because I wanted to make sure that all the frames are level, centered, and otherwise correctly positioned. It also took me a few tries to get the par...
by mrintense
Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:18 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Builders Who Make Wooden Templates Of Boat Frame Components
Replies: 21
Views: 3460

Re: Builders Who Make Wooden Templates Of Boat Frame Compone

I found that my frames were inaccurate when I laid them out tracing over the blueprints. Perhaps this is because I was not careful enough stretching them out or perhaps they had shrunk a bit in the blueprinting process. I also found it difficult to get the frames correct when you have to flip over t...
by mrintense
Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO PICTURES?
Replies: 7
Views: 1420

Re: GERONIMO PICTURES?

When you go to add a new posting, there is a section below the area you are typing in that is titled ""Upload Attachment". IN that section there is a button labeled "Choose File" clicking on that will allow you to browse to your pictures on your computer. Once you've selecte...
by mrintense
Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2438
Views: 351589

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

A single diagonal brace on every other frame will stiffen it. It will make it a pain to get underneath. Bill Carl.... Everything looks great and your patience is starting to show.... Maybe you could put "X" cross braces on the building form uprights. I would think that may stabilize every...
by mrintense
Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2438
Views: 351589

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Progress has been slow these last 10 days. I've completed bracing the building form and I added cardboard under the entire area to protect against future spills and drips. I started to attach it to the floor but I found that my approach was insufficient as the form can still rock from side to side, ...
by mrintense
Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Thinking of building a Stiletto
Replies: 1
Views: 689

Re: Thinking of building a Stiletto

Picking a boat is a personal decision, but in order to help you decide, it would be necessary to know how and where you intend to use the boat.
by mrintense
Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Titan trip 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1171

Re: Titan trip 2013

That sounds simply fabulous. I would love to do something like that. Great photos.
by mrintense
Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: PAINT THE FRAME?
Replies: 6
Views: 986

Re: PAINT THE FRAME?

I epoxied my frames before the assembly process. It's much easier to do while they are lying down on the table. Also much easier to clean off the blush. I will be painting my frames as well but this will be after the hull is flipped. I'm mainly doing it this way because I am unsure how things will g...
by mrintense
Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Windshield Brackets
Replies: 9
Views: 1699

Re: Windshield Brackets

This looks like a possible source to get something accomplished for my own build. I won't need those types of windshield brackets but I have a photo of a center light post that I want to add. It needs some chrome pieces and I've been wondering how I was going to get them made.

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by mrintense
Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: David E Vera Cruise
Replies: 67
Views: 14140

Re: David E Vera Cruise

I haven't really researched this yet but I was considering one of those nice small Honda generators. It may not be enough but I will make that determination when I actually get to a point of reading up on them and I have a better idea of what my electrical needs will be.
by mrintense
Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 434
Views: 88188

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Hang in there Craig, You've often commented that you appreciate the work I am doing, but I can tell you that I too tend to get ahead of myself and have to "Fix Things". Just take a look at pictures of my building form in my build thread and you will see that I had to add leg extensions to ...
by mrintense
Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Torpedo transom
Replies: 6
Views: 2161

Re: Torpedo transom

I totally agree. I've had my eye on this design for quite awhile and would love to see one built here. Please do post pictures.
by mrintense
Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Minnesota
Replies: 213
Views: 50059

Re: Squirt in Minnesota

Thanks Mike for adding your info to Steve's. The two together make this issue a bit clearer to me. I'm getting close to a point where I will be adding chines and sheer to my Vera Cruise and this will be something I will watch for. Thanks Steve for the photo which has clarified the process I will be ...
by mrintense
Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2438
Views: 351589

Building The Vera Cruise

Well I got the garage rearranged and it looks like the building form can be stationary, although it is going to be tight around frames 3 and 4. I put the remaining frames on the form just to make sure the clearance would be okay. Kind of like building a boat while in a sleeping bag! :lol: 20130818_1...
by mrintense
Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Arizona Gentry build ?
Replies: 55
Views: 8380

Re: Arizona Gentry build ?

When you get this worked out, you should draw up plans and offer them for sale. I think the general idea might be adaptable to other runabout designs.

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