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by mrintense
Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Which design - Vera or Mai Tai
Replies: 15
Views: 2717

Re: Which design - Vera or Mai Tai

belphil wrote:Did you get response from Glen-L?


Hi JB,

So far no response. I don't really expect anything before tomorrow at the earliest.
by mrintense
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from Ottawa, Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

Re: Hi from Ottawa, Canada

Doug52 wrote:Also, can anyone recommend some good reading for building a wood boat?


The "Boatbuilding With Plywood" book by Glen Witt from the Glen L site is a must and cover's this subject quite thoroughly.
by mrintense
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Which design - Vera or Mai Tai
Replies: 15
Views: 2717

Re: Which design - Vera or Mai Tai

However the con is that the Mai Tai’s cabin layout is too small for me compared to the Vera. JB, Would a larger boat be out of the question? For me the Vera was a natural choice because it will fit in my garage while I am building it and I only intend on using it in local lakes. I would certainly b...
by mrintense
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Choosing between a jig saw and a band saw
Replies: 7
Views: 2641

Re: Choosing between a jig saw and a band saw

I have got this far and don't have a band saw. I had a very old Black and Decker jig saw that died on the first day. Went a got a Bosch Jig saw and have never looked back. I too couldn't really afford to buy a band saw as well. One thing a band saw cannot do. A band saw cannot cut overhanging plywo...
by mrintense
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2214
Views: 283082

Building The Vera Cruise

I suggest you buy the book http://www.boatdesigns.com/Inboard-Moto ... fo/12-431/ It is more for pure inboard installation but does have a section on i/o units that is where I fist found out about it. Actually I do have that book and I missed that part. Went back and looked and sure enough, there i...
by mrintense
Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Choosing between a jig saw and a band saw
Replies: 7
Views: 2641

Choosing between a jig saw and a band saw

I am evaluating some initial tool purchases for my upcoming boat build. I have some funds to purchase lumber but not all I will need for the project. That's okay because I can buy it as I need it. However, one item I must choose is some form of cutting tool. I have a table saw for ripping lumber. I ...
by mrintense
Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2214
Views: 283082

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Wow, Rod, I hadn't heard that before about the angle of the transom! Thank God for this forum to let me know about these things before I start. I sent off an email to Glen L this afternoon with some questions. Hopefully the answers will allow me to continue forward with the I/O. I still would rather...
by mrintense
Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2214
Views: 283082

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, Where are you planning to purchase your lumber? I am right down I-35 from you in New Braunfels and have started researching lumber suppliers in the area for my upcoming build. Alamo Hardwoods in SA seems to be my best (and maybe only) local choice here for mahogany, teak, etc. , but it's alwa...
by mrintense
Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Vacuum Wrapping Veneered Planks
Replies: 6
Views: 3131

Re: Vacuum Wrapping Veneered Planks

When I worked at United Airlines, we used the venturi system exclusively when doing smaller repairs to composite aircraft components. Provided you have a continuous air supply at a high enough pressure (say around 100 PSI) you can can get some pretty serious vacuum. That being said, it did require a...
by mrintense
Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2214
Views: 283082

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi JB, I remember reading somewhere that the weight consideration for the I/O does include the weight of the stern drive, which is why I am concerned about using this option. As for HP, what I like about the Mercruiser 3.0L is that I can expect approx 95 HP from it. A similarly powered O/B will be m...
by mrintense
Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chine logs and sheer clamps
Replies: 6
Views: 1423

Re: Chine logs and sheer clamps

I get how you can laminate pieces like the stem together but how do you do it to join 2 shorter pieces? I haven't actually done this yet (or anything else on my build as far as wood work goes) but I believe what Iggy was talking about was several strips of shorter length laminated in such a fashion...
by mrintense
Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2214
Views: 283082

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Rod, Enclosed new drawing, hope it make sense with position of petrol tank and water tank is per Glen-L Vera plan. The choice of engine is as per Carl early message for a Mercruiser 3.0 L. Hi JB, Have you evaluated the weight of these items yet? I haven't had a chance to look at my plans yet reg...
by mrintense
Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2214
Views: 283082

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I think it shows the curve of the outside of that frame member. The dimension is the deviation from a straight line at the center. If you laid out the frames, you would measure this distance out and bend a batten to connect the end points and this point. It would provide the curve the designer inte...
by mrintense
Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2214
Views: 283082

Building The Vera Cruise

Plans Help Needed I've been looking at the section drawings of the frames, comparing them to the full size patterns, trying to determine what size lumber to buy. On every section drawing, there is a dimension given that I cannot figure out what it is for. It is shown on the less detailed portion of...
by mrintense
Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2214
Views: 283082

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Denon Osterman wrote: I'd second using some slightly thicker (say 3/16)


I agree with that assessment. I'm still putting my lumber purchase plan together and that was one of the things I was worried about as well.

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