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by mrintense
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2215
Views: 284669

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Well, got another lesson in Murphy's Law today. No matter how carefully you try plan things, there is usually something that gets missed. Here is my contribution to the Murphy Museum. In the scheme of things, it's no biggie and the fix was easy enough. This all occurred this afternoon when I was pla...
by mrintense
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle
Replies: 44
Views: 2288

Re: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle

This is a great thread Billy. As others have mentioned, we don't get a lot about the down the road upkeep requirements. Looks like she's going to shine once again.
by mrintense
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 756
Views: 119263

Re: Matt's Geronimo

I'll be putting two in front and two more in back. Both pairs will straddle the keel. Here's how I will be mounting them.

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by mrintense
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2215
Views: 284669

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

The downside to a boat is you need liquid water Oh, I don't know. Put one of these babies at the top of a snow covered hill and I bet it will slide pretty good!! :D :D One of the nice things about living in the south is that we are already getting 80 degree days. Last week when I was off, it got up...
by mrintense
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2215
Views: 284669

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Tom, Josh & Billy. Yes, Tom it actually is a play on the old outhouse motif. It's been a lot of work getting to this point, and there's still more to do, but here is the head box as of today. All the main veneering is completed with just some more smooth sanding and making of the door pan...
by mrintense
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2215
Views: 284669

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I am contemplating the two head box door panels and what I want them to look like. Here is an idea I came up with. Interested in opinions.

For reference, here is the head box as well.

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by mrintense
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2215
Views: 284669

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Steve. The rivet and panel lines are molded into the plastic but often get damaged when filling in and sanding seams (to hide the seams). Rivets can be replicated or restored with something like a ponce wheel (starred wheel on a handle) or individually (one at a time) with very small drill bi...
by mrintense
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2215
Views: 284669

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Tim, Steve, Fraser, and bossyF Say, have you tried some of that pour-on finish? one just combines the 2 parts and really whip it up then spread on with foamy or pour on .then use small propane torch lightly to get the bubbles in the finish.I used that on my fold-up table. I tried a similar ap...
by mrintense
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 150
Views: 15668

Re: Michael's ZIP

Mike, if you do go the the stain route, here are a couple of lessons I learned the hard way. First off, be sure to give the stain several days to cure if you go with gel or oil based stain. I never had any luck with getting a good finish with water based stain so I gave up on it. But perhaps I still...
by mrintense
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle
Replies: 44
Views: 2288

Re: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle

Nice work Billy. You and skip have a knack for producing high quality machine like work. :D :D
by mrintense
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2215
Views: 284669

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Bryan. Although I was not personally affected, the bomber was located fairly close, next city over. My son was a bit worried. Really a shame that society today drives people to do these sort of things! :? :? I had two more photos to post, but forgot them earlier. Now I am just waiting for all...
by mrintense
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2215
Views: 284669

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

And a couple more.....

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The aft facing of the head box will veneered with these pieces of Cherry.


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Epoxying the edge veneers to the head box cover.
by mrintense
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2215
Views: 284669

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Kelly, I am trying to get it to a usable state. So much to do on these cruisers! It's been a fairly productive week so far, lots of encapsulation has been completed, and I planed down the Cherry boards i bought for veneering the interior. Yesterday and today I spent making and fitting the ven...
by mrintense
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 573
Views: 56624

Re: Klondike Build

So far, my wiring has been one single LED light strip in the forward bow compartment and a wiring run (but no actual wire yet) in the anchor well for the eventual bow light. Getting ready to start planning the bilge pump wiring run soon. Hoping to keep mine fairly simple overall, but suspect it will...
by mrintense
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The first party boat
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Re: The first party boat

And so it begins again !! :D :D :D . Looking forward to seeing progress.

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