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by mrintense
Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3462
Views: 857906

Building The Vera Cruise

I'm laying out the bottom piece of frame one and I have a concern about the end of the frame. The instructions state that frames are molded to a minimum 3 inches. I take this to mean that the inside edge should be at least 3inches from the outside edge. My patterns provide only the outside contour o...
by mrintense
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3462
Views: 857906

Building The Vera Cruise

Well I got my first order of lumber today. Two sheets of plywood and nine mahogany boards. I have a few things to get setup and then I plan on starting to cut out the frames. It might be a few weeks before I can actually assemble them but I can get everything cut out and ready to go. Finally, starti...
by mrintense
Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Flying Saucer
Replies: 5
Views: 2544

Re: Flying Saucer

Can't say for sure on your plans but I had a similar question about the height on my form. The plans say 46" above ground (I think that was the number - don't have plans in front of me) but didn't say above or below the piece of wood. I found the answer in the building instructions. So you might hav...
by mrintense
Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Nostalgic Boat Building Quotes
Replies: 4
Views: 2471

Re: Nostalgic Boat Building Quotes

Iggy wrote:"Art is never finished, only abandoned." - Leonardo da Vinci
Gives me an idea for a boat name

"Never Finished, Never Abandoned"
by mrintense
Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3462
Views: 857906

Building The Vera Cruise

So I have read what appears to be a consistent theme in gluing, namely don't over clamp. But just what does that mean. It sounds like using spring clamps would be too much. So the alternatives are pipe and slide type clamps. If using these, then is the pressure just enough to hold the parts together...
by mrintense
Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Key Largo and trailer
Replies: 4
Views: 1644

Re: Key Largo and trailer

Don't overlook the height issue either. Most garage door openings are fairly low and a boat on a trailer is going to be sticking up in the air quite a ways. My boat is short enough to fit in the garage but the only way to get it in there after she's built is to put it on a very short dollar (not eve...
by mrintense
Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3462
Views: 857906

Building The Vera Cruise

The idea is to have also easy access to the bottom of the hull when you add the battens, bottom skins and fiberglass it. If the form is low this will give you access to the inside from the top as you can add the battens after the sides are skinned. The extra height didnt seem to affect the flip but...
by mrintense
Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3462
Views: 857906

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I applied a simple formula. Take what you need in rough stock (planed in my case) and add 30% wastage. So whle I calculated 70 bdft to frame my boat hull, motorwell & top deck, I ordered 100 bdft (a little bit over 30% waste). Iggy, I thought of this approach as well but I was not confident enough ...
by mrintense
Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3462
Views: 857906

Building The Vera Cruise

I'm looking over the plans for the building form. The instructions state that the top of the fore and aft timbers be 43" from the ground. By my estimates, that will put the sheer approximately 6" from the ground. Even under the best of circumstances I cannot see myself squeezing through that small o...
by mrintense
Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3462
Views: 857906

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: 28338

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: 2293

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. Nice...
by mrintense
Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3462
Views: 857906

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: 28338

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: 3462
Views: 857906

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...

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