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by mrintense
Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Which design - Vera or Mai Tai
Replies: 15
Views: 5633

Re: Which design - Vera or Mai Tai

JB, Here is a link to a diesel engine from Hyundai with an attached sterndrive. Max weight combination is 725 pound. There is another model with a combined weight of 706 pounds. http://www.hyundaiseasallusa.com/pdf/D17021.pdf I don't have the time now to look into this further but i will be looking ...
by mrintense
Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Which design - Vera or Mai Tai
Replies: 15
Views: 5633

Re: Which design - Vera or Mai Tai

Thanks for that but what engine+drive can weight 700lbs? Mercruiser 3.0? I saw some doc it says it is 1000lbs+ Hi JB, I quite agree. It's looking like the I/O may not be doable. Perhaps if the boat's beam was wider, the weight limit would be higher, but the company specifically recommends against w...
by mrintense
Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3461
Views: 856771

Building The Vera Cruise

I've paid a visit to Austin Fine Lumber today to get a feel for the place, and to get some idea of what lumber I can get. Here's what I found so far: They carry African Mahogany and white Oak with the Mahogany available up to 14 feet in length and the oak up to about 12 feet. A bit short for some of...
by mrintense
Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Which design - Vera or Mai Tai
Replies: 15
Views: 5633

Which design - Vera or Mai Tai

So I heard back from Glen L Marine today on my questions. I'm sure these will not answer answer everything because I'm sure to have missed some questions when I wrote the email The weight of the engine AND the I/O drive must are included in the 700lbs weight limit for the I/O option on the Vera Crui...
by mrintense
Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 10000 Raptor brads later...
Replies: 15
Views: 4249

Re: 10000 Raptor brads later...

You can clamp a feather board to hold your board tight against the fence. Clamp it just ahead of the saw blade. As for bogging down, are you using a thin kerf blade for ripping. I found some 8 inch thin kerf that are really thinner than a 10 inch thin kerf and dont bog down as easily. Good advice. ...
by mrintense
Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SeaPea's Riviera build
Replies: 78
Views: 25856

Re: SeaPea's Riviera build

What's the pros/cons for keeping the stringers long to allow for a swim platform? I am not a Naval Architect but something you might want to consider is how the swim platform at that height might affect how the boat runs under power. Most swim platforms I have seen are a bit higher up on the backsi...
by mrintense
Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Choosing between a jig saw and a band saw
Replies: 7
Views: 4263

Re: Choosing between a jig saw and a band saw

Decided to go with the jig saw. Buying a Bosch JS470 today. Not top of the line but mostly good reviews and powerful enough.
by mrintense
Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Which design - Vera or Mai Tai
Replies: 15
Views: 5633

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: 1738

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: 5633

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: 4263

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: 3461
Views: 856771

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: 4263

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: 3461
Views: 856771

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: 3461
Views: 856771

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...

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