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by mrintense
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 512
Views: 76555

Re: New member from oregon

Josh, the cutwater looks awesome!. Great job on that. That band saw is too cool!. They knew how to make tools in those days. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the fore deck. I still haven't decided what I am going to do with mine.
by mrintense
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 364
Views: 56436

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Hey Craig, looking really good. I've been looking at the gap pictures trying to come up with some ideas. I can only come up with two that make sense. Option 1 is to add a small wedge at the aft end to take up the larger gap and don't worry about the small gaps in the middle. The wedge might be a lit...
by mrintense
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2086
Views: 226697

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

It's very unfortunate that the people in south Texas are having to deal with Harvey. I know that this is very distressing and I hope for the best for all affected. This storm is incredibly big. Here in Austin, approximately 250 miles away we are getting great amounts of rain. One can only hunker dow...
by mrintense
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 159
Views: 25379

Re: modified malahini

When you glass the bottom, you are going to need to feather sand the overlap area so you'll probably want to do a wet out and first fill, then feather sand, apply the second side the same way and smooth sand, then do a final fill coat over the entire hull for an even finish. Depending upon how aggre...
by mrintense
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Starpath 44 project boat
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Starpath 44 project boat

Based upon my own experience with building the smaller Vera Cruise, I suspect this is either for an owner that couldn't (or wouldn't) complete the boat, or someone who has since picked the project up and decided for whatever reason to not finish. These big boats take a sizable amount of time and mon...
by mrintense
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 159
Views: 25379

Re: modified malahini

Thanks Carl. How long did they last? How many did you go through? Each one was a one time use so you would need to find a source where the costs are low. Or do what I did and buy them as you need them. I would order 10 at a time so the order cost wasn't too expensive. It would have been more conven...
by mrintense
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 467
Views: 54320

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

I think this desire to get the boat into the water is the hardest part of building, especially when it comes with having to do something as tedious as sanding. After five years of building, I get this feeling quite often and have to keep telling myself to take my time. One thing that I find that doe...
by mrintense
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 159
Views: 25379

Re: modified malahini

Bryan, I had great luck using the thin foam rollers for applying epoxy when I fiberglassed my hull bottom. What I liked about it was that the finish was fairly smooth compared to if I had spread it with a squeegee. I didn't use peel ply afterwards although that would have probably improved the finis...
by mrintense
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2086
Views: 226697

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Making incremental progress this week. I've had to spend time repairing my daughters car after a fender bender and of course the heat down here isn't letting up. On the boat, I've been basically getting the floor supports for the area between frames 4 and 5 ready for installation. Not a lot off prog...
by mrintense
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2086
Views: 226697

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

:D Looks good ,Carl.What are you doing with the berth edge along hull? <snipped> Thanks Tim, I know what you mean about stuff sliding down into the bilge. Same thing happens in automobiles with the seats. One Idea I have is to attach sunbrella fabric along the lower edge of the wall (below cushion ...
by mrintense
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2086
Views: 226697

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Sure am looking forward to a little cooler weather. These 100+ days are killer. But I am making some more progress. The V berth platform has been fitted and the installation holes and threaded inserts installed. Next step is to determine what size opening for access panels I want to have, or I might...
by mrintense
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Launching Aquatron - Glen-L Amp Eater
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: Launching Aquatron - Glen-L Amp Eater

Congratulations Capt Dave, Ah the electric boat, I very much wish I could go this route on my Vera Cruise, but it's just not practically at this time. Technology needs to get better.

She looks great. Hopefully you can get the video issues worked out.
by mrintense
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2086
Views: 226697

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Pete, Bill, and Matt, thanks for the responses. There were a couple of things I was seeing that were confusing me. The automatic centrifugal pumps are too tall for my purposes, but the non automatic 1100's (Rule 27D) will fit fine. With a separate switch I can get them all under the floor. Pete, you...
by mrintense
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2086
Views: 226697

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Bilge Pump question for those of you in the know. I would like to place a higher capacity bilge pump in the cabin area under the floor and have been looking at various options. I've heard that Rule pumps are good choices and I have looked at the 1000 and above gph models. However all of them seem to...
by mrintense
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2086
Views: 226697

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

What is the white crossbar with the fasteners in it for? I assume you're mounting something there. I'm sorry, I might not have made that very clear in previous posts. This area under the V berth, being odd shaped, is currently an unknown for me. In other words, I am not sure what I want to do with ...

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