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by DrBryanJ
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2806
Views: 525556

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Just a thought Carl, but why not get a 2x10 or 2x12 and cut your curve.. Put your laminations between the two cuts and clamp everything together? or just use one side and clamp to it instead of blocks?
by DrBryanJ
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new member in Florida
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: new member in Florida

Welcome. Many of us here have little or no experience. It is doable. Get boat building with plywood book. Study up and get started.
by DrBryanJ
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fuel tank restraint, padding, anti-chafe
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Re: Fuel tank restraint, padding, anti-chafe

Moeller says to allow for expansion in all directions. For my tank (a 19 gallon bow tank) that is about 1". I have 1/2" neoprene pad under the tank and I cut strips of the same pad to place under the straps. It takes about 1 month for the expansion at which point I expect the padding to be mostly co...
by DrBryanJ
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member From Nebraska
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Re: New Member From Nebraska

Many builders here have used donor boats for various parts. Considering the cost of and availability of hardware, $1000 probably isn't too bad. Does it have a usable engine and transmission? If so, even better.
by DrBryanJ
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2806
Views: 525556

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl: Sorry, I can't be much help on the fuel tanks. I'm sure you will figure it out though. I was researching bilge vents and blowers yesterday and came across your discussion on another forum about what you are planning. Have you come up with any thoughts or solutions?
by DrBryanJ
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Maritime Malahini
Replies: 25
Views: 5085

Re: Maritime Malahini

Jim, nice work. Raising the construction frame is almost a necessity in my opinion. I raised mine and still had difficulty getting under the hull.
by DrBryanJ
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 328
Views: 67680

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Looks really nice. I like the transom bands. I also thought people had trouble getting insurance through Hagerty. I think many use State Farm.
by DrBryanJ
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: How many switches?
Replies: 3
Views: 737

Re: How many switches?

Thanks Roberta: Not sure I understand that, but I'm sure my EE son will.
by DrBryanJ
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: How many switches?
Replies: 3
Views: 737

How many switches?

I'm planning my electric circuits and trying to figure switches. This is what I figure: 3 position for nav/ anchor lights 3 position for bilge pumps momentary for horn 2 position for bilge blower 2 position for courtesy lights gauges need electric but do they need a switch on the dash? Same question...
by DrBryanJ
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Food
Replies: 28
Views: 3384

Re: Food

What meals are left to plan? Friday night and Saturday lunch? Are we planning on cook your own hot dogs for Saturday?
by DrBryanJ
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: kutter1's TNT
Replies: 4
Views: 1261

Re: kutter1's TNT

I would reach out to Neel Thompson. He lives in PA and has a gentry that he built. I believe it is registered in PA. See what he had to do. Maybe you need to go outside of Pittsburgh area. Sometimes it is just which bureaucrat you are dealing with.
by DrBryanJ
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2806
Views: 525556

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Nice save Carl. The gusset doesn't look too bad to fix.
by DrBryanJ
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 54
Views: 11481

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

It looks like you did cut it too short, but if that area is notched for the shear, you might be alright.
by DrBryanJ
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 1027

Re: Hello Hello

Welcome. If 20' isn't too big I'd also look at the Kokanee or the 20' Vee Gull (says an inboard sport fisher, but it can also be powered by a single or twin outboard.)
by DrBryanJ
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member
Replies: 5
Views: 1145

Re: New Member

Welcome to the forum. I don't remember seeing any Gung Ho builders lately. I will be interested in seeing your build . It looks like a very nice boat.