Building The Vera Cruise

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Carl,

Will you be scafting the plywood in addition to the hardwood? I think assembly would be easier if you do. From an esthetic perspective I would suggest using centenary curves. Get yourself some chain like they used to use on pull cords for lights and let the sag show you some sweet curves.

That big JD catalog makes me nervous. Do they come all tabbed and dog eared or do I have to do that myself? It would take me at least a month to get it properly broken in. :wink: :wink:

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:D This helps.but I still stick tape on interesting pages :D
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I don't know how you can order something out of a catalog like some kind of caveman. :wink:
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I saw that, Tim! :lol:
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Carl: I went to the Lake Hopatcong Boat Show yesterday and took these pictures thinking of your idea of gull wing doors
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Thanks everyone.

Tom, the current plan is to but join the plywood with a fiberglass lap over both sides and then overlap the joint on both sides with 1/4" veneer. Depending upon how I feel about it later when I get to making the actual cabin side, I may change my mind. The fiberglass lap joint is considered strong enough in some stitch and glue boats and their will be other supporting structure in there as well. But like I said, we'll see when I get to that point. All I am doing now is prototyping with cheap plywood to work out things like fit, angles, height, etc.

As for the curves, I made some effort on the prototype to get them close to what I am looking for, but on the final piece I will be using a batten to insure I have a fair curve.

Bryan, thanks for the cool pictures. I added them to my ideas folder for when I am ready to start considering that. To be honest, I would very much like to have them, but am fairly nervous about the execution. I am hoping that as I start thinking through the prototyping stage, that some additional ideas will come to mind to ease that nervousness.

This morning, I've been spending time working on the fit of the first template. I cut it long on the aft end yesterday because it needs to be fitted to the transom angle. There is also an angle on the back end that defines the back deck that needs to be in the right place. I'll have pictures later today. Can't cut anything just yet because it's too early to break out the noisy machines.
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Got the cabin side template mostly fitting correctly now. Thankfully this is a template and I can add the corrections where needed when making the final part. Next up will be to cut out the window openings.
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As usual looking great now old buddy you are at the 10% stage. It is often said that 90% of the build takes 10% of the time and the other 10% takes 90%of the time and it looks like you are way into the 90% so keep on keeping on you are doing it right. :)
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Soloboat wrote:As usual looking great now old buddy you are at the 10% stage. It is often said that 90% of the build takes 10% of the time and the other 10% takes 90%of the time and it looks like you are way into the 90% so keep on keeping on you are doing it right. :)
Thanks. It's been fun (most of the time) :wink:

I'm piling up quite a collection of parts that are in various states of completion and awaiting installation. So it makes it appear that progress is much slower than it actually is. At some point, things will start coming together and I'll have a usable boat. Finished is another story!!

This afternoon I got the windows cut out of the template. This does a lot to help visualize what the boat will look like. I've been waiting to do this forever.
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This afternoon I got the windows cut out of the template.
Very cool!
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Carl

I like it!

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Looks great Carl!

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Carl, that looks great! Is that with the extra cabin height you were going for before? If so the proportions look great.
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I agree with Matt, you have a good eye for proportions.

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Very nice Carl.

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