Building The Vera Cruise

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by mrintense » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:56 pm

I guess I need to be a little better about visiting the forum. I didn't realize it's been two weeks.

I'm continuing on the cabin. I've started assembling everything now. The side window landings have been installed, I'm starting on the cabin side doublers, and I've shaped the center window pillar for the forward windows. There's other work that was done, but nothing really photogenic.

Once I get both doubles installed, I will be preparing and installing the roof beams and battens. That will allow me to determine where to trim the top edge of the forward windows.

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by denbrlr » Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:47 pm

Carl,

It is looking good. It is cool to see more of the cabin take shape.

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by shep » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:21 am

Carl, your build is really coming along great. Really nice job with the detail and personalization. Fun to watch the progress. Wish I had your patience. Going to be a beaut!

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by footer » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:55 am

That centerpiece is sweet! Very professional work.

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by mrintense » Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:04 pm

Thanks for the kind compliments Lee, John, and Footer. It helps to keep getting encouragement when building.

I had a quite productive weekend. With most of the cabin parts now made and the assembly process started I was able to get as far as installing the cabin roof beams. This is a great visual milestone to reach nd I am glad to have gotten this far. I am trying to get the cabin mostly finished by the spring.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by psychobilly » Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:11 am

Man Carl, once you complete Vera, you’re gunna have trouble launching her! Everyone at the boat ramp are going to be asking you so many questions about her!!

She’s a real looker!! Great job bud.

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by DrBryanJ » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:29 am

Carl, she is really looking great!
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by Bill Edmundson » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:48 am

Carl

She looks great! Remember when you had just flipped her. She looked so big! It's starting to fill up! :lol:

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by mrintense » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:03 am

Thanks Billy, Bryan, and Bill.
psychobilly wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:11 am
Man Carl, once you complete Vera, you’re gunna have trouble launching her! Everyone at the boat ramp are going to be asking you so many questions about her!!

She’s a real looker!! Great job bud.
Although I will want to get out on the water, I won't mind the attention! :D :D
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She looks great! Remember when you had just flipped her. She looked so big! It's starting to fill up!
Yes, in fact I was just looking at post flip pictures and the internal room has vanished! I'm actually reconsidering some of the aft cabin layout that I was originally planning on. I'll be done with the cabin roof probably in a month or two and then I am moving back to the aft cabin stuff. This includes the helm, motor well, aft seating, and fuel box. I am rethinking the placement of all of that.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by mrintense » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:32 pm

Okay, I am officially asking (for all us down here in Texas) that all you northern guys and gals please keep your cold wind up there and stop sending it to us. :D :D :D

You know our blood thins out considerably to be able to handle the Texas summer heat so when it gets down to around 40 degrees, well, it's cold!! :roll: :roll: :roll:

So please guys, have a heart!!
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by hoodman » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:32 pm

Carl, I'm in awe of the cabin and the windshield parts that you have made. Everything looks awesome.

I thought my butt was gonna freeze to the forklift today at work.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by mrintense » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:30 am

Thanks Matt, I appreciate the comments. It's really just like building the rest of the boat. Just one step in front of the other. Hardest part is trying to come up with a design and then pulling the trigger to go forward with it.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by chugalug » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:29 am

looks good,Carl.Warm up must be on the way-its 55 degrees warmer today(was -35 yesterday) :lol:
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by mrintense » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:07 pm

Just spent a bunch of time this morning cutting slots for the roof battens that run fore and aft on the roof beams. Next up is to determine how much to shave off the top edge of the forward window assembly pieces. Then final fitting of the roof battens.

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The aft most slot ends short so that the batten end doesn't show on the aft side of the roof batten (this is in case I leave this aft face visible).
The aft most slot ends short so that the batten end doesn't show on the aft side of the roof batten (this is in case I leave this aft face visible).
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by neel thompson » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:55 pm

Nice job Carl.... Everything looks great. I like the jig you made for routing the cross beams. I am looking forward to seeing how you match everything up at the forward end of the cabin top/forward window.

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