Building The Vera Cruise

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby mrintense » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:22 pm

Thanks again, everyone,

Doug, I did do some rough mock ups but I will double check to make sure they are going to do what I want.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby mrintense » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:53 am

Well, I am working on the boat this weekend. I'll have photos later after I get some work done. In the mean time, I wanted to share something else that I will be working on when I have spare time. As some of you may know, my other hobby is building plastic models, mostly aircraft.

However, I happened to come across this kit and noticed how close it looks to my boat. It's not an exact match, but close enough so that I decided to buy it and will modify it so that it does look like my boat. I've wanted to have a scale model of my boat anyway and had considered eventually making one from wood. But this will do in a pinch and I have everything I need to build this with modifications.

I'll post occasional updates on this as I have something worth showing.

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby psychobilly » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:15 am

Wow, looks really old too. Kewl score!

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby mrintense » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:51 pm

Making some progress. Mostly doing epoxy work which is slow going because of the cooler temperatures. It's warm enough to work and to do the epoxy, but it takes at least 16 hours before the stuff is cured enough.

I worked on the seat box cover, the flip up extension for the seat box and started working on the head box hinged lid for the composting toilet.

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The seat box lid extends out over the frame so that there is a pocket for the flip up extension.


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This shows the pocket for the flip up extension.


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The frame work for the flip up extension. This will be hinged along the top edge and will have fold down legs. The idea here is that this will make the seat box wider for sleeping.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby mrintense » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:55 pm

Here's some more:

These pictures show most of the stuff I worked on and the work done on the head box hinged lid

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Encapsulating the head box main cover, staining the lower V berth aft faces, and epoxying the plywood to the flip up extension.


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The head box with the lid cut . The hinged lid that fits in this opening gives access to the composting bucket.


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Making the hardwood edges for the head box hinged lid.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby hoodman » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:50 pm

One foot in front of the other... Looks great, Carl!

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby gap998 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:03 pm

Just to throw in a curve-ball on cabin ideas, how about raising the deck: -

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby Jimbob » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:01 pm

Carl
I like that round porthole in the picture that you posted
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby mrintense » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:15 pm

Thanks everyone.

Gary, I don't think I could do that very easily, but even if I could, I want to get done!! I could see that taking a long time ! :shock: :shock:

Jim, I plan on modifying the model's cabin to look like mine . In that area would be the cabin aft opening. Basically all I can use from the model is the hull and part of the cabin. The rest will have to be scratch built.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby mrintense » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:15 pm

I sure do like the weekends when I can make some progress. Never enough of course, but there's still more time today and all of tomorrow. I've mostly been encapsulating parts but I have been making the head box inner hinged lid. And I've started thinking of the venting requirements for the head box. Here's some update photos.

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Epoxying the hardwood edges on the lid


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I am going to have a hardwood finger hole as well


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Demonstrates where this will be used.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby mrintense » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:17 pm

One more. This is the idea I have for venting the head box. It will be connected to a small box on the outboard side of the head box and vented up to the outside. Since the electrical equipment is also going to be in the same vicinity, I have to give it some more thought first.

And please no explosive gas jokes!! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby joshuab » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:27 pm

I had half a dozen jokes ready.... dang :lol: , anyhow looking great.
I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby mrintense » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:46 pm

Been cold here for several days now so haven't gotten any more work done since Sunday. I laid down a bunch of epoxy encapsulation coats then on different parts, but waiting for warmer temps and the time (mostly the time) to move on from there. Not much in the way of pictures but here's what I have.

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The finger hole piece epoxied onto the head box inner hinged lid


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One of the lower V berth faces and the flip up extension for the seat box


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Adding hardwood edges to the remaining pieces of the head box inner lid
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby tysman52 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:12 pm

Looking good Carl! It seems like this stage of the build takes forever- JT

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby mrintense » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:19 pm

tysman52 wrote:Looking good Carl! It seems like this stage of the build takes forever- JT


Ain't that the truth!! :D :D

So it's time for another chapter of "As The Head Box Turns".

Cold weather is limiting my work days to just a couple of times a week. We are moving into a warmer period. Hopefully it will last. I've made some additional headway on the head box. The inner lid pieces are all edged with hardwood and now I am getting ready to start cutting holes in the various pieces.

But until then, here are some updates.

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Illustrates how the inner lid is hinged


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