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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:19 am
by BillJ
[quote="mrintense"]Starting on mounting the hinges to the seat box flip up extensions. The extensions will be mounted to the overhanging board, but the board will not be mounted to the seat box frame just yet. I'll wait until after the frames are installed before doing that.

And in case anyone is wondering, I have aluminum angles to add underneath the overhang for additional strength.



Carl,

I'm in the aluminum window manufacturing business. I don't use a ton of small shapes but at times I do have various angles and channels. Not trying to sell anything, just letting you know if you need a few feet of this or that, I'd be happy to grab and send up whatever I can help with.

BillJ

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:21 am
by BillJ
The same goes for anyone else :D

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:23 pm
by mrintense
Thanks Jim, Jim, and Bill.

Bill, thanks for the offer. I have what I need right now, but I will definitely keep it in mind.

Although today started off as a scorcher, the clouds came in and dumped a load of rain.

I got tired of working in the direct sunlight in the mornings and set up a canopy I had. What a difference. And I was able to work while it was raining, at least for awhile until it really started coming down.

I've temporarily reinstalled the wedges on the cabin sides and then started making a mock up (from thick poster board) of one of the cabin beams. This was mainly to get familiar with the process of striking a large arc as outlined in my plans. It was a bit of a head scratcher at first, but eventually I figured it out. The initial mock up was a bit too short but I will be making a cheap plywood template next and I will adjust it for length.

I'm after a few things here. First I wanted to get to know how to do the striking of the arc as mentioned. Also, I want to see the mechanical relationship between the sides and the beams. Thirdly, I want to make sure the overall height of the boat is going to fit out my garage door opening. And fourthly, I need to make sure that I've allowed enough material on the side templates for the beams and any planking.

One thing I think I may do is make the aft most beam a bit beefier. The original design of the cabin has a bulkhead at the back of the cabin. With that not being present anymore, I want to insure that the remaining roof beam will provide sufficient rigidity to the boat.

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:43 pm
by hoodman
Sounds like a good plan, Carl.

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:29 pm
by Jimbob
And in case anyone is wondering, I have aluminum angles to add underneath the overhang for additional strength. Those arrive on Thursday and will be installed then.
Hi Carl,
Might be too late, but I had a travel trailer that has a folding support for a table that would lift up and fold out of the way then released. They are called "folding shelf brackets" available at most RV suppliers.

Jim

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:14 am
by mrintense
I guess I've been absent longer than I thought.

Thanks for the suggestion Jim. I have something like those in mind already.

As for the boat, well last week I continued doing some bits on the interior. It was very hot and then it rained and other things in my life came up. But I continue to try and get something done most days. Currently I am working on getting the interior cabinet design worked out. Here is a progress shot. More to come.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:07 am
by BillJ
Carl

Anything to update us on yet?

Billj

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:12 am
by chugalug
:D Carl. Are the cabin sides straight? or will they be slightly curved?

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:43 am
by mrintense
BillJ wrote:Carl Anything to update us on yet? Billj
Unfortunately, I have been suffering from a very painful kidney stone and have not been able to do anything this week. Hoping to get it taken care of tomorrow.
chugalug wrote::D Carl. Are the cabin sides straight? or will they be slightly curved?
The Cabin sides are straight and as originally designed, at 90 degrees vertical to the boat. I am adding 5 degree wedges on the carlings to cant the sides in for a better appearance.

I've got my freshwater and gray water tanks as well as a pump and pressure accumulator. All of this will be installed in the side cabinet when I can get back to the build.

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:54 am
by BillJ
:( Kidney stones are brutal. Sorry to hear you've had to deal with such immense pain.

Billj

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:43 pm
by chugalug
sorry about the stones too.I've been "stoned" a few times too.even had bladder stones too.When I saw the pics ,thought I was growing another set of teeth in there.

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:41 pm
by PeterG
Carl, sorry you're having to endure that, hope you get better soon. Your cabin layout and shape are looking great, keep up the great work (when you can, don't overdo it).

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:16 pm
by mrintense
Thanks Bill, Tim, and Peter. This is the first time for me. My on and wife have had this , but I was fortunate. I think it might be because I've been spending too much time outside in the heat and not drinking enough water.

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:27 pm
by Bill Edmundson
The first time Lauren had them we were at the Flora-Bama! Thank god! One of our friends there is a nurse and her husband is an EMT. She helped Lauren so much. At least, she had a good ide what it was. That made it less frightening for Lauren.

Bill

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:29 pm
by mrintense
Got through the kidney stone ordeal. Had to have a lithotripsy procedure, but came through with flying colors. Should be able to get back on my boat by this weekend. Going to pick up my freshwater system parts tomorrow. Thanks for the kind words.