Building The Vera Cruise

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by chugalug » Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:50 am

:D How's it going ,Carl? Did you figure out a bow pulpit for your anchor system? I've got to do that on "Chug" if it ever warms up here.I'm actually looking forward to seeing mosquitoes again :lol:
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by mrintense » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:33 am

Hey Tim,
Work on the Vera Cruise has been slow because of colder temperatures. I am at the stage where I have to do a bunch of epoxy work and weather isn't cooperating.

I'm trying to complete the aft cabin floor structure encapsulation and painting before I move on to the cabin sides. Shouldn't be too much longer as it warms up quick out here in Texas.

I have not done any thinking about the bow anchor compartment other than general plans to cover it with a hatch. I am not planning on any pulpit right now. I do have some rough thoughts about ways to keep the anchor rope from chafing on the bow wood but haven't explored these thoughts much.

Looking forward to March and warming up.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by psychobilly » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:03 pm

Hot Dawg Carl!!! When are you gunna get rid of this cold weather!?!?!?! lol

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by mrintense » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:33 pm

psychobilly wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:03 pm
Hot Dawg Carl!!! When are you gunna get rid of this cold weather!?!?!?! lol
Hopefully real soon. Tomorrow perhaps!! Driving me crazy waiting to get back into epoxy and fiberglass work. :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by psychobilly » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:29 am

Well it was a heat wave yesterday. Lol

We sat outside and bawled crawfish.

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by mrintense » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:57 am

psychobilly wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:29 am
Well it was a heat wave yesterday. Lol We sat outside and bawled crawfish.
Nice!

Had to spend a good part of the day helping out my son, but had time to get some underfloor epoxy work done. Paint will be next. The remaining section is where the motorwell will be so I'll be waiting on that until I get the cabin sides made. Then I'll make the motorwell parts before finishing the underfloor area in that last section.

I'll also be fiberglassing the undersides of the floor boards over the next several days.

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by JimmY » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:28 am

Nice to see you still chipping away at it.
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Post by mrintense » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:35 am

Thanks Jimmy,

It's been a frustrating two months waiting for warmer weather. Now that it's warmer I hope to start making better progress. I've got a closet full of boat parts just screaming to be installed and I keep telling them that they have to wait for me to finish the wooden part. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by PeterG » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:23 am

Looks great Carl! Hopefully you can take full advantage of better weather, before it gets too hot to work on it :shock: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by chugalug » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:31 am

:D Wow! Look at all the room!I'm gonna have to build bigger next time! Good to see you back at it.I've got a new tenant under boat shed the other night.One of the stinky ones.I'm serenading him or her as we read & write.maybe it'll get sick of loud music 24 hours a day :lol:
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by mrintense » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:57 pm

chugalug wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:31 am
:D Wow! Look at all the room!I'm gonna have to build bigger next time! Good to see you back at it. I've got a new tenant under boat shed the other night.One of the stinky ones.I'm serenading him or her as we read & write.maybe it'll get sick of loud music 24 hours a day :lol:
Yes, I am happy with the amount of aft cabin space. Not bad for a 21 foot boat. Sounds like you may need to call in animal control. Skunks (I am assuming that's what you meany) are nothing to fool around with.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by mrintense » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:34 pm

Well, I decided to go ahead and start encapsulation on the remaining area under the floor (technically under the motorwell). A couple more coats and I will be done with encapsulation in this area. Yay!!. Also got fiberglass started on two of the floor boards. Would do more but have been dodging rain drops all day.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by ian bell » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:32 am

Looking real good Carl, you will have to shift down under, temp today was 41c at my place in Queensland. Cooler tomorrow 32c, the winters around 20-25c . I have not been on for awhile ,busy at the Men's Shed . Starting to quieten down now, before we start the next project. Have not even been skiing in the renegade for awhile.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by Hercdrvr » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:58 am

Hi Carl,
I don’t get what you’re glassing on the floor. Aren’t we supposed to avoid interior fiberglass and encapsulate only? Do tell.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by mrintense » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:06 am

ian bell wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:32 am
Looking real good Carl, you will have to shift down under, temp today was 41c at my place in Queensland. Cooler tomorrow 32c, the winters around 20-25c . I have not been on for awhile ,busy at the Men's Shed . Starting to quieten down now, before we start the next project. Have not even been skiing in the renegade for awhile.
Ian
Yep, we get that kind of heat here in Austin as well. Real scorchers some days. :D :D
Hercdrvr wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:58 am
Hi Carl,
I don’t get what you’re glassing on the floor. Aren’t we supposed to avoid interior fiberglass and encapsulate only? Do tell.
Matt B
Hi Matt,

I'm only fiberglassing the floor boards top and bottoms to give them a bit of extra wear resistance. Also hoping to cut down on possible checking later as they flex under my weight. The bilge area is encapsulated only (and will get white bilge paint afterwards)
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