Building The Vera Cruise

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Port side decks are installed and cleaned up. I rounded over the edge and it makes a huge difference in the finished appearance of the deck. Once I get the starboard side done, I will fiberglass the decks so the finished look will improve over the next month. Added the first starboard piece today.

But what is really amazing is how much more substantial it all looks when the side decks are closed off. Really pretty exciting and I have to restrain my desire to sit in the boat and make engine noises!! :D :D :D
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Can't wait to see the latest updates, Carl! I joined in late May and it's pretty impressive how far you've come in just that short amount of time. Keep it up!

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This is a great build to watch, it is coming along, you are very calculated at every step of the way, nice work!!!

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Andrew and bstrong,

Thanks for the kind comments. It is much appreciated. It's nice to get encouragement as well because there are definitely days when the motivation is lacking. But I continue to move forward.

All but the starboard fore deck piece have now been installed and I'll be doing that in the morning. Should be able to start fiberglassing the deck this week.
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Finally got the decks finished (or at least installed). Fiberglassing will be soon, but I think I am going to try and schedule off some time to do that so that I can work on it continuously.
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Good call leaving the bow light in the package, extra protection from the weather.
Looking good Carl,
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MATT !!

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:lol:
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Carl

You lie about the engine noises! You've already done it!

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Vroom Vroom!

:D :D
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Where did you find your bow light? I looked all over for that style and could only find some old used pitted ones. Bow is looking good.

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footer wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:18 am
Where did you find your bow light? I looked all over for that style and could only find some old used pitted ones. Bow is looking good.
Thanks footer.

It's a Perko brand. I got it through Amazon several years ago. It's not LED but for the limited amount of boating I will be doing at night it will be fine.
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You can buy a LED bulb. I have that light. I won't buy a new bulb until this one goes out.

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I have the same bow light. I don't remember where it got it and it did take some searching but they can be found new.
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