Building The Vera Cruise

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Looking Great, Carl!!!!

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Kudos to you for getting up so early to laminate those sheers, Carl! It's looking great!
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Carl,

The build is looking awesome! If I read it correctly, your breasthook fix was sort of like cutting a foot off one end of a blanket and sewing a foot onto the other end. Sounds perfectly legit to me. If it concerns you after the flip (slim chance), you can just cut a 1x2 to set between the sheers about 6 inches behind the breasthook to add more 'spreading' strength. I can't imagine it needing it, but it depends on how you plan to set up your fore-deck.

I guess I never noticed that you're in Austin. My Brother-in-Law is the mayor of Buda, TX just south of you down there.
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Thanks Roberta, Mike, and Andy.

It's cool to get these significant pieces into place. It really helps to define the shape of the boat visually.

Andy, your description of my breasthook fix is correct. The only difference is that the extra piece of solid wood aft of the breasthook will be glued to the breast hook and the sheers rather than a few inches aft of it. That's cool about your brother in law. Buda appears to be a fast growing community. We are considering moving in a few years and may end up down in that area.

Pulled the clamps off last night. Now I have to clean it up and get on with the other sheer. Initial fairing is creeping closer (trembling in boots) :)
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Work continues on the sheers. I've finished the port sheer and started gluing down the starboard one. We're getting a bunch of badly needed rain today, so I cannot scarf join the last sheer lamination. so instead I've been dealing with a bunch of smaller tasks that I've been putting off, mainly epoxy clean up.

Here's a few progress shots
The port sheer after sanding
The port sheer after sanding
Port sheer at the bow
Port sheer at the bow
Gluing the starboard sheer to frame 6
Gluing the starboard sheer to frame 6
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Some more
sheer / breasthook joint in progress
sheer / breasthook joint in progress
A cool shot inside the structure viewing aft from frame 5
A cool shot inside the structure viewing aft from frame 5
A shot from outside the garage
A shot from outside the garage
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Really nice Carl... I love the "inlays"..... Looks like a boat now

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great work Carl

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First Rate, Carl!! Nice Job!!!!

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Looking great Carl!

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Dang! Even your gussets are artwork! :shock: I have high hopes for the build!
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Thanks Roberta, Neel, Steve, Jenko, and Andy.

I want to get past this point in the build. Watching all these other boats get launched this year is great and I am really glad for the builders, but I sure wish mine was one of them.

As for the inlaid art, well I made the decision when I started that I would try and use art in different parts of the boat. The gussets seemed like such a natural place to place inlays. My main worry with these is that the deck beams mount directly into the top edge of the gusset near the inner edge.. I hope that I placed the inlays low enough to clear.

I'm planing on other inlaid art eventually whenever I actually get to the topside of the boat! :?
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Beautiful work Carl. I really like the inlays. Skip
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Thanks Skip,

I'm really glad I took the time to do this last year. The scary part is trying to avoid messing them up as I add the sheers.
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:lol: you have came a long way my friend she is looking great. :wink:
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