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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:50 pm
by Craig Aho
Hello Carl, Thank you for the comments. I agree that it may get hot in there but hopefully with the hatch partially open and any cabin door open there will be air flow to help out. I keep thinking I can change over to some kind of sliding section later if I want to. At this stage I kind of wish I had a Vera Cruz or something that size for the extra room. Anyway I will have to catch up on your progress as well and check out your great work.

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:54 pm
by mrintense
Well, extra room or not, at least you are getting close to a usable boat. I think converting to sliding windows will be no problem at a later date.

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:40 am
by DrBryanJ
Craig: did you think about cutting windows into the plexiglass and using plexiglass hinges and latches

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:22 am
by Craig Aho
Hello Bryan, No I hadn't thought of that. I think I would have to see some examples, I was thinking of the traditional slider window section. Do you have any suggestions on where to see the hardware etc.?

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:14 am
by DrBryanJ
Craig, I just did a quick search and found several different sites. http://www.tapplastics.com/product/plastics/handles_hinges_latches http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=24342 Haven't thought of how you could seal the window, but maybe something like is used on show doors. It may be an acceptable fix until you can change to sliders.

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:40 pm
by Craig Aho
Couple of photos of current work. I have been working on my trailer with new lights and added decals I had purchased a few years back. I still need to fabricate a bow support. I have been searching the web for seats but cant seem to find anything I like that fits the vintage character of the boat. So I think I will end up making seats and of course the rear bench out of wood. I will likely build them up out of Mahogany and maple lamination's. *I took a photo of my chain in my room where I play guitar and banjo and it is diamentionally what seems would work as far as the lower piece. or about 13x14" I could use some feedback if anyone wishes to chime in.

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:41 pm
by Craig Aho
Couple more photos.

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:49 am
by Craig Aho
Been working on the trailer bow support and winch stand. Also working on my old Ford truck that will be used for towing. still have lots to do but have made some progress on my build. Hopefully I can try to tow it to a lake and get it wet next year sometime. Maybe without a motor but at least to see if it will float.

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:52 am
by Craig Aho
A few photos of the interior cabinets, porta poty cabinet on port side.

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:16 am
by Roberta
Coming along really nicely!!!

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:49 am
by hoodman
Very nice!

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:55 pm
by mrintense
Good to see you on the board again Craig. Nice cabinetry work. Is the one with the hinged top, designed so that the top becomes a wall when using the porta potty? I had a similar idea for mine and am considering using that instead of a built for purpose head. Makes the interior look less crowded when the head is not in use.

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:15 pm
by Craig Aho
Hello Carl, Yes that is exactly what it is and per the plan. It may indeed work well in your Vera Cruise cabin.

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:59 pm
by Craig Aho
Just wanted to share a photo of the Mast I am constructing for the boat. I will post more photos as I make progress on its completion. Plan to have a light on top etc. the angles should match my front windshield and flybridge windshield rake.

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:32 pm
by Craig Aho
Mahogany edge caps are bullnosed and and ready to glue on as soon as I dado a channel in the maple piece for the elec. wiring under the edge cap.