Another Vera Cruise build

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Thanks for catching that before I painted guys. Will get it done.
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Making some progress. Tapered the skeg and just got my first coat of primer on.
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Getting closer to that flip. Have you figured out how you are going to do that? I probably overbuilt my setup, but it went smoothly.
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Looks good. I sense a flip coming :)

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I had originally planned to have a flipping party with a bunch of friends but Covid put an end to that. Current plan is to use a combination of hydraulic jacks and block and tackle to roll it over. Feeling pretty confident that with my two sons we can get it done safely.
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Nick

Look through my pictures they may give you some ideas on the flip.

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Congratulations on the flip! Definitely a time for a celebration!
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Got the strong back and flip frame removed. This is probably the biggest the inside of the boat will ever feel. Lol
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Congratulations! Looks good.
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Congratulations Nick. It does look big when seeing it this way. I am looking forward to seeing what you do with yours.
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Thanks Jim and Carl. I am really excited about building on this side of the boat. Lots of decisions to make.
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Congrats!
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Congrats on the flip! The inside of the hull looks fantastic "in the bones"

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Thanks for the well wishes. Been working on filetting (is that the right word?) the joints along the frames. Pretty tedious but making good headway. Started making the darlings today. I had made a jig making scarf joints but it wasn’t wide enough for the darlings. Tried using my planer and belt sander with good results.
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