Building The Vera Cruise

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by hoodman » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:18 pm

Your dock lines will break long before you will rip those cleats out of a plywood deck.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by mrintense » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:01 pm

8 cleats. 4 per side (port and starboard)

2 Fill ports (water and fuel) both on the port side
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Post by mrintense » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:18 pm

Work is progressing. Not much from a photo perspective, but getting the backing plates installed on the port side skins and getting initial encapsulation accomplished on the bottom sides. Also installed the first of two electrical conduits using gray PVC conduit tubing. This one is fairly short as I don't anticipate much wiring on the port side that will go through the area of concern. My main purpose was to isolate the wiring from the fuel tank that will be mounted below eventually.

I should have the port side decking pieces ready to install by next weekend, but there will be some other work that needs to be accomplished before I can install them, so it will likely be a few weeks before I get it done.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by footer » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:28 am

I have the same kind of mooring cleats on my boat. Yes, put them on both sides as you will eventually need them. I put mine on the bow forward the windshield and about a foot from the transom. Ultimately, I want to put a couple smaller ones for my bumpers.

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by hoodman » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:43 pm

If you mount a fishfinder you might need a bigger pipe for the connector to go through. But, that's probably going through on the starboard side, right?
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by mrintense » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:40 pm

hoodman wrote:
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If you mount a fishfinder you might need a bigger pipe for the connector to go through. But, that's probably going through on the starboard side, right?
Correct. The port side is only going to be carrying a couple of wires from the stern to the cabin.

Most of the electrical (and cabling) will run down the starboard side. At least that's the plan. If necessary, I will add a larger tube but not seeing the need for it for now.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by Aussie » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:15 pm

Looking good Carl!

Love the side profile of your cabin, very nice lines.

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by footer » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:16 am

She's looking pretty nice.

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by mrintense » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:13 pm

Thanks Jamie and Footer. I'm starting on getting the remaining tasks under the port side decking worked out. I also want to design up the structure for the anchor well hatch opening since I am going to install this structure before I install the deck.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by mrintense » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:44 am

Long holiday weekend and I am trying to get some of the decking done. It's still pretty hot here, but fans are helping. So far I've gotten blocking installed for the side decking and I've started adding the anchor well hatch support structure. The anchor well hatches will be hinged on the centerline and will be cutout later.

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by mrintense » Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:16 pm

Port side decking is pre-drilled and ready to install. I am going to wait until I have completed all the preliminary work on the starboard side decking because I need to reference the port side for a variety of measurements.

The starboard side deck pieces are all fitted and I've started adding the deck cleat backing plates to these as well. Also started on some of the encapsulation on this side.

No new pictures because it's just a repetition of what I showed on the port side, but she's really starting to look like a complete boat. Of course I know better but it helps to keep the dream going.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by mrintense » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:52 pm

Continuing to knock items off the decking punch list. I am getting close to finishing the encapsulation on the starboard side. Port side is done and skins are pre-drilled and ready to install. Need to run conduits for electrical on the starboard side as well as add blocking for the two deck seams on that side.

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by mrintense » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:39 pm

Most of the deck is now fitted and screw holes pre-drilled. I have one small section on the starboard side that needs some minor trimming and then I will be ready to install these deck pieces.

However, there are still some under deck tasks that need to be completed so installation will be delayed a bit longer..

But I am pleased with the way it's going and looking forward to getting these pieces installed.

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by Roberta » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:08 pm

Carl, your boat will be the benchmark of all Vera Cruise builds. It is progressing just beautifully. Well Done!!

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by mrintense » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:36 am

Thanks Roberta! I appreciate those kind words. Perhaps someone else will decide to build one soon. :D :D
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