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by mrintense
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2864
Views: 554285

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks for the kind words Steve, Bryan, and Bill. Bryan, it's been challenging at times but I am glad I made the decision to go forward with this design. At this point, I'll only have to do the mast and top windscreen outside the garage. And of course, once it's on a trailer (or has a motor) it will...
by mrintense
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Considering buying a Coastal Cruiser
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: Considering buying a Coastal Cruiser

With the cost of the purchase and the cost of a re-power, I would consider whether the Volvo has some life in it still. I realize from fuel economy standpoint there would be a savings, but it would be good to give yourself some time using the boat so as to better understand what you want out of it.
by mrintense
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2864
Views: 554285

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Moving forward on getting the decks glassed. Both aft decks are now glassed with a few fill coats still needed on the port side. The foredeck has been seal coated and I'll start on the glass for it tomorrow. Eventually, I'll be cutting out the openings for the deck hatch and the anchor well, but pro...
by mrintense
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2864
Views: 554285

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Bryan and Tim, It is a shame to have lost the days of work, but I am confident that I can do a better job the second time around. Having little real word working experience before this build, I've done a lot of things the hard way and not always the most accurate way only to learn of better w...
by mrintense
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 102
Views: 35209

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

I have to say, that I realize you were intending to show the wood work you've accomplished and it looks good, but what I really enjoy about these pictures is seeing all the systems pieces in progress. I've been building my boat for so long and have yet to install anything other than two conduits and...
by mrintense
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2864
Views: 554285

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Gayle and Tim. Unfortunately, I've had a bit of a setback with the windows which is going to slow things down. After sanding the first two frames to fit in the window openings, I was not happy with the inconsistent gaps around the frames. It highlighted the deficiency of trying to sand these ...
by mrintense
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2864
Views: 554285

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I've been busy with many things, only some of which involves the boat. But I've started fiberglassing the top deck and have the starboard aft section nearly finished. Unfortunately, I mis-cut my supply of cloth and don't have enough to complete the deck. So I had to call Gayle today and order some m...
by mrintense
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 322
Views: 86293

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Holy smokes Tom, that dash and tail end treatment re really sweet. I knew this boat was going to be a looker. Really, really like that dash treatment. You definitely have a eye for style there.
by mrintense
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 510
Views: 115033

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Interesting discussion here. With my Vera Cruise, the tan is going to have to be across from the helm as the floor is too low in the boat to mount it underneath. Mine is a 22 gallon and I am hoping that my weight and the helm will be offset by the weight of the tank on the other side. However, their...
by mrintense
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 102
Views: 35209

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

This is all looking really fine. I love it how all these cool ideas are being presented. I think the idea of sliding seats would be ideal if their's room. I seem to remember that Glen L has a plan for some sliding seat frames either in the boat building book or in one of the older newsletters.
by mrintense
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 276
Views: 102924

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Looking good Jim. Those 90 degree drills are great. I have an air powered one that I occasionally break out.

Judging the wire loom size seem like a tricky business. I've got hard installed PVC conduits that I hope are big enough.
by mrintense
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2864
Views: 554285

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Started working on the new design for the cabin side windows. I've actually already started making the parts but no photos yet. However here is a drawing showing the cross section. These will set inside the window openings and be flush on the exterior of the cabin. The prototype of my previous desig...
by mrintense
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2864
Views: 554285

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

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 b...
by mrintense
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2864
Views: 554285

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Vroom Vroom!

:D :D
by mrintense
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2864
Views: 554285

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

:lol: