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by mrintense
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3290
Views: 732148

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks for the answers Andrew and Tom. I did consider the side mounted hinged seat at one time, but just never liked the looks of them. It does have the advantage of getting out of the way. I may give this some additional thought. Tom, What you are suggesting is what I mentioned in the 4th option. I...
by mrintense
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3290
Views: 732148

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks for the feedback guys. Wife likes option 10 as well. Billy, instruments are what I'll be going with. I like the look. In other news, had a set back today. Something I've been worrying about and I wish that I had acted on sooner. Today it became all too apparent. I assembled the seat and post ...
by mrintense
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 127
Views: 50011

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Waiting til after fairing is no big deal. Either way, they are going to be covered over.


As for working everyday, well just do a little bit occasionally. Don't want to get burned out.
by mrintense
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 354
Views: 172099

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Building these boats is always a challenge in some manner or other. I've run into a few things like what you've mentioned. But if we want the look of these older designs, we have to take some of the shortcomings that go along with them I guess. I'll be posting a challenge I just ran into today on my...
by mrintense
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3290
Views: 732148

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

on guage layouts, you generally put the highest priority at the top, the easiest to quick scan the priority from top to bottom. My own priority would be oil, temp, and amps on top row. trim is low priority ( it has seat of the pants backup) and you can always get home without it fuel is not high pr...
by mrintense
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Gathering 2020
Topic: Suggestion For Gathering
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Suggestion For Gathering

Okay first off, I know that I have never attended the gathering. It's just not something I've been able to do yet. However, I do enjoy the camaraderie and fun that these types of events provide. And I always enjoy seeing the pictures every year. As a suggestion, and I know this is not a substitute f...
by mrintense
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3290
Views: 732148

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks for the feedback on positioning Lee and Tom. This is what I was hoping for. Tom, Your idea was missed by me so I've added it to the options. It's option 10 ! :D :D I do already have a steering wheel, its a destroyer style steel wheel. Regardless of where I place the gauges, some of them are g...
by mrintense
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3290
Views: 732148

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Motor will be Suzuki DF 115 (most likely). I've already purchased a set of retro white face gauges. They'll look more appropriate for this boat than a digital display. And quite right, no Speedo. I had to give up something because of space constraints and from what I've read, speedometers are all th...
by mrintense
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3290
Views: 732148

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Here's the other three
Option 2
Option 2
Option 9
Option 9
Option 8
Option 8
by mrintense
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3290
Views: 732148

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Banging my head against the design aspects of this part of the build. I've always had trouble visualizing good design although when I see it, I can recognize it. I'm still working on the helm. I had t take a few days off but I am getting back into it now. I bought a seat to use for now mainly becaus...
by mrintense
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 127
Views: 50011

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Agreed. And depending upon your ability to see the hull shape, the fairing is going to take time as well. If you try to build on a time line, you are going to hate it after awhile (sort of like working at that point). Set goals yes, but mostly just consistently work on it .
by mrintense
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 254
Views: 106785

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

I am just fascinated seeing thee cold molded process progress. This really seems like the ideal way to plank a boat. Strong and light. Looking great Lee.
by mrintense
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 454
Views: 158460

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Such a beautiful boat Tom. You really have an eye for design.
by mrintense
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 354
Views: 172099

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Cool Jim.

I fret so much with the design aspects of my build. My artistic skills are limited so I always worry about balance and aesthetics. You guys make it look easy!
by mrintense
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 319
Views: 155342

Re: Tahoe 23

I feel for you Tony on the heat considerations. We have similar climate here in Austin with the sun being brutal in July and August. As much I like the look of wooden decks, I am going with painted decks for my cruiser. What I am amazed by is the variety of designs all these wooden boats are given. ...

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