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by mrintense
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3068
Views: 623405

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Got the port overhead plywood cut and mostly fitted. Still have a little bit of trimming on the outside edge. The compound curves are making it tough to fit, but it all lays in well enough that I can work with it.

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The outside side and forward edges of the cabin top will eventually be rounded over.
The outside side and forward edges of the cabin top will eventually be rounded over.
by mrintense
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3068
Views: 623405

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

So many forum members, yourself included, are truly artists. That's a very kind comment Don. Thanks for including me in a very select group of builders here. I totally agree that many builders here are able to go above and beyond the pale when building these boats. I've seen some truly great lookin...
by mrintense
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 287
Views: 94036

Re: Malahini from MD

I really like that stainless cover over the gussets/frame lower section. I have several of those exposed in that aft end of the boat and have been wondering what I might do about them.
by mrintense
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3068
Views: 623405

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Don, Fotter, Tim, and BStrong, My first two years of working on the interior were geared towards getting the boat completely finished. I kept thinking it wouldn't take that long, but the years progressed. Working full time and only having a limited amount of time to work on the boat has stret...
by mrintense
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3068
Views: 623405

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Jimmy and Bryan. I remember Matt (hoodman) mentioning how much work it was to make and install his windshield on his Geronimo. I can certainly appreciate that more now. I just spent the last three hours installing the two forward doublers and roof battens. Installation was somewhat painful, b...
by mrintense
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3068
Views: 623405

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Have you decided on a headliner yet? Didn't know if you were going fabric or natural wood. Not sure yet. Thinking wood. I saw a technique for making faux paneling that looked ideal for this area and I will do some experimenting to see if I like it well enough to use it. However, interior trim work ...
by mrintense
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3068
Views: 623405

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Here'a a quick update shot of the front window assembly. All the major parts are fitted now and I'll be gluing the remainder in place this weekend. Then on to fitting the roof plywood.
by mrintense
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3068
Views: 623405

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Tim and Andrew,

Tim,
I am not even sure I will get it in the water next year! So much to do yet just in the structure let alone systems and finish.
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by mrintense
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3068
Views: 623405

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Okay, so it's taking a bit longer to get the forward windows fitted to the roof line. But here are some photos of the progress so far. The roof ties into the forward window assemblies at the narrow doublers in the first picture. The roof battens also tie into this doubler. IMG_20200217_155416.jpg IM...
by mrintense
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3068
Views: 623405

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks everyone. Yes, I am making good progress this weekend. The weather warmed up so it's bearable in the garage now. I'll be cleaning up the installation of the forward window assemblies, which was completed yesterday. Pics on that a bit later. While waiting for epoxy to cure, I worked on the for...
by mrintense
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3068
Views: 623405

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Just spent a bunch of time this morning cutting slots for the roof battens that run fore and aft on the roof beams. Next up is to determine how much to shave off the top edge of the forward window assembly pieces. Then final fitting of the roof battens. IMG_20200215_102050.jpg IMG_20200215_110059.jp...
by mrintense
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3068
Views: 623405

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Matt, I appreciate the comments. It's really just like building the rest of the boat. Just one step in front of the other. Hardest part is trying to come up with a design and then pulling the trigger to go forward with it.
by mrintense
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 133
Views: 57816

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Wow, that floor. That's really something else. Nice work!
by mrintense
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 207
Views: 72991

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Oh yeah, that look on the bow is very nice. Very nice indeed.
by mrintense
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 156
Views: 52524

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

One of the encouraging things I hear regularly on this forum are the slight mistakes and recoveries. It helps me to get over the mistakes I make . When I was fairing the front of my boat, I had to make several adjustments to the chine on the port side .

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