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by mrintense
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 784531

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

:D Maybe a good spot to have life jacket or boat bumper locker.Or hold pool noodles :D Yes, I am sure that it will likely end up being some sort of storage. I decided a couple of years ago that trying to get everything done before the launch was a losing proposition, for a variety of reasons. First...
by mrintense
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 784531

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I'm starting now on the structure for the starboard motorwell compartment. I'm doing minimal work there for now since I don't really have a use for this compartment yet. I want to get the top pieces for the motorwell made and then I am going to dis-assemble everything and start getting the underfloo...
by mrintense
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 672
Views: 223330

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Beeeeeeeeeeeeeautilful Matt! Nice choices for the colors and the varnish really makes it pop. It sounds like you're making good use of the new space now.
by mrintense
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 497
Views: 174572

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Nice nice work on the seating arrangements. I would say that cupholders are a must. You'll regret not putting them in. So no room in the side armrests? Perhaps the foldout kind although they may not right in such a beautiful interior. I too am trying to figure out what to do about the battery switch...
by mrintense
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 784531

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

A little more progress on the port motorwell compartment. The upper section will contain the fuel line coming from the fuel tank and I will be building in a ice chest here as well. The lower compartment shows how the batteries fit. There's enough room above them to take off the lids of the boxes. I ...
by mrintense
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 497
Views: 174572

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Well you did a great job matching the tank up to the stern area.
by mrintense
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 784531

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hey Carl - Is it too late to shorten the fore-cabin? After all, you will use the boat for many years and 3 extra feet in the cockpit would be very nice. It might be quicker and easier to make the change than you think at first blush. Or not. Just a thought. Cheers, Doug Well it could e done, but it...
by mrintense
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 784531

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Ever wish you built longer? Yes, very much so. But it was never an option for me. The boat just clears the garage door and back wall and there is no room to turn it diagonal. And actually, my initial choice was to have been a Sea Knight (17 foot) but I took a chance that I could squeeze the Vera Cr...
by mrintense
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190269

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Everything is coming together Jim. I understand the battery incident. I've been tempted many times to buy things ahead of time. I have quite a few smaller parts that I probably won't use. So far I've managed to avoid spending big money on something I didn't need yet, but not for a lack of trying :) ...
by mrintense
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 497
Views: 174572

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Nice work Tom, I'm curious because I never noticed it before, is the white item in the back of the boat a custom fuel tank. It looks tailor made for the boat. I agree with your sentiment about the pourable foam. Too many horror stories about it exceeding the boundaries of the area its added to. I th...
by mrintense
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 453
Views: 188817

Re: modified malahini

Looks great Bryan. I think you made the right choice to use a flat bed.
by mrintense
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 784531

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Nick and Tim, I think the tiered tray is going to work out okay. Probably should have built it just a bit taller, but I do want to leave a fairly sizable space above the batteries as well to make it easier to get them in and out. Don't worry Tim, Everything you are seeing here is sub assembli...
by mrintense
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 784531

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Battery tray is assembled. It'll be fiberglassed and painted before installation.

Next up is to figure out how to have sufficient access to service and move batteries in and out of compartment.

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by mrintense
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 784531

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks for responses Kyle, Lee, and Bryan. Looking very nice Carl! Great idea to shorten the cabin for more cockpit. It looks just snug. Cheers I first decided to do this after looking at some older pictures of the Vera Cruise on the Glen L site. The aft cockpit just looked too small with the cabin ...
by mrintense
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 784531

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Here are some updates on the motorwell. The first picture shows some of the structure under the splash well. The forward section (opposite the clamp) contains the structure that will surround the opening (still to be cut out) to give access to the area below the splash well (lower outboard motor bol...

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