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by mrintense
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 554
Views: 176066

Re: Aussie Belle

Man oh man, video just blows away photos when it comes to larger objects. It's so hard to convey the beautiful lines of these boats using still photos but with a short video (and the accompanying sound of course) it just pops right out at you. Looks and sounds wonderful Jamie
by mrintense
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2970
Views: 585810

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Bill and Jim, Thanks again for replying to my posts. Bill, I took a look at how you did your cabin roof. I know understand how you did it. Furthermore, I think your approach is superior to what I was thinking of. From what I can tell, it looks like you took the plywood to the center face and then cu...
by mrintense
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2970
Views: 585810

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl On the Bartender I put the roof plywood perpendicular to the centerline. That way I didn't have to deal with a potential ridge line. It gave a nice smooth curve. Bill I am concerned about this ridge line also and was considering rabbeting the plywood into a center piece to make the transition ...
by mrintense
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2970
Views: 585810

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks for posting these pictures Jim. The third one does look amazingly like mine. What I am wondering about is what the structure underneath looks like at the transition from the roof to the forward faces. It curves down from the roof line to the forward faces which could be accomplished either wi...
by mrintense
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2970
Views: 585810

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

The curve of the roof meeting the center post and the top window framing, Yikes. Tom Yeah, that's my concern as well. I am not sure it will be this way or if I need to lower that top edge some and then blend in the roof line with a curved forward piece that spans the entire width of the forward fac...
by mrintense
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2970
Views: 585810

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks bstrong (Bob, Bill ?) Tonight I spent some time in the thinking chair and placed wood into position on the boat trying to get some idea how I am going to make the forward cabin faces. This is just preliminary work to help me think through and visualize the structure. One thing I've already le...
by mrintense
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 545
Views: 133457

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

That's a nice touch on the overhang. Are you planning on adding any padding to that area?
by mrintense
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2970
Views: 585810

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Josh
by mrintense
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2970
Views: 585810

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Gayle, Lee, Jamie, Jim, Sarnian (can you let us know your first name?). It's very nice getting approval from others. The shape of the cabin sides has been a concern for me for at least four years. Got the remaining bungs sanded down today after work. I am going to start on the forward section...
by mrintense
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 554
Views: 176066

Re: Aussie Belle

Really really nice Jamie. I think for some of us at least the technical side of this is less intimidating that the artistic side. You definitely have a handle on both. Congrats on very fine work.
by mrintense
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 115
Views: 9647

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

Jimbob wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:38 pm
I wish we could do something like that in California.
Jim
And in Texas!!

Really cool Curt!
by mrintense
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 228
Views: 75272

Re: Malahini from MD

Nice work on the cutwater. You give me confidence that I could do this as well. I too have never welded before. It looks great in the photo. I am sure with some more elbow grease, it will polish up nice and shiny. :D :D
by mrintense
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2970
Views: 585810

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks again for the kind comments Bill, Matt, Bryan, Andrew, and Steve. It's a nice milestone to reach but the next one I am waiting for is the forward part of the cabin. I'll be starting on that soon. Just got the other cabin side installed this afternoon. Need to figure a few things out first and...
by mrintense
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 37
Views: 3064

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Another thing that helps is to bring the epoxy into the house the day before to get it to a warmer temperature. This way it's not starting off cold (which makes it harder to mix). But Neel's comment about watching evening temps and starting before the temps drop is good advice. It's been my experien...
by mrintense
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen L 15
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Glen L 15

Bryan's comment about grain direction is correct. The Boatbuilding With Plywood book from Glen L specifically mentions this. The frames should made in two parts so that grain direction runs lengthwise on the frame part.

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