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by mrintense
Wed May 27, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: BRP To Stop Making Evinrude ETEC
Replies: 1
Views: 50

BRP To Stop Making Evinrude ETEC

I couldn't believe this when I saw it today. Apparently the corporations strike again. BRP is going to discontinue production of the ETEC (including the newer G2 model) and concentrate on boats. They are going to contract with Mercury to provide the outboards. This is bad news for me as I had planne...
by mrintense
Fri May 22, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3197
Views: 692832

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I've corrected the floor board on the starboard side and started making the parts for the helm station. This is one of those very satisfying phases of the build because I am getting to work on something I've been thinking about for a long, long time. There's still a lot to do but I'm off next week a...
by mrintense
Mon May 18, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3197
Views: 692832

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I have still been working on getting the forward cabin ready for component and floor board installation. I've made good progress on this. All the cabinetry has been refinished, the floor boards (underside) painted with bilge paint and the bilge area cleaned up and repainted. Everything is basically ...
by mrintense
Sun May 10, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 594
Views: 180558

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

looks great Neel. Nice thing about sanding the under layers is that you can get aggressive without working about scratches.
by mrintense
Sun May 10, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3197
Views: 692832

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Looking really nice Carl. For future reference, somewhere along the way I learned that plastic thru hulls should not be used below the water line on wood boats. I forget why exactly, but I think because wood moves, the fittings could crack. Not 100% sure of that..... Thanks Neel, Yes I had heard th...
by mrintense
Sun May 10, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3197
Views: 692832

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Kelly and Andrew. Good to hear from you both. Today, I added two more holes to the hull. That makes six now of a planned eleven (currently two fwd cabin bilge, two transom drains, and two anchor well drains). These were for the two forward bilge hose fittings. The remaining five will be two m...
by mrintense
Wed May 06, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy looking to build a boat specifically for camping
Replies: 6
Views: 673

Re: New guy looking to build a boat specifically for camping

Based upon your needs, it kind of sounds as if the Water Lodge would be overkill as it is really just a small houseboat. Although building a boat is a fun project, you have to go into it knowing that it is going to take some time. Most of us have spent several years on ours. Only the smaller runabou...
by mrintense
Tue May 05, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 727
Views: 211104

Re: Klondike Build

Dang, that shower is nicer than the one I have in my house! Nice work Steve.
by mrintense
Tue May 05, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Another Vera Cruise build
Replies: 15
Views: 2415

Re: Another Vera Cruise build

I learned the plywood washer trick from someone else here years ago. They do work great, however it is important to replace them with the final screws before the epoxy sets up because they can be a bear to get out otherwise. My approach to these was to cut lots and lots of long strips of wax paper a...
by mrintense
Mon May 04, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3197
Views: 692832

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Roberta, Bill, Matt, Steve, Bryan, and NC721. I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out. Started prepping the roof for fiberglass yesterday. Right now I've got three different projects going at the same time and space is tight in the garage. I'd like to get the interior pieces installed a...
by mrintense
Mon May 04, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Another Vera Cruise build
Replies: 15
Views: 2415

Re: Another Vera Cruise build

I'm sure you know this but take extra time and make sure you have everything ready before starting. I even went so far as to predrill my plywood washers and start the screws in each one so they were ready to go before I started gluing things down. If you can get some help, it makes a big difference.
by mrintense
Sun May 03, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3197
Views: 692832

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Jamie and Steve. Sorry for the delayed response. I've been doing lots of mundane chores on the boat, trying to get the forward cabin section to the point where I can assemble it. There's still much to do. The plan is to try and get all the messy stuff done so I don't have to vacuum out the bi...
by mrintense
Sun May 03, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1189
Views: 338774

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Nice work Matt.
by mrintense
Sun May 03, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Minuet build update (pics)
Replies: 6
Views: 1823

Re: Minuet build update (pics)

If I were younger, I would build something similar when I finished my Vera Cruise. You've done some fine work there.
by mrintense
Sun May 03, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: 2020 La Paz Build
Replies: 2
Views: 884

Re: 2020 La Paz Build

I always enjoy these larger boat builds. Welcome aboard and please post some in progress shots. I'm sure that you'll get plenty of help as you progress.

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