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by mrintense
Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: Using A Security Battery For Testing
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Using A Security Battery For Testing

Thanks Kens and Bill, I wondered about the charger as well. I am pretty limited in experience with electrical so it's not always clear to me what can be done and what cannot be done.
by mrintense
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: Using A Security Battery For Testing
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Using A Security Battery For Testing

Okay, ignorant electrical question here. I'm probably about a year away from installing batteries in my boat, possibly sooner, but definitely not for at least 8 to 10 months. With battery prices being what they are, I don't want to purchase my batteries too soon and have them sit around for a year w...
by mrintense
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3583
Views: 966143

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Tom and Steve. And I'm glad you mentioned that about the anti siphon loop Steve. I went back and re-adjusted the hoses to allow for that. It'll be some time before I install the thru hulls (I want to paint the boat first), but there should be enough hose to loop over and down to the fittings....
by mrintense
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 519
Views: 190509

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

In my no space garage, I gave up on trying to work out the water line. The lake is going to mark my water line and then I'll paint it!!
by mrintense
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 345
Views: 179713

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Jim, the fitting of the boat around the motor looks like it is working out just fine. And I can completely sympathize with your desire to "write a check". I am so over having to work down low and on my knees. There are many days were working on the boat is simply a trudge. Like kens, I want to be us...
by mrintense
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 814
Views: 279044

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Neel, the fairing work turned out real well. I know what you mean about working in the heat. The combination heat, humidity and mosquitos means it can get downright uncomfortable in short order. I always wear long pants when working on the boat, regardless of the temps because of the mosquitos so ge...
by mrintense
Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3583
Views: 966143

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks for all the nice comments Roberta, Matt, Lee, Bill, Kens, and Tony. Seems that opposite of taking too long can happen as well. I put in the forward cabin bilge hoses yesterday which I thought would be a chore because they are so stiff. That went well and then I decided to tackle part two of t...
by mrintense
Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Legacy of the Lakes Museum
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Legacy of the Lakes Museum

Boats in a museum remind me of airplanes in a museum. They look almost forlorn and wanting to be in their element. Thanks for sharing Dave.
by mrintense
Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 561
Views: 218238

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Great news Tom! Now once you get the shifting corrected, you'll be able to go out and show off that beautiful handiwork. She looks beautiful setting in the water. Glad that the ride is good as well.
by mrintense
Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback sea trials complete
Replies: 17
Views: 730

Re: Barrelback sea trials complete

Congrats on a successful sea trial. The eye of death is a powerful force no doubt! :)
by mrintense
Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 519
Views: 190509

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Looking good Lee. HAving to drill that prop shaft hole was one of the reasons I originally elected to go with an outboard design. Back when I started I was sure that would be something I would screw up and I just couldn't bear that thought. Congratulations on getting that done.
by mrintense
Sat Jul 10, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3583
Views: 966143

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Kens and Billy! :) So I am sure that everyone here has watched a how to video on some aspect of something and thought, "Okay I can do that". Then proceeded to make the attempt. And even if one knows how to do something, we still see these videos that make things look easy. Always!! So why is ...
by mrintense
Fri Jul 09, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3583
Views: 966143

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Roberta and Nick. I'm working on various access panels for the helm station. Should have them ready in a day or two. One will be ready tomorrow. Also came up with a neat solution to sealing the small gap around the steering pump in the helm station. I bought a wide black rubber band from Scol...
by mrintense
Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3583
Views: 966143

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Bits and bobs getting done. Bilge paint arrives today so I'll be able to get the front cabin bilge touched up and then finish all the underfloor work later this week. Here is one thing I wanted to do and it's finally done. Added the hinged instrument panel and lower helm compartment panel as well as...
by mrintense
Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 919
Views: 306788

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Sounds like post build will be the same as the build. Always some small (or large) obstacle to overcome. I expect its that way for all of us. That's what makes it interesting. Hang in there Matt.

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