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by mrintense
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3587
Views: 970550

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Roberta and Bryan! No new pictures, but continuing on the forward cabin. It's so hot in the garage that I decided to spray myself with olive oil in an attempt to get a crispy skin. :lol: :lol: Painted the seat box lids, made legs for the flip up extensions of the seat boxes (which you can see...
by mrintense
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Extra Shelf In The Garage
Replies: 10
Views: 1249

Re: The Extra Shelf In The Garage

The one that keeps bugging the heck out of me is the small pieces of lumber (cut offs and such) that I have stacked on the side decks which keep sliding off every time I do anything which vibrates the boat!!
by mrintense
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3587
Views: 970550

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I'm continuing work in the forward cabin. Right now I'm doing the final fitting and adjusting of components before installing them permanently. So far it' going well with only some minor tweaking needed. Hardest part of this is doing it in the summer heat. One hour of working , then 2 or three hours...
by mrintense
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 562
Views: 219051

Re: Tom's Tahoe

I'm having the same types of issues trying to get my dealer to answer installation questions. He's so busy that he has hold his breath while he works because he can't take time out to breath.
by mrintense
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: Using A Security Battery For Testing
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: Using A Security Battery For Testing

I decided to hold off on this until I actually need to do the testing. But I think using an Ohm meter as an initial test and then testing function with a bunch of "D" cells mounted in series will be fine for my needs.
by mrintense
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Runabouts on the River Boat Show
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Runabouts on the River Boat Show

Beautiful boats. Cool that a scout troop built that boat.
by mrintense
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 522
Views: 191578

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Just to throw out another option. My transom is veneered in African Mahogany planks and it was fiberglassed with 4 ounce cloth, then sealed with a clear coat. The stained finish on the transom looks just fine under the cured glass. I did have to give it a few extra coats of epoxy so I could smooth s...
by mrintense
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Seattle Barrelback progress
Replies: 370
Views: 215909

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Man oh man, look at that smile!! Congratulations Robert. Well deserved.
by mrintense
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Boat Videos
Topic: Seattle Barrelback test run
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Seattle Barrelback test run

Very cool Robert! Congrats! :D :D
by mrintense
Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: Using A Security Battery For Testing
Replies: 6
Views: 409

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: 6
Views: 409

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: 3587
Views: 970550

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: 522
Views: 191578

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: 180406

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: 280292

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...

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