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by mrintense
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3335
Views: 763741

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks for the kind feedback Roberta, Matt, Lee, and Bryan. I'm pretty happy with the shape. Still not sure how I am going to finish it although it will be a combination of paint and natural wood. The platform top will be the same carpet (or whatever) is used for the aft cabin floor.
by mrintense
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 659
Views: 215332

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

One of the big challenges here in Texas is the heat makes it difficult to get a smooth finish as the solvents tend to evaporate quicker. Pretty much has to be an early morning job during the summer.
by mrintense
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 272
Views: 120315

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Making good progress Lee. I like the Silver Tip as well, although I only use it for encapsulation primarily because of the cost. But it definitely has a longer pot life even in Texas heat.
by mrintense
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3335
Views: 763741

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

One more.

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by mrintense
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3335
Views: 763741

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Neel and NC721 (name please?) I like the curve addition better than the original design as well. Progress on the helm continues. The structural members of the helm platform extension are completed, the new top panels have been made, and I've started encapsulating everything. Still have more w...
by mrintense
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Ready to flip
Replies: 13
Views: 1233

Re: Ready to flip

Congratulations on the flip. With yours, that makes two. Hopefully by the time this plague is over with, there will be a bunch of boats being splashed!
by mrintense
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Another Vera Cruise build
Replies: 43
Views: 10273

Re: Another Vera Cruise build

Getting closer to that flip. Have you figured out how you are going to do that? I probably overbuilt my setup, but it went smoothly.
by mrintense
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Ian's TNT Build
Replies: 19
Views: 1281

Re: Ian's TNT Build

Some of that weight will be lost after the fairing so the pieces will end up lighter
by mrintense
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 659
Views: 215332

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Man, that is a nice place for the boats. I'm jealous! :D :D :D I concur on the sand and re-apply. I suspect it will take many coats to get the look you're after and even after the last one is applied, there may be some buffing needed. However I am not an expert on this so get some feedback from othe...
by mrintense
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Otter's Ski Bass
Replies: 56
Views: 28918

Re: Otter's Ski Bass

I realize you mentioned that you are getting a custom aluminum tank so I am just putting this out there for general knowledge. If you were putting in the cross linked polypropylene tanks, you need to allow for 3% expansion in the space you are installing them. As for aluminum, do some searching on t...
by mrintense
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3335
Views: 763741

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Matt, Matt, Tom, and Lee Lee, the curved piece was made by stacking narrow pieces around a form and then applying fairing compound after the initial epoxy has cured. After the fairing compound was sanded down, I veneered the part. IMG_20200806_124733.jpg In other news, the helm extension part...
by mrintense
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3335
Views: 763741

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I've been slowly assembling he upper helm. Lots of hardwood edges and panel installs. Finally starting to get somewhere. I got my switches today and already have the instruments. Just waiting on hinges for the instrument panel before doing the final layout of the instrument holes. Most of the switch...
by mrintense
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 659
Views: 215332

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeautiful! Nice Matt.
by mrintense
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Maritime Malahini
Replies: 55
Views: 17090

Re: Maritime Malahini

Also cool to see these saves of something that scares the pants off of you. Good recovery. Planking looks like it went down well. I remember those days.
by mrintense
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1235
Views: 372491

Re: Matt's Geronimo

It's tricky, but you seem to have a handle on it Matt. Looking good so far. I know how you feel about this. My front windows took me nearly two months.

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