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by mrintense
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1968
Views: 656813

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Looks great Roberta. Given the delay in building these boats and that I do not know of any other Torpedo builds, I think you are going to have a one of a kind boat for a long time. She's already unique and beautiful. But even better when you know that you've got the only one.
by mrintense
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3434
Views: 838752

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Kens, Matt, Matt, Neel, and Bill. This is useful information. I never even considered a different gear ratio. That's what comes from going into this with little experience. The knowledge gained is very much appreciated. When the time comes to make the purchase, I will definitely bring this up...
by mrintense
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3434
Views: 838752

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks for the encouragement guys!! :D :D I've completed enough of the motorwell parts to move on to the next step. I got all the motorwell parts out of the boat and will start encapsulation and fiberglassing tomorrow. I'll also be cleaning out the motorwell area and touching up any paint that needs...
by mrintense
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3434
Views: 838752

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

THanks for responding Bill, I had forgotten about your boat being larger than mine and if I recall, quite a few more frames than mine (I have 6). So perhaps the 115 will be fine after all. The extra weight on my boat maybe comes from the beefier floor supports and the extra cabinetry but on the othe...
by mrintense
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3434
Views: 838752

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I’ve been following this build since I started building, That transom isn’t going anywhere. Carl is meticulous about his joints. The only thing I ever wonder about on this build is the final weight of the boat might be on the heavy side. 150 hp maybe ??? Looks great, Matt B Yes, that has been a con...
by mrintense
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3434
Views: 838752

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Matt and Tim,

I definitely will be using a transom saver. And I do hope the water trip will be this coming year.

Bryan, I checked the transom, its two inner layers of 3/4" ply over the regulate 3/4" ply transom plus the 1/4" veneer so its 2 1/2 inches thick
by mrintense
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3434
Views: 838752

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks for the kind words Jim, Matt, and Bryan. The transom is 3/4" plywood for the main skin, overlaid with 1/4" hardwood veneer. But the center section is an additional 3/4" plywood. There's also the hardwood frame which is gusseted. The knee of course and then the motorwell. All of this I hope wi...
by mrintense
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3434
Views: 838752

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Finally I have something to show and talk about. Between work, waiting on small glue ups and just experimentation it's been taking quite awhile to get the motorwell close. In the picture I'm inly lacking two lids for the side compartments and then everything has to be put together. Right now its hel...
by mrintense
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Another Vera Cruise build
Replies: 54
Views: 18222

Re: Another Vera Cruise build

Looks familiar Nick! :D :D What are your plans for the anchor well access. I finally settled on a small hatch up forward, but considered all sorts of crazy ideas. Mine has a small storage space below the anchor well which is accessed from the V berth. But the anchor well is only accessible form the ...
by mrintense
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 176
Views: 115486

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Looking good. It's all the engineering challenges and the solutions that make this journey so enjoyable and rewarding.
by mrintense
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 275
Views: 115530

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Looking great Weller. I can certain relate to the amount of time in the build. You're taking the same attitude I'm trying to take. It'll be nine for me next summer. Love the brightwork. I so much want to get something final finished. Everything looks like a construction zone. Ah well , like you said...
by mrintense
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3434
Views: 838752

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

:D Maybe a good spot to have life jacket or boat bumper locker.Or hold pool noodles :D Yes, I am sure that it will likely end up being some sort of storage. I decided a couple of years ago that trying to get everything done before the launch was a losing proposition, for a variety of reasons. First...
by mrintense
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3434
Views: 838752

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I'm starting now on the structure for the starboard motorwell compartment. I'm doing minimal work there for now since I don't really have a use for this compartment yet. I want to get the top pieces for the motorwell made and then I am going to dis-assemble everything and start getting the underfloo...
by mrintense
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 741
Views: 249149

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Beeeeeeeeeeeeeautilful Matt! Nice choices for the colors and the varnish really makes it pop. It sounds like you're making good use of the new space now.
by mrintense
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 508
Views: 189074

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Nice nice work on the seating arrangements. I would say that cupholders are a must. You'll regret not putting them in. So no room in the side armrests? Perhaps the foldout kind although they may not right in such a beautiful interior. I too am trying to figure out what to do about the battery switch...

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