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by mrintense
Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Torpedo
Replies: 10
Views: 6032

Re: Torpedo

Hi belphil,

I can't answer your question directly but I am also building the Vera Cruise and would love to pace my build with someone else. If you can create a new thread I will follow it rather than hijack this thread. My thread is called Building the Vera Cruise in the power boats section.
by mrintense
Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: WA. Sea Knight project
Replies: 111
Views: 26704

Re: WA. Sea Knight project

Very nice Pietenpol Craig. Years ago I considered building a wooden aircraft, the Falco. Just absolutely loved the look of that plane. However, at the time overcoming the expense of building AND getting my license prevented it from coming to fruition. Now days I am more earthbound, but nonetheless, ...
by mrintense
Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3369
Views: 786301

Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks for responding Roberta and Iggy. I suspected that the laminate approach would be okay. Barring some reason not to, I will probably use this approach. I realize the amount of work to do the planking will increase considerably, but this boat is intended to be a labor of love as much as an event...
by mrintense
Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3369
Views: 786301

Building The Vera Cruise

So I'm thinking of how I want the boat to look. She is planked using 3/8" plywood per the blueprints. I am wondering about the possibility of using thinner plywood say for example 1/4" and then laying a second layer of 1/8" mahogany similar to the approach used in cold molding. The mahogany would be...
by mrintense
Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3369
Views: 786301

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I hope to start in about 3 or 4 weeks. Would like to start sooner but won't have the funds until the end of the month for the lumber, then have to order and wait for delivery. Oh well, I'll just have to work on some other aspect of the boat. The beauty of building a boat as a hobby is that it encomp...
by mrintense
Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gentry in Minnesota
Replies: 430
Views: 90474

Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Trisailor,

You have an absolutely marvelous looking boat in progress there. It's work like yours that inspires me to try very hard as I begin mine. Good luck with finishing her. I look forward to seeing more pictures.
by mrintense
Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3369
Views: 786301

Building The Vera Cruise

I decided to move my previous forum posting (21 foot boat in a 21 foot garage) to this new posting since I have now moved past the dreaming stage of the project. So I'm pretty stoked today. I received my Vera Cruise plans and started going over them. Lots of good stuff in the package. Glen L puts to...
by mrintense
Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Can I do This?
Replies: 6
Views: 1318

Re: Can I do This?

Ron, Although I too am a rank amateur, one thing I can say for sure. You have already proven that you can do this at least from a ability standpoint, and I would daresay motivational as well. The fact that you built flintlocks from scratch shows that you know about projects and how to get through th...
by mrintense
Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building a 21 foot boat in a 21 foot garage
Replies: 25
Views: 7074

Re: Building a 21 foot boat in a 21 foot garage

Well, I took the plunge today and ordered my plans for the Vera Cruise. Expect to see them in about a week. It will be a little while before I can start but I plan to use that time studying the plans and preparing. Pretty excited. I've been dreaming about this for over two years. Building this boat ...
by mrintense
Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Newbie Engine Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 7950

Re: Newbie Engine Questions

Thanks to all who replied. Good answers here. I don't know why I didn't think to check with Mercury for installation docs. I went there straight away and found what I need. However, a question I neglected to ask in the previous post was whether the 95 SHP is adequate for this design. Having no previ...
by mrintense
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Newbie Engine Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 7950

Newbie Engine Questions

I've been researching engine options for my forthcoming Vera Cruise build and trying to find answers has been a challenge. So I am hoping that perhaps some of those answers can be found here. In the meantime, I will keep looking. Please bear with me. The Vera Cruise is designed for an outboard but h...
by mrintense
Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Princess Project
Replies: 122
Views: 27855

Re: The Princess Project

I just love that natural wood look. I am definitely going to try and incorporate some of that in my build. Probably not the whole boat because she's a different style, but at least as an accent. Great job!!
by mrintense
Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Vera Cruise - Playing Around With The Boat's Shape
Replies: 2
Views: 1141

Re: Vera Cruise - Playing Around With The Boat's Shape

After I showed the two pictures to my wife, she said that the new design takes away from the retro look. Huh?? so I looked at the two pics for awhile, and said No Way! Then I looked some more, and then some , and then some more, and you know what, she's right! So back to the drawing board. This desi...
by mrintense
Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gentry build continued
Replies: 465
Views: 130961

Re: Gentry build continued

Simply gorgeous!
by mrintense
Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building a 21 foot boat in a 21 foot garage
Replies: 25
Views: 7074

Re: Building a 21 foot boat in a 21 foot garage

Personally, I would consider building with the stem outward of the garage. Actually, after I posted my last message, I went and started looking at the various build photos for other Vera Cruise builders. They also showed the bow closest to the garage door. And after thinking it over I have to agree...

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