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by mrintense
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3340
Views: 770498

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Jim, Tom, and Steve. I'm feeling a bit worn out today. I'm actually off today and tomorrow for a long weekend and want to try and get a lot done on the boat but my body is complaining all over. Elbows, hands, knees, back. I may have to give it a break tomorrow, we'll see. I got the curved pie...
by mrintense
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 371
Views: 186748

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Well the good thing is the weather in your area is almost always perfect so even if it takes a bit longer, you'll have some boating time remaining.
by mrintense
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3340
Views: 770498

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I've decided to go with a simple curved corner on the helm platform. Easy to make, and looks good. Since I had poor results with slicing and bending plywood last time, I decided to use the same technique I did on my foredeck hatch ring, namely stacking and gluing strips over a form. I got the form m...
by mrintense
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Bob Brown’s Belle
Replies: 92
Views: 22496

Re: Bob Brown’s Belle

Now this is a view I've been dreaming of for at least 6 years maybe even the full 8 I've been working on mine. Looks beautiful behind the SUV! :D :D
by mrintense
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 371
Views: 186748

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Getting closer and closer. Do you think you'll be able to splash this year?
by mrintense
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3340
Views: 770498

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

First off, thanks for all the responses Jim, Bryan, Neel, Tom, Bill, BayouBengal, Ken Let me start off by saying that cutting off a corner makes sense. I was going to do this originally but had poor luck making the curved plywood and gave up on that idea. However, I've thought of a different way to ...
by mrintense
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 150
Views: 59363

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

That is so cool. Congrats on a job well done Roberta. As a scale modeler, I have an immense appreciation for the amount of work needed for these kind of things. Looks beautiful!
by mrintense
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3340
Views: 770498

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks for the answers Andrew and Tom. I did consider the side mounted hinged seat at one time, but just never liked the looks of them. It does have the advantage of getting out of the way. I may give this some additional thought. Tom, What you are suggesting is what I mentioned in the 4th option. I...
by mrintense
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3340
Views: 770498

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks for the feedback guys. Wife likes option 10 as well. Billy, instruments are what I'll be going with. I like the look. In other news, had a set back today. Something I've been worrying about and I wish that I had acted on sooner. Today it became all too apparent. I assembled the seat and post ...
by mrintense
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 135
Views: 60145

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Waiting til after fairing is no big deal. Either way, they are going to be covered over.


As for working everyday, well just do a little bit occasionally. Don't want to get burned out.
by mrintense
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 371
Views: 186748

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Building these boats is always a challenge in some manner or other. I've run into a few things like what you've mentioned. But if we want the look of these older designs, we have to take some of the shortcomings that go along with them I guess. I'll be posting a challenge I just ran into today on my...
by mrintense
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3340
Views: 770498

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

on guage layouts, you generally put the highest priority at the top, the easiest to quick scan the priority from top to bottom. My own priority would be oil, temp, and amps on top row. trim is low priority ( it has seat of the pants backup) and you can always get home without it fuel is not high pr...
by mrintense
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Gathering 2020
Topic: Suggestion For Gathering
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Suggestion For Gathering

Okay first off, I know that I have never attended the gathering. It's just not something I've been able to do yet. However, I do enjoy the camaraderie and fun that these types of events provide. And I always enjoy seeing the pictures every year. As a suggestion, and I know this is not a substitute f...
by mrintense
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3340
Views: 770498

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks for the feedback on positioning Lee and Tom. This is what I was hoping for. Tom, Your idea was missed by me so I've added it to the options. It's option 10 ! :D :D I do already have a steering wheel, its a destroyer style steel wheel. Regardless of where I place the gauges, some of them are g...
by mrintense
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3340
Views: 770498

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Motor will be Suzuki DF 115 (most likely). I've already purchased a set of retro white face gauges. They'll look more appropriate for this boat than a digital display. And quite right, no Speedo. I had to give up something because of space constraints and from what I've read, speedometers are all th...

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