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by mrintense
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 783302

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: 808

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: 3363
Views: 783302

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: 3363
Views: 783302

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...
by mrintense
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 783302

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Here's the other three
Option 2
Option 2
Option 9
Option 9
Option 8
Option 8
by mrintense
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 783302

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Banging my head against the design aspects of this part of the build. I've always had trouble visualizing good design although when I see it, I can recognize it. I'm still working on the helm. I had t take a few days off but I am getting back into it now. I bought a seat to use for now mainly becaus...
by mrintense
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 135
Views: 61578

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Agreed. And depending upon your ability to see the hull shape, the fairing is going to take time as well. If you try to build on a time line, you are going to hate it after awhile (sort of like working at that point). Set goals yes, but mostly just consistently work on it .
by mrintense
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 275
Views: 125196

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

I am just fascinated seeing thee cold molded process progress. This really seems like the ideal way to plank a boat. Strong and light. Looking great Lee.
by mrintense
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 497
Views: 174204

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Such a beautiful boat Tom. You really have an eye for design.
by mrintense
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190108

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Cool Jim.

I fret so much with the design aspects of my build. My artistic skills are limited so I always worry about balance and aesthetics. You guys make it look easy!
by mrintense
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 333
Views: 168605

Re: Tahoe 23

I feel for you Tony on the heat considerations. We have similar climate here in Austin with the sun being brutal in July and August. As much I like the look of wooden decks, I am going with painted decks for my cruiser. What I am amazed by is the variety of designs all these wooden boats are given. ...
by mrintense
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 783302

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Well I was going to wait a little longer before posting a shot of the helm cabinet but I am at a point where I have to do some assembly work of the remote throttle so I can determine just how wide the throttle mounting surface has to be. That will determine where the other wall of the upper cabinet ...
by mrintense
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 643
Views: 217560

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Man oh man, this is going to be different sort of beasty than the Gentry. Neel, this is so cool. I can't wait to see this planking progress move forward. And then some day, a beautiful 22 foot long wooden speedboat. Magnificent, just magnificent.

:D :D
by mrintense
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 783302

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Bryan Sarnian, and Neel. I'm glad to be able to contribute to the forum. As for patience, well it's more stubbornness than patience. I just keep dragging myself out there day after day and get something done. Some days are not so much fun, other days are. Neel, believe it or not it will be 8 ...
by mrintense
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 783302

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Lee, I ordered my instruments this morning, so another pick check off for the list. I'm going with analogue white face instruments which I feel will look great on this boat. I need these to insure that I get the helm instrument cluster built right. Probably should have ordered them sooner, bu...

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