Building The Vera Cruise

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by mrintense » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:07 am

I've installed the port cabin side and bunged it. I will need to replace a couple of bungs but they turned out good for the most part. I will still need to sand the surface again to smooth out the finish.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by JimmY » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:23 am

Sweet! Really starting to take shape.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by Roberta » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:42 am

Looks great, Carl.

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by BarnacleMike » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:05 am

Pictures of a dream taking shape, Carl! She’s looking great!
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by mrintense » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:18 am

Thanks for the kind comments Roberta, Jim, and Mike. I am happy with the way it is coming out. I think I've figured out how to add the forward cabin part once I get the other side installed. One thing I should really do is clean up all the dust in the boat. Yikes!
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:10 am

Carl

It looks GREAT!

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by Hercdrvr » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:35 am

Very nice Carl, definitely one of those “wow” moments where I see the shape of your boat coming together.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by DrBryanJ » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:04 pm

I'm lovin' it Carl. Nice Work!!
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by acflynn » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:56 pm

Really looking good. Can definitely visualize it coming together now.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by steveh41 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:52 pm

Looking good Carl!


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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by mrintense » Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:30 pm

Thanks again for the kind comments Bill, Matt, Bryan, Andrew, and Steve. It's a nice milestone to reach but the next one I am waiting for is the forward part of the cabin. I'll be starting on that soon. Just got the other cabin side installed this afternoon. Need to figure a few things out first and make sure I have sufficient lumber.

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by denbrlr » Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:56 pm

Carl,

Your boat is looking good. That last picture does a good job at showing the lines of the cabin.

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by Aussie » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:57 am

Looking great Carl.

Love the flowing line of the cabin sides.

Good to see some shape!

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by Jimbob » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:22 pm

I really like the shape that you came up with for the cabin. That is going to be one fine looking boat.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by Sarnian » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:55 pm

Carl...looks fantastic. Such a cool shape - its such a classic you will definitely need to wear a captains hat while skippering her.....

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