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    Veron Marlin Cruiser Rebuild
    by gcladd ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ( Leading Seaman)
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    6 months ago
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    Picked up a vintage Veron Marlin Cruiser that was in bad shape many years ago when I was young, working and had little time to do anything with it.

    During the covid "work at home years" years I got off my butt, covered the front deck opening, planked the deck and rebuilt the cabin to give the front window more slope.

    Can't wait to get a big motor for this sucker and finish it off this summer!


    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Veron Marlin Cruiser Rebuild
    2 months ago by gcladd ( Leading Seaman)
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    Cleaned up the and added spar urethane to the deck and the top of the cabin. Veron's colour recommendation is white on the cabin roof, but I do like the look of the natural mahogany against the white paint on the hull and cabin sides

    The model's exterior has been epoxied with West Systems, but I didn't like the way it went on the deck surfaces. After consulting with a yacht builder in town he said that it is common for these vintage boats to have epoxy underneath their spar urethane coats. He said to just make sure the West's has been smoothed out with 220 sand paper.

    3 coats of Spar Urethane later... it looks pretty darn good. i will spend the next week or so finishing and glazing the mahogany window frames.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Veron Marlin Cruiser Rebuild
    2 months ago by gcladd ( Leading Seaman)
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    Did some recent upgrades on this model. Got tired of a colourless model so I did a bit of painting on the hull and cabin. Strayed the area below the waterline dark green and the upper hull white.

    I also made some Mahogany window trim to add some wood detail to the white cabin sides. Next major step is to complete the deck with spar varnish
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Veron Marlin Cruiser Rebuild
    6 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Good looking boat...
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Veron Marlin Cruiser Rebuild
    6 months ago by gcladd ( Leading Seaman)
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    During the rebuild I ripped out the original stuffing box and altered the slope that the original owner had so that it is shallow and will handle a big 800 series high performance brushed motor I have that fits nice and low in the hull.

    I bought the motor(s) about 15 years ago for my Perkasa but found they were too heavy for the 1/32 Precedent model and used a pair of Graupner Speed 600's instead. I don't consider weight a major issue with the Marlin Cruiser.

    Built a removeable motor cover to aid in cooling, since I will have to add a water cooling port at some time if I can get an 800 size water jacket. The entire inside floor of the hull is removable in sections (bit of an ordeal to make work) and will conceal 4 C-size battery packs.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Veron Marlin Cruiser Rebuild
    6 months ago by Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    I like the modifications you've made to it.
    I've always felt the Marlin is a little different looking, odd maybe, from some angles.

    Looking forward to hearing what running gear you decide upon and how well it performs.

    Will
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