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by Denon Osterman
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tunnel king / Desperado
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Tunnel king / Desperado

I'm a tiny bit late to the game here but I think the tunnel king with extended sponsons forward would be *sweet*. A friend of mine's dad built the tunnel king decades ago and absolutely loved it - it is indeed a very, very fast boat. If you do modify it I would not modify anything that touches the w...
by Denon Osterman
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Upholstery
Topic: Support Knowledge Base - Upholstery
Replies: 3
Views: 8299

Re: Support Knowledge Base - Upholstery

Watched these videos for hours and proud to say I just started sewing my own upholstery with zero mistakes so far! I did end up buying all of my stuff from Sailrite as recommended by others on the forum as their prices are pretty competitive, the shipping was incredible (30 bucks to Canada for a 30 ...
by Denon Osterman
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Plumbing twin tanks for EFI?
Replies: 7
Views: 1376

Re: Plumbing twin tanks for EFI?

Well after doing a lot of thinking and digging and research I've discovered how the OEM's plumb their EFI systems without having to return to the tank, and still meet all of the requirements for fuel starvation prevention, coast guard compliance, etc. I'm not sure I'm going to go this route yet as P...
by Denon Osterman
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Plumbing twin tanks for EFI?
Replies: 7
Views: 1376

Re: Plumbing twin tanks for EFI?

Hi all, Thanks for the replies / ideas! Bill, I understand why most people prefer two tanks. The thing with my scenario is that my hull is quite light and the tanks are port / starboard, so I want to try and keep the weight relatively level. I also don't have any issues with bad gas as I only ever g...
by Denon Osterman
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Plumbing twin tanks for EFI?
Replies: 7
Views: 1376

Plumbing twin tanks for EFI?

So I've decided to get EFI for my boat, which makes plumbing the fuel system a bit of a headache...especially with twin tanks. Ideally I'd like to draw from (and return to :? ) both tanks equally, which I know is tough. In a traditional system I would have just pulled from both tanks with equal leng...
by Denon Osterman
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Support Knowledge Base - Inboard engine builds
Replies: 45
Views: 23724

Re: Support Knowledge Base - Inboard engine builds

That is seriously cool. A stroked V12 jag...talk about one of a kind! I bet it will sound glorious as well. A quick update on my 454 build, I've got my cam specs nearly sorted as well - looking at: 286 adv int 294 adv exh 226 @0.050 int 234 @0.050 exh .591" lift int .601" lift exh 112° lobe sep so t...
by Denon Osterman
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 206
Views: 58499

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Just out of curiosity, why an ammeter? I've almost never seen them in a boat short of industrial applications. Great, *great* idea on wiring the dash before you put it in - I'll be doing the same now that I've heard of it as an idea! I'm likely going to run all of my gauges off one fuse, I figure th...
by Denon Osterman
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 35562

Re: Rampage Update 2017

Thanks Carl! I'll definitely be posting an overview of the whole "Lost PLA" process somewhere on the forum once I've nailed it down. It took hours and hours of googling to even get to the stage I'm at. I am a little leary because the danger level reaches whole new orders of magnitude when you have 7...
by Denon Osterman
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bolero Build
Replies: 27
Views: 4025

Re: Bolero Build

I'm glad Glen tried to make this easy. Amen to that :) Not to beat a dead horse Brandon, but remember as well that once you actually DO string your longitudinals (chines, sheer, etc), the wood won't actually follow a perfect curve - not even close, at least as far as CAD tolerances are concerned! S...
by Denon Osterman
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2604
Views: 459949

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, glad to see you're feeling better and making some progress. Boy, an anchor locker in a wood boat is something I've never thought of...and it terrifies me. I'm not entirely sure I'd want the anchor even able to touch the hull - I like that bucket idea personally. I hear you on the cold weather....
by Denon Osterman
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 35562

Re: Rampage Update 2017

Thanks for the kind words! I really hope I can get the castings to work out - they'll look awesome when polished, if I can ever figure everything out. I even had trouble with polishing...I got everything to the wire wheel stage, but getting the actual polish (tripoli / etc) onto the cotton buffing w...
by Denon Osterman
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bolero Build
Replies: 27
Views: 4025

Re: Bolero Build

I'm extremely jealous you have a mill. My good friend has a mill and a planer - the kind you feed full boards through - and while I haven't managed to use the mill I've sent more than my fair share of rough sawn boards through his planer to get my finished lumber! I cut templates from particle board...
by Denon Osterman
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bolero Build
Replies: 27
Views: 4025

Re: Bolero Build

Hi Brandon, I'm flattered! I agree that the "high performance" hulls done in a more classic style are pretty rare - and in a bad way. We need more of them! If you ever have any questions feel free to PM me, though my updates border on essays in length so I won't feel bad if you feel like you've read...
by Denon Osterman
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 35562

Re: Rampage Update 2017

(3/3) With the engine finally "locked in place", I could measure for and start putting in the exhaust system. The tailpipes will have to be custom made ($$$ - :cry: ) but having searched high and low, there wasn't a single set of tailpipes anywhere that fit the height I needed - almost all of them e...
by Denon Osterman
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 35562

Re: Rampage Update 2017

(2/3) The backrest also came out well enough to clamp in place and see how it worked - nearly perfectly, which made it very helpful to start measuring my engine and exhaust system. The idea with the backrest mounts is that the backrests lean against them - I'm working on a way to stop them from "fol...