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by Denon Osterman
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!
Replies: 42
Views: 8745

Re: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!

The "shiny stuff" looks great too - the deck hardware all looks beautiful and I'm glad that the "outside" of the hull is now completely finished, including the jet pump (boy, is that some hardware hanging off the back!), which I'm very happy I painted black to match the hull. All of the deck hardwar...
by Denon Osterman
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!
Replies: 42
Views: 8745

Re: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!

Well, a lot of progress since the last update - both because I had the boat in the city and could actually work on it during the week, and because it's been two weeks! The first thing I did was fix the clear coat. I ended up switching brands which is something I should have just done from the start,...
by Denon Osterman
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!
Replies: 42
Views: 8745

Re: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!

Thanks everyone! Once I get this damn clear-coat figured out I'll be pretty excited. All that's left is the clear-coat, the metal trim in various places, and the engine (and wiring and rigging and everything else that comes with it). So close! The curved coaming does seem pretty darn unique, though ...
by Denon Osterman
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 271
Views: 95710

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Makes sense. I'll definitely have to look into all of this before finalizing my wiring!

Thanks for the great tip on the book :)
by Denon Osterman
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1147
Views: 282495

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Congrats! I found the upholstery a tough, but fun, challenge. Looking great!
by Denon Osterman
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 271
Views: 95710

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I still can't get over that wiring :D why did you choose to fuse the cranking circuit - is that normal (I would have thought no?) That looks like a very handy book for spec'ing out wiring, battery requirements, all of that other finicky stuff. I might just have to pick up a copy - thanks for the tip!
by Denon Osterman
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!
Replies: 42
Views: 8745

Re: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!

Hi Carl, Boy you're quick! I didn't even notice the original comment. A motley crew for sure, but they got the job done :) It was indeed a great party - always nice to have a real occasion to celebrate. Unfortunately the boat actually doesn't look as good as it could there. As I dig more into the fi...
by Denon Osterman
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2824
Views: 538590

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl,

That all makes sense. Hiding the wiring might make you regret doing so years from now - paneling would be my choice. If you painted the inside (hopefully at least keeping the cross members "bright"), would you paint the wiring as well, or still try to hide it?

Cheers,

-Denon
by Denon Osterman
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!
Replies: 42
Views: 8745

Re: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!

(See part 1 above...) IT FLLOOAAATTSSS! Man I'm excited. For a very long time we had to decide how to carry the boat down...it was quite an obstacle course. Ultimately I decided that carrying it by hand, on it's cradles, was the best idea. A trailer would have been very hard to maneuver through the ...
by Denon Osterman
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!
Replies: 42
Views: 8745

Re: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!

Alright, I'm back, kinda, sorta! Boy, what an eventful month it's been. Work is still going crazy so I'm still totally strapped for time - not sure what's going to happen on that front quite yet, unfortunately. The good news is I got the two part done (Sort of) and the casting done (sort of) and the...
by Denon Osterman
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 271
Views: 95710

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Looking great. I hope I can get my finish to look that good...I should have just gotten perfection plus for the deck but, I'm confident I'll get my finish there as well. The interior has a bit more of a satin look from when I sprayed which I actually prefer - whereas the deck will hopefully come out...
by Denon Osterman
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2824
Views: 538590

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hey Carl, Lots of progress - looking great! Will you be finishing the entire roof bright or just the cross beams? I also love my Evinrude engine - can't recommend it enough. I didn't realize how luck I was that "the great outdoors" was literally 5 feet from the boat, which was built in a shed in the...
by Denon Osterman
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1147
Views: 282495

Re: Matt's Geronimo

I'm back! I elected to box the cushions fully and velcro the back - when building my boat I wanted as much removeable as possible so if anything ever did need replacing I could replace the least amount possible. I.e. if my foam goes, I can just undo the zipper and replace the foam...if the upholster...
by Denon Osterman
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!
Replies: 42
Views: 8745

Re: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!

(continued from part 1) That being said, I've realized that I've actually re finished *every single surface of this damn boat* - no wonder it's taking ten years! The deck was the worst, with the full strip to bare wood, but the sides required me to fully strip my varnish so the 2K urethane will hold...
by Denon Osterman
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!
Replies: 42
Views: 8745

Re: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!

Oh man, less than a week to the launch...free time is near zero. Took the week off work to work on the boat, and I can't remember the lsat time I was doing 14 hour days at anything! The good news I am on schedule to spray tomorrow and launch on Saturday. As of me typing this, I have finished sanding...