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by Denon Osterman
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 5267

Re: Rampage Update 2017

Hi Guys, thanks for the kind words! Yes, it's a plastic block for fitting purposes - not as cheap as I would have hoped, but definitely worth it for the pace of mind and ease of mockup, given this is my "first time" installing an inboard. Hopefully someone does - I might just call them and...
by Denon Osterman
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 5267

Re: Rampage Update 2017

Well, we had a great Thanksgiving over the past weekend - the weather was perfect on Sunday and Monday (And Saturday wasn't awful), and I had a very nice time up at the cabin seeing friends and family. I also got a little bit of work done on the boat, but between the festivities not as much as I'd h...
by Denon Osterman
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 5267

Re: Rampage Update 2017

Thanks for the quick note Dave! Always appreciated :) Well, I had an amazing weekend in some of the best weather I think I've ever had in my life. Got quite a bit of work done regardless as looking at the forecast I might only get one weekend left (Canadian Thanksgiving) where it's warm enough to do...
by Denon Osterman
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 5267

Re: Rampage Update 2017

Thanks for the kind words everyone! Jimmy, we're getting a heatwave here too - last week and this week have been the best two of the summer! Looks like it all disappears mid next week though, so this is likely my last weekend on the boat this year doing any major work. Paul, that's a good idea with ...
by Denon Osterman
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 5267

Re: Rampage Update 2017

Hi Everyone, Apologies for the delay in getting back to you all - I didn't up doing anything last weekend as a party and a film festival kept me in town. I did manage to get up this past weekend and get quite a bit of work done despite the *gorgeous* weather we're now having again...It's actually th...
by Denon Osterman
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 5267

Re: Rampage Update 2017

Well, the weather sure decided to get bad...and fast. It was so cold and wet over the long weekend I could barely do any work (it was down to 0 on Thursday night!!!). Unless things take a nice up swing for September, I'll be mostly stopped in my tracks here as it's just too cold to epoxy or varnish!...
by Denon Osterman
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 5267

Re: Rampage Update 2017

Hey everyone, Well, got a little more done this weekend, and of course took lots of pictures! Thank you as always to everyone for the kind words - Dave, you're correct that tape doesn't usually mask stain, which is why you do an "inverse " procedure...epoxy the parts you *don't* want stain...
by Denon Osterman
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 5267

Re: Rampage Update 2017

Hey Jimmy, That's weird to hear - I'm the exact opposite, I always have a high point at my screw heads and joints. I wonder if it's different types of wood / fasteners? Either way I did get another chance to re sand the entire hull - and it will likely take quite a few coats of "clear" to ...
by Denon Osterman
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 5267

Re: Rampage Update 2017

It is definitely amazing what some sanding will do, and thanks for the kind words doug! Dave, I'm using W.D. Lockwood stain - the water soluble, metal complex, "brown" - haven't gotten the ratio quite settled yet though, I need a better scale! That is a beautiful boat in your pic :D and li...
by Denon Osterman
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 41st Ottawa ACBS show
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: 41st Ottawa ACBS show

Congrats Doug! Well earned indeed - "Thumper" is a beauty for sure!
by Denon Osterman
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 5267

Re: Rampage Update 2017

Hey all, As always, thank you for the kind words! Not much of a huge change this week - just sanded all of the veneering - but it does add a much more polished look to the boat that I quite enjoy! I'll get the stain on next weekend, and then some clear coat after that...fingers crossed I can start v...
by Denon Osterman
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!
Replies: 24
Views: 1655

Re: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!

Amazing work! I love the colour choices and the barrelback - is that part of the design standard?

Video? :D

Any plans for a name across the transom?
by Denon Osterman
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Jet Ski Power
Topic: Starting my first build with a jet TNT
Replies: 57
Views: 13792

Re: Starting my first build with a jet TNT

Hey Dave - Sounds very cool, I'll have to check it out. I've heard of blender but don't have much animation / rendering experience myself...just stuff like Solidworks / Autodesk (Inventor, Fusion, etc). I'll give Freeship a look for sure! It's uncomfertable on the steM - the curvy part of the keel a...
by Denon Osterman
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 5267

Re: Rampage Update 2017

Ok everyone...the big initial reveal! Still looks filthy without any sanding done...there's epoxy smears and gunk everywhere, etc etc...but getting darn close! First some answers and responses: @Dave I like the dash insert too - highly recommended. I think it both looks and performs better than a st...
by Denon Osterman
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Jet Ski Power
Topic: Starting my first build with a jet TNT
Replies: 57
Views: 13792

Re: Starting my first build with a jet TNT

Oh man, those line drawings are sweet! I've never heard of freeship before - is it good? I might check it out for any future builds, see how far I can push the creativity! Make sure you've got someone small handy for that battery. I was ~14 when I did my TNT and crawling under the dash to wire the f...

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