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by Denon Osterman
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 172
Views: 33892

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: 25645

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 ...
by Denon Osterman
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bolero Build
Replies: 24
Views: 586

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: 2467
Views: 380217

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: 25645

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: 24
Views: 586

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: 24
Views: 586

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 y...
by Denon Osterman
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 25645

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...
by Denon Osterman
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 25645

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 &quo...
by Denon Osterman
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 25645

Re: Rampage Update 2017

(1/3) Well, I missed last weeks update, but between thanksgiving and this past weekend I've gotten lots done! Weather sure is getting cold though - shop is hovering around 5 Celsius during the day, so there's no more epoxying in 2018 :( First goal accomplished was getting the epoxy and stain nearly ...
by Denon Osterman
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bolero Build
Replies: 24
Views: 586

Re: Bolero Build

I really, really, *really* like the bolero. I was almost going to build one myself, but went with the rampage instead. Can't wait to see how this progresses - remember that everything below the waterline should stay as is, but everything above is free game. I modified my rampage somewhat significant...
by Denon Osterman
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 172
Views: 33892

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

That made me laugh! Step 26 should be sprinkled a bit more liberally, I think ;)
by Denon Osterman
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: The benefits of proper trim
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: The benefits of proper trim

I agree fully. Between the sound of the engine (boy does it sound angry trimmed all the way down) and the feel of the boat and steering, you could be blindfolded and still trim properly in most cases.
by Denon Osterman
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1072
Views: 201391

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Hey! I'm in that Rumrunner video! That was a great show :)
by Denon Osterman
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Geronimo Boat Ride
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: Geronimo Boat Ride

Curiosity got the best of me so I went and did a comparison between trim ~3/4 of the way up, and all the way down, in my 18' tin boat - you can see the post under "speed and power". Quick summary - trimming "up" the correct amount increased RPM by 10% (4500 -> 5000), speed by 17%...

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