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by billy c
Tue May 14, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 256
Views: 55361

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Tom- that transom design really looks stunning! Im sure there will be others that follow.
I noticed on your deck mockup that your flag and light are right at the point where people reach to get aboard. Maybe your lifing eye could be swapped positions?
by billy c
Tue May 14, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monte Carlo swim platform
Replies: 11
Views: 565

Re: Monte Carlo swim platform

Nice work John!
Now that you have the on the water testing done.
...when are you making the swim platform kit available?
Billy
by billy c
Fri May 10, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monte Carlo swim platform
Replies: 11
Views: 565

Re: Monte Carlo swim platform

That looks good John. Is that a permanent install? or does it detach from the bracket hardware?
by billy c
Thu May 09, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle
Replies: 75
Views: 16204

Re: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle

Hi Bill- The tool Jim posted is a Fein and copied by many other tool companies. Hard to do without once you own one you find all kinds of tasks easier. The epoxy I had in the grooves was solid and not soft so could not find a blade that would only clean the grooves. Would be ideal for soft caulking....
by billy c
Sun May 05, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 220
Views: 40495

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

I could be wrong, but I would think thin veneers epoxied to plywood and totally encapsulated aren't going to move that much. That's a great looking joint. ...They move have you looked at any strakes on boats and seen the seam? with famowood you would eventually get 2 cracks on both sides of the fill
by billy c
Sun May 05, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 220
Views: 40495

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

I think so simply because the joint will always move slightly. The famowood does well with repairs within a piece of wood like drill holes or splits. This is what I'd prefer for something like that: 405 Filleting Blend Adhesive Filler is a strong, wood-toned epoxy filler. Add it to your epoxy mix wh...
by billy c
Sun May 05, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 220
Views: 40495

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Nicely done! The joinery looks really close. You may be better off with a colored epoxy filler rather than the famowood so the wood and joint will move the same as your adhesive that adheres it.
by billy c
Sun May 05, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24
Replies: 1510
Views: 297174

Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

The Lust product looks good. Some of these newer polyurethane blends are really doing ok. I've used the one part Interlux polys and had good results on my kayaks and they don't ever get treated nicely.
by billy c
Sun May 05, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2626
Views: 469197

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Those ribbon figured sides will be stunning Carl. Looks pretty much quartersawn too so should be stable.
Billy
by billy c
Sun May 05, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 239
Views: 66618

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Jim glad you got some paint to lay down for you. Perfection was just not going to cooperate for you. That surface will tighten up and level for you if you let it harden and resist the urge to immediately buff it out.
Billy
by billy c
Sun May 05, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24
Replies: 1510
Views: 297174

Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

That does sound like great progress Bill. What product did you decide on for the the refinish work?
by billy c
Wed May 01, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle
Replies: 75
Views: 16204

Re: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle

Thanks Lee and Peter! Working between the rain showers again today. Nice to have natural light on these old eyes when doing the stain work. The LED lamps are nice and bright but sure skew the coloration of the boards. Hopefully a couple heated days in the stall for the water base dye to dry out foll...
by billy c
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle
Replies: 75
Views: 16204

Re: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle

…had to dig deep to find my restoration thread. Guess the season away from completing the project does that. Summer came and I was miles from getting the surface cleaned up. No time to do things properly, so reluctantly put the project down. Multiple life events took over and sidelined me, but reall...
by billy c
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 239
Views: 66618

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I tried to only roll on a very thin layer of paint and I was barely touching the surface with the tipping brush. Still have brush marks, orange peel and now stop/start marks where the wet edge stopped. One odd observation is that the transom (which I did first) looks reasonable except for some big ...
by billy c
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 437
Views: 77220

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

...It’s fine like that for the speed you will be going