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by Yakima
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: small block engine for Riviera
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: small block engine for Riviera

Once again I stand in awe of you Roberta! Thanks to everyone for their kind replies- and happy thanksgiving to you all.

Greg
by Yakima
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Interior Hull Finish
Replies: 5
Views: 1331

Re: Interior Hull Finish

I agree- I painted the interior with several coats of epoxy so I can see how the wood holds up- and its a bright color as well. Just could not make myself paint it with any color. Bright wood is uber cool!

Greg
by Yakima
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: small block engine for Riviera
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

small block engine for Riviera

OK, I got the boat flipped- many thanks to Bill E- and now its time to locate an engine and tranny. I have been in touch with Michigan Motorz but they stopped answering my emails (I just wanted a schematic and copy of the warranty). Anyone have a contact for a crate marine engine?

Cheers! Greg
by Yakima
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: taping up for painting- what kind of tape
Replies: 5
Views: 1812

Re: taping up for painting- what kind of tape

thank you all for taking the time to reply!

-Greg
by Yakima
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: taping up for painting- what kind of tape
Replies: 5
Views: 1812

taping up for painting- what kind of tape

any recommendations for tape to use in painting the bottom of the boat? I have the pant, etc just cant seem to find a reliable tape that will stick well and give me a good edge...suggestions?

-Greg in Yakima
by Yakima
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: PMC motor is out- looking for new power for Riviera
Replies: 3
Views: 2507

PMC motor is out- looking for new power for Riviera

PMC tells me that due to new EPA rules, all new power sales (note, this doesn't apply to repower) must have catalytic converters. Fine with me. However, PMC design team has to review boat plan to authorize sale of new power plant to me- and there is no time frame for that to happen. Hence, I need to...
by Yakima
Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: how much sanding off epoxy spills before 1st layer of epoxy?
Replies: 5
Views: 5212

how much sanding off epoxy spills before 1st layer of epoxy?

As you might imagine, I have drips and spots of cured epoxy on the final planks. Do I need to sand that off- more than just smooth it- before rolling on the first layer of epoxy? In other words, will those drips and spots show thru the epoxy? I have sanded it all nice and smooth, but you can still s...
by Yakima
Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: thickness of final planking, board feet?
Replies: 6
Views: 1162

thickness of final planking, board feet?

First, thank you all for your kind patience while I have broken skin, thumped my own thumbs, scrapes shins and generally beat myself into a pulp building this Riviera. Its been a steep learning curve over the last 12 month. Now, secondly, I am ready to start the final planking and since this is the ...
by Yakima
Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: final planking
Replies: 6
Views: 3776

Re: final planking

Sorry, its the Riviera....

Yakima
by Yakima
Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: final planking
Replies: 6
Views: 3776

final planking

Does anyone have photos of their final mahogany planking? Im about to do my last plywood planking and am getting steeled for applying the last layer. Just wondering what widths, how you scarfed to get the lengths, etc.


Thanks all!
by Yakima
Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: MAS Low-Tox
Replies: 9
Views: 3006

Re: MAS Low-Tox

Like Bill, I have found this stuff to be slooooow. Even after 8 hours at 60-70 degrees, low humidity, it is still tacky. I used West Systems before and done recall this problem....this is slowing down the build. I think low tox or not, its time to make a change.

Greg
by Yakima
Sat Oct 25, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: compressed air brad nailer?
Replies: 5
Views: 3429

Re: compressed air brad nailer?

Thanks Bill- do you add the screws after or before the epoxy cures?

thanks again!
by Yakima
Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:33 am
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: compressed air brad nailer?
Replies: 5
Views: 3429

compressed air brad nailer?

assuming I can locate bronze or stainless steal brads, can I use a compressed air brad nailer to attach the gussets to the frame timbers?

thanks, Yakima