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by 18shamic
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 89
Views: 19156

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

Another quick update. With finals and renovations taking place in my school, I had to get all of my remaining plywood out of the school quickly. Unfortunately this left me one day between 3:00 and 5:30 to get all the plywood out of the school. Since we also lacked a vehicle that could carry full she...
by 18shamic
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Interior Waterproofing
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: Interior Waterproofing

Wow - I never would have thought about un-thinned epoxy creating cracks allowing moisture to get in. I also never would have thought about bedliner. I have never heard of that one before - how has it held up? I kind of suspected penetrating epoxy was just thinned epoxy sold at a higher price, so tha...
by 18shamic
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 89
Views: 19156

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

I am currently awaiting a reply about the fuel tank return. I doubt it will go through, but If it does, I will probably just order another plastic/fiberglass tank: a few months ago I was quoted by a friend of mine a price 3x higher for an aluminum tank to be built. While I could make one myself, My ...
by 18shamic
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 89
Views: 19156

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

I am not sure if I can return the tank, as I ordered it 8 months ago. But I agree, notching the stringers should be a last resort. The other thing I was looking at was modifying the tank - cutting the fill hose so it fit beneath the frames and replacing all existing fittings with 90 degree fittings....
by 18shamic
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 89
Views: 19156

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

Bill- I'm not sure at this point - I plan on using a hydraulic system, for piece of mind, which justifies the high price. Based off of online dimensions, the maximum hight of the system should only be 5 inches. (with a half inch of wiggle room) The top of the 2x6 is 10.5 inches from the bottom of th...
by 18shamic
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 89
Views: 19156

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

Hello all, Thank you - Another quick update: I spent a couple hours, and completed most of the floor, supports and all, and plan to start the seats next. I have not sealed anything quite yet, everything is just cut to fit. Jenko - strangely enough, with all the talk about drain plugs being worth it,...
by 18shamic
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Interior Waterproofing
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Interior Waterproofing

Hi, I know there are topics about this already, but none of them discuss the longevity/durability of CPES vs regular epoxy. Also Total Boat has come out with an "odorless" penetrating epoxy sealer; has anyone used it? I was planning on using the Total Boat, since it has no odor, and I will...
by 18shamic
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 89
Views: 19156

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

Hello! And thank you speed racer, I have since put a hole in the bottom of my boat. I have also flipped the boat over, and have almost completed work on the floor. I am working on getting the last bits and pieces of the engine together as I work towards mounting it in the boat. I still have to seal ...
by 18shamic
Thu May 11, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 89
Views: 19156

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

Hello All! I have been working on the engine wiring, and I am almost done. I received the raw water pickup today, and I looked on the plans and i could not find a location for it. I was thinking it would go towards the stern, almost in line with the shaft hole (Horizontally) but on the starboard sid...
by 18shamic
Sun May 07, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 89
Views: 19156

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

More Pictures! I look so happy when I am cleaning the engine because of this really cool expanding foam degreaser. I can be amused by the simplest things.

Thanks!
by 18shamic
Sun May 07, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 89
Views: 19156

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

Heyo! Since I have posted, I have painted the boat. I have had trouble getting a wrecked car, so we just went and bought a 3uz-fe from a local friend. It came from a wrecked Lexus SC430 with 130k miles on it - we picked it up with an engine computer, wiring harness, gas pedal, ignition, steering col...
by 18shamic
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 89
Views: 19156

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

A few things have happened since I posted last. I have applied more 3 coats of primer, with lots of sanding in between coats. One day, it was drizzling outside, so I figured I should take it outside and wet sand it. I am just about ready for paint, I should be painting very soon, within the next few...
by 18shamic
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 89
Views: 19156

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

Thank you Gayle! I think I will do a Utility design - I have been told as you get older, climbing over the engine hatch becomes less and less fun. (My parents like the open design better) And I think, if done properly, it can look amazing. Thank you for posting the links to those boats, SunFun. They...
by 18shamic
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 89
Views: 19156

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

Wow! I haven't seen that Tahoe before! Its gorgeous! I originally was going to do a utility design, but I backed out because there weren't utility versions of the larger inboard runabouts. Is it possible to modify the riviera to be a Utility? It would be great to be able to carry the extra people/ha...
by 18shamic
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 89
Views: 19156

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

Riviera Topsides Pictures.

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