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by 18shamic
Mon May 28, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Subwoofer Placement
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Subwoofer Placement

Hi all! I am working on finishing up my Riviera, and I have recently been working on installing speakers in the boat. I would like to have a subwoofer, but I don't have a good place to put one. The best place I can find is all the way up under the tip of the bow, but I am worried about the pounding ...
by 18shamic
Wed May 23, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 105
Views: 29577

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

by 18shamic
Wed May 23, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 105
Views: 29577

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

Thank you! Another update - Got the subdeck trimmed, the gas tank arrived today, and I made an engine hatch. I really don' like the look of the engine hatch: it is far too boxy and messes up the lines of the boat. I am going to remake it whenever I have the time, but for now, it will have to do. I a...
by 18shamic
Sat May 19, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 105
Views: 29577

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

Even more pictures and a youtube videos of the engine running properly (for the first time)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF_rbZCrBMc
by 18shamic
Sat May 19, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 105
Views: 29577

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

More Pictures!
by 18shamic
Sat May 19, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 105
Views: 29577

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

I have done lots of work recently - I remade the front seats, put together a throttle/shift box, and put the bow decking together. The back half of the boat is very incomplete since I still awaiting a replacement gas tank. The tank will determine exactly where I will put the back of the rear seat - ...
by 18shamic
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 105
Views: 29577

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

Hello, Over the last couple days I have done lots of engine work - mating the engine and transmission together has proven to be quite difficult. I have also fabricated motor mounts. Over the next couple days I expect to have the engine in the boat. I have had some issues with the fuel pressure regul...
by 18shamic
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 105
Views: 29577

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

I have sealed the interior in three coats of epoxy. Next up is to drop the engine into the boat. I have two huge hurdles to overcome. The first being the placement of the shaft hole. I am confident it is in the right place, but it goes right up against a frame member. I believe other riviera builder...
by 18shamic
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 105
Views: 29577

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

Thank you! I will swing by home depot and pick up one of those scales - I always thought they were more expensive. I am travelling currently, so construction will resume when I return. The small batches of epoxy have been a choke point in the build so far - its past time to get a larger scale or epo...
by 18shamic
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 105
Views: 29577

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

Hello All, It has been tow years now since I began working on the Riviera. Since the projects' inception, my expectations have changed: I realize that the boat will probably not be completely done when I leave for college. Between now and May, I will get the boat as done as I can; but I am aiming fo...
by 18shamic
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 105
Views: 29577

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: 1339

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: 105
Views: 29577

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: 105
Views: 29577

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: 105
Views: 29577

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...

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