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by Milhouse
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 46
Views: 3069

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Wow, you have made great progress! I may have missed it above; but what is the "Duct tape trick? Will you be adding additional epoxy coats in the morning to ensure a chemical bond of the epoxy to the previous layer before it amine blushes? I am still scared of glassing my sailboat :shock: so I ...
by Milhouse
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 165
Views: 33020

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Thanks Denon, Neel, Matt and Peter!

Hopefully the resistance of the Shaft Seal + Cutlass Bearing + Water will be enough to hold her in neutral when desired.
by Milhouse
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 165
Views: 33020

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Thanks Billy! I got the motor accessories put back on today (so much easier when all the parts are at hand :)) Fired her up and there was no transmission fluid leak! I am super happy about that! I also fixed the starboard valve cover oil leak by reinstalling the valve cover and re-tightening it. It ...
by Milhouse
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 165
Views: 33020

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Tilted the motor up from the aft end only. Had to remove the Alternator and water pump because they would have hit the bulkhead. Was tempted to pull the whole trans but I decided to just pull the coupler and the Bearing retainer. Had to use an impact wrench to get the nut off, and it worked like a c...
by Milhouse
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Boat Cover Batten wood?
Replies: 14
Views: 960

Re: Boat Cover Batten wood?

Love it!
by Milhouse
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Scooter build
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Scooter build

Congrats on getting her in the water! Looks like a fun boat.

Do you have a bilge pump? I probably would not leave it in the water if its taking on water without a bilge pump just so you don't swamp it.

Can you seal the hatches better to keep water out?
by Milhouse
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 165
Views: 33020

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I do have a quick question about your plumbing. It looks like you're using a 4-port / bypass thermostat...with "tees" off the top legs? I might have missed it, but what are the "tees" for? The water needs to come into the motor at two places, the block, and the top of the thermo...
by Milhouse
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 165
Views: 33020

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Good news: She fired right up yesterday and runs like a champ!! Video here :D :D :D :D :D :D The video is at ~2500RPM for the break in, got 0.4Hrs on it so far. Oil pressure at ~30 PSI Water temp at ~160 F (160 F thermostat installed) Bad news: When I cranked it up to 4000 RPM for a second the alte...
by Milhouse
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 165
Views: 33020

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I took a bit of a break due to a few deaths in the family. My Grandma and Grandpa died 3 weeks apart. My Grandpa is probably why I am into building things. He built and flew an open cockpit biplane when he was around my age. On a lighter side: I have got the engine to a point where it is ready to st...
by Milhouse
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Gentry
Replies: 271
Views: 84402

Re: Aussie Gentry

Amazing! Both the boat and the motor look top notch! Congrats!
by Milhouse
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: The Way to Measure Epoxy Mix
Replies: 18
Views: 10196

Re: The Way to Measure Epoxy Mix

I only use the west system pumps. Never had an issue.
by Milhouse
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 94
Views: 24944

Re: Rampage Update 2017

I feel ya; rough days! I have been in your shoes with my dash. I had some of the same topographical issues (aka witness lines) because I didn't get it exactly flat after sanding my uncured varnish off. Honestly they look WAY worse under florescent lights. I can't even see them at all in natural ligh...
by Milhouse
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Must have Tools
Replies: 12
Views: 1084

Re: Must have Tools

Incase you have not seen it there is a whole tool section Here

I love my Festool Sander and a Fein Multimaster posted Here
by Milhouse
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Twin Fuel Tanks - 4 Way Valve Installation
Replies: 8
Views: 814

Re: Twin Fuel Tanks - 4 Way Valve Installation

Per uscg regs there shall be an anti syphon device at the tank output if the fuel line dips below the top of the tank any point.

I heard many people get rid of them... but it's supposed to prevent your bilge from filling with fuel if there is a line break.
by Milhouse
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: How useful is a CNC machine for boat building?
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: How useful is a CNC machine for boat building?

I have a Laser and CNC and I would not use them for a one off build for boat or most fine woodworking projects for the points mentioned above.

I do like the laser for making templates from my 3D models though :)

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