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by Milhouse
Sat May 19, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Caper
Replies: 75
Views: 14342

Re: Monaco Caper

Fred, your boat looks amazing! Great job on finishing her, that is a huge milestone and i am sure you are extremely proud and must me turning a lot of heads. We all are our harshest critic, my woodworking teachers always say "stop pointing where you screwed up no one notices the mistakes anyway...
by Milhouse
Tue May 15, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Michigan Mahahini. Paint
Replies: 11
Views: 552

Re: Michigan Mahahini. Paint

Do you actually use "bottom" paint (i.e. anti-fouling paint)? I hear that it is not required for trailered boats because the boat needs to be in the water for stuff to grow on it.
by Milhouse
Sun May 13, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 80
Views: 6717

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Almost ready to start the planking. Any gotchas that I should be aware of before I start epoxying ?

The white stripes are HDPE that I cut on the table saw (and a good band :D ) that I plan to use to keep the spacing while the epoxy is curing.

I am loving these lead ingots as "clamps"
by Milhouse
Thu May 10, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2261
Views: 296595

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Sorry to hijack your thread Carl :?
by Milhouse
Thu May 10, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Gentry
Replies: 233
Views: 61872

Re: Aussie Gentry

John - your varnish job looks really great!

Do you have any pro varnish suggestions/tricks for rolling / brushing? How much reducer do you add?

I am also very interested to hear of your spraying setup because I can't seem to get a perfect finish brushing it on.
by Milhouse
Wed May 09, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2261
Views: 296595

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I am a Naval Architect & Marine Engineer. Been doing this for a few years. Specialize mostly in commercial ATB Tug & Barge Units


Very cool picture! and you still like making little boats on the side :D
by Milhouse
Tue May 08, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2261
Views: 296595

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I suppose it's my software engineering and aircraft mechanic background. You are a Software Engineer, Bill is a Civil/Structural Engineer, I am an Electrical Engineer, any other Engineers out there? Carl did you fix planes in the service? I was an avionics tech in the Marines, must be something abo...
by Milhouse
Mon May 07, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2261
Views: 296595

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Looking good, looks like we should try and get Harbor Freight clamps to be a sponsor; I have just about as many for my build :D
by Milhouse
Mon May 07, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 80
Views: 6717

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

King Plank on! It was book matched but its a bit hard to tell from the picture.

I edge glued the seam before putting it on the boat, just some titebond 3 and blue tape to pull the seam tight. Can't even see the seam!
by Milhouse
Sat May 05, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gentry build continued
Replies: 461
Views: 73271

Re: Gentry build continued

Looks great!
by Milhouse
Sat May 05, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 80
Views: 6717

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Covering boards are on!

I was not sure if I was supposed to have the king plank on first or not but I went with this approach.
by Milhouse
Wed May 02, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo 3rd time's a charm
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: Bob's Geronimo 3rd time's a charm

Bob - You should also consider adding an anchor up there; always good to have an anchor in case you loose power and you are drifting.
by Milhouse
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo - launch
Replies: 16
Views: 885

Re: Bob's Geronimo - launch

Bob - It was nice meeting you and your family out there on Saturday. I'm glad I could lend a hand and remind ya about the doc lines :wink: :wink: You really did a great job on Agatha, I love the blue paint job and how the bright work really pops! Attached are some pics that I took Video Link Don't m...
by Milhouse
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 80
Views: 6717

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Thanks Carl! i'm excited to see what she looks like with the decking on
by Milhouse
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 80
Views: 6717

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Glued on the aft port and starboard coverboards. They were resawed on a bandsaw and then sanded on a wide belt sander to 0.120" I used west system 105+205+403 for the glue I used lead weights, steel plates and clamps to apply clamping pressure; it turned out just just fine :D I tried to do a si...

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