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by Milhouse
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 32
Views: 3739

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Sounds good; I am eager to see your progress. What clamping method will you be using?

P.S. I love your shop addition. I have similar carport shop additions :D
by Milhouse
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 183
Views: 44549

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Thanks Matt! I am hoping to get it on the water this summer. I am ordering these brackets to mount the seat to the floor; lets see how they work out. The floor under the front seat is 3/4" plywood so I think I'll just screw these down with some 4200. The rear seat is over glass so I will have to add...
by Milhouse
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Crackerbox Build
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Crackerbox Build

The crackerbox is a great looking boat! I am eager to follow your progress. Have you bought the Glen-L boatbuilding with plywood book (you should :D )? - See chapter 6 page 41. He says Hot dipped galvanized is OK if you will be trailering your boat. I personally would use silicon bronze, they are gr...
by Milhouse
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 183
Views: 44549

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I was happy with the primer coat so I painted the trailer yesterday and I think it turned out well but its still slightly tacky (its been cold 30 - 65F). Hopefully it will not be tacky tomorrow. In the mean time I went back to working on the seats. Recall that I used the original seats as templates....
by Milhouse
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 32
Views: 3739

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

If you get commercial veneer it will be pretty thin (~0.025") you will need to have your substrate faired nicely before you veneer it so you don't risk sanding through. Will you be single side vacuum pressing it or other means to glue it on? I would also be worried about having something so thin on ...
by Milhouse
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Winch Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 803

Re: Winch Recommendations

Thanks for the advice Carl, Matt and Jim.

I don't think that I will be moving the bow eye.

It seems like modifying the tower to accommodate the winch and stop is the way to go. I'll post some pics when I make the upgrade.
by Milhouse
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Winch Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 803

Re: Winch Recommendations

Carl - Making an entirely new one would be doable and indeed may look better / less of a kluge. Perhaps it would be a straight shot to the winch and then an adjustable piece to hold the bow bumper. I don't anticipate having to move the winch fore and aft, I imagine that most COTS trailers have the a...
by Milhouse
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Winch Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 803

Winch Recommendations

Any recommendations for adding a winch to this setup?

The bow eye is pretty high so I may need to add a cantilevered piece for a winch platform?

If I did add a winch do you recommend a particular one?
by Milhouse
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2577
Views: 424058

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl - I like the template method you are using. I have not tried it yet myself but I have seen a few people do it and it seems to make a lot of sense.

Did you use hot glue or just staples to build it?
by Milhouse
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 183
Views: 44549

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I have been working on the trailer. Its been a good learning experience ( learning not to buy a used boat with a used trailer :D ) Its enjoyable, in a hard work that you can look back on and be proud and never want to do again sorta way. It is all pulled apart. I sandblasted it over a few days with ...
by Milhouse
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen-L 17 overnighter sloop build
Replies: 25
Views: 7825

Re: Glen-L 17 overnighter sloop build

Yesterday I got the port side glassed. Two small fiascos... 1. I ran out of resin about a cup too soon so I needed to run to the store (25 min each way!), with the glass not fully wetted out, to pick some up so I could finish the job. I got back before it was too late and was able to pick up where I...
by Milhouse
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen-L 17 overnighter sloop build
Replies: 25
Views: 7825

Re: Glen-L 17 overnighter sloop build

I didn't add enough thicker to the fairing compound and it sagged a little. I started sanding it but it was not quite dry and it was gumming up the paper. I reached for my trusty block plane and it cut shavings quite nicely. Don't tell Lie-Nelson that I used their plane for this :D
by Milhouse
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen-L 17 overnighter sloop build
Replies: 25
Views: 7825

Re: Glen-L 17 overnighter sloop build

Just wondering why? Thanks Bryan! The transom is going to be bright and even though the weave will be hardly noticeable I don't really want to risk screwing up the bright-work and leaving a white spot(s). The transom should not get any wear which is my understanding of why to glass. If someone ran ...
by Milhouse
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen-L 17 overnighter sloop build
Replies: 25
Views: 7825

Re: Glen-L 17 overnighter sloop build

I got two more sections glassed just the port side remains. The fiberglass process is much easier than I thought it would be; even doing it single handed is manageable. I'm sure the temperature helps a lot though, doing it at 90-100 degrees in the shop would probably stress me out At 65-70 degrees t...
by Milhouse
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 633
Views: 102287

Re: Klondike Build

WOW!