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by Milhouse
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 192
Views: 53963

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Finally a nice weekend to paint. I got the first coat of primer on the hull; I'm pretty happy how it turned out. Plan on second coat tomorrow. Steps: 1. Fill chips and scratches with Interlux Epoxy filler 2. Sand filler 3. Wash and dry 4. Sand entire boat with 150 grit using Festool ETS EC 125 5. Wi...
by Milhouse
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 192
Views: 53963

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Matt - So no battery box then? Do you cover the terminals?

I may add a hold down feature as well so I can use the mount with or without the battery box.
by Milhouse
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 192
Views: 53963

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I drew up a battery box mount and laser cut out a mockup out of wood.I plan to make it out of 1/8" mild steel (a friend has a CNC Plasma Cutter :D ) The mount will be thru bolted into a 3/4" plywood bulkhead. The box will also be strapped down. The top of the box sits just below the seat. It will ho...
by Milhouse
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 192
Views: 53963

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Installed the seat yesterday. I put two screws in each seat back riser to the bulkhead and used low strength caulk to fill the gaps under the legs and added brackets the front legs. I didn't remember that I bought stainless screws to match the stainless brackets until after I install the Silicon bro...
by Milhouse
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 192
Views: 53963

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

That is a good idea Carl. I think I'm just not going to make the seat easily removable after all. There will be wires and gauges in there. too much hassle to worry I think at this time. I tried squeezing up under the dash and I can make it with the seat installed and I can make it (but its not super...
by Milhouse
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 192
Views: 53963

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Not much progress this week. Rainy and busy with work. Today I put one coat of CPES on the seat frame. I had some left over CPES from when I put it on the replacement stringer and have not had much of a use for it since. I figured I would use some of it up instead of using regular epoxy in this case...
by Milhouse
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 38
Views: 7016

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: 192
Views: 53963

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: 7
Views: 1552

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: 192
Views: 53963

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: 38
Views: 7016

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: 3331

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: 3331

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: 3331

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: 2594
Views: 450572

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?