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by Milhouse
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 776
Views: 243420

Re: Klondike Build

Thanks for the links to the deck material. I'm considering it for my floor.

The helm looks great!

Looks like you used similar synthetic teak for internal floors too. It looks really classy!

Good luck on the survey!
by Milhouse
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 371
Views: 186735

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Thanks Jim, Carl and vupilot; I appreciate the compliments! I completed the rear seat, sanded it and put on a coat of epoxy. Bubble-pocalypse!!! There must have had A LOT of air in the wood cause I have never seen bubbling this bad. I put on the first coat at 8am (105+207) and when it was dry to the...
by Milhouse
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 643
Views: 213926

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Looks really good!
by Milhouse
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Another Vera Cruise build
Replies: 44
Views: 10548

Re: Another Vera Cruise build

Congrats!
by Milhouse
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 776
Views: 243420

Re: Klondike Build

Wow Steve, just wow. Amazing! The railing on the deck looks so good! The amount of work is staggering; so much plumbing and wiring. It is so cool your going to have her in the water soon. Is that one of the motors in the lower left of the second pic? Does that wall come out that is on top of it? Lov...
by Milhouse
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3340
Views: 770356

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

The helm turned out really well. As my woodworking teacher said "There are no mistakes in woodworking, only design opportunities." The curve on the back to make the platform longer really fits in well.
by Milhouse
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 371
Views: 186735

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I sanded some more and got most of the low frequency noise out. A few very subtle dips here and there but I don't think anyone other than I would notice. I put three more coats of 105+207 epoxy on at {7pm, 6am, 11am} I dropped filled a few suckouts. I got them all now! I am pretty happy with it over...
by Milhouse
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 371
Views: 186735

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I sanded the hull again after the previous epoxy session. There were still some small low spots so scuffed them up with scotch bright and drop filled them with epoxy without rolling the entire deck with epoxy. It really helped to fill in the majority of the low spots that were in the white stripes. ...
by Milhouse
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: WithDrew's Ski King
Replies: 11
Views: 833

Re: WithDrew's Ski King

Awesome, I think it will help you out a lot.
by Milhouse
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Maritime Malahini
Replies: 55
Views: 17746

Re: Maritime Malahini

I saw these pics above with the blocks next to the epoxyed seam and it scared me a bit. I recommend putting clear packing tape (the stuff that is just clear and sticky, no reinforcement strings) on all these sorts or blocks so the epoxy does not stick to them. It would SUCK To glue a big block to th...
by Milhouse
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: WithDrew's Ski King
Replies: 11
Views: 833

Re: WithDrew's Ski King

Hi WithDrew, Have you read the Glen-L Boat Building with plywood (BBWP) book yet? If not I recommend it. The Ski King is a lot like my 16' Ski boat if you want to see a lot of pics on the deck planking and motor setup in my signature. The hull is glass though. Are you going to plank it or paint the ...
by Milhouse
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: New Sweet Caroline build started
Replies: 30
Views: 10017

Re: New Sweet Caroline build started

Wow, that is a cool looking boat and you have made amazing progress!
by Milhouse
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 371
Views: 186735

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I put 4 more coats of epoxy on the deck. 105+207. This time I used a roller (West system 800 an then tipped with a foam brush). Applied at 3pm, 6pm, 8am, 3pm. I should have added the masking earlier to protect the hull, I had a few sneeky epoxy runs that I had to address on the hull paint. #Shortcut...
by Milhouse
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 371
Views: 186735

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

The OEM cleat backing plates are $25 each so I decided to make them. I made these for about $40 total. Got the 316 Stainless Steel at McMaster 2" x 24" x 0.1875" Used a 1" hole saw on the drill press and a lot of cutting fluid at 290RPM to drill the holes. It was not easy drilling but not super hard...
by Milhouse
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 371
Views: 186735

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I installed the bilge pump thru-hull fitting and plumbed it up today.

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