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by Otter
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Otter's Ski Bass
Replies: 67
Views: 32589

Re: Otter's Ski Bass

Thanks for the advice....i will definitely be using blocking on some of these components. I created a frame to support my flip-up seats in the rear deck 20201022_191552.jpg I used Kreg pocket screws for this part of the build (I will swap out with SB screws once the glue dries). I have used the pock...
by Otter
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Otter's Ski Bass
Replies: 67
Views: 32589

Re: Otter's Ski Bass

Thanks,.Roberta and matt. Making progress on a few fronts now. just (temporarily) installed the bowring. 20201009_174600.jpg I used my doweling jig for this...worked great! The holes through the stem ended up in pefect alignment. First question for you all...what do you generally use to seal somethi...
by Otter
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Calgary
Replies: 9
Views: 515

Re: Hello from Calgary

Robbie: No time like the present! Just keep in mind that best part is not the finished project, but rather the process. I am having a blast with my project. And the best piece of advice I got from the fine folks in this forum is not to set a time limit...it will gets done when it gets done, just enj...
by Otter
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Otter's Ski Bass
Replies: 67
Views: 32589

Re: Otter's Ski Bass

Quick design question that's nagging me...what are the the options for attaching and finishing my Floor? I am intending to use 1/2 meranti ply as indicated in the plans, and using an epoxy finish. But if course, at some point I will need to access (e.g if sending unit in tank goes bad). Do a lot of ...
by Otter
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Otter's Ski Bass
Replies: 67
Views: 32589

Re: Otter's Ski Bass

Thanks, Roberta and Matt. This sure is a fun process.
Here's another photo from yesterday ... my boy already enjoys playing the the boat!
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by Otter
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Otter's Ski Bass
Replies: 67
Views: 32589

Re: Otter's Ski Bass

Been a while since I've posted. Not for a lack of time spent on the build....just happens that most of my time spend has been THINKING and PLANNING rather than DOING. I did get my carlings installed, as well as drilling my hole for the bilge plug and cutting down a notch in my transom to match the m...
by Otter
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Otter's Ski Bass
Replies: 67
Views: 32589

Re: Otter's Ski Bass

I have started looking into what I need for my fuel system. The plans call for a belly style tank between stations 2 and 3, and provide approximate dimensions for the tank (though the plans warn that you should use the measured dimensions once the hull is built). I have measured the space between fr...
by Otter
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Mock-up primer
Replies: 1
Views: 362

Mock-up primer

I'm going to be starting soon to mock-up the interior components of my boat (I am deviating substantially with the design..Ski-Bass). Do any of you have some pointers (do's/don'ts) to offer? In particular, I have some concerns about mainitining dimensional and angular accuracy if I am using cardboar...
by Otter
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Otter's Ski Bass
Replies: 67
Views: 32589

Re: Otter's Ski Bass

Thanks, Bryan and Matt! I will definitely give those ideas a.try.
by Otter
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Otter's Ski Bass
Replies: 67
Views: 32589

Re: Otter's Ski Bass

Doing encapsulation in the interior of the boat now, and trying to figure out the best way of getting epoxy into the plywood at the limbers. I know...would have been smarter to have done that when i was installing the panels...but now I need to make due with hand I dealt myself. Any of you have any ...
by Otter
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Otter's Ski Bass
Replies: 67
Views: 32589

Re: Otter's Ski Bass

Yesterday was flip day! I mounted casters to the building form and was able to wheel it out of my shop with about an inch to spare (glad I measure my doorframe!) 20200718_083704.jpg Then with some strategically placed floor mats and blankets, three of us were able to roll it over. IMG_0039.JPG Proce...
by Otter
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member - Lake County IL
Replies: 2
Views: 651

Re: New member - Lake County IL

You may want to also check this place out: www.granitevalley.com They are in Wisconsin. Not sure if they will cross the border to IL, but certainly if you have any acquaintances is WI that would accept a delivery for you, they may be an option. They are a HUGE wood distributor. Minimum order is 250 ...
by Otter
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190873

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I can't proclaim to be an expert on mooring but I would consider the a +c option, especially if you forgo a bow cleat. That is pretty darn close to the cleat locations on my aluminum boat. I don't have a bow cleat either. There have been a couple of times where another cleat would have been handy (f...
by Otter
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Otter's Ski Bass
Replies: 67
Views: 32589

Re: Otter's Ski Bass

Lift stakes are installed, and painting is complete. Here is a photo of the lift strakes installed: 20200525_130340.jpg Then I put on my primer. Amazing how quickly it dried! I heard the warnings about keeping the humidity up, but still was surprised. 20200617_195534.jpg Then I finally got the botto...
by Otter
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Need primer?
Replies: 11
Views: 3139

Re: Need primer?

Thanks, everyone! I will try priming tonight.

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