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by Denon Osterman
Mon May 27, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 379
Views: 196065

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

...not sure why this was not included in the previous post but here goes. Speaking of looking good, that paint job turned out amazing from my perspective. I hope I can get my top coat to look that good when it's done! How did you find the fumes / off gasing with the active vapour filters and the sui...
by Denon Osterman
Mon May 27, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!
Replies: 42
Views: 20726

Re: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!

Thanks for the kind words guys! Carl, there's no way I could have even gotten close to fitting the cushions without the vaccum bagging idea...and they weren't even over-sized for "preload" if you will. I absolutely love the support of sailrite...the articles they publish, the videos, the support e-m...
by Denon Osterman
Mon May 27, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 379
Views: 196065

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Hey Jim, If you're feeling particularly adventurous you could use that laser cutter to etch the words / symbols into the wood panelling itself. I did that on a guitar amp I built and thought it turned out really nice - and a great compliment to the work so far! Looks fantastic, and nice to see some ...
by Denon Osterman
Mon May 20, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!
Replies: 42
Views: 20726

Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!

Well it's officially boatbuilding season again! Despite a very, very late start to the season for us due to flodding, I've been able to get my seats done over the winter, and just finished them this weekend. I've also done a huge amount of research and prep work on my engine, fuel system, all of tha...
by Denon Osterman
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tunnel king / Desperado
Replies: 6
Views: 4828

Re: Tunnel king / Desperado

Oh man, that is a *sweet* looking little boat. It would literally fly with the right engine! Amazing how small it looks for 18 feet too...very cool.
by Denon Osterman
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tunnel king / Desperado
Replies: 6
Views: 4828

Re: Tunnel king / Desperado

I'm a tiny bit late to the game here but I think the tunnel king with extended sponsons forward would be *sweet*. A friend of mine's dad built the tunnel king decades ago and absolutely loved it - it is indeed a very, very fast boat. If you do modify it I would not modify anything that touches the w...
by Denon Osterman
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Upholstery
Topic: Support Knowledge Base - Upholstery
Replies: 3
Views: 11630

Re: Support Knowledge Base - Upholstery

Watched these videos for hours and proud to say I just started sewing my own upholstery with zero mistakes so far! I did end up buying all of my stuff from Sailrite as recommended by others on the forum as their prices are pretty competitive, the shipping was incredible (30 bucks to Canada for a 30 ...
by Denon Osterman
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Plumbing twin tanks for EFI?
Replies: 7
Views: 4817

Re: Plumbing twin tanks for EFI?

Well after doing a lot of thinking and digging and research I've discovered how the OEM's plumb their EFI systems without having to return to the tank, and still meet all of the requirements for fuel starvation prevention, coast guard compliance, etc. I'm not sure I'm going to go this route yet as P...
by Denon Osterman
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Plumbing twin tanks for EFI?
Replies: 7
Views: 4817

Re: Plumbing twin tanks for EFI?

Hi all, Thanks for the replies / ideas! Bill, I understand why most people prefer two tanks. The thing with my scenario is that my hull is quite light and the tanks are port / starboard, so I want to try and keep the weight relatively level. I also don't have any issues with bad gas as I only ever g...
by Denon Osterman
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Plumbing twin tanks for EFI?
Replies: 7
Views: 4817

Plumbing twin tanks for EFI?

So I've decided to get EFI for my boat, which makes plumbing the fuel system a bit of a headache...especially with twin tanks. Ideally I'd like to draw from (and return to :? ) both tanks equally, which I know is tough. In a traditional system I would have just pulled from both tanks with equal leng...
by Denon Osterman
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Support Knowledge Base - Inboard engine builds
Replies: 47
Views: 82286

Re: Support Knowledge Base - Inboard engine builds

That is seriously cool. A stroked V12 jag...talk about one of a kind! I bet it will sound glorious as well. A quick update on my 454 build, I've got my cam specs nearly sorted as well - looking at: 286 adv int 294 adv exh 226 @0.050 int 234 @0.050 exh .591" lift int .601" lift exh 112° lobe sep so t...
by Denon Osterman
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 379
Views: 196065

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Just out of curiosity, why an ammeter? I've almost never seen them in a boat short of industrial applications. Great, *great* idea on wiring the dash before you put it in - I'll be doing the same now that I've heard of it as an idea! I'm likely going to run all of my gauges off one fuse, I figure th...
by Denon Osterman
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 50807

Re: Rampage Update 2017

Thanks Carl! I'll definitely be posting an overview of the whole "Lost PLA" process somewhere on the forum once I've nailed it down. It took hours and hours of googling to even get to the stage I'm at. I am a little leary because the danger level reaches whole new orders of magnitude when you have 7...
by Denon Osterman
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bolero Build
Replies: 27
Views: 8291

Re: Bolero Build

I'm glad Glen tried to make this easy. Amen to that :) Not to beat a dead horse Brandon, but remember as well that once you actually DO string your longitudinals (chines, sheer, etc), the wood won't actually follow a perfect curve - not even close, at least as far as CAD tolerances are concerned! S...
by Denon Osterman
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3421
Views: 815761

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, glad to see you're feeling better and making some progress. Boy, an anchor locker in a wood boat is something I've never thought of...and it terrifies me. I'm not entirely sure I'd want the anchor even able to touch the hull - I like that bucket idea personally. I hear you on the cold weather....

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