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by Milhouse
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190405

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: 375
Views: 190405

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: 375
Views: 190405

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I installed the bilge pump thru-hull fitting and plumbed it up today.
by Milhouse
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1235
Views: 380945

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Great fix, looks like it was meant to be there!
by Milhouse
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190405

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Carl - That is true!, as Louis Black said : "The easiest job is the world is a weather man in San Diego....whats its gunna be like today?....NICE!" Any thoughts on Bow light placement? I have not found if there is a USCG requirement for the exact placement. Other than centered and on the Bow... Opti...
by Milhouse
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190405

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Carl - I dont want to jinx it but I think so, I think 1 mo or so seems reasonable.

Next big steps are getting all the deck holes drilled so that I can do the final deck epoxy encapsulation, then wait a few weeks and then varnish it and add the rub rail and fittings and lights etc.
by Milhouse
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 785066

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

That is the one I would have picked as well Carl. I like your little derivatives to make the curve substrate :)

I think making that area into storage will be great.

I like your torsion box floor too, that a good idea!
by Milhouse
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Ski Tow hook recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 2070

Re: Ski Tow hook recommendations

I went with this flush mounted one. Thanks for your recommendations!

Got it on Ebay for $20

Attwood 2-1/2" 2.5" Stainless Steel Flush Mount Ski Tow Hook + Plate 66448-1
by Milhouse
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190405

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I drilled the ski tow hole with a 2 1/8" forstner bit today; it was uneventful thankfully.

I was excited to see that the transom wood was in great shape!

I'll add a bit of epoxy to the hole to encapsulate it and then 4200 in the ski tow hook.
by Milhouse
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190405

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Here is the template that I laser cut out that helped me align everything easily.

Cut out with a newish 1" Forstner bit and it cut super clean and smooth no tear out.
by Milhouse
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190405

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Thanks Matt and Carl. Looking at it again I probably could have moved it a bit closer to the center and still had room for the hardware underneath , but its done... I centered the bow cleat in the covering board after taking into account for the rub rail overlap (if I would have thought about that f...
by Milhouse
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 785066

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Seems easy enough to add a chunk to the back of the platform. I vote option 4 all day. No one will ever see that it was not made that way. I like Bill's Idea of "cutting the corners." I think you only need to cut the inboard corner though. If you did get a flip up seat, see if there is one that you ...
by Milhouse
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190405

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Carl, your funny, I just spent the last 3 hours thinking on where exactly to put my rear cleats and I am still hesitant to drill a hole. I was going to center the cleat on the covering board but now it looks like the clearance below for the nut will be very close to the side of the boat so i need to...
by Milhouse
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190405

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Test fit after the epoxy, I have a bit more ~1/8" clearance for the fabric to clear on each side.
by Milhouse
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190405

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Thanks for the reminder Jim. its pretty flat already from all the previous work and the low spots were just from the new coats of epoxy but i'll be sure to long block it. Ill probably roll on the next coats to get a more uniform epoxy distribution. I got the wood for the seats cut out and put on thr...

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