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by Milhouse
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 274
Views: 101760

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I have added a few more coats of perfection plus varnish (two part) and I like it a lot better than Epifanes (one part). Dries so much faster and so much less hassle even at 2x the price I think its worth it.

Edit - I started using 10-20% reducer 2333N and it helped it flow out even better.
by Milhouse
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 496
Views: 158048

Re: Aussie Belle

Holy Crap!!!! Jamie - Glad you and your family and the other boater are OK (and the boats too)! You have a hero of a mate to crawl across the hatch at full speed! That's some wicked scary stuff! Looks like you have a 72C velvet drive per This post The Neutral Safety Switch conversion that I used fo...
by Milhouse
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Biss's Malahini Launch
Replies: 8
Views: 2245

Re: Biss's Malahini Launch

Biss - Thanks for the video! looks great on the water!
by Milhouse
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 342
Views: 80185

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Glad to see her on the water!

Inspirational! 566hours, wow that is quick, I think I may have spent that much time staring at my project pondering the next steps ;)

Don't forget to post on the Launching Ramp

Any chance you will be posting a YouTube vid in motion?

Super stoked for you!
by Milhouse
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 526
Views: 120599

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

This is not easy, but I must stop my PB22 build. Neel I am sorry to hear that, your build was going great and was a source of inspiration! I hope someone picks up where you left off. 2 boat projects are just enough for me at this time :) I wanted to thank Neel for this generous offer. This vac pump...
by Milhouse
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 274
Views: 101760

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I finally got around to ordering some perfection plus varnish. I put one coat on the piece that will hold my main fuse panel. So far I like it a lot better than Epifanes so far. Its dry to the touch already! It seemed to flow out and level well even in the heat. I didn't use any reducer. I used a fo...
by Milhouse
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 342
Views: 80185

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

WOW!!! You made super fast work of this boat! Done in 1 year!!! is that a record here on the forum? Congratulations!

Your craftsmanship and attention to detail are amazing! The paint job, the bright work superb; all around beautiful.

I am eager to see the launch video!!!
by Milhouse
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2851
Views: 551839

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I would just get a new saw. If you need a portable one Saw Stop has a contractors saw now. Safety++ Power++ Accuracy++

Were you using a rip or crosscut blade? How much tooth was exposed above the wood?
by Milhouse
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!
Replies: 42
Views: 10762

Re: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!

Hi Dennon - you have been making a ton of great progress!!!

I dig the todo list; keep it up and you will make your deadline and have a boat that you made on the water! how cool is that!
by Milhouse
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 496
Views: 158048

Re: Aussie Belle

Looking Great!
by Milhouse
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2851
Views: 551839

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

You are making great progress Carl! I really like your mockups.

If you are doing bent laminations then I recommend MDF for the Jig; works like a champ. You can make one for each side so you get even clamping pressure. Cover it all in packing tape so your work does not stick.
by Milhouse
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24
Replies: 1515
Views: 331070

Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

That is great Bill. I'd Love to see some pics.
by Milhouse
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 274
Views: 101760

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Here is the receiver I made. It fits my regular tow hitch. Tig welding is FUN! This is with a cheepo Harbor Freight welder I got for $35 (open box return that they just wanted to get rid of). Then I just needed to buy a $300 tank of argon....But it was worth it, so cool to work with metal. I actuall...
by Milhouse
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 274
Views: 101760

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Thanks for the kind words Dennon! The electrical panel is almost done, it has 4 coats of epoxy. I think i'll add some perfection plus varnish to give it some shine. I can't seem to epoxy both sides without drips that need to be sanded out. It probably does not need UV protection where it is at but i...
by Milhouse
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 173
Views: 51702

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

I dig the windshield! I had not considered fabricating mine; but I just may now, thanks for the inspiration! I have been looking for more stuff to tig now that I have gotten into it (also have a HF Tig :D )