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by Milhouse
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 276
Views: 126286

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Lee, I can't speak intelligently about the Poxy products. I'm sure they are great, I just never tried them. I don't know how thick the Poxy-Grip is. When ever I laminated I just used thickened epoxy ( i spread it on with a toothed spreader ). Are you allowed to thicken poxy-grip? If so I would think...
by Milhouse
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 276
Views: 126286

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Not sure why one would use two different types of epoxy. I always use one type (West System). You could just add thickener as needed.
by Milhouse
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Jet Ski Power
Topic: Still no jet builds?
Replies: 23
Views: 29139

Re: Still no jet builds?

Nice build, looks great! Congrats on getting her on the water!

Have you seen Mike's Finnegan' s Jet boat for some inspiration?
by Milhouse
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190872

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I also got the trans coupler re aligned to the shaft coupler (when I replaced the trans coupler because it was leaking trans fluid I never re-aligned it, it was off about 0.006"). I seem to pick the hottest days to do this frustrating procedure. I bought a carb mount hoist bracket and it was nice an...
by Milhouse
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190872

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I got the deck installed. I used a carbon fiber rod from McMaster as a pin to keep the deck from sliding around. its installed in adjacent corners on each piece; epoxied in place. easy and does not corrode, strong as an Ox! Not really any pricier than a SS Rod and epoxy sticks to it, win. I drilled ...
by Milhouse
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Outrage progress
Replies: 129
Views: 55759

Re: Outrage progress

Veneering on planks is not really that hard but it does take some time and money, you will need to epoxy and varnish it as well.

I think it is the best look.
by Milhouse
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 276
Views: 126286

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

I agree with Tom, no need to encapulate before you epoxy the planks together.

I think your plan was under-kill with more cost and work.

I also do not like CPES.
by Milhouse
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Outrage progress
Replies: 129
Views: 55759

Re: Outrage progress

Feels good to get a stressful part behind you, right?! Nothing like drilling holes in a boat hull
by Milhouse
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hunky Dory Build
Replies: 144
Views: 52921

Re: Hunky Dory Build

Thanks for the explanation!
by Milhouse
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 358
Views: 164118

Re: Malahini from MD

Thanks for the pics. Ya, I see what you are saying its not sexy but will be more practical for sure, that sun is relentless.

I really like your windshield, I don't think I had a good look at it before. Are you happy with the height for blocking the wind?
by Milhouse
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hunky Dory Build
Replies: 144
Views: 52921

Re: Hunky Dory Build

Wow! Looks great!!

And in only 8 months! wow amazing, I started with a boat and I'm still not done 3.5 years later :)

What is the red and white mast like object for?
by Milhouse
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190872

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I was thinking of painting the back of the frame but I did what I thought would add a little more sexy so I veneered the back of this frame so that when one opens the engine box this should "pop" :D I didn't do a book match but I did try and match the grain so it wraps around the sides. Process: I v...
by Milhouse
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190872

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I also went to two local upholsterer and got a quote for seats. Front (Bottom + Back) about 60"x16", Rear (Bottom + Back) about 51" x 16 Material is from Advantage Marine. I am providing the plywood (1/2" Hydrotek epoxy encapsulated) One quoted: Labor $250, Material $140, Tax $10.86, Foam $150 = Tot...
by Milhouse
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190872

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I also made some speaker enclosures for my front 6.5" Speakers. Laser cut a template Rough cut and then routed out 12 circles from 1/2" hydro tek glued them all together with Tightbond 3 sanded them epoxy encapsulated them They will be getting mounted up front under the deck behind the dash. I'm no ...
by Milhouse
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190872

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

And I totally understand the feeling of getting stuck while trying to figure out what to commit to next. I've been through more of those than I care to admit. Carl - Glad I'm not the only one! I laser cut a template to route out the fuel fill openings. I used the center off-cut to align the hole by...

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