16' Ski Boat Restoration

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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Postby Milhouse » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:28 am

I cut some holes in the deck for two 6" inspection hatches. I found another quart of brown water in the port compartment.
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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Postby JimmY » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:30 pm

Looking good.
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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Postby Milhouse » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:59 am

I installed the replacement stringer yesterday. I think that it turned out pretty well. I used West system 105/206 + 406 (and other adhesive fillers when I ran out of 406). The increased open time on the 206 was very nice to work with compared with the 205 that I am used to.

I wonder if 5200 would have been better than epoxy to leave it a little bit flexible...Too late to change it now.

I will be glassing it in today with woven roving. It will be my first attempt at glassing and will hopefully give me the confidence to finally glass the sailboat.
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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Postby Milhouse » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:56 pm

I have glassed the stringer in. The woven roving was not cooperating very nicely over the 1/4" round over and was bubbling up a bit. It not a huge bubble but if this was supposed to be bright then it would have been a total failure. Then again the woven roving is way too thick to try and use for bright work...

Any tips to keep this from happening? 3/8" Round over? Lay on a 45deg bias? Note that the port side is laid this way and the corner is tighter...

I will add another coat in the morning to try and hopefully be able to saturate it better so that there not a void.
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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Postby Milhouse » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:28 pm

I ended up drilling some holes thru the glass where there was a bubble and injected neat epoxy into the void to remove the air gap.
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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Postby Milhouse » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:35 pm

1. Cleaned the epoxy with Interlux YMA601V (odd stuff, I don't know if it was really required...but it was recommended).
2. Scrubbed with a scotch brite pad and then wiped away the YMA601V with water and towels
3. Put on 3 coats of Interlux InterProtect 2000E Epoxy Primer
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3 coats of Interlux InterProtect 2000E Epoxy Primer
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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Postby Milhouse » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:40 pm

OOps...I forgot to show the pic of the holes that I had to fill in. I backed them with plywood (used a scribe to transfer the shape) and then filled the rest in with west system epoxy and 403 filler. Same thing was done for the bottom hole.
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Notice the two holes in the joint, I drilled them into the two scarfed pieces and then filled them with epoxy to reinforce the joint (epoxy dowel).
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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Postby Milhouse » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:47 pm

Test fit of the dash.

Used the laser to cut out a 1/4" MDF Template then a router to cut out the holes in the 3/4" Template.

I still need to figure out a good way to mount the dash so It can be removed. There is not a lot of room behind the dash so to make it servacable I think it needs to be removable. I am thinking of using these with some angled blocks in the back so I can mount it to the panel behind the dash with bolts.
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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Postby JoeM » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:06 am

Looking real nice. That dash will be sweet with all the gauges installed.
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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Postby Jimbob » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:45 am

Looking good!
You mentioned a removable dash. I also wanted mine removable with no attachment screws or bolts showing. So, this is what I did.
I have a deck beam that I used to mount the dash to (see cutouts for gauge clearance) . I positioned the dash template on the deck beam and then drilled 1/4" mounting holes through both the template and the mounting beam for perfect alignment. I then screwed in 1/4" inserts into the back of the dash. The 1/4" bolts are tightened from the back of the deck beam into the inserts to draw the dash into place. See pics below.
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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Postby Jimbob » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:52 am

These are the inserts I used in the back of the dash.
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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Postby JimmY » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:49 am

I applaud your work restoring this boat. You never know what you are going to find when tackling a job like this, but you're doing a find job.
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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Postby Milhouse » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:48 pm

Thanks Jim for the tip on the inserts that you used, I see some 316 $$ ones at McMaster. They are smaller OD than the ones I found so they should be better on sides of the dash which I also want to fasten to the rail. They will probably grab better than the ones I found (I was trying to epoxy them in and it sorta worked).

The tip about drilling through the template to get the alignment is a really good one! (I was fretting how to align the holes and the inserts). Mine won't be as simple because I need to make some angled standoffs because the dash is on a 30 deg angle to the deck beam, but the concept should still work if I drill through the angled spacers (yet to be made).
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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Postby Milhouse » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:49 pm

JimmY wrote:I applaud your work restoring this boat. You never know what you are going to find when tackling a job like this, but you're doing a find job.


Thanks! I appreciate the support!
Jim
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17' Overnighter Sloop

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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Postby Milhouse » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:45 pm

Some updates.

Getting the tilted dash to fit and be removable and not show any fasteners was a huge pain. I had to custom fit all the "standoffs" and it took countless trips into the boat to get them all to fit.

Note that sine the end grain is glued to the rear of the dash I used dowels to reinforce the joint and then also added a epoxy fillet.

The faria guages also were expected to be mounted to a 1/4" dash so iI created a rabbet with a rabbeting router bit to inset the bracket into the back of the dash and allow it to fit.

For hardware I ended up using thesefrom Mcmaster (they worked really well! Thanks Jimbob for the tip!). If you use them then get the installation bit as well, it works like a champ!

Still need to get a new steering wheel.
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Rear of Dash showing standoffs
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