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by Milhouse
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Outrage progress
Replies: 98
Views: 36984

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: 126
Views: 37548

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: 354
Views: 140775

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: 126
Views: 37548

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: 333
Views: 164482

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: 333
Views: 164482

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: 333
Views: 164482

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: 333
Views: 164482

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...
by Milhouse
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 354
Views: 140775

Re: Malahini from MD

I too am interested in Bimini options for my build, love to see pics.
by Milhouse
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3245
Views: 715132

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Looking good Carl! Great job on that tight radius bend. They even sell a product called Kerf Core that has the cuts in it if you needed a whole panel for something curvy. When you vacuum bag that part for veneer you will need a form (so the pressure does not smash it flat), its recommended to make t...
by Milhouse
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 333
Views: 164482

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Thanks Bryan! I hope it helps you out. I planked the mid-deck now. Its not perfect but its done :? Back a few posts I pointed out that the base is slightly asymmetric. I also lined up the planks with the edge of the engine compartment and that is slightly angled compared to the front deck so the lin...
by Milhouse
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 333
Views: 164482

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I took the plunge and epoxied some of the seams. I was totally worried I was going to screw this up but it came out really good IMO. I used West System 105 + 205 + 501 pigment and Talc Powder from Epoxy World. I think I read about this combo in Jamie's Thread I did one test run on scrap before I got...
by Milhouse
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 137
Views: 81649

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

I was pleasantly surprised at just how quiet the engine was: the loudest thing inside the boat was the fuel pump! Wow, just watched the videos, that is quiet, Mine sounds like Paul's :) If you have an electric fuel pump and want to isolate so it does not vibrate as much making it a bit quieter cons...
by Milhouse
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 333
Views: 164482

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

While mulling over cleat locations I started on some tasks that have taken a back seat for awhile. The back seat :) Also started on the bilge floor. The greenish one is a original fiberglass honeycomb that is beefy. I will clean it up and pant it. It has a nice curve up at the front that covers the ...
by Milhouse
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3245
Views: 715132

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl - I think waiting this one out is a good idea. Figure out what you like after you use it a bit. Necessity is the mother of invention and all.

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