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by Milhouse
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 294
Views: 116516

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Hi Carl, she is certainty coming along, I hope to take her out this summer. Here is the list I published on Oct 14, 2018. Items in green were completed by 5/11/19. Items in blue were completed by 12/1/19. Now I JUST need to: 1. Re-align the coupler to the shaft, oh Joy! 2. Wire it up properly and ne...
by Milhouse
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2960
Views: 583402

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl - Your shop is looking nice and tidy; I may need to clean up my shop of these days too :D I'm not sure if anyone has said this but another way to get the plugs out of the substrate: Once you drill a bunch of plugs, cover them with blue tape and re-saw them on the bandsaw, then pull the tape off...
by Milhouse
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 542
Views: 174420

Re: Aussie Belle

Jamie that looks so damn good. The upholstered side boards really give it a finished and professional look. Did you plan to do them from the beginning? I can sometimes get caught up in too many what-if scenarios and worry about the consequences in decisions early on that can have down stream effects...
by Milhouse
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 294
Views: 116516

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I made a new bracket out of steel ($2 at the scrap yard). I will wait to drill the holes for the bearing until I mock it up with the rudder.

I also found an exact replacement bearing (Sealmaster SF-16) on Ebay for $35, they really do have everything.
by Milhouse
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 294
Views: 116516

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I made a new bracket for the rudder today. Fun little project. I did most of it on the table saw. I used the tennoning jig to cut the shoulders. I then cleaned up the shoulders with a shoulder plane that I don't get to use much either. The angle is 20 degrees to correct for the tilt of the transom. ...
by Milhouse
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 294
Views: 116516

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I believe the rudder is supposed to be bent like that to allow you to remove the propshaft without having to pull the rudder. Ryan - I had not thought of that. I took it down to a marine machine shop to straighten it out and also machine a keyway that should have been there for the tiller arm. If I...
by Milhouse
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 294
Views: 116516

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Seems like there is some good info here
Looks like they recommend the corkscrew method and about 2 to 4 layers

Also here on Glen-L Forum
Bill Edmundson wrote:
Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:12 am
Jamestown & Discount Inboard Marine have Gore-Tex
Bill
Is this the Gore-Tex stuff you were talking about Bill?
by Milhouse
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 294
Views: 116516

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Seems like there is some good info here

Looks like they recommend the corkscrew and about 2 to 4 layers
by Milhouse
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 294
Views: 116516

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

The stuffing box on the Glen-L site says that the stuffing can be replaced without taking off the tiller arm. Mine looks the same as this one. I was wondering how the heck to do that...YouTube to the rescue: Here is a really helpful video on how to replace the rudder packing. After watching the vide...
by Milhouse
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 294
Views: 116516

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I know nothing about rudders or rudder stuffing boxes which is probably why I waited until now to mess with it. I was going to ignore it :D but since its a potential place for water to come in I thought I better dig into it so I pulled it all apart today as a exploratory and learning exercise. Some ...
by Milhouse
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 294
Views: 116516

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I ran all the wiring aft this weekend (blower, Aux USB Charger, anchor light). I also wired up the MOB device and ran wires up front for the navigation lights (have not cut the hole in the deck yet) I also installed the LED light strips that run under the covering boards and under the dash I used th...
by Milhouse
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Kill Switches
Replies: 14
Views: 4112

Re: Kill Switches

I got the MOB wired up yesterday. It seems really well made and so far I really like it. Here are my observations I was able to pair the Fob really easily: Hold button on MOB unit until it flashes blue Then hold button ob FOB and then the MOB turns green I now get one nice audible beep when the igni...
by Milhouse
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2960
Views: 583402

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl I'm glad that you got the router table! Way safer and easier than trying to balance a router on that piece. You may even consider adding a table extension to it.

Is that the offset piece in the pic or the "regular" one?
by Milhouse
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2960
Views: 583402

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

The cabinet looks great!

Isn't it nice to build something that does not need to be epoxy encapsulated :D
by Milhouse
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 542
Views: 174420

Re: Aussie Belle

Jamie, the Boat is looking great again!

I like your lift system, do you have any pics and details about how you mounted your lifting eyes in the boat?

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