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by Milhouse
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 412
Views: 224055

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Saw that the transmission was barely touching the hull (just touching the paint) so I pulled the motor & trans and ground down the trans a bit as I was worried it might crack the hull over time. Was not looking forward to re- aligning the coupler but it went pretty smoothly as the sh9ims were alread...
by Milhouse
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 412
Views: 224055

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Veneered some more panels for the engine cover. and glued them on.

Started on one of the side by adding hardwood edges.
by Milhouse
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3558
Views: 935618

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

kens wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:10 am
You read it from left to right, made it easy to follow.
Likewise, if you were at a end device and looking for its origin of power, you read right to left, easy peasy
Indeed that is industry best practice IMO see mine: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=32473&start=240
by Milhouse
Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 412
Views: 224055

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Glued the hatch together and also glued the top on it.

it is strong and will get even more so when I get the rest of the pieces glued to it
by Milhouse
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Outrage progress
Replies: 158
Views: 77779

Re: Outrage progress

Looks awesome!
Post the video to youtube and put the link here.
by Milhouse
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3558
Views: 935618

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Check out page 217 (4th ed) 100A at 40 ft (to and from total) is 2/0 for a 3% drop page 212 (no sheathing or conduit and not bunded) in engine spaces 2/0 can handle 280A max assuming 105 deg insulation (as it is at genuine dealz ) Can you add lengths and currents of the loads to the diagram you shar...
by Milhouse
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3558
Views: 935618

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl if you don't have Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual buy it! its got all sorts of great info on boat wiring and all the tables so you can select the gauge properly. It not just the current and the length, but also if you are in the engine room or in conduit. There are some extra derati...
by Milhouse
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Extra Shelf In The Garage
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: The Extra Shelf In The Garage

I pile stuff on the sailboat hull more and more forward until it starts sliding off :D
by Milhouse
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 622
Views: 301057

Re: Aussie Belle

Looking like great fun! Maybe I should finish mine!
by Milhouse
Sun May 09, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 412
Views: 224055

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I broke down and bought a Domino and its making this joinery quite easy. I love it so far! Perfect joinery even with some angles thrown in. With the wood in this orientation (pic 1) the Domino is glued on both pieces face grain-to-face grain so its quite strong. For the Box corners shown above (wher...
by Milhouse
Sun May 09, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 412
Views: 224055

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I starting making some headway on the hatch finally. I used the Locked Miter for the corners as none of the other joints were anywhere as strong for this type or orientation (Domino included, foreshadowing)
by Milhouse
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 412
Views: 224055

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

The lock miter test piece was very strong. I put it in the vice and beat on it with a hammer and the joint didn't break. Eventually the wood cracked but not at the joint. I started making the frame for the motor cover and the lock miters cut on the shaper turned out OK, there is a little overhang on...
by Milhouse
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 412
Views: 224055

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Not exactly sure what the part you're trying to make is. That locking miter looks like a winner. You could also dovetail that joint. Good point Matt; I considered them as well I have added them to the list. This joint will be for the frame (in red) under the top of the engine hatch that supports th...
by Milhouse
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 412
Views: 224055

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

For the joinery under the hatch there are currently butt joints that are just screwed together. I have been experimenting with some different methods for the butt joints. Just Glue - would totally fail right away, non-starter #10 Biscuit - Not strong at all, a few light taps with a hammer (while in ...
by Milhouse
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Outrage progress
Replies: 158
Views: 77779

Re: Outrage progress

Congrats on getting her on the water! Looks fun!

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