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by Milhouse
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 310
Views: 126760

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I ordered some Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) sheets from McMaster The plan is to glue (5200) some strips to the bottom of the tank to raise it off the deck 1/4" inch so it can dry out. I will then cut a section of deck and foam where the end tabs are and glass in a 1/2" thick pad of FRP. I will tap...
by Milhouse
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3019
Views: 602741

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl - yikes about the table saw. I'm not exactly sure what you were doing but you may want to consider making some jigs to hold the work if you are holding pieces at odd angles. Its really easy to make a sled that slides in the miter gauge tracks. Pretty much turns your saw into a sliding table saw...
by Milhouse
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 310
Views: 126760

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

mrintense wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:36 pm
How are you going to connect the two tanks to the engine. Will they be interconnected or simply each connected separately?
They will go to a 4 way valve (off, both, tank 1 , tank 2)

Groco Fv-450-x
by Milhouse
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 310
Views: 126760

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Jim, I would glass in wood blocking setting on the hull step at each end of the tank and then screw the tank tabs to them (probably need slots in the tabs for expansion). If the tank wants to move away from the hull at the bottom, give the bottom tabs some 4200 bedding. Tom Thanks Tom - The fastene...
by Milhouse
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 310
Views: 126760

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Thanks Carl, I think I have read that before; it was good to read it over again and remind me about adding the plastic strips under the tank. I certainly want to prevent against crevice corrosion as I have seen its effects on the boat and the trailer so far. I am a little leary of only using 5200 to...
by Milhouse
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 310
Views: 126760

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Any thoughts on how to mount the gas tanks? There is one tank on each side. This is where the original tanks were but they were integral, made of fiberglass, I cut them out in this post The floor is flotation foam covered with fiberglass, the sides are just fiberglass. Can't screw into either. I don...
by Milhouse
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 578
Views: 188967

Re: Aussie Belle

Looks and sound great!
Aussie wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:52 am
may just bite the bullet and throw on a new carby.
I have this 570CFM Holley Marine Avenger on my 327

Do you have an angle plate so the carb is string flat?
by Milhouse
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 578
Views: 188967

Re: Aussie Belle

Have fun!

Eager to see the video
by Milhouse
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 310
Views: 126760

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. Items in red were completed by 12/28/19. Now I JUST need to: 1. Re-align the coupler to the sha...
by Milhouse
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3019
Views: 602741

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: 578
Views: 188967

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: 310
Views: 126760

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: 310
Views: 126760

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: 310
Views: 126760

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: 310
Views: 126760

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?

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