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by Milhouse
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190458

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Put 4 coat of epoxy on 105+207, got all the coats before they cured about 8pm, 7am, 4pm, 7pm. I applied with a foam brush and then tipped it, hoping for a bit more thickness and bubbles than a roller. it worked good not super flat but pretty good. My test is that if the epoxy in the mixing cup is st...
by Milhouse
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Great Video on Basic Boatbuilding Terminology
Replies: 0
Views: 931

Great Video on Basic Boatbuilding Terminology

Leo has a great channel restoring a sailing yacht; in this episode he explains a lot of boat building terms.

I learned the floor is called the sole, who knew!

Basic Boatbuilding Terminology (Tally Ho EP77)

https://youtu.be/lFiuCBTNGVU
by Milhouse
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Ski Tow hook recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 2077

Re: Ski Tow hook recommendations

A pop up pylon is also a good idea. Hmmm, I do like that too, but don't really have a great place to put it. I'm was planning on adding the anchor light/flag pole in the middle aft. I see this one on Ebay but it looks a little big, would not want it bigger than that king plank section. The original...
by Milhouse
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Ski Tow hook recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 2077

Re: Ski Tow hook recommendations

That's just crazy talk. A strap across the back? Take a strap, add a little dirt or dust, give it a little motion, call it sand paper. A strap through the drive shaft and strut is a better approach. Tom Fair enough, I thought I read it somewhere that it was good practice, maybe that is for knock ar...
by Milhouse
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Ski Tow hook recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 2077

Ski Tow hook recommendations

For an inboard do you recommend a center ski tow hook like this or do you use the rear tie downs and a bridle? Note that I don't currently have rear tie downs on my transom so either way I need to add something. I was thinking of using a strap across the rear of the boat from side to side while trai...
by Milhouse
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Circular Saw
Replies: 8
Views: 9376

Re: Circular Saw

I like my battery operated dewalt. I'm not framing all day so when I need to cut a sheet its easy to grab. I have an older 18V model works great for what I need it for.

Now Festool track saw, that is where its at if you have the $$$
by Milhouse
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190458

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Finally did the deck lines! She is coming together now. There is one little bubble that I need to fix, I sanded it out and there was a small void that will be filled. Guessing its from a air pocket that heated up when the epoxy was curing. The deck was already encapsulated but I think ill try to put...
by Milhouse
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 615
Views: 262150

Re: Aussie Belle

Very cool that you get to lead the races!

Glad you are having fun taking the boat out. You did an amazing job on it, and now get to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
by Milhouse
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190458

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Thanks for the links Carl - that https://www.marineflooring.net flooring looks really nice since it does not need to be glued down.

Matt - Yep its a little anemic but I figure that is a problem for a later day.

I epoxied in the mid deck stripes last night; they turned out good.
by Milhouse
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190458

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Got the speakers Installed today. Soldering upside down in cramped quarters, not fun! They are mounted up under the dash on on port and stbd. The housing is 4200 and screwed into the bottom of the deck. They sound OK, not amazing. I will probably need to mound a rear set if the rear seat wants to he...
by Milhouse
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190458

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Carl - So like a fake grass sorta thing?
by Milhouse
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Outrage progress
Replies: 121
Views: 55136

Re: Outrage progress

I tried resawing on my band saw but even with a new resawing blade, I could not get a straight cut. I had originally planned on 1/8” planks but I had to go a different route. The trick is to block sand on a straight edge it until there is no gap. Then blue tape the seam tight (pull the tape so its ...
by Milhouse
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190458

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Installed the carpet on the aft sides. It was pretty easy, easier than I thought anyway. I sprayed both sides in about 2' sections, let it tack up (~2 min) and then stuck them together. I then rolled it with a veneer roller. Left it a little long at the bottom edge and cut it off with a razor when i...
by Milhouse
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1235
Views: 381074

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Sounds like a fun trip Matt! Glad you are out there using your boat

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