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by Milhouse
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Trailer Restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 2033

16' Ski Boat Trailer Restoration

Well I finally finished* the trailer restoration. Got all the parts from pacifictrailers, etrailer and mcmaster carr 7/30/18 - Pulled the boat off of trailer 11/26/18 - started disassembly and ordering parts 12/16/18 - started sandblasting 12/22/18 - finished sandblasting 12/22/18 - started primer (...
by Milhouse
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: You don't need tie down straps.
Replies: 10
Views: 3667

Re: You don't need tie down straps.

Wow, Glad I added some tie downs to my trailer!
by Milhouse
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!
Replies: 42
Views: 14925

Re: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!

Looks great!
by Milhouse
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3019
Views: 602474

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Looking great Carl!

I feel like a large part of building these boats is getting ready to jump into the next stage and getting started on it. Once the leap is made one can really make nice progress like you have done.
by Milhouse
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 124
Views: 42149

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Do the west system pumps work in the glen l epoxy cans?

I love the west system pumps, east fast and accurate.
by Milhouse
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What to do with all the leftovers.....?? build or sell,,,looking for ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 2327

Re: What to do with all the leftovers.....?? build or sell,,,looking for ideas

Sounds like a boat to build to me :D. All depends on how fixed your income is I suppose though. I like the idea of the men's shed idea. Maybe you could get another generation interested in boat building. Create a non profit organization or something. They say that being socially active in retirement...
by Milhouse
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 185
Views: 65300

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Congrats on the launch! I too really like the old school motor on your boat.

Great job!
by Milhouse
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Kill Switches
Replies: 14
Views: 5359

Re: Kill Switches

I’m just scared of the wireless one. Battery dies on that thing you could be stranded. The lanyard is fool proof almost. Wow crazy stories! There is an manual override button on the receiver so if the fob goes out you can get it started again. Also useful if the driver goes over so the crew can sta...
by Milhouse
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Kill Switches
Replies: 14
Views: 5359

Re: Kill Switches

hoodman wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:00 pm
I like that wireless kill switch especially since I never use the lanyard. I would be more likely to use the wireless one.
Matt are you going to get one? I think its handy that you can alarm on the other fabs falling over as well.
by Milhouse
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Kill Switches
Replies: 14
Views: 5359

Re: Kill Switches

psychobilly wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:22 am
Looks like congress is passing a law, if not already passed.
Wow - good to know

I found confirmation here

Another article which discusses some of the tragedies of not using one.

I just ordered the fob! I will post back observations (when the boat is on the water so it may be awhile!)
by Milhouse
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1158
Views: 309110

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Congrats!
by Milhouse
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!
Replies: 42
Views: 14925

Re: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!

Congratulations! I am sure that getting it into the water is a huge relief! That looks like a huge task to move it and I am glad it worked out! She looks good in the light, sleek and nice lines!

Did you pull it out on a trailer at the launch after it was moved across the lake?
by Milhouse
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 310
Views: 126624

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I still can't get over that wiring :D why did you choose to fuse the cranking circuit - is that normal (I would have thought no?) USCG allows an exception for not having protection on the cranking circuit (USCG 183.460) but it is recommended good practice to fuse all circuits. This is explicitly me...
by Milhouse
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 310
Views: 126624

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I put a fresh coat of paint on the deck on Sunday in preparation for installing the electrical panel. It was looking a bit beat up with epoxy and varnish drips and general grime. Amazing what a fresh coat of paint looks/feels like after looking at the grungy deck for awhile. The electrical panel is ...
by Milhouse
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 310
Views: 126624

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Hi Denon, thanks for the compliments on the finish. that is a BEEFY wire from the battery cut off to the distribution / breaker panel (assuming that's what it is). Yep! It is 2/0 gauge because it is the main cable from the battery and it is protected by a 300A fuse. Per Table 4-5B of the Boatowners ...

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