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by Milhouse
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 358
Views: 163747

Re: Malahini from MD

I too am interested in Bimini options for my build, love to see pics.
by Milhouse
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 785099

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Looking good Carl! Great job on that tight radius bend. They even sell a product called Kerf Core that has the cuts in it if you needed a whole panel for something curvy. When you vacuum bag that part for veneer you will need a form (so the pressure does not smash it flat), its recommended to make t...
by Milhouse
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190409

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Thanks Bryan! I hope it helps you out. I planked the mid-deck now. Its not perfect but its done :? Back a few posts I pointed out that the base is slightly asymmetric. I also lined up the planks with the edge of the engine compartment and that is slightly angled compared to the front deck so the lin...
by Milhouse
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190409

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I took the plunge and epoxied some of the seams. I was totally worried I was going to screw this up but it came out really good IMO. I used West System 105 + 205 + 501 pigment and Talc Powder from Epoxy World. I think I read about this combo in Jamie's Thread I did one test run on scrap before I got...
by Milhouse
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 137
Views: 91038

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

I was pleasantly surprised at just how quiet the engine was: the loudest thing inside the boat was the fuel pump! Wow, just watched the videos, that is quiet, Mine sounds like Paul's :) If you have an electric fuel pump and want to isolate so it does not vibrate as much making it a bit quieter cons...
by Milhouse
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190409

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

While mulling over cleat locations I started on some tasks that have taken a back seat for awhile. The back seat :) Also started on the bilge floor. The greenish one is a original fiberglass honeycomb that is beefy. I will clean it up and pant it. It has a nice curve up at the front that covers the ...
by Milhouse
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 785099

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl - I think waiting this one out is a good idea. Figure out what you like after you use it a bit. Necessity is the mother of invention and all.
by Milhouse
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Yakima Riviera FLOATS!
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Re: Yakima Riviera FLOATS!

Congrats! would love to see some pics too.
by Milhouse
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190409

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

What most wooden boats have is a cleat near your A&C location and a cleat for a fender about position B and about a foot forward of cleat A (so they don't foul each other.) I like the bow cleat when I lead the boat off the trailer etc Ah, I had not considered a fender only cleat in addition to the ...
by Milhouse
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190409

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Thanks for the feedback Matt and Chris! I am still on the fence (probably because I am a bit scared to drill holes in the woodwork) :)
by Milhouse
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Milwaukee M12 Installation Driver
Replies: 0
Views: 1489

Milwaukee M12 Installation Driver

This little drill is great! My new favorite tool. Its only 2lbs! The 90 degree and offset attachments gets you into tight places! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ3Puc8Q6h0 I have been using my 5lb dewalt and this is so much more of a joy to use, its a total knockoff of the Festool CSX... Thought I...
by Milhouse
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190409

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Thanks Carl! Does anyone have advice on where I should put my cleats? Attached is the pic of the cleat, they are the low profile version. I just need to drill a few holes to mount them. I plan to add a backing plate to them as well. For AFT: I am thinking behind ones arms as they are sitting in the ...
by Milhouse
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190409

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Wired up both fuel tank grounds and fuel level senders.
by Milhouse
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 785099

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Looking great Carl!

I like the idea of fold up seats that come down from the sides.
by Milhouse
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 785099

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

mrintense wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 7:34 am
Actually Bryan, I didn't consider galling when I installed these. I did a bit of research on this to get a better idea of the problem. It appears it can be somewhat mitigated by lubrication.
Add some anti-seize. Especially if they are stainless.

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