16' Ski Boat Restoration

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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Post by hoodman » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:23 am

Awesome job!
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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Post by mrintense » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:20 pm

Pretty cool Jim. I checked out the trailer thread as well. Very nice restoration.
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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Post by Milhouse » Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:13 pm

I made and installed a bracket for the Man Overboard receiver.

It was a bit tricky to epoxy to the side of the hull. I needed to make a scaffolding to support it while the epoxy cured.

Hopefully it is not going to be kicked when people are getting in and out of the cockpit.
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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Post by Milhouse » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:12 pm

I made a little progress on the wiring from the dash to the under the seat where the main fuse panel is. The split Corrugated sleeving worked out well, I probably should have got one size large to allow for future wires to be added.

I certainly have an appreciation for modern car wiring harnesses now! Lots of wires running everywhere. The schematic certainly helps tons though.

In order to add cable management tie downs to under the seat I bought a 90deg drill adapter from Harbor Freight, it worked out well!
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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Post by mrintense » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:50 pm

Looking good Jim. Those 90 degree drills are great. I have an air powered one that I occasionally break out.

Judging the wire loom size seem like a tricky business. I've got hard installed PVC conduits that I hope are big enough.
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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Post by Milhouse » Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:53 am

mrintense wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:50 pm
Judging the wire loom size seem like a tricky business. I've got hard installed PVC conduits that I hope are big enough.
The split loom I used was 5/8" I probably should have used 3/4". I can't imagine routing that much wire through conduit; adding a wire later will be near impossible.
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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Post by Milhouse » Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:56 am

Got the boat back on the trailer!

One person on each chainfall and one managing the trailer, worked great!
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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Post by Milhouse » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:24 pm

I made significant progress on the wiring this weekend. I'm pretty excited that its coming along.

Saturday I wired up most of the connections to the motor (oil pressure switch, tachometer, ignition, neutral safety switch, Water temp, head temp, starter solenoid, electric choke). I ran the wire for the electric fuel pump but still need to mount it before that is all done. I found some cool vibration dampers from McMaster. Hopefully this will quite the fuel pump some.

Sunday I wired up the fuse panel and relays. The wire loom got a bit beefy from all the butt splices near the relays, but it still looks reasonable, not a total mess :) I also made the 2/0 starter cable, it turned out well.

If you are interested and missed it previously the schematic is here There have been some minor tweaks to it since.
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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Post by Milhouse » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:13 pm

I did some epoxy encapsulation (two coats) on the underside of the covering boards today. It certainly sucked working upside in cramped quarters...

West system 105/205. I used a foam brush and slathered it on.
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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Post by mrintense » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:47 pm

Yeah, I have an issue with getting nauseated when lying on my back and working like that. Makes it hard to do those tasks because the nausea usually takes all day to go away. So needless to say, I try to deal with those kind of issues right side up if at all possible.
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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Post by Milhouse » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:23 pm

Installed and wired up the bilge pump and float switch today.

Wired for Manual and automatic modes.

Rule 200 Pump
Rule 35A Float switch

After some internet research I used Fast cure 4200 to stick them both down. Seems to hold pretty good. I didn't want to add the extra height of a wood block to screw into it because the bilge is pretty shallow.
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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Post by Milhouse » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:30 pm

I ran all the wiring aft this weekend (blower, Aux USB Charger, anchor light). I also wired up the MOB device and ran wires up front for the navigation lights (have not cut the hole in the deck yet)

I also installed the LED light strips that run under the covering boards and under the dash

I used these lights from amazon. They are pretty cool, It has a remote control to adjust R, G, B to get lots of color options. It has memory so that what ever color I leave it at I can then just turn them on /off using the dash mounted cabin light switch and not screw around with the remote control.
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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Post by Milhouse » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:42 am

I know nothing about rudders or rudder stuffing boxes which is probably why I waited until now to mess with it. I was going to ignore it :D but since its a potential place for water to come in I thought I better dig into it so I pulled it all apart today as a exploratory and learning exercise.

Some observations:
  • Shaft is a bit grimy, can I shine it up and not worry about reducing the diameter as long as I don't use an abrasive?
  • 1" diameter shaft
  • Shaft is 14.5" long
  • Blade is 12.25" tall x 7.75" wide (at widest point)
  • The blade is a bit bent to the side, can I bend it back? Or is this a feature?
  • There was a little bit of play in the stuffing box
  • I don't know what the inside of a stuffing box is supposed to look like, but i think i need new stuffing
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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Post by Milhouse » Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:02 am

The stuffing box on the Glen-L site says that the stuffing can be replaced without taking off the tiller arm. Mine looks the same as this one. I was wondering how the heck to do that...YouTube to the rescue: Here is a really helpful video on how to replace the rudder packing.

After watching the video I got the courage to dig around in the nut and what just looked like a waxy mess was indeed some OLD packing (about three levels of packing in one long corkscrew.

Any recommendations for the proper size stuffing for this 1" stuffing box nut. The one on Glen-L says "Packing size: 1/4" I am assuming this would be what I should use too?

Should I corkscrew it in like it had for a few turns (2 or 3?), or put two rows like the video recommended?
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Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Post by Milhouse » Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:21 am

Seems like there is some good info here

Looks like they recommend the corkscrew and about 2 to 4 layers
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