|Ace Hardware Stores
Stainless hardware, hose clamps
6' Aluminum Ruler
|Local hardware chain store group. Elliot's is one of the great
Liquid gloves greatly eases cleanup. Use even with vinyl gloves
which easily get holes.
2035 S. West Ave.
Waukesha, WI 53186
|Epoxy, Steering and cables, switches, accessory power outlet
||Local West System dealer
|Fast service, good packaging of wood for shipment
|Glen-L Marine Design
Underwater hardware, exhaust trumpets
Fiberglass cloth, epoxy
|Great service and advice. You do need to check out their web site.
Since I built, they have added quite a number of trim and stainless
pieces including many that I used.
5721 West Ryan Rd.
Franklin, WI 53132
Attwood flush cleats
Water pickup and valve / seacock
Ski tow ring, guages, circuit breakers. Bronze and stainless hardware.
Gas tank, fuel lines, shutoffs and water hose
|Local new and surplus marine supply dealer
Gas fill and tank vent
|Lots of goodies on the web
||End Mills, drill bits, sanding belts and disks
||Industrial tools and bits. If it is here it is cheaper than the
||Good bits, big selection at reasonable prices
|Kettle Moraine Hardwoods
5261 Aurora Rd.
Hartford, WI 53027
|Ash and white oak lumber for frames
Mahogany for final layer.
|Lumber mill Will cater to needs of boat builders (long, wide stock).
Must pick up. No mail order
Domestic Lumber, Hardwood flooring,
Mahogany to 16'
Large selection of "special" pieces - pretty stuff!
|Rockler (Woodworker's Store)
||Local store. Lots of tools, supplies, some epoxy.
||Stain, epoxy, fillers, sandpaper
||Local Woodcraft store stocksfranchisee. Lots of fun tools and
||Machine tools & supplies
||Lots of tools (mostly far east import)
|MSC Industrial Supply
||Machine tool & supplies
||End mills, woodruff key cutter (for prop shaft and rudder shaft)
||I needed T32 staples (thin wire) for outer layer. This was the
only place I could find them. Thousands of on-line catalog pages.
Next day delivery (at least to Milwaukee).
|Farm and Fleet
|A local favorite
||Melamine, Vinyl gloves, solvents
||Get the Stanley gloves - the current Cheapo vinyl gloves are worthless
|Sea and Ski Marine
||Engine and transmission
||Good price and helpful. More when the engine arrives. Local dealers
were skeptical of selling only a new engine to the "boat building
guy", so I am trying mail order.
14x16 4 blade OJ
13x15 RH Michigan Wheel Dyna Cupped (now a spare). Best price
and quick service.
|Boatman's I-net Marine
||Mufflers and exhaust adapters
||4" angled ski boat mufflers and 3.5" to 4" adapters
||200 series exhaust hose for engine connection
||Hatch trim and hinge
Taco Metals parts:
Hatch trim 1.5" x 6' (hatch and transom sides) Taco Metals
Half Oval 3/4" wide (6 and 12' lengths) (rub rail) Taco Metals
S114510P6 or P12
Hatch Hinge 1.5" x6' Taco Metals H140112P72
These items are now available from Glen-L as well
9476 S. 27th St.
Oak Creek, WI 53154
|Seat upholstery and custom cover
||They did a great job. There was a lot of pride in their work and
they also asked questions along the way as they had to create the
covering from scratch with no old pieces to go from. It was very
helpful to provide pictures of similar boats.
|Midland Plastics Inc.
5405 South Westridge Court
New Berlin, WI 53151
|Plastic for windshield and new sea strainer top
Very helpful folks. Regular business hours only though (no
nights or weekends).
Will cut to size or you can dig through the scrap bins for bargains.
They also found the proper glue to reassemble the handle of my
compound miter saw after it fell off the Workmate (still holding
together after 3 years).
||Hobby Air Respirator
||2 part polyurethane finishes require a forced air respirator.
The Hobby Air is the only reasonably priced unit on the market
|PK Safety Supply
|Tyvek "Bunny suits"
Best price I could find without having to order case lots.
Quick delivery . Remember to ordre them at least 1 to 2 sizes
larger than you would for regular clothes
|Waukesha Auto Body Supply
||Auto body supplies and Imron
||Scotch 233+ tape, foam sanding blocks, rubbing compounds and finishes.
Specialized tools for autobody finishing and repair - many of which
are applicable to boat building and finishing.
||Vinyl letters and stencils
||Custom cut vinyl letters look much better than off the shelf.
Custom stencils make for neat painted lettering as well. Will do
both computer generated and hand cut work. Huge variety of materials
||Stainless deckplate covers the opening for the wakeboard pylon
and reinforces the deck at that point..
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