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by hoodman
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 9
Views: 425

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Congratulations on the flip! It looks great!
by hoodman
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 223
Views: 50040

Re: Michael's ZIP

The careful fairing will pay off later. Get the aft third of the hull as flat as you can. That's the most important part.
by hoodman
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 457
Views: 63009

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

When I first looked at that picture it almost looked like you are putting radiant heating in the hull.
by hoodman
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 19
Views: 1714

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Looking good! Those tank top propane heaters are pretty cheap and put out a lot of heat. And convenient if you already have a gas grill.
by hoodman
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: Vroom vroom is gone
Replies: 23
Views: 902

Re: Vroom vroom is gone

Dude, that really really sucks. Hope it turns up!
by hoodman
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 88
Views: 9734

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

I just put a 90 Etec on my Geronimo. I couldn't be happier. No break-in period. No oil changes. Lower unit oil only needs to be changed every three years. Auto-winterization (which you may not need in Arkansas). It's probably a little bit louder at idle than the four strokes. A 60 hp would be good o...
by hoodman
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 154
Views: 23644

Re: Tom's Tahoe

I don't know for sure but some epoxy thickened with wood flour might fill the staple holes without being noticeable.
by hoodman
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Fisherman
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: Fisherman

Try laying the stem on the paper pattern and see if it matches.
by hoodman
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 154
Views: 23644

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Those dimples are frustrating!
by hoodman
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 322
Views: 62090

Re: modified malahini

In the instructions for one of the Moeller components that I bought (I think the tank straps) they say you need to have some type of padding to allow for the 3% expansion of the tank. The instructions suggest neoprene. The cheapest and easiest way to get neoprene is from those anti-stress floor mats...
by hoodman
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: UK Zip Build
Replies: 98
Views: 21658

Re: UK Zip Build

The Geronimo has chine blocking. And I still had to shim the chines. It's really nothing you did wrong. It's just the nature of the beast. Wood, being a natural product, just doesn't bend the same every time.
by hoodman
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 223
Views: 50040

Re: Michael's ZIP

That cleaned up really nicely!
by hoodman
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini Chine bending
Replies: 51
Views: 6897

Re: Malahini Chine bending

Yup lots of malahinis getting built right now. Yours looks great. You could take the wheels off your trailer to help lower it down.
by hoodman
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: UK Zip Build
Replies: 98
Views: 21658

Re: UK Zip Build

Looks great. It's pretty common to have to laminate that area of the chine.
by hoodman
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 322
Views: 62090

Re: modified malahini

Hey Bryan, glad you got her flipped! Looks great.