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by PeterG
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Rome, Ga. Barrelback
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Re: Rome, Ga. Barrelback

That would be the only half-complaint or mildly annoying thing for me too, folded patterns with the potential for slightly stretched paper... I have the plans and patterns for the Key Largo (same hull, different interior) and found the plans are minimally dimensioned, you have to use the patterns. J...
by PeterG
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 127
Views: 21922

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

You had the perfect fix for your deck beam. I had a similar situation as you with respect to the patterns. When I laid out the half frame pattern and flipped it to lay out the other half, I found the deck curve wasn't fair or curved as well as I thought it should be. Frame 1 had what looked like a f...
by PeterG
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tuffy Build
Replies: 45
Views: 8943

Re: Tuffy Build

Nice work! Congratulations on your flip. I saw you ask about the strongback on Biss' Malahini, that seem like a good way to do it, he pared down the underside of the strongback so it sits on the breasthook (no notch in the breasthook). The top surface of the strongback follows the curve down to the ...
by PeterG
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 94
Views: 12370

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

That's awesome!
by PeterG
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Fisherman
Replies: 31
Views: 2415

Re: Fisherman

TomB makes an excellent point, the instructions with your plans are more specific and you can't go wrong with them. The fastening schedule can be a bit cryptic, the example TomB used is for the screw that attaches a bottom batten to the frame edge. Sometimes boatspeak is a little confusing but you'l...
by PeterG
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Fisherman
Replies: 31
Views: 2415

Re: Fisherman

Your chines at the stem look pretty good, I would go with them as is too. You should install the bottom battens before fairing the keel and chines, to give you the proper shape or angles. You won't need much if any fairing of the battens, they are your "reference" for the keel and chines. The instru...
by PeterG
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 33
Views: 4211

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

I recall Bob's swap to the Yamaha, on his blog. That is definitely an option if the two stroke motor gets too obnoxious with noise and smoke. While the noise is what it is, I have found that the newer two-stroke oil from Mercury makes less smoke than in the past (lower ash content? Whatever that mea...
by PeterG
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Rome, Ga. Barrelback
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Re: Rome, Ga. Barrelback

This project will be a lot of fun to follow. What condition is the wood from your property, is it fresh cut or was it harvested a while ago? It's "green-ness" will be a factor, meaning moisture content. As wood dries it shrinks which may cause problems with warping or checking. Usually the best lumb...
by PeterG
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Enjoying our Malahini
Replies: 9
Views: 768

Re: Enjoying our Malahini

Looks great, nicely done! Welcome to the forum.
by PeterG
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Fisherman
Replies: 31
Views: 2415

Re: Fisherman

I see what you're up against with the design of the boat and alignment of the transom. Like billyc said, the "critical" info here is the straightness of your keel from "0" (transom) to "3" (frame 3) per the plans. Once you set that height and the 12 degree angle of the transom, the chines, sheers an...
by PeterG
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 38
Views: 5743

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Very sharp! Nicely done, here's hoping for that early spring.
by PeterG
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2579
Views: 439532

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Great progress Carl! Always good to have new components on the Have List instead of the Need List. Sounds like your weather will cooperate, it's been too cold for progress here in New England.
by PeterG
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Insulating a steel structure (boat)
Replies: 4
Views: 739

Re: Insulating a steel structure (boat)

In the bilge or near the bilge or areas that can get wetted, you want to avoid using any material that will absorb water like a sponge. The soundown material looks like it will soak up the water. Wetted sound damping will cause corrosion behind it and you won't see it before it becomes an expensive ...
by PeterG
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 33
Views: 4211

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Gotta love a vintage motor on a vintage style boat, I have a 1965 Mercury 650 for my boat much like that 1969 version you show above. Great solid motor, I still think it's the perfect size.
by PeterG
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 33
Views: 4211

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

I am taking lots of notes from your build for my own Malahini... The extra support under the floor is really a must, I planned on adding a vertical plywood stiffener at the keel just like the plywood stiffeners from the floor down to the middle bottom battens. That was so I had the choice to put dow...