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by PeterG
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 211
Views: 68026

Re: Malahini from MD

Just catching up on this, your windshield will look fantastic, very like the Riva designs. And should be easy to make the "glass" pieces fit. Looks like a couple sheets curved to fit the frame and mostly just trimming the edge that meets the deck. Clever!
by PeterG
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Florida Malahini Build
Replies: 58
Views: 10860

Re: Florida Malahini Build

Very sharp, this will look great once the finish is on. Modifying what the plan calls for is allowed, actually it's why we build our own boats :D
by PeterG
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Florida Malahini Build
Replies: 58
Views: 10860

Re: Florida Malahini Build

I figured that was your plan, wasn't quite sure. You're making great progress!
by PeterG
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Florida Malahini Build
Replies: 58
Views: 10860

Re: Florida Malahini Build

Nice work! Moving right along. What's the second battery for, accessories?
by PeterG
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY
Replies: 102
Views: 34965

Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Looks great! Like Matt says, it's always fun seeing everyone's version of the Malahini. All are great fun.
by PeterG
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 211
Views: 68026

Re: Malahini from MD

Looking great! Good luck with the deck, hope you got the fisheye issue cover out.
by PeterG
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Plug For The Boat Building With Plywood Book
Replies: 5
Views: 1467

Re: Plug For The Boat Building With Plywood Book

Totally agree with you Carl. I can't stress enough how important it is to the new builder, even those who already have the plans and instructions, the book fills in the blanks with What and Why and importantly the How. I worked as a lofter at a naval shipyard for a time as an apprentice, we used Rob...
by PeterG
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 342
Views: 84789

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

That is awesome! Great times.
by PeterG
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What the heck just happened aka did I just turn it all into kindling?
Replies: 13
Views: 2527

Re: What the heck just happened aka did I just turn it all into kindling?

Not a problem, it's fixable. You got a little out of sequence, need to install the bottom battens and then do your fairing of the structure for the plywood. The battens give the hull bottom its shape between the frames. Install the bottom battens flush with the frame edges like the drawing shows, le...
by PeterG
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 112
Views: 42199

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Great progress, great work!
by PeterG
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 176
Views: 57465

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Old Mercs can be temperamental and sometimes damn uncooperative. I have the Mercury manual and some of the tools and love tinkering with them as a hobby so I'll be good with one on my Malahini. But they're not for everyone. Great choice with the 60 4 stroke, you'll not regret the extra outlay for it.
by PeterG
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Power for a malahini
Replies: 3
Views: 1838

Re: Power for a malahini

A 60 hp for sure. A 40 is not likely to be enough with a normal load of people and gear. It'll probably plane out but will be slower accelerating and working harder.
by PeterG
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 176
Views: 57465

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

What's the engine doing? I might be able to help, I have the 1965 version of your engine. I got it purring beautifully after I went through it with a cleaning and a tune-up. Mine has the old style magneto ignition with points which can be a bother to set the gap properly. Typically the finicky parts...
by PeterG
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 112
Views: 42199

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Looks great! And a great choice for power, you'll be happy with it. I saw a Malahini at this year's Woodenboat Show in Mystic CT and it had an Evinrude 60 which the owner said is a great match to the boat.

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