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by PeterG
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1068
Views: 176806

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Thought you might appreciate that. I have seen this boat before, a regular at the Winnepesaukee shows. It's big. And meticulously maintained. The Bimini top looks like an off the shelf one installed the typical way but snapped to the top of the windshield frame. I agree, openable windshield frames d...
by PeterG
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1068
Views: 176806

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Matt, thought you would want to check out the windshield on this boat. From the New England Chapter of the ACBS on Lake Winnepesaukee in New Hampshire.
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by PeterG
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Must have Tools
Replies: 12
Views: 449

Re: Must have Tools

I highly recommend getting the Boatbuilding with Plywood book because it's an excellent reference. You'll also find that several chapters use photos of a Ski Tow build as examples of the process. The Ski Tow is a slightly shortened (15 ft.) version of the Malahini. Or maybe the Malahini is a lengthe...
by PeterG
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Must have Tools
Replies: 12
Views: 449

Re: Must have Tools

A good set of hand tools is important. Chisels, hand planes, and layout tools. A decent Home Depot grade set of chisels with a good polishing and sharpening will help clean up the joints and notches for the frames. I have used two types of planes with sharp edges, a No. 5 Jack for removing wood in a...
by PeterG
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: New member

I don't have my plans in front of me but I believe the Barrelback/Key Largo design waterline is at the top edge of the stringers when the boat is upright. It should be fairly easy to transfer this to the outside of the hull for the waterline.
by PeterG
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini
Replies: 41
Views: 2042

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

See? Now you have done some spray application. And learned that clear coat can be a bit challenging to spray because the coat buildup is harder to see. For a first spray job you did very well. Some block sanding and buffing those drips and sags and they will disappear.
by PeterG
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Engine height
Replies: 12
Views: 377

Re: Engine height

So I see the motors above don't even have the hand screw clamps on them like the older motors, that's a good thing. Keeps them attached better to the boat! And the brackets don't need to rest on the transom. Bob, when I was researching my Malahini build I remembered from your blog that you had the s...
by PeterG
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Engine height
Replies: 12
Views: 377

Re: Engine height

One hole up sounds like the way to go, see how it works and go from there. Does it affect how the upper part of the bracket clamps to the transom? Not familiar with your setup but I'm thinking probably not, or maybe a 1" shim at the top edge of the transom. Look at your steering too, for any ef...
by PeterG
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 18
Views: 1213

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Nicely done side planking! The Okoume is great stuff, especially for its flexibility. Will you be using Okoume ply for the bottom planking? It's got quite a curve at the bow...
by PeterG
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini
Replies: 41
Views: 2042

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

Sorry but the link doesn't work for me. My suggestion is to look for a more local person or place to work with you on a vintage outboard. Try contacting the nearest AOMCI chapter for info. The 70s and 80s vintage Mercury outboards are a great choice as motors and parts are relatively plentiful. They...
by PeterG
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Riviera/Monaco/Tahoe full season in salt/brackish water?
Replies: 15
Views: 601

Re: Riviera/Monaco full season in salt/brackish water?

Welcome and good luck with your new hobby! This forum is the best support system you can get and don't hesitate to ask questions. The Glen-L site has many, many resources like the boat plans catalog, newsletters, books, etc. to explore. For instance, here is a link to the bill of materials for the T...
by PeterG
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 3755

Re: Stephens Zip

Both are very good ideas. One question to ask yourself is how the deck would fair into the transom. Understanding there is the cutout in front of the outboard, but the way the deck fairs from the transom to the next frame forward will change if you use option 1. Option 2 will not affect the design o...
by PeterG
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 258
Views: 31367

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I was running some mounting numbers and was surprised to find a V8 is only 4 inches longer than a V6 (Chevy). Funny, that's about the cylinder bore diameter on the V8. V6 being 3 cylinders long vs. 4 for the V8 :lol: Adding to the confusion, the Key Largo and the Barrelback have the same hull but t...
by PeterG
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 258
Views: 31367

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Does look kinda odd but it's probably an optical illusion caused by the water. It looks like it's a wide one too (front to back). You're right about rudder placement and that rudder is back a ways but I've never heard of these boats having issues with ventilated rudders.
by PeterG
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 289
Views: 50953

Re: modified malahini

Good to hear your wife is doing well!
Your paint work looks great, looking forward to seeing more.

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