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by PeterG
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini Chine bending
Replies: 27
Views: 1571

Re: Malahini Chine bending

Looks great! Classic Chris Craft paint scheme, having some bottom paint above the waterline.
Looking forward to the flip!
by PeterG
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Finally hit the water in Idaho
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: Finally hit the water in Idaho

Wow, great boat and great area too!
by PeterG
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1033
Views: 159008

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Awesome! Looks and runs great, congratulations!
by PeterG
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 773
Views: 120227

Re: Utility build

Nice recovery, looks great!
by PeterG
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Malahini Bow Rider porpoising
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: Malahini Bow Rider porpoising

Nicely done! Looks great! I don't know Honda outboards but is it possible yours is trimmed up too far? That would tend to lift the bow at speed and cause porpoising. A quick check is to make sure the cavitation plate is parallel to the bottom of your boat as a starting point. Then adjust it up or do...
by PeterG
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member Sedalia MO
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: New member Sedalia MO

Welcome! You've come to the right place. The Malahini is a great design and there are several builds to be found and followed here. Ask any and all questions you have because there is always someone here that can help. If you like, some highly recommended reading is the Glen L book Boatbuilding with...
by PeterG
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: 3/8 plywood to 1/4 plywood
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: 3/8 plywood to 1/4 plywood

Some marine plywoods are more flexible than others. The Hydrotek Meranti plywoods are stiffer compared to Douglas Fir plywoods and Okoume plywoods, but it works well for flat pieces and very strong. I am using Okoume for the planking on my Malahini for it's better flexibility on the hull shape. Defi...
by PeterG
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 773
Views: 120227

Re: Utility build

Carl, I understand your desire to get your drain tubes angled in order to drain all water from your boat but I think it's a better idea to leave them as-is. The way the tubes are swaged into place won't allow them to be angled, they need to be perpendicular to the transom. If you try to go at an ang...
by PeterG
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 14
Views: 551

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Sounds great and bravo for wearing a dust mask. It'll help keep your lungs from being irritated and keeps your sneezes from grossing out others.
I'm watching your build closely, I've been building a Malahini too, have a huge pile of parts and supplies waiting for me to assemble it.
by PeterG
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 45
Views: 1311

Re: Stephens Zip

And precutting the face plys with a utility knife helps minimize splinter tear out. That trick worked great on my hydrotek meranti parts. It gave me a clean line to sand/trim to after cutting out the piece. Meranti is stiff but very strong, I recommend it for all the flat plywood pieces. Okoume is m...
by PeterG
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1033
Views: 159008

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Builder's trials! Bring it on! This is so cool.,
by PeterG
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 259
Views: 46304

Re: modified malahini

Your waterline on your motor looks about right, maybe slightly higher up than "usual" on a 20" transom, but so much depends on the hull shape and size for the actual waterline. A big part of the uncertainty with your boat comes from the added hull depth with the vee bottom. If your fi...
by PeterG
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 14
Views: 551

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Wow, you've made great progress in a short time. And that's a great shop you have. I highly recommend using battens to monitor your progress when fairing, for instance you could try long 3/4" square stock about 8-10 ft long or you can use a strip of 3/8" plywood about 2" wide and 8' l...
by PeterG
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini Chine bending
Replies: 27
Views: 1571

Re: Malahini Chine bending

Wow :D
That looks great! Nicely done.
by PeterG
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 55
Views: 2772

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

That looks great! Nicely done.

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