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by PeterG
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini performance
Replies: 31
Views: 6489

Re: Malahini performance

The plans call for 3/4" thick by 1" wide stock. Oddly the instructions call for 1" x 1-1/4" stock, I'd probably be using the smaller stock, which looks by eye to be pretty good. It compares size wise to what was used on some older Chris Craft and Century designs. The bottom edge should be perpendicu...
by PeterG
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Need help on finding a motor for a 20' barrelback
Replies: 9
Views: 237

Re: Need help on finding a motor for a 20' barrelback

Try contacting Doug Russell marine, they seem to have everything you might need. www.dougrussell.com
by PeterG
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Tranferring plans to wood
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: Tranferring plans to wood

Thin clear plastic is a great way to do it. I saw an episode of American Craftsman years ago that showed Van Dam boats designing and building a custom mahogany inboard. They showed the builder using the plastic and sharpie method for templating frame pieces. He cut out the pieces from the plastic an...
by PeterG
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: set up line
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: set up line

If your stringers are per plan dimensions, the notches in the stringers are at 1/2" deep per plan and the frame bottoms are per plan you are good. I don't recall any boat designs using stringers where the frame bottoms (top edges when hull is upright) are on the setup line. I could be wrong, it's be...
by PeterG
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Rome, Ga. Barrelback
Replies: 14
Views: 871

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: 22919

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: 46
Views: 9367

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: 12951

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: 2883

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: 2883

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: 4707

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: 14
Views: 871

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: 1051

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: 2883

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: 6127

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Very sharp! Nicely done, here's hoping for that early spring.