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by PeterG
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 19
Views: 1993

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: 19
Views: 1993

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...
by PeterG
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Small block Chevy 400 heads??
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Small block Chevy 400 heads??

Take a look at Summit Racing at www.summitracing.com. They will have options for your heads and other engine things too.
by PeterG
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Monte Carlo coverboards
Replies: 9
Views: 717

Re: Monte Carlo coverboards

Always tricky making the cover boards in as few pieces as possible... Chris Craft, Century, Garwood, all used the widest pieces they could find, typically about 12". They did put butt joints in the cover boards where they had to. Using the full width of the stock determines where those butt joints f...
by PeterG
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Muskoka Mystery Boat/New member
Replies: 12
Views: 430

Re: Muskoka Mystery Boat/New member

That's a fine looking Porsche 914 you have there! Great idea racking/stacking the toys to keep them safe. A friend of mine keeps two of his three (!) Shelby Mustangs like this too.
by PeterG
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Muskoka Mystery Boat/New member
Replies: 12
Views: 430

Re: Muskoka Mystery Boat/New member

The corrosion on your shaft is definitely acceptable, not serious enough on its own to replace it. What will matter is the part where the pump seals contact the shaft. You'll see it when you pull the upper and lower pump housings. If it has any grooves or it's pitted or looks like Roberta's shaft di...
by PeterG
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Muskoka Mystery Boat/New member
Replies: 12
Views: 430

Re: Muskoka Mystery Boat/New member

It's possible that boat is a Chris Craft or James Craft kit boat. CC was selling a kit of that size and style back in the 50s and 60s, James Craft re-issued it many years later but it's no longer available. That one looks to be in great condition, worthy of sprucing up/restoration. The Mercury outbo...
by PeterG
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Seattle Barrelback progress
Replies: 248
Views: 77964

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Ohh, that looks great! 8 years, like fine wine, you have a classic.
by PeterG
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 110
Views: 15393

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Biss, sounds like you've got a good plan going. I too am planning a similar dark blue hull and CC red stained deck and interior. You should try your process on some test pieces first and see how you like it. There is a runabout restoration book by Don Danenberg that describes how he puts his finishe...
by PeterG
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 32
Views: 3936

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Looking great! It seems the bottom plywood pieces at the bow always need a lot of coaxing to bend them into place, no matter what type of plywood you use. I find the hydrotek meranti plywood is particularly stiff, it's not as user friendly for planking as the kind you are using, or okoume. Fun part ...
by PeterG
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tuffy Build
Replies: 36
Views: 6792

Re: Tuffy Build

OK so I'm not the only one thinking about fiberglassing the hull in two halves (plus third piece for the transom). I found 6 oz cloth wide enough to do this for my Malahini. Definitely let us know how this goes for you.
by PeterG
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 10
Views: 693

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year!
by PeterG
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 32
Views: 3936

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Looks great! Nice faired chines and sheers. Keep us posted!
by PeterG
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2577
Views: 426183

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Fascinating and worth the effort, making a mock up and checking that it works for you. You only have to build the real one once and keeps the "oh darn, didn't see that" headaches to a minimum.
by PeterG
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Texas Malahini "Now"
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Re: Texas Malahini "Now"

Welcome back! We all have been there where life gets busy and a project falls by the wayside. I have a great big Malahini kit awaiting assembly. Soon. But now you're back working on yours, good luck! Ask plenty of questions, post lots of photos and have fun :D