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Oh yeah, I almost forgot to give you my formula for trimming. When I start from a stop or idle speed, I trim the motor all the way down. As soon as I get up on plane, I look over my shoulder and trim the motor up until the top of the motor cowling is parallel to the water's surface. If I change my s...
Well done Bob! Beautiful boat! I would definitely reassess ride when not at maximum capacity. I think you will be fine. I know you will enjoy getting out on the water!
- Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:45 pm
- Forum: Power Boats
- Topic: Bob's Geronimo - launch tomorrow
- Replies: 10
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Bob, We have been launching our 18 foot bow-rider for 26 years and the same checklist has served us well all those years. 1. Is the drain plug in? 2. Are the trailer lights unplugged? 3. Are the safety straps removed? 4. Is the safety chain unhooked from the bow eye? 5. Is the motor off the crutch? ...
For South Carolina and, perhaps, southeastern builders, I have identified a great source of boat building lumber. Tom Timm at Custom Woodcrafter in Summerville, SC just milled all of my sapele veneer for my Malahini. My frame sapele was ordered from LL Johnson and I had it shipped a few years ago wh...
Since beginning my build, I have been pondering options for attaching my veneer. I would love to minimize staples and I have no experience or equipment to vacuum bag. I will be using 1/8 inch sapele for the sides. If I veneer the sides before I attach the bottom plywood planking, I can use home-made...
On the main Glen-L web page, Ken Hankinson has an article about planking mahogany runabouts. He mentions that you can bevel or undercut the plank edge for a tighter jam fit. Any thoughts on the best way to do this?
- Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:50 pm
- Forum: Power Boats
- Topic: MalahinI transom knee height
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The full size pattern for the Malahini knee is well short of the height needed for a long shaft motor. I went to my friends boat dealership and took quite a few measurements on the bolt hole patterns to make sure my knee would have adequate height. I had to add at least 3 inches to make sure the bot...
I have studied the forum and have decided to use the trim router approach to spile the veneer on my Malahini. I think I have a handle on the technique thanks to the excellent descriptions given by other builders. My questions are basic and due to my lack of experience/knowledge with routers. How do ...
One other comment with lams. Other than maybe one screw to hold in place at the stem/chine blocking, I would only epoxy to frames until all laminations glued in place. Then you can go back and drive a single screw through all your layers and into each frame.
I went with triple laminations glued on one layer at a time. The sapele bent into position effortlessly. Just make sure your first lam follows a nice fair curve.
Thanks guys. Bryan, I have been following and admiring your build. So, just to make sure I understand this properly, I could use 3/8(or metric equivalent) plywood in the aft portion of the bottom and 1/4(or metric equivalent) plywood plus veneer, to make up the difference in thickness, on the forwar...