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by obd
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini side planking question
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Malahini side planking question

I have a big weekend planned. The framework is faired. Side panels have been rough cut, joined, and dry fitted. Stem to transition joint properly trimmed and fitted. Today I purchased a small can of extra slow hardener(West 209). All that is left is to glue and screw. I really don't want to screw th...
by obd
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: malahini stem question
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: malahini stem question

I am using 6mm(~1/4 inch) Okoume. It took the side transom curve well so I think it will clamp into place on the stem. Love the batten idea. Thanks for the info and advice PeterG!
by obd
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: malahini stem question
Replies: 4
Views: 170

malahini stem question

I fabricated my stem according to the plans. The plans show a bit of concavity to the leading edge of the stem between the chine and the sheer. I didn't think much about this other than to notice it makes a nice visual line. However, now that I am dry fitting my side planking, the planking doesn't n...
by obd
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini sheer clamp blunder
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Malahini sheer clamp blunder

I didn't glue or clamp sheer/transom frame junction while other while other sheer/frame junctions dried because I wasn't ready for transom frame to be permanently mounted yet. Therefore, the aft portion of sheer was not pulled in creating the proper bowing of the sheer line. Long story short, sheer ...
by obd
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building a Malahini
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Building a Malahini

See table saw jig on page 95 of Glen-L's book, "Boat Building With Plywood". This approach worked beautifully for me. Definitely attach transom frame to plywood before cutting bevel. I used steel screws initially and waited on the bronze and epoxy until later so I could still tweak transom...
by obd
Sun May 14, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini transom questions
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Malahini transom questions

Is there any reason why the transom motor board cannot be made with lumber instead of plywood? I have a 10 inch wide sapele plank that I think will work and it would match the transom frame width so the knee would not require any additional shaving/fabrication. Also, what should the size of the tran...
by obd
Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monroe Malahini
Replies: 81
Views: 14936

Re: Monroe Mahalini

If building up your sheers and/or chines in laminations, scarf joints not necessary and butt joints adequate as adjacent laminations serve as butt blocks. I am doing my chines in triple laminations. The individual laminations are very easy to handle and bend effortlessly with no steam or boiling wat...
by obd
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monroe Malahini
Replies: 81
Views: 14936

Re: Monroe Mahalini

I used 2 screws per gusset and the rest nails. This allowed me to dry fit the gusset and predrill for the nails. I used steel screws for the dry fit. When it came time to glue, I could align the screws and be confident my predrilled nail holes were therefore aligned. Just remember not to place screw...
by obd
Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini chine /sheer questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1204

Malahini chine /sheer questions

I opted for triple laminations for my chine. I am using sapele and read where others had some difficulty bending the sapele. The laminations bend and conform with wonderful ease. I have 2 questions for those experienced with laminations. 1. Is it better to glue and screw the first lamination to the ...
by obd
Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Overniter in SC: Flipped 5-27-17
Replies: 136
Views: 22145

Re: Overniter in SC

Berlin G Myers Lumber in Summerville,SC has a great supply of Okoume marine plywood. Approximately 3 hrs from Grenville. I have been very satisfied with the Okoume for my Malahini build. Bob
by obd
Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini in West Virginia
Replies: 53
Views: 10616

Re: Malahini in West Virginia

I have been admiring your mahogany veneer work. I was interested to know if you ended up using the clear contact paper approach per Bob Smith, the tie down ratchet straps for clamping vs some other clamping technique, and how you ended up lining off your hull. Beautiful work! Bob
by obd
Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Lowe's Lumber Question
Replies: 31
Views: 4420

Re: Lowe's Lumber Question

I have used the okoume ply from Berlin G Myers for my Malahini. Beautiful, wonderful to work with and worth the cost. My sapele lumber I ordered from the store in Michigan that Roberta reccomended, I think Johnson's. Also wonderful to work with and beautiful under epoxy. Cheaper to ship from Michiga...
by obd
Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: transom frame batten notches
Replies: 3
Views: 730

transom frame batten notches

After a solid day of happily cutting frame notches, the beveled transom notches through me for a loop. I had my first, hopefully relatively minor, screw-up. The keel notch went well but, in spite of my efforts, I managed to cut a few of the batten notches about 1/8th of an inch too deep. I believe I...
by obd
Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1917
Views: 206850

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Thanks so much! I and I'm sure many others will be bookmarking this! You should write a book!! :D :D :D
by obd
Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1917
Views: 206850

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Roberta, would you mind briefly reviewing how you are finishing your deck( coats of epoxy, coats of epifanes, grits of sandpaper in between, rolling, tipping, etc)? If you had chosen a bright finish for the hull, would you have done it similarly to the deck? I appreciate your experience and have adm...

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