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by obd
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo - launch
Replies: 16
Views: 1563

Re: Bob's Geronimo - launch

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...
by obd
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo - launch
Replies: 16
Views: 1563

Re: Bob's Geronimo - launch

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!
by obd
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo - launch tomorrow
Replies: 10
Views: 1069

Re: Bob's Geronimo - launch tomorrow

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? ...
by obd
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Great lumber resource
Replies: 1
Views: 707

Great lumber resource

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...
by obd
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini veneer
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Malahini veneer

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...
by obd
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle
Replies: 67
Views: 6823

Re: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle

Such helpful info Billy. Thanks!
Bob
by obd
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle
Replies: 67
Views: 6823

Re: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle

Pre and post pics very helpful. Love your finish. What dye/stain did you use under your epoxy?
by obd
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: spiling question
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Re: spiling question

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?
Bob
by obd
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MalahinI transom knee height
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: MalahinI transom knee height

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...
by obd
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: spiling question
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Re: spiling question

That's perfect. Thanks Bryan and thanks for the picture. That shows the set-up well. btw - I have been enjoying your build. Nice work.
Bob
by obd
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: spiling question
Replies: 6
Views: 692

spiling question

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 ...
by obd
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini veneer
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Malahini veneer

I am planning to use 1/8 inch sapele veneer on the sides and 1/4 inch on the deck and transom. Does anyone know approximate square footage, including adjustment for waste, required?
by obd
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini Chine bending
Replies: 12
Views: 828

Re: Malahini Chine bending

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.
by obd
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini Chine bending
Replies: 12
Views: 828

Re: Malahini Chine bending

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.
Bob
by obd
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 235
Views: 42481

Re: modified malahini

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...

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