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by Ibrew2be
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Biss's Malahini Launch
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Biss's Malahini Launch

Biss, all I can say is, you really hit it out of the park. And then some. Such a great build and beautiful boat. I'd also echo what Matt B said in a separate post a few days ago. It sure would be great if you could be at the gathering in Tennessee this year.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Sissy do
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Sissy do

Sted: Welcome to the forum. I don't think you have enough posts yet to be able to post pictures. I think you need 3 posts. I'm not completely clear on what you're finding confusing, but let me offer this. The materials list tells you how many sheets of the various thicknesses of plywood would be nee...
by Ibrew2be
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: 1958 Celeron
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: 1958 Celeron

Tim: Here are some suggestions in response to some of your questions. A source that a number of builders have used for stainless steel rub rail is http://www.marineind.net/index.htm In terms of varnishes, there seems to be a range of opinions on the forum as to which one is "best". I used Epifanes a...
by Ibrew2be
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The first party boat
Replies: 14
Views: 5219

Re: The first party boat

Richard, the planking for the hull is intended to be fastened (glued and screwed) to the longitudinal members (sheers, chines, battens, keel), rather than the frames. The logic here is that a row of screws along a frame would create a weak point in the planking (think of it as being almost like perf...
by Ibrew2be
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Anchoring the Building Form…or Not
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: Anchoring the Building Form…or Not

Makes sense. Thanks for the clarification, Matt.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Anchoring the Building Form…or Not
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: Anchoring the Building Form…or Not

My thanks to everyone. There is a lot of good advice here. Tom and Matt's point about the need to ensure that a movable form is substantially built is well taken. Neel, I like what you did with the plywood to keep things from flexing, and the idea of anchoring things initially, then allowing free mo...
by Ibrew2be
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Anchoring the Building Form…or Not
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Anchoring the Building Form…or Not

I am getting down to brass tacks in trying to figure out how I will manage to build an 18 ½ foot boat in a standard suburban 2 car garage that measures 20 feet front-to-back. I have the luxury of using the whole garage, so that allows me the option of positioning the build on an angle thus helping t...
by Ibrew2be
Fri May 24, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 512
Views: 107208

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Yes, Neel, Rosemary and I plan to be at this year's gathering.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Thu May 23, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 512
Views: 107208

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Glad to hear you're doing OK, Neel. Actually, it sounds as though you're doing better than "OK", even if you do have your hands full.

Safe travels. Count me among the many who will tune in with interest when your build resumes.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 125
Views: 30524

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Thanks for the details, footer.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 125
Views: 30524

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

I love what you have done with your build. Excellent craftsmanship, and a ton of great ideas. Not to mention that you've done a wonderful job of documenting what you've done for the rest of us. Could you please say a bit more about what you did your windshield brackets. I'm interested in two things....
by Ibrew2be
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from California!
Replies: 26
Views: 3450

Re: Hello from California!

Mark, I write this as one who has had the good fortune to ride in both a Zip and a Malahini (including the one pictured above). Both are excellent designs. I have found the Malahini to be the more comfortable boat to be in. I suspect it's not often that someone wishes he had built a smaller boat. Ba...
by Ibrew2be
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Fisherman
Replies: 109
Views: 24087

Re: Fisherman

That's sort of the way I thought about it, too. Granted, my boat is smaller than yours, but I didn't bother with screws in the butt blocks on the sides. After 4 seasons on the water, no problems.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: just finished 8 foot skiff
Replies: 1
Views: 855

Re: just finished 8 foot skiff

That's a neat looking boat you have there. To respond to your question about the fiberglass separating from the wood, I hope that doesn't happen to you, but if that does, I would tend to think that it's more a function of the resin that you used, rather than the wood drying out. The reason epoxy res...
by Ibrew2be
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: cutting methods
Replies: 3
Views: 1033

Re: cutting methods

When I needed to make the same kind of 45 degree shaping of the stem for my Imp, I used a belt sander, rather than a saw.

Barry