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by Mac4
Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Landing craft Jon boat
Replies: 13
Views: 6795

Re: Landing craft Jon boat

You see it how I see it Doug. Where there is a will, there is a way. That's smart building the windlass
( I had to look that word up ! ) as part of the boat. I looked up the Titan and believe your boat is shown on the Glen-L sight. Very nice !
by Mac4
Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Landing craft Jon boat
Replies: 13
Views: 6795

Re: Landing craft Jon boat

Thanks men for such a response. The "landing craft Jon boat" is really just an idea behind a purposed boat. I agree it wouldn't be the best platform for the drop door. I had in mind a small two seat job that I could beach and have him step in. This would be for slowly fishing up and down the bank wi...
by Mac4
Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Landing craft Jon boat
Replies: 13
Views: 6795

Landing craft Jon boat

Hello men I am just curious if anyone here has had experience with or known someone who has built a "drop door" on a boat. Like the old D-Day landing craft. I think they are called Higgins boats. This would be in reference to a smaller wooden type boat. My Dad had a stroke and is compromised on his ...
by Mac4
Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Malahini mod
Replies: 10
Views: 4266

Re: Malahini mod

I believe that I have ( very quickly ) waded in over my head. It is not lost to me that this design has been successful without my tweaking. Oh well, I thought I would ask even though it's a little unorthodox. To be certain, it wasn't that I think I know what's better for the boat. There is, I belie...
by Mac4
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Malahini mod
Replies: 10
Views: 4266

Re: Malahini mod

The plan specs say "no" however I saw a video ( YouTube ) of a Malahini builder that said his was lengthend. It may be he treads where angels fear to go but I took it as, it's possible just not recommended. I had reasoned ( just as you have pointed out ) that each frame member would have to be adjus...
by Mac4
Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Malahini mod
Replies: 10
Views: 4266

Re: Malahini mod

Both of you are correct to point out the other boats and to be honest I do feel a little silly asking about modification ( behind a naval architect no less ) after one stitch and glue boat. BUT I love the look of the Malahini and intend to use her for fresh water. If I get a collective thumbs down o...
by Mac4
Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:40 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 4
Views: 1150

Re: New member

Thanks very much Bill. Gulf Shores is not too far from here. I hope one day we can do that.

Awesome Tahoe !
John
by Mac4
Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Malahini mod
Replies: 10
Views: 4266

Malahini mod

Hello men, if this question has been answered already please direct me to the post. I would like to modify the Malihini just a bit on length, say to a possible maximum of 17'. Billy C put me on a Glen L article confirming that a 10% stretch is usually not a problem. The only other mod I would like t...
by Mac4
Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 4
Views: 1150

Re: New member

Thanks Billy

Beautiful boat !
by Mac4
Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 4
Views: 1150

New member

Hello men, my name is John and I live in Mobile, Alabama. I finished building a 15'skiff ( stitch and glue type) in early 2013. What great fun ! I feel like I have just invented the art of boat building! I am looking into building the malahini but want to modify her somewhat. If I can get a collecti...

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