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by Hercdrvr
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 26
Views: 1515

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Yep, it can be a wrestling match with those forward bottom sheets. You shall prevail though,
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from Central NY
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: New Member from Central NY

Welcome to the forum, with your woodworking experience building a boat will be no great challenge. Different but not hard. How did you arrive at building the “Zip”? The reason I ask is so fellow boat builders might validate your boating requirements with your choice of design. The Zip is a great mid...
by Hercdrvr
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions

Thanks for the info Neel. Heather and I have been free loading long enough, put us down for a full tilt meal one night next year.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 26
Views: 1515

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Your sheet planking looks very nice and neat, good job.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini performance
Replies: 27
Views: 3859

Re: Malahini performance

Report on the trim tabs. Eliminated all porpoising, I would have to trim the motor waaay up to get it to porpoise at WOT. With motor “in” the tabs push the bow down giving a better ride in choppy water. In smooth water I can trim the the motor out raising the bow for more speed or to cross a wake wi...
by Hercdrvr
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: What You Might See!
Replies: 28
Views: 3085

Re: What You Might See!

Best boat to be on in the heat of the afternoon, 9200 btu’s of raw cooling power on True Grit.
by Hercdrvr
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini performance
Replies: 27
Views: 3859

Re: Malahini performance

Installed trims tabs today. I know, they scream Band-Aid, but I had to do something about the porpoising at high speed with a heavily loaded boat. No sea trails, 1st go will be up the river to Chattanooga.
New impeller, gear case oil and blead air out of the tilt hydraulics.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: How useful is a CNC machine for boat building?
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: How useful is a CNC machine for boat building?

I can’t even spell CNC and managed to build 2 1/2 boats so far.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Singapore
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Hello from Singapore

Welcome fellow Barrelback builder, it is a formidable task taken best one step at a time. No one step is particularly difficult and I’ve learned to enjoy the journey and let the boat take shape on its own time.
“The oxen is slow but the earth is patient”
High Road to China, 1983
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo - help please corrosion issue
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: Bob's Geronimo - help please corrosion issue

Ah, boat trailer lights, the gift that keeps on giving. Unplug the lights before you dunk them in the water, something about the hot bulb and the cold water dont play well together. I say to heck with how lighting has to be legally mounted and mount my lights up high so they never get submerged. Mat...
by Hercdrvr
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Engine height
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: Engine height

Bob,
It will be close, but you might be able to raise the motor just enough to clear the back deck altogether. I don’t have a block under my transom bracket, no problems as of yet but it sure wouldn’t hurt if you install one.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Engine height
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: Engine height

I’m guessing Bob is looking to reduce drag by getting the plate out of the water while on plane. My engine bracket over the transom is no where near resting on the boat, its a good 2 fingers above. To get the cav plate completely out of the water while on plane I had to mount it that high. My motor ...
by Hercdrvr
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Riviera/Monaco/Tahoe full season in salt/brackish water?
Replies: 15
Views: 631

Re: Riviera/Monaco full season in salt/brackish water?

Your plan sounds perfect! Step 1: order plans and accompanying “how to books” from Glen L Step:2 read books Etc..... Step 998: check drain plug installed. Step: 999: drive boat up Hudson River and swell with accomplishment like you’ve never felt before. 999 is being optimistic, more like step 1500, ...
by Hercdrvr
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 3998

Re: Stephens Zip

Just about any 40-50 hp 4 stroke would be nice power. When I shop used, It’s more about finding a good used motor rather than the exact make and model. Heck, the difference between a 40 and 50 would be negligible.
I run a 90 on my Malahini and it barely out runs one with a 60hp.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 258
Views: 31730

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Shooting an approximate waterline for the purpose of how far up to bring the glass. I’m not glassing the sides. Following Neel Thompson’s technique on marking the final waterline by putting it in the water. For whatever reason his technique feels out of sequence in the build but yet so simple and ac...

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