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by Hercdrvr
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 467
Views: 93753

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Thanks Jim,
I’ve been looking at yours, nice, neat and not to complicated. Don’t tell anyone, but I don’t know much about woodworking and I’m scared of a router.
What are the 2 inlay strips in your dash?
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 323
Views: 59953

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Fun stuff, thanks for sharing. I amazed at how little difference there is in the performance between a 60 HP and a 90 HP Malahini.
Beautiful boat,
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip, Ski Tow, Rebel...
Replies: 6
Views: 81

Re: Zip, Ski Tow, Rebel...

The only area a Malahini will struggle to meet your needs is getting up a full size slalom water skier. If your talking about popping up kids, then no problem. I stretched my Malahini about 8”(not approved by designer) and run a 90hp. It will pull kids on a tube well beyond the safe limit. Zip is a ...
by Hercdrvr
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 467
Views: 93753

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Getting the dashboard started. Setting it at about a 15 degree angle. Still thinking about the shape of the bottom edge and maybe an inlay gauge cluster.
Pictures of cool ideas welcomed,
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 323
Views: 59953

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Fabulous boat!!
We take our Malahini out just down the road from you on lake Degray.
Great job,
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Chine landing
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: Chine landing

I can’t tell you exactly where the chine intersects with the stem, but here’s what mine looks like. Hope it helps.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 323
Views: 59953

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Beautiful Malahini, the paint job, decking, swim platforms, trim, etc. all looks great! Camden Arkansas sound like an easy drive to The Gathering in Tennessee this September. We would all enjoy seeing your boat.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 148
Views: 38246

Re: Malahini from MD

My trailer is pretty well tucked under the boat, works fine.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new member in Florida
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: new member in Florida

No experience huh, sounds like a good place to start one of the best journeys you’ll ever take.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tunnel Mite is done !
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: Tunnel Mite is done !

Very sharp Tunnel Mite. It looks like a production boat.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2764
Views: 504939

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I re-read your post about gph in a 115hp 2 stroke. Three gallons per hour will push you around at hull speed plus a few, but no chance of planning on 3 gph. Another thing about 2 strokes, they kinda run like shit at lower rpm’s. At idle, my 90 sounds like it’s about to puke some parts out the exhaus...
by Hercdrvr
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2764
Views: 504939

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

2 stroke huh? Let me share my experience with a 90hp Yamaha 2 stroke and fuel economy.....it’s a gas sucking machine at WOT and pulling it back to 4000 rpm doesn’t help much. Not bad mouthing my 2 smoker, it’s a screaming little engine and runs like a champ but she is thirsty. In the big scheme of b...
by Hercdrvr
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2764
Views: 504939

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl,
19 gallons sounds about right for a 115 Hp 4 stroke on Lake Travis. 4 strokes are very efficient at cruise speeds. We’ve never met, but I have a hunch your not going to be a WOT wave bashing kind of of boater in your Vera Cruise.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit
Replies: 23
Views: 1273

Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

What a unique building form and that chine to stem junction is very impressive.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2764
Views: 504939

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Sounds stupid but, The size of the tank depends how far you want to go. I have a 15 gallon in the Malahini, good for a day of water sports. However, running long distances at high speed can be a stretch for the tank.
Matt