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by Hercdrvr
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2577
Views: 425584

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

You can dance a little jig in there now
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 239
Views: 57359

Re: Michael's ZIP

Very precise limber cutting technique, well done. I use the nose of the belt sander to make my limbers.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Beginner Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1102

Re: Beginner Questions

I’ve never been in a Malahini with only a 40 hp. My guess is. it would be fine with a light load and would struggle with 4 adults. I’ve ridden in a 60, a 70 (4 strokes) and mine is a 2 stroke 90 hp Malahini, IMHO the best bang for the buck is a 60 hp on a Malahini.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: bow eye
Replies: 8
Views: 1050

Re: bow eye

I like the bow eye on the low side of the stem to keep the bottom light up front as I winch. If I had it over, I would have mounted the eye a couple inches lower on the Malahini.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 371
Views: 54813

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Thanks Jim
by Hercdrvr
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 371
Views: 54813

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Zero three thirty and Im awake trying to figure out how to make this all work. The sheer on the Barrelback fades completely into symmetrically round planking the last 3 ft of the boat. It will take plenty of stock and sanding to get the shape. Many parts of this build are out at the edge of what I t...
by Hercdrvr
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Substitute "AC" Douglas Fir Plywood for "AB" Ext 3/4" ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2697

Re: Substitute "AC" Douglas Fir Plywood for "AB" Ext 3/4" ?

Bring your wallet at Wood World, they are very proud of everything.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 371
Views: 54813

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Getting some Walnut squared up and finished on two sides. Wouldn’t it be great if we all had one of these giant conveyor pizza oven sanders? I’m using a darker wood for the perimeter cover boards. No stain, I find the species of wood for the color I want. I read somewhere it’s bad luck to use Walnut...
by Hercdrvr
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 239
Views: 57359

Re: Michael's ZIP

Normal hiccups, looking good sir.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 469
Views: 71867

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Agree, Raptor is a valuable tool for unique task.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: Vroom vroom is gone
Replies: 32
Views: 3509

Re: Vroom vroom is gone

Very glad the boat was found and coordinated efforts are being made to return it. Count me in for 5 or 6 hours driving if it gets out my way. Heard something about Oklahoma might be its destination. Maybe someone could go through a drive through muffler shop somewhere, I’d pitch in $$ for one. Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 469
Views: 71867

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Hi Neel, Good tug system for your build. I’m taking notes how you get things done with your brain instead of your back. Raptor nailer...a quirky tool but I finally made friends with it. The bar that drives the plastic nail would get stuck before it retracted all the way. Start of day it would take s...
by Hercdrvr
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Re: Introduction

There’s about 4 of us building Barrelbacks at different stages of construction here in the forum. Looking forward to following your progress too.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 108
Views: 15134

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

60hp would be fine for water sports pulling kids. Prop it for hole shot and it will pop on plane quickly and you’d only give up a couple mph at the top end. Im not sure if a 4 stroke 60hp actually uses any fuel, they go for days on a tank of gas. If your budget is $5000 then you’re in the slightly u...
by Hercdrvr
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 108
Views: 15134

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Above and forward of frame 4 is a great idea. Moeller makes a 19 gallon tank that would fit nicely up front. I run an older 2 stroke 90 Yamaha (256lbs), plenty of power. Anywhere in the 60-90hp is a good fit for a Malahini. https://www.wholesalemarine.com/moeller-19-gallon-bow-fuel-tank.html?gclid=E...