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by Iggy
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monroe Malahini
Replies: 82
Views: 16919

Re: Monroe Mahalini

Malahini's a fantastic boat.. the process of building (and now owning/operating) one is both a cherished memory and and a yearly pleasure. I also work in construction but was NO woodworker before starting my build. You'll do fantastic I am sure.. this forum is a godsend when it comes to questions an...
by Iggy
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Where to start...
Replies: 588
Views: 80567

Re: Where to start...

Quick update. About 5 years ago I posted a Part 1 of 2 video diary of the construction of my Malahini. Then my video editing software wouldn't work on my new operating system so I didn't complete Part 2. 4 Years ago I launch Old Black Rum and made a video of the launch along with some build pictures...
by Iggy
Tue May 03, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini in West Virginia
Replies: 53
Views: 11100

Re: Malahini in West Virginia

Hi there Crankie! As a fellow Malahini builder I fully recommend adding the spray rails. Our boats don't have the compound curve front's of the strip-planked hulls, so waves don't get redirected back down but rather battered away. The spray rails will keep you a lot dryer, and it might help pick the...
by Iggy
Tue May 03, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from Texas
Replies: 45
Views: 10692

Re: Malahini from Texas

Hi Ryan! Sorry to hear about the water in the hull, you can go ahead and put a drain-hole in the transom if you like at this stage, no real good reason I can think of to do that later on in the build. I used DF as a core for my Transom, if you're going painted and fully sealed with epoxy can't see a...
by Iggy
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Structural role of gussets
Replies: 11
Views: 1597

Re: Structural role of gussets

A Malahini is rated for up to a 60HP if memory serves. My Zip runs a 50 and takes quite a beating. ... I am using a Mariner 90 HP myself as I am towing the kids (and myself now and then) behind her. I am not sure if I did the math right, but the legal HP limit (coast guard) for a 16' boat could be ...
by Iggy
Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Structural role of gussets
Replies: 11
Views: 1597

Re: Structural role of gussets

On my Malahini I just capped the open tops between the plywood gussets with a solid piece of Sapelle Mahogany and cut my plywood floors around them. http://www.glen-l.com/phpBB2/download/file.php?id=5990&mode=view You don't want any flaws in the wood to become a crack in your frame... the gusset...
by Iggy
Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1919
Views: 221555

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Damn that's a great looking boat Roberta! Its a tribute not only to the naval architect who designed her, but the amazing talents and uncanny craftsmanship of the person who brought her to life. I can't think of a boat more deserving of the name Glen-L... but I also can't think of a builder I would ...
by Iggy
Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Where to start...
Replies: 588
Views: 80567

Re: Where to start...

It's been crazy hot around here lately, but I managed to get the battery moved to under the front deck. I used a #4 gauge 14' booster cable, put battery leads on both ends, build a cradle and used a kids seatbelt I bought from Canadian Tire to hold down the battery box. Starts up fine.. no noticeabl...
by Iggy
Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Where to start...
Replies: 588
Views: 80567

Re: Where to start...

I'll be hauling Old Black Rum out to Christina Lake in southern BC in July for holidays. I am seriously considering moving the battery from under my splash well to under the bow at the front. The 18 gallon gas tank and big 90 HP Mariner is a lot of weight in the back, if I can move some of that forw...
by Iggy
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: How long before removing clamps after gluing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1621

Re: How long before removing clamps after gluing?

Depends on your room temperature. The only time my epoxy separated after I removed a clamp was the time I forgot to turn on the heater in my garage during winter. Colder temperatures slow down the cure time. Room temperature should be fine after 24 hours in most cases.
by Iggy
Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 970

Re: newbie

Hi and welcome to the forum!
by Iggy
Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1919
Views: 221555

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Good luck with the flip. I don't think you'll have any trouble with enough hands to flip her over manually. We picked up my finished Malahini and dropped her on my trainer using about 5 guys, no sweat. 1000# with good hand-holds won't pose a challenge.
by Iggy
Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage
Replies: 7
Views: 2420

Re: Rampage

Most builders start small but then wish they've gone bigger. The Bolero will be able to handle more power and hence more speed, and is still a very light 1,500# hull (+engine) so it will be lighter than its fiberglass counterparts by a whole lot. Rampage is just as good, just smaller. The questions ...
by Iggy
Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Rock N Roll
Replies: 21
Views: 4647

Re: Rock N Roll

My 90 HP Malahini Hits ~41 mph at top speed and its a blast (if not a bit bumpy). I can well imagine what a Zip would feel like at 40+, just make sure the water is nice and smooth the day you try it ;)
by Iggy
Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini chine help please
Replies: 20
Views: 3903

Re: Malahini chine help please

The chine is one of those tricky pieces that are a great relief to get done. Mine cracked during the 3rd or 4th fit-up, which elicited some choice words. It's OK to get flustered, you need to give yourself permission to make a few mistakes, swear a few times, then get on with fixing it. Worked for me!

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