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Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 73
Views: 10400

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Thanks. Yes it's Interlux Perfection Plus. I'm very happy with how it went on. I spread it thin. If you do a second coat within 24 hrs, you don't have to sand. I'll wait a few days, wet sand it, and put on a third coat.
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Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 73
Views: 10400

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

I'm learning some more dont's. So, I used the 3M UV4000 to caulk my seams. I sanded everything and cleaned it with both the solvent (recommended by Interlux) and water. In sanding, I went through some of my one layer of epoxy. So, I figured I'd go over the whole thing with a second coat of epoxy. Th...
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Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 99
Views: 18773

Re: Malahini from MD

Nice job on the lettering and good idea on the stripe. Looks nice.
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by footer
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Decisions, Decisions
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: Decisions, Decisions

Sproggy makes some very good point's. Another thought is the weight capacity of the boat. It already seats 6. The more weight, the more sluggish it will get. But, if you really want to put more people in it, you may consider bench seats rather than buckets.
by footer
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 99
Views: 18773

Re: Malahini from MD

I bought the Seastar Teleflex, No Feedback, 4.2 system from Ebay. Yes, it's a bit pricey, but when you get it you will see it's much more substantial than it looks in the pictures. The gearbox weighs probably 5 lbs by itself and the cable is quite stout.
by footer
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 174
Views: 33191

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Thanks for that info. I have a similar book, and I try reading it, but my reading comprehension suffers terribly, so I miss a lot. That being said, I leveled, screwed, and glued everything to the longitudinal's and frames. Too late now, but I have to admit, it's a bit concerning having learned that....
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Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 174
Views: 33191

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

I don't know how I learn all these important things after the fact. Guess they are questions I don't know to ask. I screwed and glued all my ply to the frames. Yes, I do have humps there. I just figured that's how it goes.
Next boat. lol
by footer
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 99
Views: 18773

Re: Malahini from MD

So, this is the picture of my steering cable. A 14' cable fit the best and to keep from bending it too hard, I took up the slack buy weaving it through the frames. It doesn't look like that will work with the way you have that box there. I drilled 1-1/4" holes for it to go through. These cables are ...
by footer
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 174
Views: 33191

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Nice color. Amazing how the clear finish on the dash just makes the wood pop. What did you use to apply it. nice finish.
by footer
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 99
Views: 18773

Re: Malahini from MD

For financial reasons, I went with the old school 65hp, 2 cycle engine and the steering cable goes through the engine mount (important when measuring). From eBay, I got the 4:1, no feedback, steering. (3:1, faster steering response, but you will feel prop torque. 4:1 slower steering response, but yo...
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Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 73
Views: 10400

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Thanks. The inlay in the carling's meet with the inlay in the dash (which isn't in there at the moment. The radius is highly technical. I used the top rim of a two gallon bucket. lol (It's actually about a 5"r). I'm finishing off the top rim of the cockpit with walnut. Took seven hours to get these ...
by footer
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 73
Views: 10400

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

So, here is my attempt at doing one of the things I have NEVER been good at . . . . EVER; Caulking! My top boards are 3/8" thick and 1/4" apart. THAT'S A LOT OF CRACK TO FILL! I went with the 3M 4000UV caulk. I bought 5 tubes at $20 a tube and used all 5 and still came up a touch short just on the b...
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Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 174
Views: 33191

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

I love the rub rails turning into the platforms, they look great. Definitely would put braces on them. Like Jimmy said, they look big enough to sit on, which has it's benefits. The veneer on the transom is a nice touch too.
I'm going on vacation down to Orange beach, so mine will be sitting too.
:)
by footer
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: malahini hull fairing difficulties
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: malahini hull fairing difficulties

I didn't do my sides, but on the bottom, I used Quickfair and a 4' aluminum level as a screed, tilted it, and from frame to frame, pulled from the keel to the sides. Sanded smooth, then I took an 8' long 1.5" x 1.5" aluminum square tubing and did the same tilted pull from keel to side. The Aluminum ...
by footer
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: malahini hull fairing difficulties
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: malahini hull fairing difficulties

I am way confused. Do you have any pictures of what you are referring to?