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Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: My (Sort Of) Sea Knight Build
Replies: 96
Views: 25037

Re: My (Sort Of) Sea Knight Build

Sorry to hear about your Grandfather. My dad and mentor, passed before he got to see me start mine. Your boat looks great. Something about the hull lines that just really catches my eye. Being a Navy man, I love the colors. Haze Gray and underway. Be sure and post pics of it in the water. Keep smili...
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Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob Brown’s Belle
Replies: 27
Views: 4374

Re: Bob Brown’s Belle

Bob; I'm probably late here. For me I found, It's almost impossible to fold cloth over a sharp corner. It doesn't take much of a round on the edge and you'll be much happier with the result. Like you, I used the squeegee method for the bottom. It worked great, but it's not easy to do for the sides. ...
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Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Pulling hooks question
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Pulling hooks question

Thank you for the info. I have reinforced the transom and have a ski Bridle I use on our pontoon. I wasn't sure if there was a prime location formula for placement of the stern eyes, but it looks like, from ya'alls info, that I am on the right track. I will be using them for both pulling tubes/skier...
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Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Pulling hooks question
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Pulling hooks question

So, I'm not sure if they are called pulling or towing hooks, but is there a specific location for these?
by footer
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 33
Views: 4575

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

My first choice was definitely not the two stroke, but it'll work for now. I hope to get a new Merc in a couple of years.
Thanks for the oil info. Ill check that out.
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Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 127
Views: 22458

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

I had problems here too. Full sheet plans would really be helpful here. Not sure if this is what your talking about, but I cut a longer taper on mine and planed the battens level with the strongbacks with a straight edge. I ended up with a little hump I need to fair at the bow. My problem was when I...
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Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 33
Views: 4575

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Playing around with how I want to build my windshield, so I cut one out of cardboard. this is what i want it to look like when I'm done. We'll see.
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Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 33
Views: 4575

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

I picked up this 18 gallon Aluminum fuel tank from a boat scrap yard for $50. It came out of a fiberglass bass boat. Fits perfect. Just have to build a frame to bolt it down to and polish it up a bit.
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Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 303
Views: 99041

Re: Aussie Belle

Absolutely beautiful boat.
by footer
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 127
Views: 22458

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Its always cool to see framework going together. Looking good. Nice trailer for a 100 bucks.
by footer
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 33
Views: 4575

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

My wife has this neat little machine called a "Cricut". It cuts out vinyl letters with fonts you buy online. She's made many picture frames with lake sayings with it. Anyway, we went through many fonts and came up with this one I used to accent my dash. I'll use the same font to name my boat, which ...
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Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 38
Views: 5886

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

From what I understand, it's most important to fair the bottom. It has to be flat with no dips. Dips cause drag and can even make your boat to not able to plane. I used "silver Tip, Quickfair" It's like bondo but a little tougher. I bought a piece of 1.5"x1.5"x8' square aluminum tubing and used it t...
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Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 33
Views: 4575

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Working on the dashboard. Played around with the gauges and steering to get things just where I wanted them. I made a jig to follow the curve of the top, so I could router in a 1/4" strip of Aspen. I also made a Walnut walnut strip to go along the bottom. The edges have been routered with a 1/4" rad...
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Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 127
Views: 22458

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Wow, Your dash is beautiful. I love the maple inlay. I'm still up in the air about my design.
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Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 645
Views: 112110

Re: Klondike Build

Man, what a project! Looks great. Amazing how much work you have put into this boat. I'm excited to see pictures of it finished.