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by Biss
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 127
Views: 22458

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Been working on the interior for a little while now. I'm pretty please with how things are coming together. I've decided to just coat the interior surfaces with epoxy/varnish and not do any staining. The only stain (actually water based dye) will be used on the wide cover boards on the deck. The tes...
by Biss
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Another Craigslist Alert
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Another Craigslist Alert

https://littlerock.craigslist.org/boa/d ... 18234.html

Looks like it would be a great project! I'll be in hot springs this weekend if someone would like me to go have a look...
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by Biss
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 127
Views: 22458

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Evan, this forum has been a huge resource for me during my build. I'm glad i could give back just a little! Bob, I wanted to thank you for your comments as well. Your blog is a big reference for me as well. I have read through it multiple times. Anytime I get stumped, I go to your blog because it is...
by Biss
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 127
Views: 22458

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Well, ideally the full size patterns would have created a perfect frame member that would only require fully notching the batten into the frame, but it was obvious that didn't happen for me. To make it correct, I pulled a string line across the bow at the frames and used the dimensions on the drawin...
by Biss
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 127
Views: 22458

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

I really appreciate this info! I'll be giving the hose you suggested a try. I've been working a bunch on the interior and still need to get back to tank fitment. I thought if I stalled a few days you'd have your tank worked out and I could copy!!

Thanks again, Biss
by Biss
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 33
Views: 4594

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

That should look really classy!
by Biss
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 127
Views: 22458

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

I appreciate all the compliments. I've been working on the interior lately. I have the front buckets and rear bench pretty far along. Still have some more ply to add in various locations. Lots of head scratching going on when working on the interior! I'm attempting to fabricate the bench seat to hav...
by Biss
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini
Replies: 69
Views: 10608

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

Looks like we are using the same tank. I'll be watching closely how you do it! I hope others that have already done this will give some guidance soon!

Your build is looking really good!
by Biss
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 33
Views: 4594

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Dash is lookin' great! You are making great progress.
by Biss
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Building Relica 1952 WageMaker Runabout
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Building Relica 1952 WageMaker Runabout

I just ordered a set from Lakeshore. They are just rough cast so they will need to be polished and sealed or plated. Below a excerpt from email correspondence I had with them. Contact info is included. Good Luck! -Biss We manufacture the (4) piece set, cast aluminum, unfinished. Each set is $180.00 ...
by Biss
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Plywood
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Re: Plywood

Okume is awesome ply; takes bends really well! Where will you be using the ply? If you are using on a hull that will be painted then the marine fir would be fine too. If you are planning to finish it "bright" then okume looks the best to me.

Biss
by Biss
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 33
Views: 4594

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Those older Mercs look great on these classic boats! That said, I'm probably going to compromise and put a newer 4 stroke on mine. Can't wait to see how that 650 looks on your boat!
by Biss
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 346
Views: 76290

Re: modified malahini

I was going to fabricate some brackets for my bow tank, but after you mentioned the clips that moeller makes, I decided, for 18 bucks, I'd just buy them and modify to fit my application. I'll be sure to post some pics after the install.
by Biss
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 127
Views: 22458

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Well, I got the opportunity to work on the boat a little today. I was able to get the gauge cluster/dash all worked out. Dash is the same African mahogany as the rest of the boat and the inlay is hard maple. I plan to add some pull switches and a push botton under the large gauges (Blige, lights, ho...
by Biss
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 127
Views: 22458

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

If thats cheating, then I've been cheating a bunch! This forum and the various build logs have helped me so much.

Best of luck with your build and thanks for the complements.