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by Sarnian
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 228
Views: 75176

Re: Malahini from MD

thanks all!

Matt - I was happy with the 18ga - more forgiving for bad welding technique than the 20ga, but (of course) a little harder to bend into shape.
by Sarnian
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2970
Views: 585565

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl...looks fantastic. Such a cool shape - its such a classic you will definitely need to wear a captains hat while skippering her.....
by Sarnian
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 228
Views: 75176

Re: Malahini from MD

I've been traveling again, so not much time to work on the boat. This weekend however, I had a go at some welding. Before you look at the pictures, remember I said I would show the good and the bad! I did this with an HF 170 mig welder, 0.23 SS wire, and a helium/ar/CO2 trimix shielding gas mix (wow...
by Sarnian
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Console Skiff Fun
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: Console Skiff Fun

man that's awesome....
by Sarnian
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Florida Malahini Build
Replies: 65
Views: 13947

Re: Florida Malahini Build

I got my rub rail from the place Bill mentions above (thanks again for this suggestion Bill) - they were great - really good folks to deal with. I bought two twenty foot lengths, and I can confirm shipping was quite a painful number - :shock:
by Sarnian
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 549
Views: 175731

Re: Aussie Belle

Stunning.... looks absolutely fantastic.
by Sarnian
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 228
Views: 75176

Re: Malahini from MD

Thanks Tom and footer- I was debating about what to use for template material. The board from depot looks perfect. Still thinking about the piece that connects the bottom of the lexan to the deck. There is a white plastic strip solution, which would be fairly easy, or I am thinking of creating a woo...
by Sarnian
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 228
Views: 75176

Re: Malahini from MD

UPD looked pretty good. I got the sense it would be easier to go the route of buying one of their windshields from the catalog rather than having a custom fab done. I couldn’t quite see what I wanted - so decided to attempt this. Well we. I’m going to try to make it so it’s easy to replace the ‘glas...
by Sarnian
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 228
Views: 75176

Re: Malahini from MD

Hey Tom. Thanks - I’m pretty pleased with how it’s shaping up. The riva windshield is what made me think of taking this on. I suspect (but don’t know) that glass is going to break the bank, so was planning on duraplex or similar. Thoughts welcome...
by Sarnian
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 37
Views: 3025

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Stationary belt and disc sander is the no1 piece of equipment I wish I’d bought. That and a decent band saw. I went cheap and it was useless....

Great work on the tent and benches...
by Sarnian
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 228
Views: 75176

Re: Malahini from MD

And a couple more
by Sarnian
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 228
Views: 75176

Re: Malahini from MD

This weekend I decided to remake the windshield frame. I didn’t feel like it extended far enough, which gave it a steep angle, and I wanted to make it out of mahogany. So - planed down some off cuts, steamed them using the wallpaper steamer and plastic bag method, then bent around a mold. Then epoxi...
by Sarnian
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 228
Views: 75176

Re: Malahini from MD

Started to fit the transom bands. For these I just bought some stainless cut to size on the Internet, then shaped it using a belt sander. I will have to take it off and epoxy the holes
by Sarnian
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2970
Views: 585565

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Looking fantastic...great progress! Thanks for posting these updates, I enjoy reading them. I know you are interested in a dust collection system - I purchased a harbor freight dust collector, put a filter on the top (Wynn environmental 35BA222NANO, see https://wynnenv.com/woodworking-filters/harbor...
by Sarnian
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 228
Views: 75176

Re: Malahini from MD

Thanks footer... getting the 1.25" rub rail bent around the bow was definitely a two person job.

I am thinking of extending the length of the windshield frame - so may try redoing the steaming and lamination. We'll see. The good part is I have another few months, so I'm in no particular rush!

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