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by bstrong
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 39
Views: 8002

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Yes I'm still here, after weeks of building in my head and trying to figure out what to cover the sides with I settled on ribbon saple in planks. I figured this would be the easiest to clamp on and give me the look that I'm after. In checking my fairing I noticed spots that needed to be corrected, e...
by bstrong
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 168
Views: 32086

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Looks great!! Got back from a needed vacation from this winter cold so looking to getting back into it. :D
by bstrong
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 380
Views: 112020

Re: Aussie Belle

:D :D :D :D
by bstrong
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 39
Views: 8002

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

TY :D
by bstrong
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 168
Views: 32086

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Your moving along, and your work looks great! :D
by bstrong
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 67
Views: 9707

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

:D :D :D
by bstrong
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 39
Views: 8002

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

thank you! thought so about the spray rail. I will be painting the bottom to the water line so not worried about it showing through the glass, and I hope to apply the sides with no fasteners just glue then maybe stain and glass .
by bstrong
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 39
Views: 8002

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

IMG_20190129_173538030.jpg Not much to report, the weather has slowed me down. I have all the planking on and am working on filling and fairing. I have scrapped the veneering the sides idea after much research and consulting. I am now going to laminate the sides and transom with okoume plywood. Thi...
by bstrong
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 645
Views: 118186

Re: Klondike Build

Wow! I am looking through your posts, very impressive! :o
by bstrong
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 168
Views: 32086

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

That is looking so good!!! :D
by bstrong
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 39
Views: 8002

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

I still think I will try the veneer, I ordered some samples today and I talked to my wood guy and he seems to think I can do it. Been busy getting the final panels fitted, those front ones sure need some coaxing. Lots of work before the veneer goes on, fairing and sanding, bumper rails, spray rail, ...
by bstrong
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 39
Views: 8002

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Hope everyone had a great holiday!! I am back to the build, I have the fairing finished and have rough cut the sides. I will be working on the butt joints. I want to finish bright and I wasn't confident enough to get my joints nice enough on the side so I am using a a/b marine grade fir then going t...
by bstrong
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 39
Views: 8002

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

I have the chine and shear finished, the battens are cut and waiting until fairing is complete. My tool of destruction for fairing so far has been a belt sander with 4o grit ceramic belts. If there is such a thing as a fairing fairy I want one of those for Christmas :D .
by bstrong
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 39
Views: 8002

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

I think I will go for the tank top heater, I need something that will take the edge off quickly . Also I have a lot of ventilation going on being it is only a shelter strapped to the side of a shop. It will never be warm in there, but if I can take the chill off where I'm work that would be enough.
by bstrong
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 39
Views: 8002

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Baby its cold outside!!! It has been to cold to play in the shop lately, been thinking about getting a heater. I did take the advise of a post here, can't remember who but they suggested upgrading your jigsaw if you have one of those little red ones. So after struggling with my current one to this p...