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by rbrandenstein
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 215
Views: 68756

Re: Malahini from MD

If you keep trolling Craigslist, you should be able to find a used Yamaha 70. They do show up on occasion. I was watching for 6 months before I found one about 150 miles away. I bought the service/set-up manual on eBay and set it up myself. As it was used, I was less concerned about the warranty. It...
by rbrandenstein
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Food
Replies: 49
Views: 11820

Re: Food

Bill,
I have a portable propane grill.
I will cook Brats for Saturday lunch and bring buns and condiments. I'll cook the big package of Johnsonville brats from Sams.

Are we planning to eat on the patio? Does it have electricity for a warming tray?

Bob
by rbrandenstein
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Food
Replies: 49
Views: 11820

Re: Food

Bill,
Katie and I plan to bring some food.
Not sure what, though. Let us know where we need something and we will fill in.

Bob
by rbrandenstein
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 342
Views: 84899

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

What a nice looking boat. It is amazing how fast you accomplished such a great build.
I really like the look, although I am a prejudiced Malahini builder myself.
by rbrandenstein
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Maritime Malahini
Replies: 25
Views: 7782

Re: Maritime Malahini

Be sure to check the plane from the chine to sheer at the bow. Many Malahini builders, including me, did not have enough twist in the chine resulting in the plane lining up inside the sheer. This prevents having a good chine surface to attach the plywood at the bow. You can check this with a straigh...
by rbrandenstein
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Who's Going and Where
Replies: 110
Views: 20048

Re: Who's Going and Where

Not sure which thread to post this.
We are booked in floating #8. 9/12-14.
by rbrandenstein
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Count Down
Replies: 100
Views: 28817

Re: Count Down

Bill, Neel, et al; We just booked floating cabin #8. Looking forward to seeing you all there, having spaghetti on Thursday night, and having a few beers. We will be taking our Malahini on the river run and have room for two ( or three if needed). I spoke with Hanna and she said there are still 5 one...
by rbrandenstein
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Enjoying our Malahini
Replies: 9
Views: 6343

Re: Enjoying our Malahini

Looks great. Nice job. I believe that is a Washington registration. Where do you keep and run your boat. Our kids live in the Seattle area.
by rbrandenstein
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 176
Views: 57634

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Looking good. I think 18 gal. is a good size. I have 14 and wish I had a bit more. The engine will look great and perform well. I had a '73 650 Merc at first. It started and ran well. However, the Captain didn't like the noise and smell of a two stroke so we went to a Yamaha 4-stroke. Heavier, but v...
by rbrandenstein
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 342
Views: 84899

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Looking very nice. This is bringing back lots of memories of my build, going through the same issues, questions, and resolution. I was going to have hinged seats, back rest brackets, etc. In the end I did none of it. The seats just have a block of wood on the bottom to hold it in place. The back jus...
by rbrandenstein
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 402
Views: 119258

Re: modified malahini

Congratulations on the flip. It goes fast and easy if you have enough hands. Boat is looking good. I will be interested in how it performs and handles waves and chop.
by rbrandenstein
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 280
Views: 110771

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Jim,
I had some problems with the quick disconnect connectors from genuinedealz.com
They worked loose and fell off. Most of yours are bolted down, so no problem there.
See this post for more detail.. viewtopic.php?f=39&t=24517
by rbrandenstein
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Engine height
Replies: 12
Views: 3459

Re: Engine height

Just a followup. My bolt holes on the motor bracket are 3/4" apart and not the 1" I estimated. So, I moved the motor up 2 holes for a 1.5" extra height. This puts the cavitation plate on plane with the bottom. This should reduce the drag of the motor plate when on plane. At G12 I tried it for the fi...
by rbrandenstein
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Engine height
Replies: 12
Views: 3459

Re: Engine height

The engine currently rests on the transom but I believe it is really held by 4 large bolts. It could be suspended above the transom if necessary. However, I would cut some oak blocks to put under the engine shelf. I will have an issue with the steering. I had to cut a notch for the current configura...
by rbrandenstein
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Engine height
Replies: 12
Views: 3459

Engine height

I built my Malahini with the standard 20" transom height. My 70HP Yamaha 4-stroke has a height of about 21.5", so the cavitation plate is under water when planing. The bolt holes in the bracket are 1" apart. So, if I move it higher, I would either have the plate above the water (2 holes up) or sligh...

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