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by rbrandenstein
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Gathering 2017
Topic: G11 Pictures and videos
Replies: 25
Views: 865

Re: G11 Pictures and videos

Thanks for all the great pictures. Looks like nice weather and great times. Wish we could have been there.
Looking forward to G12.

Bob and Katie.
by rbrandenstein
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Pennsylvania Malahini Launch
Replies: 16
Views: 481

Re: Pennsylvania Malahini Launch

Very nice. Congrats on a great looking boat. Nice to see another Malahini in the water.
by rbrandenstein
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 140
Views: 20173

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Dave,
Congratulations on your build and successful launch. It looks great! I wish we could make the gathering this year to see it in person. Hopefully we'll make G12.
by rbrandenstein
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!
Replies: 24
Views: 1240

Re: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!

It sure is great when a plan comes together! Congrats.
by rbrandenstein
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 67
Views: 7244

Re: Michael's ZIP

Mike,
I placed three separate orders from them and had no issues.

I ordered my Faria gauges, fenders, and a sun shade ( A Taylormade square umbrella. ) They had the best prices.

Bob
by rbrandenstein
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Yet another closet build: Tango Skiff 13
Replies: 14
Views: 1087

Re: Yet another closet build: Tango Skiff 13

Another manifestation of SBBD: serial boat builder disease.
Looks great and a lot of fun! Congrats on another successful launch.
by rbrandenstein
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini in Ireland
Replies: 18
Views: 3432

Re: Malahini in Ireland

I would put the 3/4" plywood on the inside for strength and the thinner oak on the outside for looks.
Plywood is more stable and stronger in all directions.
by rbrandenstein
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Ski tow boat builders... lend me your tips and wisdom!
Replies: 8
Views: 658

Re: Ski tow boat builders... lend me your tips and wisdom!

You also asked about chop. As Peter mentioned, the Ski Tow is a shortened Malahini, (or vice versa). It does OK in light chop, but if the chop gets a little bigger you can get some pounding and wet from spray. Our lake can get pretty rough at times and you cannot cruise on plane in those conditions....
by rbrandenstein
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Kobalt Socket Set Lowe's Only 15 Bucks!
Replies: 2
Views: 554

Re: Kobalt Socket Set Lowe's Only 15 Bucks!

Yes, thanks for the tip. I bought this set on Friday. The shelf price was 19.95, but it got marked down at purchase. Kobalt has odd shaped sockets that work on a variety of different shapes and sizes. Many of the sockets work on SAE and metric sizes and are marked with both sizes. You get many more ...
by rbrandenstein
Wed May 31, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Manitowish Waters
Replies: 21
Views: 1538

Re: Manitowish Waters

I had to laugh at the Grasshopper reference. In Wisconsin, Grasshoppers and Pink Squirrels are always thick with ice cream. Oh, and brandy Alexanders as well. And, if you order a Manhattan and don't specify, it will be made with Brandy. I believe Wisconsin is the biggest consumer of brandy in the US.
by rbrandenstein
Thu May 25, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini performance
Replies: 17
Views: 1507

Re: Malahini performance

Congratulations on your successful launch and excellent performance.
I think the extra HP lets you turn a 17 pitch prop. My 70HP Yamaha turns a 15P and I don't think I could go higher.
Boat sure looks good (and a bit familiar ;-) Good choices on your part.
by rbrandenstein
Mon May 22, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini Dash Positioning question
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Re: Malahini Dash Positioning question

The back of my dash is 18.5" from frame #4. It is tilted at a 12 degree angle. Because I built a deck bridge to separate the front and rear seats, I probably moved the dash a bit forward to get two comfortable seating areas. There is no right answer, just, whatever works for you. Your floor ide...
by rbrandenstein
Thu May 18, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: New Malahini Build "Finally"
Replies: 85
Views: 12730

Re: New Malahini Build "Finally"

Congratulations! Now the fun begins.. seating, decking, instruments, upholstery, cup holders!
by rbrandenstein
Tue May 16, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Classic Boat Collection
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Re: Classic Boat Collection

That is one incredible collection. Like the guy I met on steroids.
I did not go to the ACBS show, but looked at their website and remember the mention of this tour.
One wonders what you do with all this.

I guess it is like the saying: " The one who dies with the most toys, wins."
by rbrandenstein
Tue May 16, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Classic Boat Collection
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Re: Classic Boat Collection

This is last of the boats he had at the house. I did not tour his storage facility. This, he claims, is a one of a kind boat. It is a Larson Thunderhawk inboard. It was being developed by Larson to compete with Chris Craft inboards and was owned by the owner of Larson. However, due to financial issu...

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