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by rbrandenstein
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Engine height
Replies: 12
Views: 810

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 trie...
by rbrandenstein
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Engine height
Replies: 12
Views: 810

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: 810

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 hol...
by rbrandenstein
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: G-12 "Friday Lunch Run To Chattanooga"
Replies: 70
Views: 3684

Re: G-12 "Friday Lunch Run To Chattanooga"

Hi Neal,
We are in with our Malahini. We could take two additional. (Three if lightweights)
by rbrandenstein
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: Gathering 2018 (G12) Name Tags - ATTENDEES PLEASE READ
Replies: 24
Views: 1739

Re: Gathering 2018 (G12) Name Tags - ATTENDEES PLEASE READ

Thanks Ray.
Katie and I have our name tags from years past.
by rbrandenstein
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: Food
Replies: 96
Views: 6601

Re: Food

Do you still need some breakfast items?
Jim Jathro and I can do waffles and sausage on Friday and Saturday AM. We have done this in the past but there seems to be a lot of breakfast options.
If we have enough breakfast, we could do something else.. Let me know.
by rbrandenstein
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: Who's Going and Where
Replies: 104
Views: 14682

Re: Who's Going and Where

Bill,
Jim Jathro's (TwoJs) friend cancelled and I moved up to cabin #10.

This means #13 may still be open.
by rbrandenstein
Sat May 19, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: Who's Going and Where
Replies: 104
Views: 14682

Re: Who's Going and Where

Katie and I just booked #13.
We will be there Thursday through Saturday night, leaving Sunday.
by rbrandenstein
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Gathering 2017
Topic: G11 Pictures and videos
Replies: 25
Views: 8964

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: 4411

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: 176
Views: 56022

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: 3773

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: 208
Views: 42721

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: 3548

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: 49
Views: 8463

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.

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