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by rbrandenstein
Sat May 19, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: Who's Going and Where
Replies: 23
Views: 2975

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: 4299

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: 3404

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: 153
Views: 32473

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

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: 3108

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: 176
Views: 21814

Re: Michael's ZIP

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.

by rbrandenstein
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Yet another closet build: Tango Skiff 13
Replies: 14
Views: 2745

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: 7145

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: 1317

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: 1051

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: 3087

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: 2551

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: 749

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: 17508

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: 1910

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."

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