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by DrBryanJ
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Anchorage, Alaska
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: New member from Anchorage, Alaska

I believe the ski tow and malahini use the same frames, the malahini is just stretched a bit. It is rather flat at the transom.
by DrBryanJ
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Somerset, KY Gentry
Replies: 29
Views: 3648

Re: Somerset, KY Gentry

Very nice Carl. glad you found and fixed your mistakes. Easier now then later.
by DrBryanJ
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 325
Views: 60405

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

She's a beauty. Looks great in the water. Now, go have lots of fun.
by DrBryanJ
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 460
Views: 137805

Re: Aussie Belle

Aussie, She is stunning! When does she hit the water?
by DrBryanJ
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 325
Views: 60405

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Biss, she is beautiful. I can't believe you are done already! Have a blast on Monday.
by DrBryanJ
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from Greenville, SC
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: New Member from Greenville, SC

Welcome Ross. I'm sure you and your Dad will have a great time building the boat. Sorry, but I don't have a link for you. Be sure you read and reread Boatbuilding with plywood. Great source of information.
by DrBryanJ
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2764
Views: 506874

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I like your interior ideas. The mock ups are great. I'll have to steal that when I get to doing my interior. I have ideas in my head, but don't know if they will work.
by DrBryanJ
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24
Replies: 1515
Views: 313949

Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

Glad to here it Bill. She must look great. Let's see some pics!
by DrBryanJ
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2764
Views: 506874

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Just a thought Carl, but why not get a 2x10 or 2x12 and cut your curve.. Put your laminations between the two cuts and clamp everything together? or just use one side and clamp to it instead of blocks?
by DrBryanJ
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new member in Florida
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: new member in Florida

Welcome. Many of us here have little or no experience. It is doable. Get boat building with plywood book. Study up and get started.
by DrBryanJ
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fuel tank restraint, padding, anti-chafe
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Fuel tank restraint, padding, anti-chafe

Moeller says to allow for expansion in all directions. For my tank (a 19 gallon bow tank) that is about 1". I have 1/2" neoprene pad under the tank and I cut strips of the same pad to place under the straps. It takes about 1 month for the expansion at which point I expect the padding to be mostly co...
by DrBryanJ
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member From Nebraska
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: New Member From Nebraska

Many builders here have used donor boats for various parts. Considering the cost of and availability of hardware, $1000 probably isn't too bad. Does it have a usable engine and transmission? If so, even better.
by DrBryanJ
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2764
Views: 506874

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl: Sorry, I can't be much help on the fuel tanks. I'm sure you will figure it out though. I was researching bilge vents and blowers yesterday and came across your discussion on another forum about what you are planning. Have you come up with any thoughts or solutions?
by DrBryanJ
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Maritime Malahini
Replies: 23
Views: 3136

Re: Maritime Malahini

Jim, nice work. Raising the construction frame is almost a necessity in my opinion. I raised mine and still had difficulty getting under the hull.
by DrBryanJ
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 325
Views: 60405

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Looks really nice. I like the transom bands. I also thought people had trouble getting insurance through Hagerty. I think many use State Farm.