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by obd
Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini side planking questions
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Malahini side planking questions

The instructions for butt-joining sideplank members show a vertical joint. Is there any reason why this joint couldn't be at an angle, say 45 degrees? I am planning a bright finish and this might allow for a stylish way to hide the seams with some custom paint stripes. I am also considering veneerin...
by obd
Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: EPOXY ADHESIVES
Replies: 5
Views: 1949

Re: EPOXY ADHESIVES

I understand the reasoning not to overclamp. However, as I have been assembling my Malahini frames, it seems like the screws and nails(I am using both) are creating significant clamping pressure before I add any additional weight. In other words, it seems like a contradiction to say not to overclamp...
by obd
Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini construction questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1422

Malahini construction questions

I am currently fabricating breasthook and chine blocking. 2 questions: 1. I am having trouble getting sharp right angles when cutting the notch in the breasthook and the chine blocking. I know that i will be cutting numerous notches in the future when fitting the battens. Any advice on simplest way ...
by obd
Fri May 03, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2914
Views: 573884

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks for the info and details! Your experience and this info really helps me plan out the frame construction phase of my build.
by obd
Wed May 01, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2914
Views: 573884

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Nice work! Was there any science to figuring out how much cinder block weight to use without over clamping? Did I understand that you used unthickened epoxy on members and gussets prior to application of thickened epoxy? So if I got this procedure right it should go 1. Secure frame members to layout...
by obd
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: First cuts
Replies: 6
Views: 1984

Re: First cuts

Rick, I am right behind you and will be cutting out my first frames on my Malahini anyday. Templates sanded hopefully to perfection :) . I noticed the plans suggest cutting batten notches later to reduce fairing. I have read in the forum that some wish they had cut the notches when initially cutting...
by obd
Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Jigsaws and sanders
Replies: 7
Views: 1724

Jigsaws and sanders

I am shopping for my Bosch jigsaw and am interested in opinions regarding barrel-grip versus top-handle styles. I am also interested in opinions re specific jigsaw blades for cutting frames and/or plywood. Lastly, is their an advantage to the Ridgid sanding station versus a quality(?PorterCable) ben...
by obd
Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Where to start...
Replies: 595
Views: 137017

Re: Where to start...

Iggy, your boat building blog has been an inspiration to me. I find myself, I think, almost exactly where you were Summer of 2009. Based on your writings, I think my skill set and tool set are comparable. I have spent the last 18 months reading and researching the project. My twins started college t...
by obd
Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bandsaw for cutting frames
Replies: 19
Views: 4463

Re: Bandsaw for cutting frames

Any reccomendations on specific jigsaw blades for this kind of work?
by obd
Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bandsaw for cutting frames
Replies: 19
Views: 4463

Re: Bandsaw for cutting frames

Thanks guys! I can already see how valuable the forum will be. There is a used Rigid floor model available locally I might be able to get my hands on. The plywood template approach sounds very intriguing though. You guys have done some beautiful work by the way. This is my first build and I am defin...
by obd
Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bandsaw for cutting frames
Replies: 19
Views: 4463

Bandsaw for cutting frames

I will soon be cutting frames for my Malahini. Is a bench top bandsaw adequate for the task? My budget would allow purchase of a bench top but I would have to rent or borrow a full size saw.
by obd
Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Mt. Pleasant, SC
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Hello from Mt. Pleasant, SC

I recently received my plans and am looking forward to my Malahini build.

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