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Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 54
Views: 11628

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Always mix your epoxy in a graduated cup to ensure the proper 2-1 ratio. It's not only because of the cure time, but because there is only exactly enough of each part. Any more or less of either, will leave you with left over wasted product. I too always pour mine right into a roller pan, even if I'...
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Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 164
Views: 45970

Re: Malahini from MD

I, personally, love the look of the raised edge. My own taste would be to go back to the windshield. Your curved trim piece turned out good. I would recommend sanding all your top deck wood before you install anything raised though..
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Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Downunder Monaco Utility
Replies: 22
Views: 4684

Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

I used Perfection plus and love the way it turned out. I've tried regular spar urethane, which went on real nice and looked pretty good, but took forever to dry. I also used Pitthane, which is more of an industrial finish. You really have to thin it or you get lots of little bubbles that never go aw...
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Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 157
Views: 39125

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

So she was supposed to go in the water this weekend, but there were problems. The starter solenoid quit working. It clicked in, but no connection to the starter. Bought a new one, which you can no longer get the stock mount, so this one had to be modified to fit. Anyway, the new one, which I made su...
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Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 164
Views: 45970

Re: Malahini from MD

The thing to remember about steaming (from what I've read and experienced) is once wood has been kiln dried (which most wood is), steaming has very little effect on the wood. You really need have green wood, (just dried in the open air), That bends like rubber when steamed. Don't get me wrong, the s...
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Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 267
Views: 89964

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I used perfection plus on my top decks and love it. It lays down well and shines real nice.
by footer
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 157
Views: 39125

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

So, I finally got my back seat pedestal installed and I used the space to mount my Bluetooth stereo amp (the wiring wouldn't reach from the front). I got the carpeting installed. My wife found a great deal on a 6'x10' piece of indoor/outdoor carpet and the color was perfect. Feels like home. So, wit...
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Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Maritime Malahini
Replies: 25
Views: 5201

Re: Maritime Malahini

Good fix, man. Looks good. I did the same thing only on the other edge from taking too much off. Had to build it back up.
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Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 328
Views: 68051

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

I started out keeping track of my hours, but started missing time and just dropped off. Overall I have a little over a year in in actual working time. I'm getting close.
I'm glad shes working out so well for you and your family. Beautiful boat.
by footer
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 164
Views: 45970

Re: Malahini from MD

Dude, I love that raised trim. I wanted to do that too, but I went the easy way. Thats a great look. I may in the future. Ive had so much going on I've barely got 4 days in on her in the last month. Ill be putting her in here in a couple weeks, but she wont be done, just water worthy. I'm not sure w...
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Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 164
Views: 45970

Re: Malahini from MD

I did the same thing with my stern. My deck boards were crooked by 1/8". You really can't see it unless you are looking for it, but my deck boards are 1/4" different from the left side to the right. I'm just going to live with it, but I don't like it. So if it bothers you and it's not too much troub...
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 82
Views: 23676

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Just a thought as it probably isn't in your plan, but there is another option and that's building it like mine. There is ample leg room in my boat. Although you loose the storage box's, there is more than enough room to move around in (don't mind the battery in the pic, its just sitting there). It a...
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Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 164
Views: 45970

Re: Malahini from MD

Nice job on the forward deck. It's coming together nicely.
by footer
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 328
Views: 68051

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Congratulations. What a relief when everything goes so well. :D
by footer
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 328
Views: 68051

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

I was afraid to take my cutwater off after tacking it up for fear it would warp welding it. Everything came together beautifully, Biss.
It’ll be a head turner everywhere it goes.