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Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 156
Views: 38743

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

I finally got some time to work on the Mistress again, only to suffer a pinched nerve in my left shoulder, which has rendered my left arm about 60% useless. But, I still managed to get a few things accomplished. I got my cockpit trim installed and my top deck sanded and my final finish coat applied....
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Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 328
Views: 67680

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Biss; The boat is looking beautiful. After reading Matt B's post on "Malahini Performance", and talking to my engine guy, they both concur on the same issues. So, myself, I'm starting with the 15 (I have an old 65 merc).
Either way, I'm interested in reading your performance review.
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Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 163
Views: 45384

Re: Malahini from MD

Your moving right along nicely. Here's a thought for screwing your boards down. Your on the right track with the screws and washers, but each screw you put through your boards is a hole you have to patch. You also risk splitting the board if you don't pre-drill. I would suggest you put your screws i...
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Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 81
Views: 23452

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Thanks for the pic. Not sure either why they turn sideways, mine do too sometimes, but they usually flip right when you click on them.
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Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 81
Views: 23452

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

For me, I'm installing bucket seats in the front and it gave me more than plenty of room for the people in the back. I ran my top deck boards to the edge, sanded them flat with the top ply and added a 1"x1/4" trim around the edge to cover the edges of both. It's looking good. I'd like to see a side ...
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Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Maritime Malahini
Replies: 25
Views: 5085

Re: Maritime Malahini

Yep, I'd pilot drill as close above the existing screw as I could with a little more up angle and just snug the screw in. It won't be pretty, but it will give you that piece of mind that it's there.
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Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 156
Views: 38743

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Torch lake in Michigan is one of the bluest inland lakes in the world. On the south end is a Restaurant/bar called "Dockside". This stern is on the front of the bar. I just thought I'd share it with you guys. I thought it was pretty cool.
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Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 369
Views: 104713

Re: modified malahini

Bryan; I hope I'm not chiming in way too late on your screw issue, but if you don't yet have one, get an oscillating saw and buy a carbide blade. You should be able to get under it and cut that screw with it. When I built my hull, I had screwed it down the the construction framing and after I applie...
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Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini performance
Replies: 45
Views: 16369

Re: Malahini performance

Your trim tabs look like shocks, are they and where did you get them? I will keep them in mind if I have that same problem.
I was just watching the video pulling the kids. Great to see this boat moving through the water.
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Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: At a loss.... fairing
Replies: 20
Views: 3594

Re: At a loss.... fairing

I bought a Ryobi power planer and love it's control. It's not for everything, but twice I was paying too much attention to one angle and took too much off another with my sander. So, I had to epoxy a strip back on it and plane it back to where it was supposed to be. (not taking away the importance o...
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Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2806
Views: 525553

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

What if you stopped your upper track 6" from the front? Then you could parallel your tracks. You could angle the last 6" down a hair so it would support and seal the window when shut and/or put a vertical support at the end of the window to grab it when closed.
Just my thought.
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Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: At a loss.... fairing
Replies: 20
Views: 3594

Re: At a loss.... fairing

Personally, I beveled my frame and chine at the same time when I got to that frame. Same with the sheer. Although you are beveling the front edge your frame, the aft edge of it is going to remain the same and have the same line right through the chine and sheer. Looks like your on track with your st...
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Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 448
Views: 113423

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Craig; I can totally understand your reasons for selling, but I would complete her before doing so. You will increase your clientele as well as get a better price out of a completed boat that has been tested, than one that is incomplete. You've put too much time into her to at least not take her out...
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Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1147
Views: 274687

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Nice job on the mortise and tenon. That's going to be a strong joint that will last a long time.
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Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2806
Views: 525553

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I see two options; Like Jim said, use a rounded bit with a bearing. If it's too much round for your taste, raise it up a hair in your router. The other option is to use a tougher sandpaper, like an emery cloth. Then finish with a finer grit. I like to use those foam sanding blocks. They contour to t...