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by Sarnian
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hunky Dory Build
Replies: 144
Views: 57452

Re: Hunky Dory Build

looking really fantastic...I have to say the dory is such a beautiful design.
by Sarnian
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Console Skiff "Rainboat"
Replies: 7
Views: 3689

Re: Console Skiff "Rainboat"

Cool video! - congratulations - she's a great looking boat.
by Sarnian
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Florida Malahini Build
Replies: 109
Views: 62623

Re: Florida Malahini Build

fantastic - looks great! - welding...I agree - thin stainless is such a challenge to get perfect. Glad the bending worked for you too - I ended up making a home-made brake out of some 2x4s to do mine. Congratulations - your boat is looking fantastic and close to being ready to splash
by Sarnian
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 288
Views: 134499

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

that's a great series - I've been watching Leo for a couple of years or so now, pretty amazing what can be done. The guys at Acorn to Arabella are fun to watch too - and if you're locked indoors, you can either work on the boat or binge watch these free shows on youtube!
by Sarnian
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 135
Views: 65462

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

The thing I've grown to really like about the bow eye (a beefy one) is the ability to use that to secure the boat down to the trailer using a straight vertical run of chain and turnbuckle. This really allowed me to make sure the bow of the boat was not bouncing around at all while being trailered. T...
by Sarnian
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 135
Views: 65462

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

+1 on Bill’s suggestion
by Sarnian
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 803
Views: 262593

Re: Klondike Build

It really is an unbelievable build..., just incredible. Can’t wait to see a picture of her on the water.
by Sarnian
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 135
Views: 65462

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Great job! I see a few cordless porter cable tools on your bench. I have really liked mine. So far they’ve been indestructible.
by Sarnian
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 358
Views: 168421

Re: Malahini from MD

Thanks guys. It was weird yesterday - I dropped her off and the guys from the boat store came out and said nice things - but all I could see were the bits where I screwed up or where I was too lazy/rushed. Next one will be better. :mrgreen:
by Sarnian
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 358
Views: 168421

Re: Malahini from MD

Chug - you’ve got to go for the biggest and beefiest eye for the front of chug-a-lug. That would look awesome.
by Sarnian
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 358
Views: 168421

Re: Malahini from MD

Out of the garage for the first time in over a year. It took me ten minutes to get it out smoothly, there's less than an inch of clearance between the wheels and the garage on either side.... She's off to get the engine installed. I went with the 60hp Merc CT. So fingers crossed we'll be all good. A...
by Sarnian
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 358
Views: 168421

Re: Malahini from MD

Carl - this wasn't the one I got but perhaps this is useful

https://www.amazon.com/Marine-City-Ster ... B07GL4X3G7
by Sarnian
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 358
Views: 168421

Re: Malahini from MD

Just looked. These were an Amazon purchase - novelbee 5/8 u bolt - but they are no longer sold in that length - they only have 3.5" thread left as far as I can tell.
by Sarnian
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 358
Views: 168421

Re: Malahini from MD

Hey footer - it was a little painful - but I will say I wasn't really very patient and just went for it. The holes needed to be widened a bit to make up for not being perfectly parallel. I did see someone on the forum make a jig that was pretty cool (sorry can't remember who) but I was too impatient...
by Sarnian
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 358
Views: 168421

Re: Malahini from MD

Sorry. I should clarify - the u bolt has six inches of thread, so it is welded through the cutwater but the threads pass through it and through the stem, secured inside the boat. The screws shown on the cutwater are just securing the cutwater, not intended to secure the ubolt.

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