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by bstrong
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 140
Views: 71434

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

IMG_20190129_173538030.jpg Not much to report, the weather has slowed me down. I have all the planking on and am working on filling and fairing. I have scrapped the veneering the sides idea after much research and consulting. I am now going to laminate the sides and transom with okoume plywood. Thi...
by bstrong
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 719
Views: 193817

Re: Klondike Build

Wow! I am looking through your posts, very impressive! :o
by bstrong
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 342
Views: 98844

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

That is looking so good!!! :D
by bstrong
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 140
Views: 71434

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

I still think I will try the veneer, I ordered some samples today and I talked to my wood guy and he seems to think I can do it. Been busy getting the final panels fitted, those front ones sure need some coaxing. Lots of work before the veneer goes on, fairing and sanding, bumper rails, spray rail, ...
by bstrong
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 140
Views: 71434

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Hope everyone had a great holiday!! I am back to the build, I have the fairing finished and have rough cut the sides. I will be working on the butt joints. I want to finish bright and I wasn't confident enough to get my joints nice enough on the side so I am using a a/b marine grade fir then going t...
by bstrong
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 140
Views: 71434

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

I have the chine and shear finished, the battens are cut and waiting until fairing is complete. My tool of destruction for fairing so far has been a belt sander with 4o grit ceramic belts. If there is such a thing as a fairing fairy I want one of those for Christmas :D .
by bstrong
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 140
Views: 71434

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

I think I will go for the tank top heater, I need something that will take the edge off quickly . Also I have a lot of ventilation going on being it is only a shelter strapped to the side of a shop. It will never be warm in there, but if I can take the chill off where I'm work that would be enough.
by bstrong
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 140
Views: 71434

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Baby its cold outside!!! It has been to cold to play in the shop lately, been thinking about getting a heater. I did take the advise of a post here, can't remember who but they suggested upgrading your jigsaw if you have one of those little red ones. So after struggling with my current one to this p...
by bstrong
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 342
Views: 98844

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Keith,
I was also looking at placing the tank more forward, I thought it would help with getting on plane. I am a long way from that so I can't wait to see what you come up with. John
by bstrong
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 140
Views: 71434

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Thank you! That was a great explanation, helped the mouse get to the cheese, happy building :D
by bstrong
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 140
Views: 71434

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

I have managed to get the keel in place, with the knee. The weather has not been good and there is no heat in my shop so it has slowed me down. I need to get more lumber for the battens, sheers and chines. From research here I am assuming the best way to go would be to laminate the sheers and chine ...
by bstrong
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 432
Views: 151205

Re: modified malahini

Looking good!!!! :D :D :D
by bstrong
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 342
Views: 98844

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Congrats on that successful flip!! Can I borrow your daughter when mine is ready :lol: :lol:
by bstrong
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 140
Views: 71434

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Thanks for the comments but it is time-lapse photography lol. I started the hole in Sept. it took me about 3 weeks. I have been holding back the photos till I got the build started. :D
by bstrong
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 140
Views: 71434

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

I'm not sure how my job expects me to work 5 days a week and build a boat at the same time. If I get an hour or 2 before work its a good day. I picked up the Mahogany boards from SJ Lumbermans in south jersey, this place is so cool like what you would see in an episode of American Pickers. Its on a ...

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