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by Iggy
Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage
Replies: 7
Views: 2939

Re: Rampage

Most builders start small but then wish they've gone bigger. The Bolero will be able to handle more power and hence more speed, and is still a very light 1,500# hull (+engine) so it will be lighter than its fiberglass counterparts by a whole lot. Rampage is just as good, just smaller. The questions ...
by Iggy
Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Rock N Roll
Replies: 21
Views: 6098

Re: Rock N Roll

My 90 HP Malahini Hits ~41 mph at top speed and its a blast (if not a bit bumpy). I can well imagine what a Zip would feel like at 40+, just make sure the water is nice and smooth the day you try it ;)
by Iggy
Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini chine help please
Replies: 20
Views: 4758

Re: Malahini chine help please

The chine is one of those tricky pieces that are a great relief to get done. Mine cracked during the 3rd or 4th fit-up, which elicited some choice words. It's OK to get flustered, you need to give yourself permission to make a few mistakes, swear a few times, then get on with fixing it. Worked for me!
by Iggy
Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY
Replies: 98
Views: 22816

Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

You're really doing some fantastic work. It's amazing what craftsmen like you can do when you put your passion into a boat like the Malahini. I might have to change my windshield brackets a bit myself, my glass vibrates too much in my setup and my fasteners are stripping and loose. I think it has mo...
by Iggy
Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Geronimo or Sea Knight builders?
Replies: 12
Views: 2655

Re: Geronimo or Sea Knight builders?

This brings back a lot of memories of my 3/8" Meranti ply bottom on my Malahini. Same issue... very stiff, hard to trim, and wife wasn't nearly heavy enough ;) Straps + Screws with big washers @ 3" spacing did the trick for me as well. I nibbled away with a router to get the plywood edge t...
by Iggy
Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Is the Malahini made for the sea?
Replies: 33
Views: 9659

Re: Is the Malahini made for the sea?

The Malahini is a very stable hull, but it's not great for cutting waves or heavy chop. It gets scary at 3-4' waves and I can't imagine what 6-8' waves would feel like. If you build her per instructions, with good joints and solid fasteners, the hull is tough.... but the hull strength is not going t...
by Iggy
Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Where to start...
Replies: 593
Views: 95510

Re: Where to start...

Hi folks! Just thought I'd motivate a few of you still sweating and sanding away on your builds. I am taking Old Black Rum to the Shuswap Lake's in the British Columbia Rocky Mountains in a few weeks. http://titlewave.intheshuswap.ca/twins/blindbaylookout2SP.jpg I'll post some pictures when I get ba...
by Iggy
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: CRACKER BOX
Replies: 298
Views: 63940

Re: CRACKER BOX

Well Fergal, sorry I missed congratulating you on your launch of Old's Cool, but I have been thinking about you and your progress and I am giddy to see her done.

I don't think the trim tabs hurt the look of her arse at all... just a bit of jewelry!
by Iggy
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY
Replies: 98
Views: 22816

Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

As others have said, that's a rocking good looking windshield assembly. I've been having issues with mine, brackets might be too small and I've already got a crack in one of my halves (possibly a rock during transport). If you haven't already, consider using lock-tight on any bracket fasteners, the ...
by Iggy
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1931
Views: 297398

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Argh, fairing, not something I miss all that much. Looks like you are off to a great start with this one. Your already formidable skills combined with your recent experience in other builds makes it look easy, but I know its still bloody hard work. I was in my late thirties when I started my first b...
by Iggy
Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Where to start...
Replies: 593
Views: 95510

Re: Where to start...

I case anyone is wondering if I drove off the edge of the planet... not quite yet! With my new job (and their blocking of all forums), its been hard to keep up with all the builds, but I do creep on once and a while to check things out. My family is doing great, enjoying Old Black Rum a lot during t...
by Iggy
Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Re: New Member

Welcome to the forum and I am sure a lot of us would love to hear (and see) how the Herc build goes. Don't be shy about asking questions here, lots of friendly advice from the team here on The boatbuilder Connection!
by Iggy
Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: malahini build
Replies: 10
Views: 1991

Re: malahini build

Thank you all. I have lot's of questions to ask you all. For one thing, it sounds like I'm at the point where I should buy or at least figure out which outboard motor I am going to use. Any suggestions? I am not going classic on the motor. Most people seem to want to recommend a 4 stroke although I...
by Iggy
Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Andy's Zip build
Replies: 667
Views: 92126

Re: Andy's Zip build

I gave the idea of adding floatation the old college try on my Malahini, but decided no-go. My outboard weight pretty much killed the idea of staying level. I will have to hope that my 2 large sump pumps and bailers buy me enough time to get close to shore before she sinks to the bottom of the lake.
by Iggy
Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Richies Rebel build
Replies: 24
Views: 4609

Re: Richies Rebel build

Looks like a great start!

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