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by Iggy
Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY
Replies: 98
Views: 18982

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: 2119

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: 8004

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: 588
Views: 80275

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: 53537

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: 18982

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: 1919
Views: 220024

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: 588
Views: 80275

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: 443

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: 1601

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: 663
Views: 76694

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: 3477

Re: Richies Rebel build

Looks like a great start!
by Iggy
Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Sapelle vs. African Mahogany
Replies: 3
Views: 1040

Re: Sapelle vs. African Mahogany

I've only worked with Sapelle. I had it planed down to both 7/8" and 13/16" thickness, and it is plenty strong at that thickness. You don't need the full 1", you really don't. The BOM is 1" nominal, which means anything from 3/4" up to 1" is perfectly suitable. If you s...
by Iggy
Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Sun Shades
Replies: 2
Views: 874

Re: Sun Shades

You might be underestimating the value of a hat ;)

Just kidding, I think the tent fly is a novel idea, might be a bit of fun to deal with if there is any wind, acting like a big sail. But otherwise, it should work.
by Iggy
Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini planking
Replies: 6
Views: 782

Re: Malahini planking

Yes, the Malahini BOM did say you can use either 1/4" (spec) or 3/8" (optional) plywood for the hull bottoms. 1/4" was for the sides, and its a strong curve at the transom that I wouldn't want to attempt with a 3/8" sheet of marine grade. I had a hell of a time with 3/8" on ...

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