modified malahini

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DrBryanJ
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Re: modified malahini

Postby DrBryanJ » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:37 am

Matt B: I was looking at the photos of your bottom paint and boot stripe. She does seem to ride a little low in the stern. I will be using a 90 hp Evinrude as well on my boat. Where are your fuel tank and battery?
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Re: modified malahini

Postby Hercdrvr » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:36 pm

15 gallon fuel tank aft. Battery is forward under the bow. The E-tec 90 weighs in at about 320lbs. My yamaha 90hp is 260.

I’m going to repaint the waterline this winter, maybe I’ll get it right this time.

Good luck
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Re: modified malahini

Postby DrBryanJ » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:49 pm

I'm planning 19 gallon tank in bow and two batteries under rear seat. Just dont know what vee bottom will do?
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Re: modified malahini

Postby DrBryanJ » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:47 am

So, I said I was going to do initial sand out of epoxy over fiberglass with 80 grit paper on a longboard. Well, it was taking a long time to do a little section. I switched to 60 grit. Much easier. Did first pass in about an hour on one side. Found some low areas. I think I'm going to get out the fairing compound to fill those spots before I continue to sand.
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Re: modified malahini

Postby JimmY » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:58 am

Hi Bryan,

I encourage you to get it as fair as possible. Once you start painting, you're pretty much stuck with what you have. Hopefully, your boat will spend much more time on the water than in your shop, so take a little more time now to get it right.
-Jim
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