modified malahini

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Re: modified malahini

Postby DrBryanJ » Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:17 pm

Started gluing frames today. Didn't order nearly enough screws :oops: So have to wait for new order to arrive :( :(
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Re: modified malahini

Postby DrBryanJ » Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:17 am

After many things interfering with building, I am finally back to working on my boat. I have all the frames together, the chine and shear attached and the transom on. I am now fairing. I removed too much material near the stem and added a patch. :oops:

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Re: modified malahini

Postby DrBryanJ » Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:19 am

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Re: modified malahini

Postby DrBryanJ » Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:24 am

Oh, by the way, I guess I have to change my tag line. My wife has not asked for a divorce. She actually is getting into this. She says it keeps my home instead doing thing that take me away from the house like: playing too much golf, reffing too many soccer games, or showing my dog. :lol: :lol:

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Re: modified malahini

Postby gdcarpenter » Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:56 pm

My wife was pretty much 'on board' for the ZIP build, it meant the Mark35A outboard engine could be removed from our living room after several years.

Now she says she will divorce me if I build a second boat, something about being effectively 'husband less' for the 2 years of build time.

Go figure :)
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Re: modified malahini

Postby Cabron » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:04 am

Looking good Brian. You are taking the right approach.
Take to much off in a spot..Add a piece and build it back up.

You might consider backing the Chine and Sheer with a quarter inch piece of ply.
I reinforced my Keel too. I used 3/4 inch ply.

They can get a little thin in spots after fairing.

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Re: modified malahini

Postby DrBryanJ » Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:57 am

There are areas that I know I need to back. When I finish fairing I will do that. I have already backed my keel with 2 thicknesses of 3/8 ply.

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Re: modified malahini

Postby Andy Garrett » Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:53 am

I wish I would have thought of this approach for my Zip. It really hates the rough water.

Now I have a fair weather boat and a fair weather airplane. :?

BTW, that is an exquisitely messy shop floor! Love it! :P
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Re: modified malahini

Postby DrBryanJ » Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:12 am

The amount of shavings and saw dust created when fairing is astonishing. The pictures inspired me to spend a day cleaning up.
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Re: modified malahini

Postby jprice » Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:38 am

DrBryanJ wrote:I removed too much material near the stem and added a patch.

I thought this was the standard procedure for fairing. I got so "good" at fairing that I needed multiple patches. Thank goodness for thickened epoxy. ;)

But your build is looking good. Glad you got back to it. I've been away from mine for several months as well (various house projects). Looking forward to getting back to it.

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Re: modified malahini

Postby DrBryanJ » Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:33 pm

I want to drill a hole for my bow eye before I get the sides on, but I have questions:

Should the eye be above or below the chine block?

Should the hole be level or perpendicular to the stem?

Should I drill a larger diameter hole, fill with thickened epoxy and redrill after it's cured?


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Re: modified malahini

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:33 pm

Mine are perpendicular to the face of the stem. Right or wrong, that's what I did.

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Re: modified malahini

Postby gdcarpenter » Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:49 pm

Perpendicular, easier to 'seat' the base of the bow eye against the stem.

I set my bow eye height to fit the winch height on my trailer since I had the trailer, likely best to 'err' on the high side.

Oversize drilling, backfilling with epoxy and redrilling to size provides a waterproof epoxy 'sleeve'.
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Re: modified malahini

Postby DrBryanJ » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:13 am

Thanks Bill and GD. Will drill hole today.

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Re: modified malahini

Postby DrBryanJ » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:42 pm

Didn't get much done on the boat today. I had to take honey off my hive. I had to extract, strain and bottle 50lbs of honey. Didn't leave me time to work on the boat. I did get the hole drilled in the stem for my bow eye.
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Stick clamped to stem to guide drill
I clamped a stick to the stem to guide my drill.
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It is now filled with thickened epoxy.
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I also cut pieces to add to the chine where it is getting thin.

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