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Re: modified malahini

Postby gdcarpenter » Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:37 pm

That is one wicked looking drill bit!
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Re: modified malahini

Postby DrBryanJ » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:09 pm

Had some free time at work, so I worked on my steering wheel. I don't have a button or cover for the hub so I have to make one.
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impression material on hub
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aet impression
I did an impression of the hub with dental material.
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poured impression
I poured the impression with plaster and trimmed of the excess plaster with a model trimmer. I now have an exact duplicate of the hub. I will send this off to my orthodontic lab that is going to make the cover out of acrylic (The kind used for retainers.) I don't know if it is uv stable, but for only a few bucks it's worth the try.
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Re: modified malahini

Postby DrBryanJ » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:13 pm

more photos
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rough model
This is the model removed from impression.
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model trimmer
excess trimmed with model trimmer.
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finished model
Model next to hub.

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Re: modified malahini

Postby jenko » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:17 pm

looks like something you could get your teeth into :lol:

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Re: modified malahini

Postby DrBryanJ » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:18 pm

Hope I haven't bitten off more than I could chew with this whole build. :oops:

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Re: modified malahini

Postby DrBryanJ » Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:16 pm

When fairing the sides of my boat it seems fair with smaller pieces of plywood. I tried to attach a full sheet and something is wrong. How do you know where to remove more wood? I am confused.

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Re: modified malahini

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:47 pm

Bryan

:lol: Believe Me! You're not the first to second guess yourself! Where you have hard contact of the frame and plywood take a little off the frame. It's probably less the 1/16". Just work to a fair curve. If there is a small gap at a frame let it go. After you turn the hull you can fill the gap with Thixo or Six-Ten Or Poxie-Grip.

You can do this. And, You've already passed the biggest hurdle! Your wife has bought in! :wink:

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Re: modified malahini

Postby DrBryanJ » Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:11 pm

Thanks Bill:

not quit there yet, but getting much closer.

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Re: modified malahini

Postby DrBryanJ » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:14 am

Over the past week+ I have been fairing the frames, chins and shears. I think I have it finished. All the planking seems to fit. Had a problem with the batten closest to the keel. Even after flexing it down,
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Battens pulled down with turnbuckel
it would not allow the plywood to lay in place. I had to fair it in front of frame 4. Once I was finished, the chine log was getting a little thin
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Thin chine log
so I added backing to it from the stem to frame 3. I also added a horizontal knee from the transom to the shear.
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horizontal transom knee
Andy, I know you thought about this but decided not to. I feel I will be using a heavier motor with more torque then when this boat was designed and felt the addition could only help.

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Re: modified malahini

Postby DrBryanJ » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:18 am

I started to apply the sides, but the stem would twist a little when I had one forward piece clamped in place, so I decided to plank the bottom first to add some stiffness. Right now I have the starboard bottom glued in place. Will proceed with the port side next.
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forward section glued, but not trimmed
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Re: modified malahini

Postby mrintense » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:27 pm

Keep at it Bryan. Once you get the skin on it should become even more fun especially as you get closer to launching. I am going to try and get mine ready for a flip by next summer. Hopefully early summer but there's still a lot to do and not much time to do it.

Your's is looking just fine. I too am giving some though to extra bracing at the transom.
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Re: modified malahini

Postby DrBryanJ » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:34 am

After 1: major error which caused me to take many things apart to get it right.
2: very cold winter which prevented work being done in garage.
3: A spring & summer of my wife battling cancer and WINNING
I am finally back to working on the boat. I have reattached the chine and shear and in the process of fairing. Taking this weekend off to go to the gathering. Hopefully next weekend I can start attaching plywood.
Bryan

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Re: modified malahini

Postby DrBryanJ » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:35 am

After 1: major error which caused me to take many things apart to get it right.
2: very cold winter which prevented work being done in garage.
3: A spring & summer of my wife battling cancer and WINNING (Only one more surgery to go)
I am finally back to working on the boat. I have reattached the chine and shear and in the process of fairing. Taking this weekend off to go to the gathering. Hopefully next weekend I can start attaching plywood.
Bryan

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Re: modified malahini

Postby Bill Edmundson » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:57 am

Bryan

Tell Lisa that our thought and strength are on the way! I know way too many people in the battle. We're in the monitor phase.

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Re: modified malahini

Postby DrBryanJ » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:02 am

Thanks Bill. I'll tell her. She's a strong woman. Everything she's been through would have killed me.
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