Malahini in Ireland

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Richie M
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Re: Malahini in Ireland

Postby Richie M » Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:47 pm

Thanks for all the help, progress continues at a slow pace!
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I am a little unsure about the plywood on the sides of the hull. Having done a few plywood joints on the hull I'm not happy il be able to achieve a joint good enough to be on show.
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I intend to for the most part clear coat the sides. Now I am thinking that I might go for 4mm plywood sides and then laminate 4mm oak planning on the outside. Is there any reason why that wouldn't work?
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Re: Malahini in Ireland

Postby DrBryanJ » Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:54 pm

Richie: I have 1/8 ply on the sides of my malahini which I am in the process of covering with 3/16 sapele boards. Don't see why 4mm ply covered by 4mm oak wouldn't work. I will say in my hands spiling the sapele is a long slow process.
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Richie M
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Re: Malahini in Ireland

Postby Richie M » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:36 pm

it's been a while since I've had an update but the boat is progressing. I fibreglassed the bottom of the boat with a white pigment in the resin. I intend to paint the bottom red so when I get the boat scratched il be able to see it the scratch goes into the full coat.
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fill coat done

On the plans there is a 3/4" plywood motor board inside the transom. I am going to put oak planking on the transom so would it be best to just use 3/4" oak planking?
I have dry fitted 1/4" oak planking but I might save some work if I just use heavier planking.
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Test fit planking
Thanks in advance for the advice!

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Re: Malahini in Ireland

Postby rbrandenstein » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:41 am

I would put the 3/4" plywood on the inside for strength and the thinner oak on the outside for looks.
Plywood is more stable and stronger in all directions.
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Richie M
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Re: Malahini in Ireland

Postby Richie M » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:02 pm

I havent posted an update in a while because progress has been slower than expected, but thats to be expected...
I have finished planking the sides and transom and I added a stain before I glassed all around. I am hoping to get my first coat of primer on in the next day or 2. I am really looking forward to the flip and starting a new phase in the build.
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Re: Malahini in Ireland

Postby Richie M » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:21 pm

I got the waterline marked out and the first coat of primer on the hull. I have to say it is a real pleasure working with paint after using epoxy for so long. I plan to do the hull red with a white boot strype.
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First coat of primer


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