Malahini in Ireland

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Re: Malahini in Ireland

Postby PeterG » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:37 am

Lots to plan for but you could peek at the GlenL trailer recommended for the Malahini. It has the weight range you need. I calculated a displacement (basically equals weight of the boat/motor/equipment) to be about 1325 pounds (602 kg) which seems what most Malahini builders have ended up with.
Adding support for your floor should be easy, you should install the floor battens with their plywood pieces per the plans (they act as lengthwise hull stiffeners) and you can put crosswise supports half way between the frames.
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Re: Malahini in Ireland

Postby Bill Edmundson » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:32 am

Displacement is the maximum weight the boat can safely float. It includes boat, motor, fuel, gear, and occupants.

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Re: Malahini in Ireland

Postby Richie M » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:11 am

Based on the weight of around 600Kg I am going to use a braked torsion axle setup with a carrying capacity of 1300Kg. I'm not finished the trailer chassis yet but Iexpect it to be around 350Kg so there is a bit of additional capacity there.

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Re: Malahini in Ireland

Postby Bill Edmundson » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:19 am

Richie

If you will be in saltwater, You definitely want torsion axles and disc brakes.

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Re: Malahini in Ireland

Postby Richie M » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:33 am

That's a good point about salt water but my malahini will never see salt water unless I get badly lost :D


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