Malahini performance

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Re: Malahini performance

Postby Hercdrvr » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:37 am

Makes a nice go to dinner after dark boat too.
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Re: Malahini performance

Postby jenko » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:59 pm

Nice job :)

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Re: Malahini performance

Postby Brad Tucker » Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:03 pm

Great job!

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Re: Malahini performance

Postby Hercdrvr » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:15 am

I added some bling on the rear deck this year. Hatch trim and grab handles. Boat is running good, but I need to replace my impeller. Water flow at idle is weak.
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Re: Malahini performance

Postby PeterG » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:25 pm

Looks great! Your spotter not watching the tube riders? :lol:
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Re: Malahini performance

Postby hoodman » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:47 pm

Those are nice!

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Re: Malahini performance

Postby Hercdrvr » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:05 pm

Also, I dropped from a 17 to a 15 pitch prop this season . Great hole shot and runs 5300 rpm at WOT. 17 pitch is a nice cruise prop and the 15 is much better for water sports.
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Re: Malahini performance

Postby Hercdrvr » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:11 pm

I think I need some chrome moon hubcaps for my trailer.
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Re: Malahini performance

Postby Hercdrvr » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:01 am

Link to Malahini pulling kids tubing at about 20 mph. Boat is capable of pulling them waaay too fast.
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Re: Malahini performance

Postby BillJ » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:04 am

Before you buy hubcaps, be sure they will clear the buddy bearings.

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Re: Malahini performance

Postby Hercdrvr » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:34 pm

Installed trims tabs today. I know, they scream Band-Aid, but I had to do something about the porpoising at high speed with a heavily loaded boat. No sea trails, 1st go will be up the river to Chattanooga.
New impeller, gear case oil and blead air out of the tilt hydraulics.
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Re: Malahini performance

Postby hoodman » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:02 pm

Looking forward to seeing it!

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Re: Malahini performance

Postby Hercdrvr » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:25 am

Report on the trim tabs. Eliminated all porpoising, I would have to trim the motor waaay up to get it to porpoise at WOT. With motor “in” the tabs push the bow down giving a better ride in choppy water. In smooth water I can trim the the motor out raising the bow for more speed or to cross a wake without soaking everyone. Overall, pleased with outcome.
Spray rails are next on the improvements list for next year.
Good to see everyone at the Gathering last weekend.
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