Malahini performance

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Re: Malahini performance

Post by 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

Post by jenko » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:59 pm

Nice job :)

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Re: Malahini performance

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

Great job!

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Re: Malahini performance

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by hoodman » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:47 pm

Those are nice!
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Re: Malahini performance

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by hoodman » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:02 pm

Looking forward to seeing it!
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Re: Malahini performance

Post by 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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Re: Malahini performance

Post by Hercdrvr » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:01 pm

I’m installing spray rails up front this spring on Malahini. What is the standard for the thickness to be effective? Is 1” enough to deflect the water? I’m going to build them like Bob B’s with an added stainless steel trim.
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Re: Malahini performance

Post by Bill Edmundson » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:59 pm

I think this is the best place I've found on rails. http://www.marineind.net/index.htm They make for the other vendors.

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