Malahini fun on Lake Degray AR

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Malahini fun on Lake Degray AR

Postby Hercdrvr » Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:28 pm

It's almost as much fun as wetting out fiberglass.
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Re: Malahini fun on Lake Degray AR

Postby BayouBengal » Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:48 pm

Great lake for a Great Boat!

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Re: Malahini fun on Lake Degray AR

Postby JimmY » Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:27 am

Hercdrvr wrote:It's almost as much fun as wetting out fiberglass.
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If only!

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Re: Malahini fun on Lake Degray AR

Postby mrintense » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:03 am

How cool!
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Re: Malahini fun on Lake Degray AR

Postby DrBryanJ » Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:06 pm

Matt, bet they are having a blast. And I'm sure you are too. Best of all it's on a beautiful boat you built!

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Re: Malahini fun on Lake Degray AR

Postby zip001 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:31 pm

Man I can't wait. I am only about a year behind you:) Great looking boat.
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Re: Malahini fun on Lake Degray AR

Postby Hercdrvr » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:18 pm

My wife enjoys drive too. She may need a restrictor plate though.
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Re: Malahini fun on Lake Degray AR

Postby PeterG » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:59 pm

That's awesome, looks like great fun!
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Re: Malahini fun on Lake Degray AR

Postby ParkerJ » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:29 pm

This brings me to my second question.

Did you beef up your transom to accept towing things like tubes and skiers? Are you using the transom eyelets? I will be building a ski tow and wanted to avoid having to use any kind of ski post or what not.

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Re: Malahini fun on Lake Degray AR

Postby Hercdrvr » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:24 am

I mounted 2 tiedown eyes high on the transom so they bolt through the frame of the transom, not just the plywood. I like the tow point as high as possible to keep the rope from dragging in the water. My tow rope attaches to both tiedow eyes via a second rope beteen the tiedown eyes with a float buoy to keep rope out of prop.
As far as transom structural integrity, I think if we follow the plans it won't be an issue. The decking, motorwell, keel, battens, chine, sheer and knee all tied into 1.5 " of plywood is pretty dang stout. I'm shocked when I examine production outboards attachment points. Bass boats especially, 225hp hanging a foot behind the transom.
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