Biss's Malahini Build

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Hercdrvr » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:18 am

Exciting delivery you’ve got there. The 60 hp is nice motor on the Malahini. I had that same motor a few years back and I’m not sure it actually even uses gas, very efficient.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by PeterG » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:26 am

Sweet! Bet that will purr like a kitten :)
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Sarnian » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:53 am

absolutely fantastic....

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by hoodman » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:04 pm

Those are great engines. I'm sure you'll be happy with it.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:05 pm

So I've spent the week doing several different things. I put a coat of paint on my trailer. Looks like it is going to need a second coat. I got a wiring harness installed and most of the remaining electrical complete. Also installed the steering and controls. Had to fabricate a 2" 'riser' for the controls so the cables could better make the turn out of the bottom. I also made some patterns for the cutwater and transom bands. Hope to get those fabricated this week. Getting closer to being able to start the deck!
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Controls installed
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Cutwater
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Transom band

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:12 pm

Few more pics
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Lighting
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Steering/control cables and harness
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by billy c » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:21 pm

That's coming along really sweet! That 60 will push that along nicely.
Are you going to fabricate a cap for the top of the cutwater also? If not it might be good to make the cutwater top a little taller so it can tuck under the rub rail.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:28 am

Thanks Billy, I wasn't really sure what to do on the cutwater. I might make a second diamond shaped piece that will fit over the deck/ rub rail ends. Or might just make a v shaped termination piece out of rubrail. Not sure how it is typically done...anybody have suggestions?

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Jimbob » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:21 am

Here's a couple of examples of how chris craft covered the top of the cutwater with a fairleader. Depending on the year of the boat, they used one of the two examples below. The main thing is they have a lip on the front that covers the top of the cutwater. The rub rails but against the cutwater. I have seen boats where people have made a triangular piece on top of the cutwater. I have an extra fairleader that might fit the bow of your boat. Send me a P.M. and I can send you a pattern to check the fit.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:52 pm

Thanks Jim. Pictures really help!

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by footer » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:29 am

Man, it's looking beautiful. I love the lighting. I have LED strip lighting on my pontoon, I didn't even think about it for my Malahini.

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:13 pm

Yeah, the led lights are dirt cheap and really easy to install.

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Wed May 01, 2019 6:54 pm

So, I have the electrical pretty much complete. I hooked my motor up, electrically, and tested out the wiring/accessories, it seems everthing is working properly. Pretty jazzed about that, so I have moved on to fitting the plywood subdeck. I hope to get it glued down this weekend. Oh, by the way, I was able to do the entire deck with just two sheets of ply; nothing left over but sawdust! A few pics follow...
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by hoodman » Thu May 02, 2019 5:20 am

Nice! Two sheets huh? That's impressive. You gunning for a summer launch?
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Thu May 02, 2019 6:56 am

Thanks, Yeah, I'm hoping to have it in the water this "summer." Luckily summer doesn't end until late September!!

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