Biss's Malahini Build

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Biss
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

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Picked up the ash Friday at a "local" hardwoods shop (in Little Rock, 2 hrs away). Milled everything yesterday, and spent most of the day today fitting the boards. I "borrowed" the 5"-2" w 1/2" spacing pattern from Josh, thanks! I'm just using countersunk ss deck screws that will remain exposed. Figured it would make it alot easier to remove if needed. Now I get to take it all back out and give it a good sanding then encapsulate/finish.

BTW, I understand why they make baseball bats out of this stuff; its crazy hard and dense.
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I love it, skinny board next to a wide board looks super!
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

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Nice Ash! :lol:


Sorry, I couldn't resist!
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

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Well done. The alternating board width and contrast between ash and shadow is handsome. Tom
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Biss
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

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Thanks guys. I have to admit, I have been having alot of fun with the white ash jokes! Wife hasn't enjoyed it as much as me though...

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

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I like the Ash. Nice contrast. I see you put panels on the sides too. Are those Ash as well? I'm doing a something similar covering my sides.

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Looks great!! Got back from a needed vacation from this winter cold so looking to getting back into it. :D

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

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Thanks, so the panels you see are going to be upholstered with some white channeling material. I have borrowed a sailrite sewing machine, and plan to do the upolstery myself! It will be several more weeks before i get to that though.

Been encapsulating those floorboards for the last two evenings.
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I bought a Sailrite machine last year, it’s great. You could sew 4 pair of blue jeans together in one pass. I save my upholstery work for the winter months, it’s very rewarding work.
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Biss
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

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Well, its been awhile since I posted, Been on spring break vacation with the family. Spent some time up in Colorado doing some snow skiing. We had a ball, and I survived without any broken bones...just sore muscles!

Got back Thursday night, so I got right back to doing some boat building😁. Before the break I sanded all the floorboards and yesterday/today I fabricated the bumpers with integrated swim platforms. I'm not convinced that the length is just right yet. I may end up shortening them by one board width. I think I'll wait until the motor is mounted before making any modifications though. Ill also need to make some aluminum or ss brackets to support the platforms.

While the glue was drying, I also worked on my trailer a little. The fenders and various other items needed to be banged out straight.

Lots of work has to happen if im going to get this in the water this summer!
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Rub rail into swim platforms, looks great. Very cool.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

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Very cool design. Looking at the rake of the transom, the length of the platforms look fine to be able to sit on them.

Your build looks very clean and well though out, don't rush just to get in the water in what is bound to be just one of many years enjoying this boat.
-Jim
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

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I love the rub rails turning into the platforms, they look great. Definitely would put braces on them. Like Jimmy said, they look big enough to sit on, which has it's benefits. The veneer on the transom is a nice touch too.
I'm going on vacation down to Orange beach, so mine will be sitting too.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

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Way cool touch! For support some nice curved laminated braces in the same wood would look sharp?
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

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I like the swim platforms. It is the same idea that I had for my project. Looks like it will work well, so now I can put away my doubts about that design aspect.
Bryan

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My wife said "If I build a boat, she's getting a divorce."
We're still happily married, but now she just wants "the dam boat out of the garage."

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