Biss's Malahini Build

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by PeterG » Thu May 02, 2019 9:27 am

Two sheets! That's cool. I estimated three for mine but then I'm switching to traditional planking like the old runabouts for the look. Your boat looks great, keep up the good work.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by footer » Thu May 02, 2019 10:54 am

Looking good. I'd bet you'll have it in the water easily before July. Your on the home stretch.

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Sat May 04, 2019 5:38 pm

Thanks for the encouragement! So made some progress with the decking. I got the sub deck glued down and started fitting the cover boards. Pretty time consuming making patterns. Anyway, hope to glue down some deck boards tomorrow after church.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sat May 04, 2019 6:41 pm

Biss

Great Job!

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by PeterG » Sat May 04, 2019 7:08 pm

Sweet curves, great lines, nicely done!
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Sun May 05, 2019 6:26 pm

Made a little more progress this afternoon. I got the cover boards fitted and glued down. The joints are pretty good but not perfect; hopefully the famowood will hide the rest!
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by billy c » Sun May 05, 2019 6:45 pm

Nicely done! The joinery looks really close. You may be better off with a colored epoxy filler rather than the famowood so the wood and joint will move the same as your adhesive that adheres it.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Sun May 05, 2019 7:04 pm

I hadn't thought of that. I was planning to stain the cover boards and leave the planks natural. Thought the famowood would take the stain. Do you think Ill have problems with cracking if I use it?

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by hoodman » Sun May 05, 2019 7:11 pm

I could be wrong, but I would think thin veneers epoxied to plywood and totally encapsulated aren't going to move that much. That's a great looking joint.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by billy c » Sun May 05, 2019 7:12 pm

I think so simply because the joint will always move slightly. The famowood does well with repairs within a piece of wood like drill holes or splits.
This is what I'd prefer for something like that:
405 Filleting Blend Adhesive Filler is a strong, wood-toned epoxy filler. Add it to your epoxy mix when making epoxy joints and fillets on naturally finished wood. It mixes easily with epoxy. This product helps you create smooth fillets that will need only a little sanding. Its color is a consistent brown. 405 Filleting Blend can be blended with other WEST SYSTEM Fillers to modify the shade of your epoxy mix. You can blend it into any WEST SYSTEM 105 Resin/20X Hardener combination, G/flex Epoxy 650, or G/5 Five-Minute Adhesive.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by billy c » Sun May 05, 2019 7:16 pm

hoodman wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 7:11 pm
I could be wrong, but I would think thin veneers epoxied to plywood and totally encapsulated aren't going to move that much. That's a great looking joint.
...They move have you looked at any strakes on boats and seen the seam? with famowood you would eventually get 2 cracks on both sides of the fill
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by footer » Mon May 06, 2019 3:37 am

Really moving along. Looking good. Where did you get the wide thin boards?

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Mon May 06, 2019 4:18 am

Thanks for the advice fellas. Ill probably just stain some sawdust and mix it in with some epoxy to make a filler; won't need very much.

All my Mahogany came from Phillips Forrest Products over in Texas. I had them cut and plane the deck planking. The cover boards were 10" wide and the planks are 3". All 3/8" thick.

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by bstrong » Mon May 06, 2019 5:08 am

:D :D Thank is looking sharp, your moving along quickly. looking forward to your next post.

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by DrBryanJ » Mon May 06, 2019 5:34 am

Biss, It's looking great.
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