Biss's Malahini Build

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Sarnian » Thu May 16, 2019 5:25 am

Bummer! - hope you are ok. About 6 months ago I sanded the top of my finger off - got it caught in a belt sander running with 40 grit. I can tell you it is an incredible efficient way to cut your nails (and skin/tissue).

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Fri May 17, 2019 1:58 pm

So I been working on sanding the deck boards. I am currently just running over the boards with a belt sander and eyeballing it. I follow up with a long board, but can't really tell if it is flat. I guess I will just scribble pencil marks all over the top and hit it with the long board to find the low spots. Any other tricks to get a nice smooth/flat surface?

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Bill Edmundson » Fri May 17, 2019 2:01 pm

Close your eyes and just feel it. You'll be amazed what your finger tips can see.

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by TomB » Fri May 17, 2019 2:52 pm

The pencil works. Push the long board diagonal this way, that way, and last with the grain. Very light pressure on the board will let it slide around easily and catch on the high spots. A low spot will hold a little swirl of dust. (I think it takes one boat to get the hang of it :D :D )

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Fri May 17, 2019 6:21 pm

Thanks guys, did some more sanding this evening and I think Im getting closer!

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Milhouse » Sat May 18, 2019 11:59 am

Sorry to hear about your thumb!
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Sat May 18, 2019 6:09 pm

Thumb is still really tinder, but it is starting the healing process. Going to take quite awhile since there wasn't much skin left!

Im pretty determined to get this boat finished, so I just put a glove on and keep trucking! Got the deck all sanded and also got the cover boards stained today. Hopefully I will be able to get a couple coats of epoxy on tomorrow. Then on to the deck seams...
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by bstrong » Sun May 19, 2019 6:55 am

Looks really sharp!!! I am curious about where you plan on putting your fill for the fuel, I will probably order the same tank as you. And what stain did you use on your cover boards looks like its going to turn out nice!!

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by BarnacleMike » Sun May 19, 2019 7:18 am

That looks really amazing. Coming along beautifully!

I’m still looking forward to seeing those swim platforms go on.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by DrBryanJ » Sun May 19, 2019 8:29 am

Biss looks really nice!
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Sun May 19, 2019 11:46 am

Thanks again, so I put the first coat of epoxy on this afternoon. Hope to get another one on before bedtime!

The stain (or dye) is Vintage Cherry by General Finishes. It is water based and goes on really nice. Saw an article in small boats monthly where this was used on a glen l squirt (by Art Atkinson). I really liked the way it turned out on his. Hope mine looks half as good!

I have my fill hose and I think it is going to be flexable enough to position fill port closer to the side of the deck, maybe 16 inches or so from the edge.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Milhouse » Sun May 19, 2019 2:45 pm

You are really cooking! Your progress is amazing. The boat is looking really great!!
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by footer » Sun May 19, 2019 5:46 pm

Really moving along. Looking great.

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by hoodman » Sun May 19, 2019 7:12 pm

It's a lot of fun when you roll that first coat of epoxy on and see what the wood is really going to look like.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Sun May 26, 2019 7:05 am

Been working on the deck seams. I used micro spheres and epoxy (2 to 1 ratio approx). It is alot of work doing the seams; masking, filling/refilling, remasking low areas fill some more, sanding.... Anyhow, got them done and buried under a couple coats of epoxy. More sanding...

Starting to think about storage access. I plan to cut two hatches through the aft deck. Any advice on the best way to do this. Was hoping not to use any ss banding. Also any recommendations on hardware.
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