Biss's Malahini Build

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Bill Edmundson » Tue May 28, 2019 10:51 am

I like a larger cleat on the bow and stern, incase I need to tow or be towed. smaller ones one the side for tying up or fenders.

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by footer » Tue May 28, 2019 6:10 pm

I bought 5" long ones and like the way they look.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Wed May 29, 2019 6:34 am

Thanks! If I have to tow or be towed, I'd likely just use the bow/stern eyes. Footer, I appreciate the visual. Looks like what you have fits good on the Malahini.

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Jimbob » Wed May 29, 2019 10:38 am

First, your boat is looking great!

Re: the Cleats
If you are going to be towed, you want to connect to the bow eye like you said. If you are going to tow, you want to connect to the stern eye like you said. You also will want to tie the boat to the dock at the front of the boat and the rear of the boat. If you are not planning on using the bow eye to tie to the dock, you might want to put a heavier cleat closer to the bow. For the fenders, you can use small cleats. Mine are only about 2" long. For the front and rear of the boat, use larger cleats. My rear cleats are about 5" long. You will want to place your fender cleats where your fenders will best protect your boat. (at the widest part and one at the front and back.) For tying up the boat, my dock lines will connect to my lift rings and go through the fairleader at the front and the larger cleats at the back. Example pics below:
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small fender cleats one at center, and one in front of the windshield.
small fender cleats one at center, and one in front of the windshield.
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bow lift ring and fairleader for tying to the dock
stern lift ring and rear cleats for tying to the dock
stern lift ring and rear cleats for tying to the dock
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by hoodman » Wed May 29, 2019 11:04 am

I have a lifting eye/cleat in the center of the front deck. Then on either side of the bow I have bow chocks. With this system I tie off to the lifting eye and thread the dock line through the chocks at the port or starboard edges of the deck and on to the dock cleat.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Thu May 30, 2019 4:47 am

Guys, thanks again for the suggestions and the photos. I think I will be using 4 smaller flip up cleats, two on each side for tie off and/or bumpers and a single center bow cleat with the chocks on either side of the bow. I think that will work pretty good for this size/style boat. BTW Jim your boat is a beauty! Lots of attention to detail!

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:00 pm

Okay, planning to cut some holes in my deck and wanted to just make sure no one sees any issues with my plan! The aft hatches shown below will be cut on the outside of the masking tape. They are 24" long and 7.5 to 10" wide. Will be hinged as shown. Also which side of the boat do most put the gas fill port. Currently showing on the starboard.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:16 pm

I would put the gas fill on the same side as it is on your tow vehicle. One stop shopping.

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:31 am

Thanks Bill. Makes sense. Anyboy else see any issues with my hatch plans. Probably cut them in this afternoon.

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by billy c » Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:55 am

Are they going to be water tight hatches? Some good details on some of the kayak websites for that
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:52 am

Not planning to make them water tight. I probably will have a gasket to keep them from rattling though.

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by hoodman » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:56 am

It will be nice to have hatches in that area. I don't know where you're planning on putting your battery but it's good to have easy access to that. I'm with Bill on the gas fill. Unless you are living on the lake and going to be gassing up at the dock most of the time then put it on the same side as the helm.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by footer » Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:56 am

Hey Biss, looking great. I will be docking my boat on my port side and I fill my boat at my dock, so I put my fill on my port side.
My thought on your hatches are; I assume having a swim deck, wet people will be crawling over them. So, supporting and sealing for the weight of wet people crawling over them.
Sounds like your hatch is big enough to get a battery in and out.
I'm using the bigger marine starting battery (7"x13"x9.5"h).

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:33 pm

Been awhile since I posted! Been too busy working on the darn boat...so since the last post I got the hatches cut in, boat clear coated, clear blocked/buffed, seat back final fitment, started upolstry (side panels), fill hose/hardware, and alittle trailer setup work. Hope to get the boat up on the trailer and the motor mounted in the next few days.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:35 pm

Few more pics of the seat backs
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