The Fletchers Malahini

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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by Sarnian » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:49 am

Bill Edmundson wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:36 am

Try these folks.


perfect...just asked for a price. Thanks so much Bill

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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by Bill Edmundson » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:00 am

They make it for most of the other companies.

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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by PeterG » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:45 pm

Wow, lots done! Looks great! About moving deck beams that form part of the frames, I don't recommend it because of structural concerns. The frame 1 deck beam supports the sides of the boat as well as the deck, the best way to do that structurally is to connect the tops of the frame 1 sides together with the deck beam per plan. Otherwise you might see the sides flexing and deck joints opening up. The Malahini is pretty roomy as designed, not sure you'd gain much more space without a lot of extra work and added weight of compensating structure. Same goes for the frame 4 deck beam, that one for sure should be installed per plan. The dash board could be moved a little forward from plan location.
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by mrintense » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:15 pm

Nice work on the side rails. I think these lend an air of elegance to wooden boats. Your's certainly do.
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by bstrong » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:07 am

Thanks, I have reconsidered moving the back deck beam, I will stick to the original plans maybe push the dash beam a little.

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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by bstrong » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:10 pm

I was busy admiring biss handywork, I started working on the dash, and side boxes. Been doing a lot of thinking about the hatch in the back, I was thinking on going with one hatch across the back from motor well frame to motor well frame like Matts.

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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by footer » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:06 am

Just a thought as it probably isn't in your plan, but there is another option and that's building it like mine. There is ample leg room in my boat. Although you loose the storage box's, there is more than enough room to move around in (don't mind the battery in the pic, its just sitting there).
It also gives the versatility of spinning the seats backwards. I even moved my dash back 2.5" to get a little longer front deck.
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