The Fletchers Malahini

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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by bstrong » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:15 am

Working on the windshield template and brackets.
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by JimmY » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:26 pm

I like!
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by chugalug » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:32 pm

:D I like the tent idea.I have a 24 ft boat shed and the plans for a 32ft pontoon boat.Hmmmmmmm. :D
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by footer » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:45 am

Looking good. Got some real cool originality pieces. The Dolphin windshield frames and the compass are neat touches.
I was going to do my floor similar to yours with an intarsia inlay, but my wife opted for carpet. Lol.
Looking great.

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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by BarnacleMike » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:38 am

Love the windshield brackets! Really cool!
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by mrintense » Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:20 pm

Nice touches on the windshield frames. The best part of watching these builds is seeing how everyone adds their own bit of flair to the design. Really cool!!
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by bstrong » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:21 pm

Ok the winter has slowed me a little but I always try do a little something each day. Since I haven't posted in a while this little each day has added up. I have just did another dry fit(how many do you do?) after adding ribbon Sapele to side boxes and seat frames. I also gave my wood guy(south jersey lumbermans) my top side patterns so he can pick out some mahogany boards and mill them down to 3/8. I am going to remove and sand everything before re-installing and permanently screwing and gluen. Then I plan on finish sanding everything and applying the 2 part poly. If anyone has some advise for me, or a another way I should go please let me know. This is the final push for the interior and I want it to go as smooth as I can. We are thinking red seats and white side panels.
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by JimmY » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:37 pm

Lookin' Sharp! 8) 8)
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by denbrlr » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:05 pm

Looking great! Your plan of dry fitting, then installing/epoxying, then finishing seems reasonable to me. It helps you make sure things will turn out the way you want them. The detail on the floor of your boat is awesome!

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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by PeterG » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:31 pm

Well done and can't wait to see more!
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by DrBryanJ » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:55 am

Very Nice! Very Nice indeed!
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by Biss » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:33 pm

Very nice craftsmanship! I look forward to seeing how it all comes together.

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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by mrintense » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:27 am

Wow, that floor. That's really something else. Nice work!
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by bstrong » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:24 am

Thanks for the reply's everyone. I am starting to get going again now that the weather is getting nicer here. I epoxied the side boxes and seat frames in, and started to get the wood rough get for the deck. I still have to finish the interior with poly. I also did the engine cowl with new decals and trim.
Hope to get this all finishe
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d for boating season. I plan on going to the DMV soon to get a registration for the trailer. Build on everybody!! :D

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