The Fletchers Malahini

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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by DrBryanJ » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:13 am

Thanks for the measurements. I am going to attempt to make the side boxes this weekend. I plan on running them all the way to frame 4. I intend on putting speakers in the side of the boxes under the dash.
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by TomB » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:03 am

This is the graphic I've been using for seat/steering geometry.
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by DrBryanJ » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:18 pm

Wow Tom, there is a lot of info in that diagram. It will take some time to digest.
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Post by Bill Edmundson » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:36 pm

You also need someplace to stand up at the helm! You need to be able to see when docking, trash in the water, and people in the water!

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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by bstrong » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:59 pm

Good point Bill, I spend a lot of time standing while driving my boat, also easier to dock.

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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by Biss » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:12 am

Your boat is coming along nicely! As far as standing at the helm of a Malahini, I really don't think there will be much of that going on... Not sure how tall you are, but I'd probably hit my shin on the steering wheel if I was standing on the floorboards at the helm :D If I need to see a little better over the bow I just put a knee in the seat. To give myself some more legroom I stopped my floorboards at the front seats. There is no way, at 6'4", I would have fit comfortably without doing that. Below are a few pics for reference (wife is a 5'4"). The seat placement seems to fit us both okay. Looking forward to seeing your next post!
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by footer » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:59 am

I agree with Biss. I’m 5’4” and would have yo bend down to the steering wheel if standing. It’s not necessary. You can see fine pulling up to the dock and because the freeboard is so low, you can see everything in the water just fine.
I put in swivel buckets with sliders. I can move my seat back and fourth and my wife can swivel backwards to watch behind or talk to passengers.
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by bstrong » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:53 pm

Cool seats! I am already almost done with the built in ones so I will have to find a position that works and go with it. I have adopted Biss style of seats. So many choices to make and I am always slow to settle on one and it really slows me down. I am always afraid to bite the bullet and go for it for fear of regretting a wrong choice. The wife says there are no wrong choices and to enjoy the process. I know she is right but don't tell her I said that. :lol: :lol:

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Post by mrintense » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:56 pm

This is all looking really fine. I love it how all these cool ideas are being presented. I think the idea of sliding seats would be ideal if their's room. I seem to remember that Glen L has a plan for some sliding seat frames either in the boat building book or in one of the older newsletters.
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by bstrong » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:55 pm

Some photos of rough dry fit, not sure if the floor boards will run all the way in the center but will definitely stop at the front seats to allow for leg room. Lots of tweaking and sanding then take it all apart and epoxy. Meanwhile sanding the hull to get it ready for final coats of poly.
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

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Post by mrintense » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:16 pm

I have to say, that I realize you were intending to show the wood work you've accomplished and it looks good, but what I really enjoy about these pictures is seeing all the systems pieces in progress. I've been building my boat for so long and have yet to install anything other than two conduits and an LED light strip. I've got a closet full of parts waiting for the day when I'll be ready to install them. But in the meantime, it's nice to see this being done on other boats. :D :D
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by footer » Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:06 pm

Coming right along. I was originally going to do floor boards like you, but the Queen Influenced me to go with carpet.
Those floor boards are going to look great.

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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by bstrong » Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:23 pm

Some more pics, the bride convinced me to do the wood floor in the front to. I also adopted the 4/2 pattern from the other builds. Everything is almost done dry fitting.
I did have a question about wiring a lanyard, the 14 pin mercury wiring harness I have was purchased used and has 4 wires coming out for a lanyard. Two of the wires are labeled mercruiser, the other 2 have nothing? I am guessing these are for and outboard motor. My question is does anyone know if I am correct and if so how would I wire it to my lanyard switch that has 4 prongs ? Also the 2 wires that are labeled mercruiser are connected together and this is the way it came to me, is this correct or should they be separated? I have included a
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