MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by footer » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:40 am

We made copies. Like you, I wanted to keep my originals and I was happy to see he took the copies. I bought some things online that weren't taxed, so I figured I'd be honest and claim them. You'd think I would have learned by now. :lol:
Can't wait until I can kick back and put my feet up on my dash too. :D

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Post by footer » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:07 am

I got my seat back. I set it in place. I wanted to have the seats done before I built the frame, so I was sure it would fit right, so it's just sitting on the floor. You get the idea what it's going to look like anyway.
I got the safety glass installed in the frames I made and got it all installed on the boat. I still have to make the beauty plate for the center of the front of the windshield.
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Windshield on.
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Safety glass installed and windshield on. Still have to make a beauty plate to cover the center post.
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Malahini: Back seat just sitting on the floor.

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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by footer » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:31 am

From this side view, It's obvious that I need to move my axle back further to get the proper balance. Had to put some weight on the tongue just to be safe. it's only a few pounds heavier on the tongue and you can lift it with a finger.
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Windshield installed.

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Post by mrintense » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:57 am

The Malahini is looking wonderful. I like the trim on the back seat, real nice touch. Isn't it decidedly delicious to have it all come together like this. I can't hardly wait for that day. :D :D
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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by footer » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:36 am

So close to being done.
This year, like last year, we hosted the lakes water skiers. They used to do the pyramid. They have been doing this for 20 years, but now that they are getting older, they just try to get as many behind one boat as they can.
Last year they tried pulling up 15 and ended with 13 behind one boat. This year they started with 16 and got 13 behind one boat.
Trying to get the next generation on board with the fun. The youngest in this group was 11 and the oldest was 58. By the way they both stayed up. lol
Happy 4th of July
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13 of 16 got up. Transferred all13 to one boat. Tied last years record
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Getting ready to ski 16 people, two boats
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So close

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Post by Gayle Brantuk » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:11 pm

Sounds like fun! Thanks for sharing...

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Post by footer » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:10 am

So, I finally got my back seat pedestal installed and I used the space to mount my Bluetooth stereo amp (the wiring wouldn't reach from the front).
I got the carpeting installed. My wife found a great deal on a 6'x10' piece of indoor/outdoor carpet and the color was perfect. Feels like home.
So, with a few minor details still left to finish, she is almost ready to go in the water.
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The comforts of home.
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Rear seat pedestal installed with my bluetooth stereo amp installed in it.
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Carpet installed

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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by CarlM » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:22 am

Looks stunning! Fun times ahead.

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Post by Biss » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:07 am

Nice work! Looks really clean and roomy!

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Post by Sarnian » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:45 am

Looks absolutely fantastic....looking forward to seeing the launch

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Post by PeterG » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:56 pm

Impressive! Can't wait to see the launch and builder's trials, have LOTS of fun!
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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by footer » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:07 am

So she was supposed to go in the water this weekend, but there were problems. The starter solenoid quit working. It clicked in, but no connection to the starter. Bought a new one, which you can no longer get the stock mount, so this one had to be modified to fit.
Anyway, the new one, which I made sure I wired exactly the same way the old one was, didn't work at all. Not even a click. Thinking it may have a polarity issue, I reversed to coil wires. TaDa! Worked, 5 or 6 times. I put the covers all back on and tried it again and then it stuck in. Held power to the starter and wouldn't release. It took me almost a minute to get the wires back off while the engine was cranking over the whole time. No gas in it fortunately. I guess an emergency stop switch would have helped. So, I decided to pull the old one apart. I drilled out the rivets and Discovered the contacts were filthy. I cleaned everything back up to shiny, put it back together and it worked.
So, it's all back together and ready for fuel. Now, I just need to have a few hours of free time to to get it in the water and run it.

Carpeting is in and bluetooth stereo system installed. Just a few more details and we're done.
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Lettering all on. Carpeting in. Still have inside side panels to finish. Also have to install rear spray rails and transom band.
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Swivel chairs give me so much more versatility.
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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by Biss » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:16 am

Looking really cool. Sorry to hear about your solenoid issue. Had something similar happen to me on an ATV. All the generic replacements were junk. Hopefully the original will continue to work. Can't wait to see it in the water!

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Post by Gayle Brantuk » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:12 am

Such a beautiful boat--I look forward to seeing her in the water...

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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by denbrlr » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:24 pm

She looks great! Have fun :)

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