MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by footer » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:04 pm

Moving ahead little by little. Ready to apply the epoxy to the top decks.
Working on my windshield side brackets.
Getting my fuel tank installed with all my hoses.
I still have to install my battery and throttle controls.
I decided to go with two swivel front seats as I have limited mobility with my right leg. The passenger can also turn around to watch tubers. I'll build a bench seat in the back.
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Post by CarlM » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:10 pm

Footer,
She is looking fantastic!! I really like the racing stripes. What type and color did you use?
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Post by Hercdrvr » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:10 pm

Very nice, and the black Mercury 650 is going look sweet on it.
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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by footer » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:42 am

I used minwax "Red Mahogany" on the stripes. When I clearcoat everything, there will be much less definition between the colors, as the natural wood will darken considerably.

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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by PeterG » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:54 am

The deck will look great! Those seats are a nice touch and practical too!
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Post by footer » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:57 am

Thanks Peter, but I did really screw up with the stern top deck; the stern lines don't match up with my bow lines.
I recommend using a string or laser level from stem to stern to ensure the lines are perfect and straight. I tried just measuring my stern boards (and remeasured and remeasured . . . . ), only to find out how many little imperfections there were in my sheer, strongback, and motorwell.
After all my remeasuring, I still ended up being 1/8" off and although it might be difficult to see how crooked it is from the pics, I see it like a pimple on the end of my nose.

So, don't just trust your measurements or your eye, use a string to line these up.

I put on my first coat of epoxy on my top deck (probably should have waited, but I'm getting antsy).
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First coat of epoxy on the top deck.
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First coat of epoxy on the top deck.

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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by DrBryanJ » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:24 am

Footer: Looks really nice!! You'll be the only one who notices the 1/8" discrepancy.
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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by Jimbob » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:47 am

Looks fantastic!
I really like your deck layout!
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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by Sarnian » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:07 am

I really like the front swivel seats. I'd like to do something similar. Any considerations? Mounting, size, height etc?
Looks great. Congratulations

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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by footer » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:42 am

So, If you notice, it looks like the seat sits really low. Actually, when I'm done, it will be about 1.5" higher and will be perfect for me (and I'm short). Any higher and my legs won't fit past the steering wheel. I'm putting a 3/4" board on top of the plate and one under it to better support the seat and floor.
I attached a pic of the seats and swivel/slider brackets I bought. The seat is a little stiff, but feels OK.
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Seats from Amazon
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Locking Swivel/slider mount from ebay.

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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by Sarnian » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:31 am

Footer - thanks so much. This is incredibly helpful.

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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by PeterG » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:07 pm

I hear what you're saying about symmetry in the deck boards and alignment with the forward deck. I'll keep this I mind when I get to that part. I think one good approach we boat builders can use is to set a good centerline for the deck and work off that toward the sides. Antique boat restorers do this all the time, the old boats are rarely symmetrical. The perimeter cover boards absorb the differences, less obvious.
You mention 1/8" difference, you are the only one who can see it but I do know how that goes when you know it's there. I scrapped and remade the side pieces for three of my four frames when I realized they were 1/8" off the plan dimensions. I couldn't quite bring myself to let that go.
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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by hoodman » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:35 pm

1/8" is well within the margins of perfection on a boat. I installed swivel seats as well. I really like being able to swivel around when on the hook or tied up. And as you say it allows the passenger to turn around and watch the tow sports.
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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by CarlM » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:29 pm

Love the finished decking!👍

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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by Evan » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:52 am

Nice layout on the deck.

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