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Malahini - 16' outboard - plan modifications

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 5:07 pm
by zicolew12
Good evening,

I am interested in building this boat from scratch, but have a few questions to get my thoughts started:
1. Are these plans/materials suitable for saltwater ocean?
2. Can the plans be modified to extend the boat to approx. 18' or + 10-15%?

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Z

Re: Malahini - 16' outboard - plan modifications

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 4:24 am
by DrBryanJ
the malahini doesn’t have much freeboard and the bottom is fairly flat. I don’t think it would be a great boat to use in the ocean

The malahini is a stretched version of another boat ( I don’t remember which). So it can not be stretched any further

Re: Malahini - 16' outboard - plan modifications

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 4:47 am
by zicolew12
Thank you for your feedback.

Are there any boats with a similar build that we can browse on this website for saltwater use? Or any others you would recommend. We only have access to saltwater ocean.

Z

Re: Malahini - 16' outboard - plan modifications

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 6:29 am
by Bill Edmundson

Re: Malahini - 16' outboard - plan modifications

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 10:25 am
by hoodman
Here's another good option with a deep vee hull.

https://www.boatdesigns.com/17-Roustabo ... ducts/354/

Re: Malahini - 16' outboard - plan modifications

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 12:49 pm
by zicolew12
hoodman wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 10:25 am
Here's another good option with a deep vee hull.

https://www.boatdesigns.com/17-Roustabo ... ducts/354/
Thank you! We will look into this one.

Re: Malahini - 16' outboard - plan modifications

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 12:50 pm
by zicolew12
Thank you! we will look into this one.

Re: Malahini - 16' outboard - plan modifications

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 6:15 pm
by zicolew12
We decided to go with the Geronimo after further research. Just bought the plans and will review from there. Thanks!

Re: Malahini - 16' outboard - plan modifications

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:40 am
by kayenhere1
zicolew12 wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 4:47 am
Thank you for your feedback.

Are there any boats with a similar build that we can browse on this website best merch for saltwater use? Or any others you would recommend. We only have access to saltwater ocean.

Z
yes i am also interested in the same boat with much capacity of saltwater.