Old Black Rum - Malahini Launch - June 16, 2012

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Old Black Rum - Malahini Launch - June 16, 2012

Post by Iggy » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:30 am

Well.. yesterday was indeed launch day for Old Black Rum, my Malahini!

Was overcast and windy when we where setting up to leave, but the wind dropped and the sun poked out when we got to the lake. The launch area was pretty busy at Pigeon Lake's provincial park, and I didn't have much time for ceremony during the actual launch. We got a bottle of champagne but will open it later.

In short, it was simply amazing. Floats a little heavy at the stern, but no surpise with my big 90 engine and 19 gal fuel tank full, plus battery in the rear. However she planes fantastic and the 90 HP Mariner lifts her out of the water with little effort. No porposing, no cavitation issues, nothing I couldn't adjust with the trim anyways. The extra 5 degree's I built into the transom seems to have been the right decision.

It took a bit of time to produce the launch video, and my rendering software kept failing otherwise I would have had it up last night.

But its finally done and posted to youtube here: http://youtu.be/vGZKuYxOKTo

Old Black Rum is now an official part of the Glen-L fleet!

My dad's GPS was out of power so we didn't get an offical speed, but my guess will be somewhere around 45 MPH.

I am a very proud Papa this fathers day.
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Re: Old Black Rum - Malahini Launch - June 16, 2012

Post by fergal butler » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:51 am

Congrats captain Iggy, time to have some fun. :D

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Re: Old Black Rum - Malahini Launch - June 16, 2012

Post by BruceDow » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:55 am

Great video.

I love the closing credits.

Congratulations on the launch!!
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Re: Old Black Rum - Malahini Launch - June 16, 2012

Post by jeffh » Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:16 pm

Congrats Ian. I love the video and the credits. I can't think of a launch video that I've enjoyed watching more than this one. That Malahini bounce out in the rougher water looks awfully familiar :lol:
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Re: Old Black Rum - Malahini Launch - June 16, 2012

Post by darthplywood » Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:29 pm

Very Cool!! Its great to see it went well!
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Re: Old Black Rum - Malahini Launch - June 16, 2012

Post by slug » Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:23 pm

Very nice Ian! Great to see the whole family enjoying the event. Certainly a wonderfull father's day.

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Re: Old Black Rum - Malahini Launch - June 16, 2012

Post by Lowka53 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:08 pm

:lol: I can tell it was a good launch just by the smiles the sun didn't need to be out the reaction on the faces of your family told it all gratz on your launch. very good looking boat :wink: 8)
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Re: Old Black Rum - Malahini Launch - June 16, 2012

Post by SeaPea » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:57 pm

Congrats on your hard work Iggy! Very nice and you should be proud of such a great job!

Enjoyed the video too!

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Re: Old Black Rum - Malahini Launch - June 16, 2012

Post by Trackhappy » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:03 am

Fantastic! So neat to see a project completed and successful. Great job.
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Re: Old Black Rum - Malahini Launch - June 16, 2012

Post by ttownshaw » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:10 am

Fantastic Ian....you do look like a proud papa!
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Re: Old Black Rum - Malahini Launch - June 16, 2012

Post by billy c » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:22 am

congrats Ian! :D
good to see you hanging out over here with us at the Launching Ramp
again great job! love the video too
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Re: Old Black Rum - Malahini Launch - June 16, 2012

Post by rbrandenstein » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:19 am

Congratulations Iggy! Welcome to the Malahini club.

I love the comment from your wife: " At least its out of the garage." My wife is looking forward to have our garage back to normal as well.
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Re: Old Black Rum - Malahini Launch - June 16, 2012

Post by red » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:41 am

congrats thats one fine boat you built your self.

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Re: Old Black Rum - Malahini Launch - June 16, 2012

Post by Bill Edmundson » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:48 am

:D :D :D

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Re: Old Black Rum - Malahini Launch - June 16, 2012

Post by Grand Chillin » Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:13 am

Way to go Ian and family, :D

Thanks for sharing your boat building adventure with us. The smiles say it all. While I usually only give one of these to Tug builds. Iggy this one is for you. :wink:
http://youtu.be/ElruJMYilow
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