Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

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Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Postby soedesh » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:03 pm

A few pics of my successful boat flip here in NY today. Temp was around 30 degrees F, but everything went smoothly!

Boat comes off the blocks. Wow, seems lighter than we thought it would be!
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Rolling, glad I added those braces! I didn't hear any creaks or cracks, very smooth roll.
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And back onto the cradle. Whew!
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As always, thanks to all the people from this forum who have contributed their knowledge, I couldn't have gotten this far without it!

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Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Postby soedesh » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:06 pm

One more pic, of the crew!

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Postby upspirate » Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:23 pm

Yea!!!
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Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Postby soedesh » Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:33 pm

Lol, yes, had some excellent beer to celebrate!

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Postby upspirate » Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:41 pm

Now there will be some quiet C&C time pondering how everything will be done on the topside....after the requisite sitting inside making motor noises!!!

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Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Postby rbrandenstein » Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:03 pm

Congratulations on your flip.
The build now becomes very non-linear. The hull build is very ordered, but the interior and everything else is much more free form. I found myself just staring at the hull and trying to imagine the different things that needed to be done. The other thing I found is that you can go for a long time and nothing seems to look much different, even though you are making progress.
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Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Postby vupilot » Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:33 pm

Congrats! Looks great outside. Plenty of tasks to do now and the real thinking work begins.

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Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Postby Roberta » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:37 am

Good Job!!! Congrats!!!! Now's where you really have to become the designer and engineer. Have fun creating your very own Malahini!!

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Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Postby slug » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:41 am

Congratulations...a great day!
Don't be afraid to spend a little money on cheap mock-ups for your interior. It will greatly aid in getting everything "just right" and is a good investment.

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Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Postby ttownshaw » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:15 am

Fantastic!
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Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Postby soedesh » Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:58 am

Thanks for the support and great advice!

I'll definitely be mocking up the interior before I lock in on the dash and floor. I've already framed out (but haven't glued/screwed) the engine bay, and temporarily installed the carlings.

It is certainly a big change to be faced with the myriad design decisions, but that is really the fun part!

I have decided to build the dash and deck perimeter out of black walnut. I've read about this on the forums and I realize it is a little bit unconventional but should be fine. This is for sentimental reasons - I have a large slice of a black walnut burl which we harvested from my families property when I was a child and it reminds me of my father. (The burl always looked like a bear was climbing the tree!) I'd like to make the dash from this (bookmatched in center).

Regarding the layout, I would like to add a short deck between the front and back seat areas. I am hoping this fits and will see soon as I will probably mock this up next week. I think I've seen some folks do this, but can't find any photos.

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Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Postby Wood Nut » Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:37 am

Bookmatched black walnut burl! I love the sound of that and can't wait to see pictures of it.
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Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Postby gdcarpenter » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:40 am

Congrats, I know how satisfying it is to finally have her flipped. Takes some time just to get used to seeing her right side up after all that upside down time. Looks like a fantastic job so far, and what you propose sounds even better. Having 'mocked up' my dash probabaly a good 6 times or more only to change my mind yet again I totally agree with the mock up approach to most everything.
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Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Postby rbrandenstein » Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:27 pm

I added a short deck between the front and back cockpits. I think that is what you are planning, if I read it correctly. I wanted the two cockpit look. Here is what mine looks like.
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It is about 13 inches wide.
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Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Postby soedesh » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:30 am

I roughed out the gauge portion of the dash from solid walnut burl, bookmatched in the center. Top edge is still rough oversized and will be matched to the curve of the upper edge of the dash beam. I'm thinking I'll stain this and then finish it with epifane varnish. There are a few holes which I think I'll fill with some wood dust filled epoxy after the part is stained.

I'm not quite sure what I'll do for labels for the switches in the middle. I do like the examples where folks here had the dash laser engraved, but not sure if I want to do that. I might try to find some engraved brass labels for each switch, which I'd have chromed. (If anyone knows of a source for this, please let me know.)

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