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Mal's Malahini down under

Postby Mal » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:50 am

Malcolm is my name. I'm a builder by trade, bought a small 3 metre long zip style boat and enjoyed re-decking it in mahogany with a white pine insert. It looks great in the deep blue/green waters of lake Wakatipu, South Island New Zealand.
Got so excited I bought my first Glen L Malahini plan, ordered the timbers and really looking forward to the build.
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Re: Mal's Malahini down under

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:05 am

Mal,

Beautiful boat! Welcome to our Forum and we look forward to "seeing" you build the Malahini down under...

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Re: Mal's Malahini down under

Postby JimmY » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:33 am

Welcome. That looks like a Glen L Squirt.

Nice job.
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Re: Mal's Malahini down under

Postby Mal » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:22 am

Thanks for that.
Yes, just begun machining the mahogany timber and broke a cog on the thicknesser which slowed me down a notch.

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Re: Mal's Malahini down under

Postby Mal » Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:07 am

Hi just got the no 1 frame together tonight hope to get frame 2 on Monday

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Re: Mal's Malahini down under

Postby PeterG » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:06 am

You are moving right along, sounds great! The frames are pretty straightforward for layout and assembly. The transom is more complex because the pattern and plan dimensions are for the aft (exterior) surface and can take as much time as the four frames. Just take your time, ask questions because others here will help, and most of all have fun! Oh, and post pictures!
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Re: Mal's Malahini down under

Postby Mal » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:06 pm

Frame 1 : Using the two-pot Norski 221 Epoxy Glue I had from the work on the previous little boat, I set about gluing the mahogany frame to the tantalised ply gussets. After more than an hour I noticed the glue hadn't gone off so phoned the number on the glue jar. VERY helpful woman confirmed my fear: the glue does not suit tantalised wood. She said it was the correct glue BUT I had to use a different hardener, which she is sending me.
Because the glue hadn't set it was easy to pull it all apart - something to think about!
In the mean time I've cut out the rest of the gussets and had a tidy up . . .
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frame 1 laid out
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timbers cut and numbered
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workshop and 20" wide board ready for action

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Re: Mal's Malahini down under

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:38 pm

Looking goo, Mal!

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Re: Mal's Malahini down under

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:39 pm

I hate to be the one to ask this, Mal, but what is tantalised wood?

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Re: Mal's Malahini down under

Postby rleete » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:42 pm

Proprietary name for a brand of pressure treated.

And the word is "tanalised", from "TANALITH E", which is the brand name of the chemical compound used. Similar to copper based pressure treated here in the States.

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Re: Mal's Malahini down under

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:33 am

Thanks for the clarification! That's what I figured, just hadn't heard that term before.


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