27 September 2004
Greetings, Attached are some photos of my Malahini project as of 9/26/04. I started working on the project in August 03 starting with your frame kit. I would definitely recommend the kit since it is very accurate and save lots of time. Turning the boat over was nerve-wracking, but ended up being very simple with the proper preparation (1x3 temporary bracing across all of the frames, a set of five old tires and two helpers). Next will be the transom motor/well, the flooring and possibly framing the front deck before calling it a season. I haven't finalized on the motor yet, but am leaning towards a 40 HP Evinrude E-tec. If all goes well, we may be in the water by Spring!