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by Hercdrvr
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 270
Views: 48898

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Forget what I said about a 17” prop, I didn’t connect the dots that a “command thrust” engine had a 2.33 gear ratio. To put in car terms for my brain, That’s like going from a 3.23 rear end to 4.10 gears. It will have a great hole shot with a 17” prop.

Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 270
Views: 48898

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

I’d start with a 13.25 x 15 pitch. That 60hp will struggle to turn a 17 pitch.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 270
Views: 48898

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Beautiful, wow.
When you get the motor mounted you’ll have a better idea where your tongue weight is. I was a little light on my Malahini tongue and had to move the winch tower forward to get 180lbs on the tongue.
What engine are you going with?
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 460
Views: 85259

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

by Hercdrvr
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 270
Views: 48898

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Very nice sir. Always scary to cut into the nice decking.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 460
Views: 85259

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Hooked up a battery and a quick ignition switch and she fired right up. Short YouTube video below.

https://youtu.be/4UoVF589TcQ

Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 64
Views: 14453

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

I’m not following what you mean by moving the deck beam at frame #4 back 7 inches. Seven inches aft of frame #4 is about where the dash is. Maybe your counting frames from the bow aft and really talking about frame #1. In that case, you could move the deck beam and back seat aft 7” for more room. Do...
by Hercdrvr
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 460
Views: 85259

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Been drilling big holes in the boat today.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini performance
Replies: 45
Views: 12027

Re: Malahini performance

No, they stop about halfway back and that was enough to deflect water. When on plane only about a foot of the spray rails are in the water.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini performance
Replies: 45
Views: 12027

Re: Malahini performance

Having been wet for two years and now riding dry, Im going to say spray rails are not optional on a Malahini.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Never owned a boat and I'm thinking of building the Malahini
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Never owned a boat and I'm thinking of building the Malahini

I’ll be at The Gathering with a Malahini, take it out on the river a few miles and give her hell, see what you think. Time to build, cost, simplicity of construction, speed, head turner factor, versatility, etc...it’s hard to beat. I have about $12,000 in mine. Don’t get me wrong, this Barrelback I’...
by Hercdrvr
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini performance
Replies: 45
Views: 12027

Re: Malahini performance

Report on Malahini spray rails. Wow, what a difference, night and day how dry we are now.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: At a loss.... fairing
Replies: 18
Views: 589

Re: At a loss.... fairing

I too was confused about fairing in the beginning. Then the lightbulb clicked on and I rather enjoy the process now. Make the plywood lie flat on all the framework with the tool of your choice, I like a belt sander with 36 grit, that’s all there is to it. Its was scary at first because I wasn’t comf...
by Hercdrvr
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 439
Views: 127007

Re: Aussie Belle

Sweet looking trailer.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1111
Views: 255709

Re: Matt's Geronimo

That’s some fancy carpentry work you have there.
Matt B