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by Mark-NJ
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: dry weight for a Malahini
Replies: 8
Views: 2229

Re: dry weight for a Malahini

I have a Ski-Tow....very similar. My trailer weighs 120#. It has a spare tire (20#) and an ammo box with a jack & some tools (20#) All in that's about 160# tare weight. I have a 35HP 1957 Johnson Golden Javelin that's about #130, a 6 gal tank (empty when I weighed everything), a small boarding ladde...
by Mark-NJ
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cutting the transom at angle
Replies: 8
Views: 1983

Re: Cutting the transom at angle

...also: don't simply cut the angle that the plans say to cut. Cut the angle the engine manual says to cut. They're often not the same thing at all.
by Mark-NJ
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cutting the transom at angle
Replies: 8
Views: 1983

Re: Cutting the transom at angle

I cut mine to 90, clamped it to a sturdy frame, set a sliding T bevel to 13 degrees (the angle called for by my engine) and used a hand plane.
by Mark-NJ
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Thinking Malahini although so many good boats!
Replies: 7
Views: 1809

Re: Thinking Malahini although so many good boats!

I built a Ski-Tow which is virtually identical to the Malahini, and I can concur: I love it, it's fun, and I'd build another in a heartbeat...but in chop, it's rough. In stiff chop, it can be downright unpleasant. While I have confidence in my build, I've run through chop that has made me wonder, "i...
by Mark-NJ
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: For those of you who will make a mistake.....
Replies: 6
Views: 4674

Re: For those of you who will make a mistake.....

I have a friend who's an expert Lyman restoration craftsman and owns/runs a really nice shop. While i was neck-deep in my build, I told him that I was trying to avoid mistakes. I was surprised to hear him say "you think we don't make mistakes?" It was reassuring to hear that we're all human after all!
by Mark-NJ
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 247
Views: 126083

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Blue LEDs are annoying...and it's not just your imagination; there's science behind it:

https://blog.codinghorror.com/blue-led-backlash/
by Mark-NJ
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 4400

Re: Insurance

Thanks! I love it, too! I really like the way the "texture of the water" was captured. My daughter took this with an iPhone. She said "speed up...slow down...little more...hold that! ...and captured the sun & the water & wake just perfectly! (The restored '57 Golden Javelin doesn't suck, either...IM...
by Mark-NJ
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 4400

Re: Insurance

Hi Baron, I called Hagerty, they asked about my boat, my boating experience, who'd be driving it, etc. I filled out a simple questionnaire, and they promptly got back to me with a VERY favorable quote. I'll PM you the details... I live in NJ, and do some day-boating on Lake Hopatcong (same-day trail...
by Mark-NJ
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 4400

Re: Insurance

I entered my boat in an ACBS show...but it turned out that participation required insurance. I called all the names you know, but as soon as I said "homemade"....*click*. Then someone told me about Hagerty, and they were great! Remarkably affordable, too! https://i.postimg.cc/NjjDWywD/sunset-crop.jpg
by Mark-NJ
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes.
Replies: 25
Views: 10547

Re: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes. HELP!!

Well, the guys in the weld shop did a good job. They ground away half the material on each piece and made lap joints, so there's a lot of overlap of material. They TIG'd it and got great penetration. I ground & flap-wheeled the finished product clean enough that the assembly would slide into my bow ...
by Mark-NJ
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Plug For The Boat Building With Plywood Book
Replies: 5
Views: 3507

Re: Plug For The Boat Building With Plywood Book

Have to agree... My plans, in retrospect, were little more than "the details of my hull" that dovetailed into the book's larger message. Without the book I'd still be in the garage wondering what I'm supposed to do! IMO, you can't build a Glen-L boat w/out the book. Even if you decide to deviate fro...
by Mark-NJ
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes.
Replies: 25
Views: 10547

Re: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes. HELP!!

Do the cracks in the bow eye radiate out from the threaded hole? Could they be seen before removal? Yes and yes Did the whacking cause more damage to the bow eye, as well as the shackles? Did it make the cracks worse? I didn't take that close of a look at it, but it didn't break apart. The cracks *...
by Mark-NJ
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes.
Replies: 25
Views: 10547

Re: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes. HELP!!

My thoughts? Here ya go... This picture is all over the internet...I'm sure you've all seen it before. Point is: you can't predict what will happen on the highway, and if you're in an accident, NOTHING is more important than keeping the boat on the trailer. So what went wrong here? https://images.fo...
by Mark-NJ
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes.
Replies: 25
Views: 10547

Re: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes. HELP!!

Now here's the "full circle" question: When inserting the new bow eye, what do I seal with? Thinking I'm NOT using 4200 again! :) :)

Suggestions?
by Mark-NJ
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes.
Replies: 25
Views: 10547

Re: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes. HELP!!

It's a beautiful day here, so I figured I'd just plow on through and get working on the installation of the new bow eye. All I have to do is drill a 2nd hole through the bow, but the holes need to be parallel....how to best insure I don't mess this up? Step one: The bow eye, as bought, isn't paralle...

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