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by Biss
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 322
Views: 86294

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Man, that is looking great!
by Biss
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 102
Views: 35209

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Your boat is coming along nicely! As far as standing at the helm of a Malahini, I really don't think there will be much of that going on... Not sure how tall you are, but I'd probably hit my shin on the steering wheel if I was standing on the floorboards at the helm :D If I need to see a little bett...
by Biss
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 380
Views: 112349

Re: modified malahini

I installed a single 800 gpm pump (shoreline marine). I wired mine to a manual switch. I figured if I needed a float, I could install it later. I have yet to turn in on when out on the water. That said I trailer my boat, so any water we get inside is drained after we load out.
by Biss
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Garage floor paint recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 1172

Re: Garage floor paint recommendations

Sherwin Williams has some pretty good epoxy floor coatings. I would stop in at one of there stores and ask for recommendations. Our local store has some really knowledgeable people that always seem to help me select the correct product.

Biss
by Biss
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 189
Views: 59982

Re: Malahini from MD

Looking really good! I also had to fill the seams a few times before getting them all flush.
by Biss
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 102
Views: 35209

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Looking really nice!
by Biss
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 342
Views: 80768

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

I borrowed an engine hoist and placed the motor exactly where I wanted it, then market the two top holes. I actually hooked power to the motor so i could used the trim to adgust the angle of the mounting plate to the transom. Pulled the motor back and drilled the holes. When satisfied I hung the mot...
by Biss
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 189
Views: 59982

Re: Malahini from MD

Looks great! Love the trim on the deck. Really cool. Sides look fine to me too.
by Biss
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 510
Views: 115033

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Really cool, looks nice!
by Biss
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 189
Views: 59982

Re: Malahini from MD

I guess you probably have seen my report on the 60hp I have on my malahini. The 60hp command thrust has a similar power curve to the Yamaha 70hp (4 stroke). The Merc supposedly has better torque at the low end of the rpm range, and I would assume the 70 would probably give a slightly higher top spee...
by Biss
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 342
Views: 80768

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Thanks guys. Yes it is a real blessing to be able to share the boat with my mom and dad. They were both really impressed. My dad has actually designed and built a few wooden boats earlier in life. They were basically flat bottom fishing boats. Usually powered with a small 25-35hp outboard. I think h...
by Biss
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 173
Views: 52358

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Great videos! Boat looks great on the water. I assume the brown house is yours; very nice place and beautiful views!

So, have you been able to get your new motor all setup and tuned? Looks like lots of fun ahead for you and your family/friends.

Biss
by Biss
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 342
Views: 80768

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Took my Mom and Pop out on the lake for a cruise this Friday. Good times!
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by Biss
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 173
Views: 52358

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Glad you got your new motor installed. Sorry that you are having some performance issues, sounds like they are all fixable. You may need to go down further to a 13p. What is your WOT rpm, I'm getting about 5900. Your manual should say what range you should be in. I think it is probably 5500-6000. Yo...
by Biss
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 342
Views: 80768

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

I went with the 13.25 x 17. My motor is the command thrust version, not sure which one you bought. I just used Mercurys prop selector on their webpage. I'm really happy with the performance with this setup. Good hole shot and tops out at 35mph wot (5900rpm).