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by Sarnian
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 254
Views: 84686

Re: Malahini from MD

I’ll preface this by saying I know nothing about engines. Is there anything special I should consider for a self install and use of an Evinrude E-tec (75hp)? I’m considering this engine vs a merc 60 - it’s new but I’d want to hang it myself - to save $ and to learn. I understand this is a two stroke...
by Sarnian
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 254
Views: 84686

Re: Malahini from MD

1/8 thick. Took the bend just fine without heating - and doesn’t feel flimsy.
by Sarnian
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 254
Views: 84686

Re: Malahini from MD

I’ve been working on the windshield today with my youngest. I bought some uv resistant Lexan - cut it to shape using the template I made. Then on the frame I put down a little butyl tape. I use some 304 stainless to secure the top and center of the windshield. That is all good I think. I’m not settl...
by Sarnian
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 530

Re: Insurance

Hey there. I know there’s at least one thread on this - just do a search above using “insurance”. One recommendation was haggerty.
by Sarnian
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 254
Views: 84686

Re: Malahini from MD

that's a good idea footer.... If only I'd waited! - I put one high on the port side, just aft of the dash (my tank is in the bow) hopefully with the loop in the line that will stop any water getting to the fuel.
by Sarnian
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 186
Views: 66395

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

looks fantastic! - are you taking orders for cutwaters now? Let me know where to send my request. My welding started off well - but ended in disaster...havent added that bit to my story yet :mrgreen:
by Sarnian
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Somerset, KY Gentry
Replies: 63
Views: 15408

Re: Somerset, KY Gentry

Carl - you've made amazing progress in such a short time. Looking great! I'm really intrigued by building a boat with an inboard - seems to add a whole other level.
by Sarnian
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 254
Views: 84686

Re: Malahini from MD

Hi Rynomine - not much experience on those lakes - I know generally that deep creek gets really busy, my guess is lake Anna does too...but not sure. Every year or two my family spends some time up in Maine - so we'll use it there, but I also thought the lower Potomac would be good. One place I've be...
by Sarnian
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 254
Views: 84686

Re: Malahini from MD

Hi all. Looking for some advice. Where have you tended to position your fuel vent? I believe they have to go on the side of the boat, but any advice on where? My fuel tank is in the bow. My plan is to run the line from the vent to the bottom of the deck then back down to the tank to try to prevent w...
by Sarnian
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 254
Views: 84686

Re: Malahini from MD

Hi Tom - I tried to steam and laminate originally, but just got too much spring back, which meant I couldn't get the exact curve I wanted. I ended up creating a profile on the deck by using a template windshield, then scarfing two pieces of African mahogany together to make the deck part of the wind...
by Sarnian
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 254
Views: 84686

Re: Malahini from MD

Carl...it only looks good because you're not standing close to it. Now your window frames...they truly look great!
by Sarnian
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 254
Views: 84686

Re: Malahini from MD

I also made this for the top of the transom - 20ga 304 stainless, got it as #2B, and then polished up using a wheel and some compounds from amazon. I am quite pleased with how it turned out.
by Sarnian
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 254
Views: 84686

Re: Malahini from MD

I've been away over xmas...so no progress to speak of really - just a little work on the windshield
by Sarnian
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 254
Views: 84686

Re: Malahini from MD

thanks all!

Matt - I was happy with the 18ga - more forgiving for bad welding technique than the 20ga, but (of course) a little harder to bend into shape.
by Sarnian
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3026
Views: 605625

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl...looks fantastic. Such a cool shape - its such a classic you will definitely need to wear a captains hat while skippering her.....

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