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by Sarnian
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 191
Views: 60687

Re: Malahini from MD

So it doesn't look like much has happened since I last posted - but I feel like I've done a fair amount. Mainly working on the deck - finished off the lines, epoxy, then 5 coats of perfection plus. It is not perfect - but I have definitely reached the good enough is good enough stage (if it looks go...
by Sarnian
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 191
Views: 60687

Re: Malahini from MD

Just a small amount of progress since the last post. I laid down two coats of CPES on the deck and two coats of epoxy - now I am starting to put down some of the white lines, using epoxy with microbeads. A couple of things I'll have to work on - I had some pretty pronounced fish-eyes on the epoxy. I...
by Sarnian
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 342
Views: 81296

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Great info...exactly the questions I was going to ask. Thanks Biss
by Sarnian
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 191
Views: 60687

Re: Malahini from MD

Hey footer - thanks! Yes, it was your story that got me thinking - you persuaded me to forget about an older engine (they are so beautiful though...) - and made me realize that there's a difference between the regular Merc and the Command Thrust. While my wife and I are pretty light, the friends and...
by Sarnian
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 191
Views: 60687

Re: Malahini from MD

Thanks Chaps - this is all awesome advice - it's actually given me a little more confidence to keep looking at used motors. I was concerned about the install - but, what's the worst that could go wrong. Biss - the Merc command thrust looks like a great option. I just found one online that looks to b...
by Sarnian
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 191
Views: 60687

Re: Malahini from MD

Hi Bill - thanks! - - your comment a few pages back about Suzuki's and freshwater (you might not remember making it!) made me price out the Suzuki 60hp - it is definitely cheaper, about 2k cheaper I think - I was just a tad concerned that it might be underpowered - perhaps that's just silly though. ...
by Sarnian
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 191
Views: 60687

Re: Malahini from MD

Thanks Matt! - was just looking at the Yamaha 70 - $10.5k installed....:shock: , although maybe that's a price I should start to get comfortable with!
by Sarnian
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 191
Views: 60687

Re: Malahini from MD

OK...a question that I know has been asked many times, but I still don't have a good answer or at least enough confidence to make a decision. I am close to pulling the trigger on an engine. I've been looking at a 60hp (Suzuki and Yamaha, weighing in at around the 260ish mark) - however, given that I...
by Sarnian
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 173
Views: 52879

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Great video...hope you got your hat back!

Its good to live vicariously through you guys who have finished!
by Sarnian
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 191
Views: 60687

Re: Malahini from MD

So I spent an hour or so tuning up my chisels and plane blades...it was overdue but I got them really sharp. Beautifully sharp...mahogany end grain, no problem! As you all know, it is usually just after you get them to that stage that your chisel rolls off the boat, and hits the concrete floor, comp...
by Sarnian
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Plug For The Boat Building With Plywood Book
Replies: 5
Views: 976

Re: Plug For The Boat Building With Plywood Book

Agree 100% Carl. I read it cover to cover twice before starting. This was not only to learn..but also to give my wife fair warning that I was serious about doing this thing. Every time she saw me reading it she became a little more desensitized to the awfulness of the idea of losing the garage and a...
by Sarnian
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 173
Views: 52879

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

So cool - congratulations!....my guess is that knowing you have incredible reliability is a great relief.

I'm sure you will figure the trim out. For myself, I am resigned to porpoising, I will either describe it as a design feature or throw some trim tabs on there! :D

enjoy the weekend.
by Sarnian
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 191
Views: 60687

Re: Malahini from MD

Hey footer - any pictures of what you're thinking? Always open to some creative input!
by Sarnian
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Florida Malahini Build
Replies: 50
Views: 6857

Re: Florida Malahini Build

Nice work...you are rocking along. I like the detail in the motor well.