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by PeterG
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 342
Views: 96047

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Ohh! That looks awesome! More pointers into my build notebook :lol:
by PeterG
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3072
Views: 624150

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl! That's really pretty, looks great!
by PeterG
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 133
Views: 57918

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Wow, lots done! Looks great! About moving deck beams that form part of the frames, I don't recommend it because of structural concerns. The frame 1 deck beam supports the sides of the boat as well as the deck, the best way to do that structurally is to connect the tops of the frame 1 sides together ...
by PeterG
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini performance
Replies: 58
Views: 30872

Re: Malahini performance

Nicely done! Per the Malahini plans the spray rails run full length to the transom but the bottom edge of the spray rails are flush with and same angle as the bottom for the aft third or 2/5 of the hull length. Meaning what you installed is just exactly what you needed :)
by PeterG
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 287
Views: 94299

Re: Malahini from MD

Perfect! That's exactly Don Danenberg's method, glad it work out for you. If and when I get to assembling my Malahini kit I've made, I'll be doing a traditional planked deck and I expect to be using the same method :D
by PeterG
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini performance
Replies: 58
Views: 30872

Re: Malahini performance

Okay, done deal, I'll be putting them on my Malahini too. When I get to build it. Still waiting my turn in the garage. And the time to do it. :lol:
Looks great!
by PeterG
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 287
Views: 94299

Re: Malahini from MD

So Don Danenberg the restoration wizard has a process like Jimbob's because he knows the old boats are rarely symetrical. Establish the centerline of your deck forward to aft on each frame using the stem center and the transom center for end points. Then lay the cover board pieces in place, making s...
by PeterG
Fri May 31, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Design Comparison: shortened Key Largo or Miss Mist?
Replies: 5
Views: 2966

Re: Design Comparison: shortened Key Largo or Miss Mist?

Great choice in the Miss Mist, sounds like it fits your wants and needs. It should be a bit easier to build in plywood versus cold molding. And don't worry if the windshield is not to your liking, you can put whatever you want to on your boat. That's the advantage and beauty of building your own boa...
by PeterG
Thu May 30, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Design Comparison: shortened Key Largo or Miss Mist?
Replies: 5
Views: 2966

Re: Design Comparison: shortened Key Largo or Miss Mist?

You might look at the Biscayne 18 too for a comparison since you are attracted to the 40s vintage hull style, though the split/dual cockpit is not. I do not recommend shortening the Key Largo, you'll create many issues, like fitting the engines (less space between the frames). A shortened version wi...
by PeterG
Wed May 29, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 287
Views: 94299

Re: Malahini from MD

Looks great. The 50s/60s vintage inboards often had vinyl upholstered ceiling panels like that. Mostly they were thin (1/8" or 3/16" thick) tempered hardboard or plywood with the layer of vinyl upholstery glued or stapled in place for looks, held in with retainer strips at the edges or chrome screws...
by PeterG
Tue May 28, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 207
Views: 73082

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Excellent metalwork to go with the excellent woodwork :D
by PeterG
Tue May 21, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi to all
Replies: 1
Views: 1183

Re: Hi to all

Welcome! Ask away and post photos of your project!
by PeterG
Fri May 17, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Maritime Malahini
Replies: 25
Views: 8427

Re: Maritime Malahini

A future boat builder/naval architect/engineer at work? Such a great project to work together, builds memories and skills as well as a boat. Looks great, sweet curves at the chines. I see you pre-cut the batten notches, I did the same with mine. Many do that after assembly of the frames to the fixtu...
by PeterG
Thu May 16, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Ski-Tow...Peg is still turning heads!
Replies: 19
Views: 5036

Re: Ski-Tow...Peg is still turning heads!

The boat and motor combination are perfect, all looks like something from back in the day. Reminds me of the boat my dad and grandfather built back in the late 50s. It was a plywood runabout called the Playboy, the plans from Popular Mechanics (people are still building it recently) it had a 35 hp G...
by PeterG
Sat May 11, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 133
Views: 57918

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Wow, that came out great!

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