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by Sarnian
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 287
Views: 94753

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

Just thought I would post some photos...they don't show much, but I think since the last time I put anything up I have flipped. The bright sides still need some work - but I am happy with the bottom. I flipped on to a cradle made of 2x4s on casters. Basically eight friends just picked it up and turn...
by Sarnian
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 287
Views: 94753

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

Perfect - this is just what I wanted to hear. Blocking on either side of the frames makes sense to me. Thanks so much.
by Sarnian
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 342
Views: 96108

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Looks great! We're at about the same spot - although I started 6 months before you! Great progress.
by Sarnian
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 287
Views: 94753

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

Too much for me! Outboard here I come.

Any photos of or comments about the chine blocking for the floor gratefully received.
by Sarnian
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 287
Views: 94753

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

Thanks Sproggy. I'd say I'm only about 3% considering this. But it's interesting to discuss. I'd wondered, given that the weight of the engine would be aft of the transom, whether this would have less effect on trim than hanging a heavy outboard off the back. Much less stress on the transom for sure...
by Sarnian
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 287
Views: 94753

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

After a crazy long travel season I'm back to being able to spend some time on the malahini. I finished painting the bottom, the sides still need work, have flipped, and started on the sole. A question for those who've gone before me. The instructions note the idea of adding blocking to the chine to ...
by Sarnian
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 287
Views: 94753

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

One of the fun things of doing this project is researching and trying (note...not learning) new things. SO I decided to give spraying a bash. Indeed I learnt something. Spraying finish on is difficult. This is SM-266 (ironsides) off white and clear. Gloss. Just a heads up if anyone else is looking t...
by Sarnian
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 287
Views: 94753

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

Thanks Peter - this is great advice. It really appeals to me to try and refurb an old motor myself - but this is what I know about engines: - they are heavy - they use gas - they are mostly made of metal I worry it would eat up a huge amount of time learning how to work on an engine (although I thin...
by Sarnian
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 287
Views: 94753

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

Hi folks - now I'm starting to think a little more about power - I was leaning toward a new 4 stroke which I would eventually try to give a retro look; however, I came across this place http://www.mercrestor.com and details here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/MERCURY-OUTBOARD-90-115-135-140-150-hp-Re-man...
by Sarnian
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 287
Views: 94753

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

I decided a week or two ago to put some splash/spray rails on - I wasn't too keen on having them reach all the way up to the bow, as I knew I wanted a cutwater and thought that it might extend below the chine. - knowing that I can always change it if needs be, I decided to put some relatively short ...
by Sarnian
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 287
Views: 94753

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

So far I like it. Goes on pretty smooth (roller) seems to be pretty good at filling small scratches etc, sands really well. Will see what the final coats look like.
by Sarnian
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 287
Views: 94753

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

Skeg on. Sanded to 220. One more coat of primer needed. I'm using this stuff:
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by Sarnian
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 287
Views: 94753

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

Ok - so a quick update. I wrapped up the glassing a week or so ago - this was followed by lots of ROS, and then by long boarding -. I rolled on a coat of grey primer, it's fun to see what it looks like with the bottom painted E9B1D8D0-1150-4B76-8E27-4E1736ED2B72.jpeg I have since given the bottom a ...
by Sarnian
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 287
Views: 94753

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

Wow that's a lot of hand sanding Bryan :shock: . I was thinking of ROS followed by a long board.
by Sarnian
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 287
Views: 94753

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

I had a somewhat amusing weekend - decided to glass the starboard side on Saturday. I got the first layer of epoxy on - took me a while, but as I was coming to the end of the first application, I looked back at my work and with slight horror noted that my glass had slid off the side. The top of the ...

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