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by Sarnian
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 330
Views: 130798

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

Yes indeed, - Belgrade lakes, Fantastic area - I am hoping that next year will see me motoring into the town for a morning coffee with my Mrs in a boat I built myself. We'll see. Finished the glassing of the bottom starboard side last night. Certainly learned a lot doing that first panel, so I feel ...
by Sarnian
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Let's demystify some of these boat finishes
Replies: 58
Views: 38978

Re: Let's demystify some of these boat finishes

Hi Paul - this is helpful (I had found your post earlier - which is great). I guess I am still looking for a little clarification - perhaps one question will help me start to drill down a little. I am hoping to spray without using a forced air respirator (so just using an organic solvent mask or sim...
by Sarnian
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Let's demystify some of these boat finishes
Replies: 58
Views: 38978

Re: Let's demystify some of these boat finishes

I've read this post a few times - and I am really intrigued by the idea of spraying an auto finish on my boat. I will finish the sides bright, and the bottom a solid color. So a question - does anyone have a recommendation for an auto system to use? My boat will be fully fiberglassed with a few coat...
by Sarnian
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 330
Views: 130798

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

Although apparently I don't love it enough to get the name right.

Great pond not big pond.....
by Sarnian
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 330
Views: 130798

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

Big pond - absolutely love it up there!
by Sarnian
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 330
Views: 130798

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

Thanks Bill - I started looking this weekend - with the hope that I can figure out the engine before installing the motor well etc.

This is great info. Will be fresh water use - we spend a week or two at the lake in Maine every year -
by Sarnian
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 330
Views: 130798

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

hoodman wrote:Wow I responded before the rest of your pictures posted. Looking awesome! If you build a motorwell like this: http://www.glen-l.com/modifying-the-mot ... all-boats/ then there should be no need to add extra knees.
Fantastic - I will check this out. Thanks so much!
by Sarnian
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 330
Views: 130798

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

Do you recall the ratio of the stains in your mix, and did you have any issues with different shades of mahogany? Don Dananberg has been a great info source, he has used the same approach with staining and the CPES as a sealer. Though nowadays he is using pettit sanding sealer instead of CPES as it...
by Sarnian
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 330
Views: 130798

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

Thanks Matt - I suspect you're right - paranoia might get the better of me though... Now for a question - I have a sturdy transom - however, I only used one knee - given that I'm thinking of putting something relatively heavy on the back - I am considering attaching two additional knees fixed to two...
by Sarnian
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 330
Views: 130798

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

and a few more from today
letting the glass rest
letting the glass rest
first coat of epoxy
first coat of epoxy
by Sarnian
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 330
Views: 130798

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

some more pics
african mahogany on
african mahogany on
transom stained first - to check I liked it!
transom stained first - to check I liked it!
sides and transom stained, and cpes'd
sides and transom stained, and cpes'd
by Sarnian
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 330
Views: 130798

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

So - here are some more photos. Just for info - white oak frames, 1/2" marine ply for gussets. Side and bottom in okoume ply. Most of the early laminating/gluing done with gel magic - then I moved on to system 3 silver tip with silica thickener. After sides and bottom were on I did a little fairing/...
by Sarnian
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 330
Views: 130798

Malahini from MD

Hi all - I have been scouting this forum since starting my build (Jan 18), doing lots of reading before I do various bits, and desperately looking for solutions after I screw things up....anyway, I will attempt to post some photos now - and do my best to be a little more active - primarily so others...

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