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by Sarnian
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 307
Views: 113226

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: 307
Views: 113226

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: 307
Views: 113226

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: 307
Views: 113226

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: 307
Views: 113226

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: 307
Views: 113226

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: 307
Views: 113226

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: 3162
Views: 660423

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.....
by Sarnian
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 307
Views: 113226

Re: Malahini from MD

I've been traveling again, so not much time to work on the boat. This weekend however, I had a go at some welding. Before you look at the pictures, remember I said I would show the good and the bad! I did this with an HF 170 mig welder, 0.23 SS wire, and a helium/ar/CO2 trimix shielding gas mix (wow...
by Sarnian
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Console Skiff Fun
Replies: 12
Views: 3554

Re: Console Skiff Fun

man that's awesome....
by Sarnian
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Florida Malahini Build
Replies: 99
Views: 35505

Re: Florida Malahini Build

I got my rub rail from the place Bill mentions above (thanks again for this suggestion Bill) - they were great - really good folks to deal with. I bought two twenty foot lengths, and I can confirm shipping was quite a painful number - :shock:
by Sarnian
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 592
Views: 215437

Re: Aussie Belle

Stunning.... looks absolutely fantastic.
by Sarnian
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 307
Views: 113226

Re: Malahini from MD

Thanks Tom and footer- I was debating about what to use for template material. The board from depot looks perfect. Still thinking about the piece that connects the bottom of the lexan to the deck. There is a white plastic strip solution, which would be fairly easy, or I am thinking of creating a woo...
by Sarnian
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 307
Views: 113226

Re: Malahini from MD

UPD looked pretty good. I got the sense it would be easier to go the route of buying one of their windshields from the catalog rather than having a custom fab done. I couldn’t quite see what I wanted - so decided to attempt this. Well we. I’m going to try to make it so it’s easy to replace the ‘glas...
by Sarnian
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 307
Views: 113226

Re: Malahini from MD

Hey Tom. Thanks - I’m pretty pleased with how it’s shaping up. The riva windshield is what made me think of taking this on. I suspect (but don’t know) that glass is going to break the bank, so was planning on duraplex or similar. Thoughts welcome...

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