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by Sarnian
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 277
Views: 90560

Re: Malahini from MD

Couple more. Not sure if this angle is right. Perhaps shallower would be better
by Sarnian
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 277
Views: 90560

Re: Malahini from MD

Did a few things over the last week or so. Put the sole back in and made the hatch and trim. Next up my wife and I installed some 1/2 oval rub rail on the starboard side. Lastly I worked on the windshield a little. Some photos below
by Sarnian
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 277
Views: 90560

Re: Malahini from MD

Good question footer. I’ve been trying something out - not sure if it will take. I have made up a windshield frame using laminations of Douglas fir steam bent. Some pictures below - I did the streaming in a plastic bag using a wallpaper steamer. That part worked really well.

Still a ways to go.
by Sarnian
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 277
Views: 90560

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: 277
Views: 90560

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: 95292

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: 277
Views: 90560

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: 277
Views: 90560

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: 277
Views: 90560

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: 277
Views: 90560

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: 277
Views: 90560

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: 207
Views: 71593

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: 277
Views: 90560

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: 2499

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...

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