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by Sarnian
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 306
Views: 112521

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: 306
Views: 112521

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: 306
Views: 112521

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: 306
Views: 112521

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: 211
Views: 81928

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: 306
Views: 112521

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: 2785

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...
by Sarnian
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 211
Views: 81928

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

So cool - congratulations!....my guess is that knowing you have incredible reliability is a great relief.

I'm sure you will figure the trim out. For myself, I am resigned to porpoising, I will either describe it as a design feature or throw some trim tabs on there! :D

enjoy the weekend.
by Sarnian
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 306
Views: 112521

Re: Malahini from MD

Hey footer - any pictures of what you're thinking? Always open to some creative input!
by Sarnian
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Florida Malahini Build
Replies: 98
Views: 34749

Re: Florida Malahini Build

Nice work...you are rocking along. I like the detail in the motor well.
by Sarnian
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 306
Views: 112521

Re: Malahini from MD

thanks guys. windshield: I would like to go with a curved windshield with some height. I've been looking at this site https://www.updplastics.com/windshield-manufacturers/ I will have to reach out to them to figure out how to measure for the malahini, most things seems quite straightforward - just w...
by Sarnian
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 306
Views: 112521

Re: Malahini from MD

Hey Footer - thanks for asking. It seems like I've done nothing much for the last few weeks - we had our family vacation to Maine. Although I didn't have my boat with me - we towed up a little jon boat and had the use of a bow rider - so lots of messing about on the water. When I got back my daughte...
by Sarnian
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 196
Views: 69921

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

A good scarf is a thing of beauty and one you will be proud of.....they're not so bad to do on lumber, even completely by hand. If you ever watch SampsonBoatCo's restoration of TallyHo on youtube, or AcornToArabella on youtube you'll see some beautiful scarfs on massive lumber. If you don't watch th...
by Sarnian
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 306
Views: 112521

Re: Malahini from MD

yeah....just a touch of sanding needed! :lol: this is after a quick first pass of a little hand planing, followed by 40g, essentially getting everything fair. Likely will go down to ~120ish. Was then planning on installing the coaming and raised trim, a final sand, staining, then knock the stain dow...

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