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by rbrandenstein
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sunnyland Boat Show
Replies: 60
Views: 14107

Re: Sunnyland Boat Show

Roberta,
Do you have any pictures with your bimini up?
Where did you get it or is it a custom job?
by rbrandenstein
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: TotalBoat Work Skiff
Replies: 5
Views: 2003

Re: TotalBoat Work Skiff

I've watched quite a few other videos by the shipwright on repairing and replacing planks, caulking seams, varnishing, etc. It is fascinating and informative. As you say, you can learn a lot.
by rbrandenstein
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Attaching Cleats
Replies: 10
Views: 3093

Re: Attaching Cleats

Hey Charles, good to see you're back at it. Sounds like you are getting close. I just used screws. Everything is mounted where there is oak framing, battens, or the sheer underneath. I haven't really stressed anything, so it's hard to tell if through bolting is required. I just bedded things in blac...
by rbrandenstein
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sunnyland Boat Show
Replies: 60
Views: 14107

Re: Sunnyland Boat Show

Very nice. A bit different than cruising the lakes in Wisconsin.
How many people/boats are taking the cruise?
Also, is that normal for the whole flotilla to cruise at 45mph? I wouldn't be able to keep up.
by rbrandenstein
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Windshield material
Replies: 47
Views: 12399

Re: Windshield material

I would agree that tempered glass is probably the best material. However, you can't do it yourself (maybe Butch can). Plexiglass is probably the cheapest, but it is flexible (don't grab it to stand up) and developed some crazing over time (It's been 5 years now). This is not really a problem as I am...
by rbrandenstein
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini paint job
Replies: 30
Views: 7995

Re: Malahini paint job

Love the paint job! Very nice and shiny. It will be a nice contrast to your mahogany wood decking.
Did you spray it yourself or have it done? (I assume that is a spray paint job)
by rbrandenstein
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Side planking questions
Replies: 13
Views: 4559

Re: Side planking questions

Matt: that looks like 3/8", definitely harder to bend. The Malahini calls for 1/4" on the sides. Although, even with 1/4", I did get a small crack on one side when I attached it dry. I had to inject epoxy and jury rig a shaped mandrel on the outside and push clamps on the inside.
by rbrandenstein
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Side planking questions
Replies: 13
Views: 4559

Re: Side planking questions

I bought 10' Meranti from Homestead and used a scarf joint. Mainly because I wanted to try scarfing plywood. The joint should be between frames 2 and 3 as there is the least side curvature. I would agree with Matt that a butt joint is probably no more noticeable than a scarf... at least mine. Staini...
by rbrandenstein
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)
Replies: 196
Views: 53159

Re: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)

Great progress! Looking so good. I hope you have a reservation at the upholsterer or know the guy can do it in your timeframe. I talked to a guy in the fall and even took my boat over to review the project. When I was ready for the upholstery the next spring I called and he was booked through the su...
by rbrandenstein
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Outboard motor insurance in Florida
Replies: 4
Views: 1936

Re: Outboard motor insurance in Florida

Interesting. State Farm would not insure my Malahini. I never asked, but they might do the trailer and motor.
Anyway, I used Hagerty for the boat, motor and trailer.
by rbrandenstein
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monroe Malahini
Replies: 82
Views: 30804

Re: Monroe Malahini

The other issue you may have, which of a lot of Malahini builders run into, is at the front where the plane of the chine falls inside the sheer. This prevents you from being able to fair the chine and sheer to accept the plywood. You will need to add some material to bottom half of the chine. I and ...
by rbrandenstein
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Windshield brackets for Geronimo
Replies: 16
Views: 3770

Re: Windshield brackets for Geronimo

I think polishing was about $70. The side bracket grooves are closed at the top, but it could easily be opened up if you want taller glass. However, there would be nothing to hold that end down. If you wanted taller windshields, I would leave it closed and leave a tab on the end to hold it in place....
by rbrandenstein
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3245
Views: 717423

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

You need to leave room for the chandelier. :lol:
I would worry about kicking or hitting the light fixtures. Something smaller, less prominent might also be considered.
However, it is your boat.
by rbrandenstein
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Windshield brackets for Geronimo
Replies: 16
Views: 3770

Re: Windshield brackets for Geronimo

You can get rough cast aluminum brackets from Lake Erie casting. http://www.aluminum-castings.biz/ I think they now are about $125. You need to call or email to get pricing and order. They need to be polished and plated if desired. A plating shop will do the polishing. My shop recommended to polish ...
by rbrandenstein
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 517
Views: 158009

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Jimmy,
Yes, plus a little for slop.
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