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by rbrandenstein
Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini in Missouri
Replies: 335
Views: 59309

Re: Malahini in Missouri

I epoxied the battens into place. I also glued some 1/2" oak on the inside of the battens at the transom on top of the limbers to strengthen it. This was suggested in the boatbuilding book. IMG_0545.JPG I did not glue or screw the battens at the forward frame. The batten is kerfed there and also nee...
by rbrandenstein
Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Deck refinishing project
Replies: 121
Views: 10087

Re: Deck refinishing project

Dave.
It is looking great. I can't believe all the work you have done on finishing your boat. I can't wait to see it at the Spring Fling at Table Rock. I'll need to tap into your experience.
by rbrandenstein
Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lo Voltage construction thread
Replies: 242
Views: 33669

Re: Lo Voltage construction thread

I really enjoyed reading you thread. That is a unique boat and perfect for small lake or river. Your build is really going well and looks great. I did a search (I switched to Bing cuz I hate how Google tries to guess what you want. I prefer Bing because it pulls up previous searches which I find mor...
by rbrandenstein
Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini in Missouri
Replies: 335
Views: 59309

Re: Malahini in Missouri

Warm enough on Saturday to fit and glue the first piece of plywood to the sides. I trimmed it close to the final shape and clamped it in place. I drilled some of the holes to hold it in position. I started clamping the panel to the sheer from the front and noticed that the rear of the plywood moved ...
by rbrandenstein
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bottom butt blocks and water drainage
Replies: 5
Views: 939

Re: Bottom butt blocks and water drainage

Thanks. You confirmed what I thought - that it should be full width between the battens.
I'll round the edge and epoxy well so water can flow over it.
by rbrandenstein
Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bottom butt blocks and water drainage
Replies: 5
Views: 939

Bottom butt blocks and water drainage

I am approaching the time to put the bottom planking on my Malahini. When planking the bottom and using butt blocks between the battens to join the pieces, what do you do about the water drainage? There are limbers in the frames to allow water drainage to the rear, but it seems that if you put a 3/8...
by rbrandenstein
Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Roberta's ZIP
Replies: 1010
Views: 160891

Re: Roberta's ZIP

Thanks for your information on the paint. I'm ordering the Mercer Green for my Malahini bottom. I'm also thinking of using white tape for the bootstripe. Seems easier than masking and painting. Once covered with the clear gloss WR-LPU it should be sealed in for good.
by rbrandenstein
Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini in Missouri
Replies: 335
Views: 59309

Re: Malahini in Missouri

I have no idea on upholstery at this time, especially color. I'll let my color expert handle that. I do think tuck and roll would look cool. It might boil down to dollars. I really don't know what upholstery costs. While waiting for the weekend to start hanging my plywood, I cut and fit the openings...
by rbrandenstein
Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Seats
Replies: 9
Views: 1433

Re: Seats

Wow, they look like they belong in an executive office.
Very well done!
by rbrandenstein
Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: malahini transom
Replies: 9
Views: 2023

Re: malahini transom

rd. First, make sure the transom frame pieces are slightly larger than the plans because the transom is cut on an angle on the bottom and also on the sides. The transom outline in the plan is defined for the outside of the transom. I transferred the level line and centerline to the inside of the tra...
by rbrandenstein
Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bow Eyes
Replies: 30
Views: 3388

Re: Bow Eyes

Cool. Please post a picture when it's done. It sounds like it will look like an integrated unit.
by rbrandenstein
Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini in Missouri
Replies: 335
Views: 59309

Re: Malahini in Missouri

Charles.
Thanks for the tips on the seam. It isn't completely flat, so it will need a little work. The mahogany is pretty thin, as you say, so I will watch the sanding. I like the idea of building up the low side with clear epoxy.

(Also, thanks for the Famowood info in the PM)
by rbrandenstein
Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini in Missouri
Replies: 335
Views: 59309

Re: Malahini in Missouri

More progress. The weather has been great so I took Monday off to get some extra boat work in. I used the day to scarf my 4 sheets of 4x10 plywood into two 3x18 sheets of plywood. I laid the plywood on my garage floor and using the roofing paper template, figured out where to trim the plywood. It tu...
by rbrandenstein
Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: messy outside - address issues inside
Replies: 40
Views: 4071

Re: messy outside - address issues inside

After reading about Dave's sanding escapades, I was thinking of investing in 3M and Norton. Probably would have been a good idea.

Speaking of boat houses, has anyone seen this:

http://www.hgtv.com/video/boat-owners-p ... index.html

We can only dream.
by rbrandenstein
Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini in Missouri
Replies: 335
Views: 59309

Re: Malahini in Missouri

Finally, the fairing is done! At least, it is close. I'm sure I'll have tweak it when I apply the plywood. What a messy affair that was. I had the best luck using an angle grinder with 40 grit and a belt sander with 36 grit. Boy, did I make some sawdust. I could use my planes on several places, but ...

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