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Finally Flipped

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:24 am
by DrBryanJ
On Thanksgiving Day with everyone around the table, I said " I've fed everyone a delicious meal. We have a table with pies, cakes and Italian pastries for dessert. But before we can eat them, we're going to flip my boat." There was some complaining about being too full, but outside we went and over went the boat. With 8 strong guys, it was no problem at all. Unfortunately, no one was taking pictures.
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Re: modified malahini

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:32 am
by bstrong
Looking good!!!! :D :D :D

Re: modified malahini

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:26 pm
by PeterG
Wow, great job! Congratulations!

Re: modified malahini

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:41 pm
by vupilot
Congrats! Looks fantastic!

Re: modified malahini

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:55 pm
by Hercdrvr
Dr B,
Congratulations on graduating to the next phase of your build. It’s a big blank canvas for your imagination to work with, enjoy.
Matt B

Re: modified malahini

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:53 pm
by Biss
Congrats on the flip! Looks great.

Re: modified malahini

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:39 am
by DrBryanJ
Biss, MattB, vupilot, PeterG and bstrong: Thanks! Now, where to start on the inside. I guess cleaning up all the epoxy stalagmites first.

Re: modified malahini

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:04 am
by hoodman
Hey Bryan, glad you got her flipped! Looks great.

Re: modified malahini

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:52 pm
by DrBryanJ
Thanks Matt.

Re: modified malahini

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:49 pm
by mrintense
DrBryanJ wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:39 am
Biss, MattB, vupilot, PeterG and bstrong: Thanks! Now, where to start on the inside. I guess cleaning up all the epoxy stalagmites first.
First off, congrats on the flip. I know how immensely satisfying that is after many years of waiting.

Secondly, and this is not meant to discourage you, but cleaning up all the glue lines can seem endless and daunting after flipping the hull. There are a couple ways to handle this.

1 Go for the brute force approach and punch all the way through it. This can lead to burn out unless you are really determined. But it does get it done the quickest and out of the way. A risk here is the possibility of "It's good enough for Government Work" syndrome creeping in as you get into it.

2. Tackle a portion of it, then switch to something else for awhile as a change of pace. This makes it easier to get through from a boredom perspective, but will extend out the time it takes to get this task done. If you go this route, try to plan it so that the areas you want to work on first (after clean up) get cleaned up first.

3. Similar to #2 but tackle smaller sections an switch up more often. Main advantage here is that you have to spend less time doing the drudgery in any given setting, but main con is that it extends out the overall task even more.

4. Mix up #2 and #3 depending upon you ambition at any given time

5. Only tackle the areas that will be seen. This is strictly a personal decision but can cut back on the amount of work needed.

6. Blow it off and don't do any of it - Can't recommend this

7. Burn the boat - Can't recommend this either :lol: :lol:

8. Let it set for a few years until you feel like doing it. Again, not recommended as you may never get back to it.

Okay, all kidding aside, I would recommend starting with #1 with the option to switch to #2 or #3 depending upon how it goes.

One final note, the amount of work in this task includes things like removing excess epoxy, cleaning out the limber holes, sealing frame gaps (filleting between the frames and the planking) if you're inclined to do so, smooth sanding those same sealed areas (makes it easier to clean at a later date), encapsulation of the interior, and painting. It's a lot of work, but try to look at it in the same way you di when you decided to build the hull and had to face fairing and sanding.

And remember, eventually you'll get to the fun stuff.

Re: modified malahini

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:00 pm
by DrBryanJ
Thank Carl: My plan right now is to attack the areas I need to clean so I can get a level to sit properly and level the boat. Then I'm starting at the bow and working aft. I ordered my fuel tank yesterday. It is going in the bow, so when I'm tired of cleaning the inside, I will build the platform to hold the tank. I also want to start thinking of wire placement, hydraulic lines and fuel lines.

Re: modified malahini

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:12 pm
by BarnacleMike
Congratulations on the flip, Bryan! Kudos on creating a V-bottom for the Malahini. I'm really looking forward to seeing it in the water & how it performs. She looks great!

Re: modified malahini

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:27 pm
by DrBryanJ
Thanks Michael. I'm looking forward to that day too.

Re: modified malahini

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:37 am
by Sarnian
Congratulations! Looks fantastic.
All this talk of cleaning the pre-flip-stalactites post-flip-stalagmites has me feeling guilty for ignoring mine but also a bit motivated to fix em. :shock:

Re: modified malahini

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:27 am
by rbrandenstein
Congratulations on the flip. It goes fast and easy if you have enough hands. Boat is looking good. I will be interested in how it performs and handles waves and chop.