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Re: Malahini performance

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:37 am
by Hercdrvr
Makes a nice go to dinner after dark boat too.
Matt B

Re: Malahini performance

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:59 pm
by jenko
Nice job :)

Re: Malahini performance

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:03 pm
by Brad Tucker
Great job!

Re: Malahini performance

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:15 am
by Hercdrvr
I added some bling on the rear deck this year. Hatch trim and grab handles. Boat is running good, but I need to replace my impeller. Water flow at idle is weak.
Matt B

Re: Malahini performance

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:25 pm
by PeterG
Looks great! Your spotter not watching the tube riders? :lol:

Re: Malahini performance

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:47 pm
by hoodman
Those are nice!

Re: Malahini performance

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:05 pm
by Hercdrvr
Also, I dropped from a 17 to a 15 pitch prop this season . Great hole shot and runs 5300 rpm at WOT. 17 pitch is a nice cruise prop and the 15 is much better for water sports.
Matt B

Re: Malahini performance

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:11 pm
by Hercdrvr
I think I need some chrome moon hubcaps for my trailer.

Re: Malahini performance

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:01 am
by Hercdrvr
Link to Malahini pulling kids tubing at about 20 mph. Boat is capable of pulling them waaay too fast.
Matt B


https://youtu.be/HamXCrJyX0g

Re: Malahini performance

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:04 am
by BillJ
Before you buy hubcaps, be sure they will clear the buddy bearings.

BillJ

Re: Malahini performance

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:34 pm
by Hercdrvr
Installed trims tabs today. I know, they scream Band-Aid, but I had to do something about the porpoising at high speed with a heavily loaded boat. No sea trails, 1st go will be up the river to Chattanooga.
New impeller, gear case oil and blead air out of the tilt hydraulics.
Matt B

Re: Malahini performance

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:02 pm
by hoodman
Looking forward to seeing it!

Re: Malahini performance

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:25 am
by Hercdrvr
Report on the trim tabs. Eliminated all porpoising, I would have to trim the motor waaay up to get it to porpoise at WOT. With motor “in” the tabs push the bow down giving a better ride in choppy water. In smooth water I can trim the the motor out raising the bow for more speed or to cross a wake without soaking everyone. Overall, pleased with outcome.
Spray rails are next on the improvements list for next year.
Good to see everyone at the Gathering last weekend.
Matt B

Re: Malahini performance

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:01 pm
by Hercdrvr
I’m installing spray rails up front this spring on Malahini. What is the standard for the thickness to be effective? Is 1” enough to deflect the water? I’m going to build them like Bob B’s with an added stainless steel trim.
Matt B

Re: Malahini performance

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:59 pm
by Bill Edmundson
I think this is the best place I've found on rails. http://www.marineind.net/index.htm They make for the other vendors.

Bill