Malahini performance

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Re: Malahini performance

Post by PeterG » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:17 pm

The plans call for 3/4" thick by 1" wide stock. Oddly the instructions call for 1" x 1-1/4" stock, I'd probably be using the smaller stock, which looks by eye to be pretty good. It compares size wise to what was used on some older Chris Craft and Century designs. The bottom edge should be perpendicular to the back face from the stem back to about amidships, then the bottom edge angle transitions to the same angle as the bottom planking. Bob B's spray rails look pretty darned good!
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Re: Malahini performance

Post by footer » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:20 am

Thank you for the performance update. Good information. I'm putting an old school 65 hp Merc on mine and my engine builder told me it would work great with a power prop if I wasn't looking for speed. My intention is more of a cruiser and for pulling the grand kids around.

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Re: Malahini performance

Post by Hercdrvr » Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:30 pm

Got the spray rails on. Two lamination for a total of 1”x1”, 8 feet long and trimmed out with a 1” stainless hollow back piece.
I still want to trim out the the ends to finish it off. Stand by for a lake test.
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Re: Malahini performance

Post by Sarnian » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:41 pm

I like the stainless hollow back. Would never have thought of doing that. Looks cool.

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Re: Malahini performance

Post by DrBryanJ » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:06 am

Looks good Matt. I think you'll be very happy with them.
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Re: Malahini performance

Post by hoodman » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:32 am

Looks nice with the stainless. This will help keep the spray out of your face.
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Re: Malahini performance

Post by HubbTX06 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:45 pm

Wow, what a great job on your boat. The performance sounds great and thanks for all the feedback. I am still slow rolling mine but it does inspire me to head back out to the shop. I am putting a 85 HP 2 stroke on mine. Again, thanks for helping those of us coming along behind you.

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Re: Malahini performance

Post by Hercdrvr » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:48 pm

Report on Malahini spray rails. Wow, what a difference, night and day how dry we are now.
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Re: Malahini performance

Post by hoodman » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:24 pm

They look snazzy too.
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Re: Malahini performance

Post by footer » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:39 am

Your trim tabs look like shocks, are they and where did you get them? I will keep them in mind if I have that same problem.
I was just watching the video pulling the kids. Great to see this boat moving through the water.

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Re: Malahini performance

Post by PeterG » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:48 am

Okay, done deal, I'll be putting them on my Malahini too. When I get to build it. Still waiting my turn in the garage. And the time to do it. :lol:
Looks great!
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Re: Malahini performance

Post by Hercdrvr » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:26 pm

Having been wet for two years and now riding dry, Im going to say spray rails are not optional on a Malahini.
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Re: Malahini performance

Post by Bill Edmundson » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:27 am

Spray rails are not optional on the Tahoe either.

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Re: Malahini performance

Post by hoodman » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:23 pm

Matt, did you run them all the way to the transom?
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Re: Malahini performance

Post by Hercdrvr » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:34 pm

No, they stop about halfway back and that was enough to deflect water. When on plane only about a foot of the spray rails are in the water.
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