Malahini from MD

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Re: Malahini from MD

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Man that’s beautiful. Made all the better by the fact you have a beer in your hand! Thanks for posting!

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Re: Malahini from MD

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I really like that stainless cover over the gussets/frame lower section. I have several of those exposed in that aft end of the boat and have been wondering what I might do about them.
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Re: Malahini from MD

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Thanks Carl - I just bought some polished 20ga stainless - cut with a jigsaw, bent it with a home made brake (a couple of heavy hinges and a 2x4 - which is about as professional as the barbie sewing machine I used for the upholstery), and trimmed to size using a grinder with a flap wheel on it. Super easy.

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Got the cutwater back with the u bolt welded into it. A couple of hours sanding and polishing later it was ready to install. After that I was finally able to install the gas tank. Not much left to do before I can't go any further without an engine. :D
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Re: Malahini from MD

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Very nice cutwater. The eye bolt is only welded to the cut water, right? How long are those screws holding it secure. I would want them long enough to sink into the stem. People on the crank handle love to crank like it’s a competition sometimes.
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Re: Malahini from MD

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Hi Matt - yes, you got it. There are six inches of thread I believe, so all the way through the stem and bolted on the other side

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Re: Malahini from MD

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Sorry. I should clarify - the u bolt has six inches of thread, so it is welded through the cutwater but the threads pass through it and through the stem, secured inside the boat. The screws shown on the cutwater are just securing the cutwater, not intended to secure the ubolt.

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Re: Malahini from MD

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I was thinking of doing the same thing with mine. How much trouble did you have drilling them straight through?

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Re: Malahini from MD

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Nice work on the cutwater and u bolt.

Where did you find 6" threaded u bolts. I have had no luck whatsoever with that and have resigned myself to counter boring the stem or having someone weld threaded rods on the ends. Not keen on either of those ideas.
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Hey footer - it was a little painful - but I will say I wasn't really very patient and just went for it. The holes needed to be widened a bit to make up for not being perfectly parallel. I did see someone on the forum make a jig that was pretty cool (sorry can't remember who) but I was too impatient to do that.

I got the bolts from Amazon I believe. Will double check and post.

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Just looked. These were an Amazon purchase - novelbee 5/8 u bolt - but they are no longer sold in that length - they only have 3.5" thread left as far as I can tell.

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Re: Malahini from MD

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Carl - this wasn't the one I got but perhaps this is useful

https://www.amazon.com/Marine-City-Ster ... B07GL4X3G7

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Hello Everyone:
I was also facing the same problem after that I had read the comments and my problems have been solved.
Once again Thanks for guiding it.

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Re: Malahini from MD

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Out of the garage for the first time in over a year. It took me ten minutes to get it out smoothly, there's less than an inch of clearance between the wheels and the garage on either side....

She's off to get the engine installed. I went with the 60hp Merc CT. So fingers crossed we'll be all good. Abd thanks again all for the advice on engines!
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Re: Malahini from MD

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That sure is a purdy boat!I've been looking around for long eye bolt for "Chug". Found some galvanized eye bolts at E-Rigging.com.Some as big as 1"x 18 inch for 22.20 each .think I'll try the 3/4 ones for 14.15 each.They are for outside power poles.or maybe stop at power company in town and see if they will sell me one. :D
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