Malahini from MD

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Re: Malahini from MD

Post by altondavid » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:02 am

This looks really neat. Very interested on how this turns out for you.

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Re: Malahini from MD

Post by Sarnian » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:56 pm

Did a few things over the last week or so. Put the sole back in and made the hatch and trim. Next up my wife and I installed some 1/2 oval rub rail on the starboard side. Lastly I worked on the windshield a little. Some photos below
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Re: Malahini from MD

Post by Sarnian » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:59 pm

Couple more. Not sure if this angle is right. Perhaps shallower would be better
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Re: Malahini from MD

Post by Sarnian » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:02 pm

This only other thing I did was to install a keel roller on the very front of my trailer. You can see it in the photos above. Still a bunch left to do ... Steering, engine, cleats, gas filler, hinge on the trailer tongue, making a cutwater, transom bands etc etc.... :D

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Re: Malahini from MD

Post by footer » Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:09 pm

The floor is coming together nicely. I like the rub rail. I'm working on that for mine. The windshield is starting to take shape. :-)

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Re: Malahini from MD

Post by Sarnian » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:32 am

Thanks footer... getting the 1.25" rub rail bent around the bow was definitely a two person job.

I am thinking of extending the length of the windshield frame - so may try redoing the steaming and lamination. We'll see. The good part is I have another few months, so I'm in no particular rush!

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Re: Malahini from MD

Post by mrintense » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:09 pm

Wow!! Get a load of that windshield frame. That is something else!! Nice work. :D :D
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Re: Malahini from MD

Post by Sarnian » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:24 pm

Started to fit the transom bands. For these I just bought some stainless cut to size on the Internet, then shaped it using a belt sander. I will have to take it off and epoxy the holes
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Re: Malahini from MD

Post by footer » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:27 pm

Looking great. I have to start making mine soon. I’m busting up our tiled kitchen floor right now. Momma has her priorities.

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Re: Malahini from MD

Post by Sarnian » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:23 pm

This weekend I decided to remake the windshield frame. I didn’t feel like it extended far enough, which gave it a steep angle, and I wanted to make it out of mahogany. So - planed down some off cuts, steamed them using the wallpaper steamer and plastic bag method, then bent around a mold. Then epoxied these all together (three laminations thick). I’m happier with the results. Still some way to go.
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Re: Malahini from MD

Post by Sarnian » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:24 pm

And a couple more
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Re: Malahini from MD

Post by TomB » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:29 pm

Excellent. You've really got the Riva vibe going with the windshield and deck edge. Have you talked to the "glass" guy? How do they know the shape you need?

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Re: Malahini from MD

Post by Sarnian » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:00 pm

Hey Tom. Thanks - I’m pretty pleased with how it’s shaping up. The riva windshield is what made me think of taking this on. I suspect (but don’t know) that glass is going to break the bank, so was planning on duraplex or similar. Thoughts welcome...

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Re: Malahini from MD

Post by TomB » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:28 pm

I've been imaging a very similar windshield for my boat. I've talked to TaylorMade several times about windshields in their catalog, left emails, etc., NO response, they don't appear to want the business. Old Riva and CC Cobra windows might be out there for a steep price. You had posted about UPD plastics, anything there?

Tom

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Re: Malahini from MD

Post by Sarnian » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:08 pm

UPD looked pretty good. I got the sense it would be easier to go the route of buying one of their windshields from the catalog rather than having a custom fab done. I couldn’t quite see what I wanted - so decided to attempt this. Well we. I’m going to try to make it so it’s easy to replace the ‘glass’ when it gets too scratched etc.

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