Biss's Malahini Build

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Hercdrvr » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:06 pm

Very nice sir. Always scary to cut into the nice decking.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by JimmY » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:02 pm

Looks great. I'm glad you were able to cut the hatches with no issues.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by bstrong » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:53 pm

All I can say is very impressive, your work looks so clean nice work! What was your method in cutting the hatches they came out so good. Can't wait to see more. :D

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by mrintense » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:00 am

Very very nice work. And those deck cuts look real clean. You mentioned clear blocking and buffing the the deck. This is something I have been dreading for some time as I see tons of areas that will need this treatment. Looking forward to seeing your finishing touches.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by PeterG » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:57 am

Ohh! That looks awesome! More pointers into my build notebook :lol:
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:22 pm

I appreciate the compliments. So i cut the hatches with a jigsaw. Used a drill bit the same diameter as the thickmess of the blade. Made a series of holes on my cut line that allowed me to get the blade in. Then just cut it out. Sanded things smooth. It was scary to start cutting on the finished deck! BTW the hatch did relax a very small amount, i think the latch will pull it down flush when closed.

So after spraying the clear i flattened out the runs, orange peel, bugs, dust, etc with a razor blade (where appropriate) followed by 1000grit, then 2000 grit, then 3m perfect it rubbing and polishing compounds. Its finish is not perfect, not even close. But it looks pretty good.

Got it up on the trailer this morning. Will need to adjust the bunks some as it is sitting a little low on the trailer. Also need to finish my winch and pull the boat alittle further forward on the trailer.

As soon as i get the motor mounted, i can take some photos and send them along with documentation to AR Game and Fish so i can get the HIN
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Hercdrvr » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:49 pm

Beautiful, wow.
When you get the motor mounted you’ll have a better idea where your tongue weight is. I was a little light on my Malahini tongue and had to move the winch tower forward to get 180lbs on the tongue.
What engine are you going with?
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:34 pm

60 hp ct merc 4 atroke. Any suggestions on a prop? Prop selector on mercs page says 13.25 x 17

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by PeterG » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:42 pm

That prop size sounds about right for the boat/motor combo.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:17 pm

So got the motor bolted up to the boat!
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Hercdrvr » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:33 pm

I’d start with a 13.25 x 15 pitch. That 60hp will struggle to turn a 17 pitch.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by footer » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:42 am

Biss; The boat is looking beautiful. After reading Matt B's post on "Malahini Performance", and talking to my engine guy, they both concur on the same issues. So, myself, I'm starting with the 15 (I have an old 65 merc).
Either way, I'm interested in reading your performance review.

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:17 am

Thanks guys for the advice. The engine is a command thrust version of the 60hp, so it has a gear ratio of 2.33:1. The standard version has a ratio of 1.83:1. Its supposed to be able to swing a little bigger prop. I'm not an outboard guy just repeating what mercury says! What do you guys think?

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by bstrong » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:01 am

That looks like a good fit for the boat, did you have to do any modifications to the motor well? Can't wait to see her on the water!!! :D

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by PeterG » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:12 am

Looks great, will be a great performing combo of outboard and boat. Honestly I would start with the Mercury prop recommendation and go from there if it doesn't quite work. The gear ratio has a big effect on the torque at the prop, your RPM range and extra torque will mean a slightly higher pitch could be used. I found the prop table for my 1965 Merc 650 calls for the 12x17 3 blade (or the modern equivalent) for the size/weight combo I expect with my Malahini, that's where I'll start with my prop and see where the wide open throttle RPM is at.
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