Biss's Malahini Build

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Hercdrvr » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:12 am

Forget what I said about a 17” prop, I didn’t connect the dots that a “command thrust” engine had a 2.33 gear ratio. To put in car terms for my brain, That’s like going from a 3.23 rear end to 4.10 gears. It will have a great hole shot with a 17” prop.

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:55 pm

Been working on the upolstery this weekend. Never done this before, but it seems to be coming together pretty well. I'm about 12 hours in it and I have everything stitched together and the foam cut to size, just need to assemble. I did test fit one of the front seats, looks pretty good for an amateur! Boy I understand why they charge so much for upolstry work. I'll probably have about 20 hours in it before I'm done plus about 350-400 bucks worth of material.
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Front seat test fit
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Back seat, ready for assembly

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by footer » Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:32 am

Nice work. Upholstery can be tricky. Although I'm pretty good at sewing, I decided to have mine done.
So, is that a beat box sitting there?

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:43 am

Thanks, Yeah, I built this cajon back several years ago. I actually built two, one for a musician friend of mine and one for me. I am not a musician; however, it's still fun for me and the kids to break out our instruments and jam occasionally!

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:03 pm

Anybody know anything about a "marine survey." My insurance agent with Shelter said I would need a survey before they could insure the boat...A quick google search describes it, but seems like its a little excessive for a small runabout.

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by mrintense » Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:03 am

Upholstery work is looking nice. It's amazing what that does to improve the finished look of a boat.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:42 pm

So got my HIN yesterday! Engraved a brass plate and it is on the boat! Now I just have to get it registered with the DMV and get the bow registration numbers/validation tags installed. Still working on the insurance stuff. I have a quote request in to Hagarty. The Shelter quote is really reasonable but I have to go thru the hassle and cost of getting a marine survey. We'll see what Hagarty's quote looks like.

I also have most of the upholstery complete. Below are a few pics of how it is coming along. Hope to get the deck "bling" and bumpers/swim platforms installed this weekend...
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Hercdrvr » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:29 pm

Sweet nectar

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by JimK » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:45 pm

That is a beautiful boat.

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Post by billy c » Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:13 pm

Your boat is gorgeous. Plan on spending an extra hour at the ramp while everyone ogles over your craftsmanship.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by bstrong » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:24 pm

Very Nice looks great!!!!

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by footer » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:47 am

Nice job on the upholstery Those side panels really set it off. The lights look cool and really illuminate the interior. I see water in your near future. :D

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by mrintense » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:46 am

Again, very nice work. The upholstery really came out beautiful.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by Biss » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:52 am

I appreciate all the comments. So, looks like i will be insured thru Hagerty. The marine survey was way too pricy to be able to do the shelter insurance! With insurance I can go and get it registered. Hope to get that done next week maybe...

I was able to get the transom bands on last night. They are stainless steel and not polished to a mirror finish, kinda somewhere between brushed and polished! Much harder to polish than what i expected!

I have a pretty long list of odds and ends that i hope to get complete this weekend.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Post by mrintense » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:31 am

Interesting that you had no troubles through Hagerty when there was a recent post stating that this did happen . Hopefully that case was a fluke. Transom bands look great. You can always polish them up more later.
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