Biss's Malahini Build

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Nice!!!! Lots of smiles ahead :D :D :D

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Great Job, congratulations. Looks like lots of fun days ahead!
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

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So it was exactly one year from today that I had my first entry in my log book. I cut the frame patterns on July 11, 2018! I added up the total hours that I logged building it, and I had 566 hrs! It was alot of work but definitely worth it.

We plan to take it back out this weekend and pull the girls around on a tube. Hopfully this little hurricane in the gulf doesn't spoil our plans!

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566 hours, that slightly more than I am averaging (around 480 hrs). You hear these figures of how many hours it takes to accomplish something, and it seems like it can happen fairly quickly. Surely a year or two will be enough time! :D :D

But we all have life to contend with and time is more precious than money. Anyway, good work so far and keep on plugging away at it. Congratulations on hitting the one year mark.
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Hmm, sorry for the double post. The forum is very slow responding at times.
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500+ hours is amazing, you work efficiently! I had 733 in my Zip!

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Well we dodged the rain Saturday and got to spend several hours on the lake. I pulled the girls around on the tube and they had a big time. The boat seemed to handle it all just fine. The 60hp merc has plenty of power to handle the two person tube. I also couldn't tell any difference in the performance with 4 in the boat vs 2, granted the two girls probably only added 200lbs. Fun stuff!
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

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What a nice looking boat. It is amazing how fast you accomplished such a great build.
I really like the look, although I am a prejudiced Malahini builder myself.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

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Fun stuff, thanks for sharing. I amazed at how little difference there is in the performance between a 60 HP and a 90 HP Malahini.
Beautiful boat,
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Thanks fellas.

Matt, I am really pleased with how the 60hp has performed plus after 4 days on the lake we have probably only burned 10 gal of fuel!

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

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Glad to see her on the water!

Inspirational! 566hours, wow that is quick, I think I may have spent that much time staring at my project pondering the next steps ;)

Don't forget to post on the Launching Ramp

Any chance you will be posting a YouTube vid in motion?

Super stoked for you!
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

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I started out keeping track of my hours, but started missing time and just dropped off. Overall I have a little over a year in in actual working time. I'm getting close.
I'm glad shes working out so well for you and your family. Beautiful boat.

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Biss wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:26 pm
Thanks fellas.

Matt, I am really pleased with how the 60hp has performed plus after 4 days on the lake we have probably only burned 10 gal of fuel!
I live in a different world of fuel consumption, 10 gallons every
67 minutes at WOT. Probably a good thing old 2 strokes died out.
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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

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For those interested, I finally posted a video link in the "Launching Ramp" section.

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Re: Biss's Malahini Build

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Hey Biss. So what prop did you put on yours and does it work good for you?

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