The Fletchers Malahini

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Biss
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by Biss » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:54 am

Harness: merc 84-896537A15
Ignition switch: merc 893353A02
Kill switch w lanyard: Sea Dog 420488-1

I wasnt real sure about the ignition switch when I was doing this, but it works great and has an accessory position. It also has a nice key with merc logo :D

I also considered making my own wiring harness, but the factory harness is well worth the price, and it makes install a no-brainer. Every wire is clearly labeled as to where it goes!

Since the controls don't have a built in kill switch, i installed a generic one right below my front seat.

Another cool feature with this motor is a module called vesselview mobile. I haven't purchased one yet, but probably will. Syncs right to your phone and gives all kinds in motor info. Pretty cool.

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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by bstrong » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:24 am

Thanks Biss, I refer to your build a lot for info when I am not sure about the next step(which is a lot). Also had a question about the fuel line, It seems like a long run I guess the motor has no trouble pulling it through the hose. What did you use? Did you use a fuel filter/water separator?, I am installing one right before motor. Also was curious if you are thinking about another build and what? I know after my first one (Bullet) I was hooked and was forever pondering my next. Again thanks for your help, and everybody else's post one here have been a plethora of information and ideas. :D

Biss
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by Biss » Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:11 pm

I haven't had any issues with my fuel line so far, but Ive only run maybe 25 gal thru it! I used Sierra Shields Silverado 4000 Outboard Fuel Line. I didn't put anything in line from the tank to the motor. I probably should have, but there is already a filter on the motor so i didn't. I haven't had any fuel delivery issues. She fires right up every time, gets to 20mph in about 7 sec and tops out at about 35.

I really enjoyed building the boat, but I will probably wait for awhile before stadting another big project like this. Still need to finish my shop addition too. Best of luck as you continue your build. I will be following.

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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by bstrong » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:09 pm

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Been working on the motor well and backseat, also got the motor today 60 4 stroke.

Biss
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by Biss » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:16 am

Coming right along! Looks like you might be going for a fold down back seat. I'm really glad I added that feature as well as the hatches. There is a bunch of storage in the back of the Malahini. The fold down backrest gives you quick access to the big area under the motor well. That's where we keep the deflated two person tube, makes it easy to pull it out and inflate it on the back deck.
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Great looking motor :D You are going to love the Merc.

Biss

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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by bstrong » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:42 pm

I am going to have the rear seat fold down but only for access to the side compartments, it will be tight but hopefully I will not have to access that part of the boat often. In the center behind the seat I plan on having a hatch for storage, and under the seat for life jackets and stuff.

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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by mrintense » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:07 pm

Nice execution of the rear seat Biss. I am trying to decide how I want to provide access to this area on my Vera Cruise as well.
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by PeterG » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:10 pm

Great progress, great work!
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Post by bstrong » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:33 pm

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Some progress, motor well, some electric, backseat, and probably one of the most important parts of a boat the speakers.

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