The Fletchers Malahini

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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

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Working on the windshield template and brackets.
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

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I like!
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

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:D I like the tent idea.I have a 24 ft boat shed and the plans for a 32ft pontoon boat.Hmmmmmmm. :D
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

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Looking good. Got some real cool originality pieces. The Dolphin windshield frames and the compass are neat touches.
I was going to do my floor similar to yours with an intarsia inlay, but my wife opted for carpet. Lol.
Looking great.

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Love the windshield brackets! Really cool!
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

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Nice touches on the windshield frames. The best part of watching these builds is seeing how everyone adds their own bit of flair to the design. Really cool!!
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

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Ok the winter has slowed me a little but I always try do a little something each day. Since I haven't posted in a while this little each day has added up. I have just did another dry fit(how many do you do?) after adding ribbon Sapele to side boxes and seat frames. I also gave my wood guy(south jersey lumbermans) my top side patterns so he can pick out some mahogany boards and mill them down to 3/8. I am going to remove and sand everything before re-installing and permanently screwing and gluen. Then I plan on finish sanding everything and applying the 2 part poly. If anyone has some advise for me, or a another way I should go please let me know. This is the final push for the interior and I want it to go as smooth as I can. We are thinking red seats and white side panels.
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

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Lookin' Sharp! 8) 8)
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Looking great! Your plan of dry fitting, then installing/epoxying, then finishing seems reasonable to me. It helps you make sure things will turn out the way you want them. The detail on the floor of your boat is awesome!

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Well done and can't wait to see more!
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

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Very Nice! Very Nice indeed!
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Very nice craftsmanship! I look forward to seeing how it all comes together.

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Wow, that floor. That's really something else. Nice work!
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

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Thanks for the reply's everyone. I am starting to get going again now that the weather is getting nicer here. I epoxied the side boxes and seat frames in, and started to get the wood rough get for the deck. I still have to finish the interior with poly. I also did the engine cowl with new decals and trim.
Hope to get this all finishe
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d for boating season. I plan on going to the DMV soon to get a registration for the trailer. Build on everybody!! :D

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