MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

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altondavid
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that's really cool, might have to steal that idea!

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My hull ID plate isn't as nice, but the local trophy shop can make these for you.

Nice touch!
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Nothing says poor craftsmanship like wrinkles in your duct tape!

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For those who followed my Cutwater build (pg.12), this is a follow up.
I finally pulled my Cutwater back off since I welded it and and exposed my worst fears.
Although I tried my hardest to weld fast and in short beads, I burned through; three finish coats, two epoxy coats, two coats brown epoxy paint, two layers of fiberglass, and into the wood, in many small spots.
So, I scrubbed all the oily residue off, then sanded off as much as I could, then I applied some epoxy and fiberglass tape and was able to seal it all back in. Good thing the Cutwater will cover it.
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After cleaning and sanding
After cleaning and sanding
Backside of Cutwater.
Backside of Cutwater.
When I first pulled the Cutwater off.
When I first pulled the Cutwater off.

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Then the rebuild. I applied the epoxy and tape, but didn’t need the excess, so I trimmed it off.

Sorry, I can never get my pics to end up in the right order.
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Finished product.
Finished product.
Cutting off the excess tape.
Cutting off the excess tape.
4” wide fiberglass tape.
4” wide fiberglass tape.
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:shock:
Matt

Building a Geronimo......!
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Last year, the last thing I did before I put her in, was I rolled on one last coat of interlux on the sides. Another fail. It turned out textured with bubbles.
So, I sanded it out nice and smooth and applied another coat with a foam roller, then went over it with a soft brush to smooth out the bubbles and texture.
The process worked great, except as thin as I thought I was going, I apparently still put it on too thick. I got lines and many sags.
So, I sanded it back smooth and rolled it on as thin as I possibly could and brushed it out with a dry brush. Eureka!
I finished making my stainless rub rails and put on a midway splash rail and installed my name plate (center front of the motor well).
Now it’s on to the starboard side to do that over again.
Thanks to our Governor (Michigan) for banning all motorboating in the state until May, I’m not rushed to get it in. Besides it’s been to cold to enjoy.
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Port side done
Port side done
Morning April 16, 2020
Morning April 16, 2020

TomB
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Now Footer, you have to admit there is a HUGE risk of picking up something off a pump handle if you get gas for your boat. :roll: :roll: Thankfully it is still safe to go in after fueling to buy lottery tickets. Tom

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You may need to shovel your dock today! 3" to 4" expected today!
-Jim
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I hear ya Tom 😉.
Jimmy, we were lucky here, we only got about 1-1/2”, but it was Gone by 4pm.

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Snow in April, yikes. We're starting to get the spring and summer itches down here by March. :D :D
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So, our Governor has lifted the boating ban, but the Mistress isn’t quite ready to go in the water yet. Almost there. I refinished the rest of the boat and am almost done making my rub rails; a job I wouldn’t recommend.
I got my bow eye and got it drilled in. I built a guide block and needed a short and long drill bit to get it done. Came through perfect.
Next to mate it with my Cutwater.
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Guide block and drilling holes for the bow eye.
Guide block and drilling holes for the bow eye.
Bow eye likes came through right where they were supposed to
Bow eye likes came through right where they were supposed to
Plenty of threads left to secure it down.
Plenty of threads left to secure it down.

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I made a little revision on the bow eye. To make it clean (no nuts or mods to the Cutwater), I made a bracket inside to hold it from being pushed in.
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Nice work. Looks really clean!

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What a beautiful boat, footer! So glad you'll be able to use her soon...

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Smart idea on the bracket...!

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