Maritime Malahini

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Re: Maritime Malahini

Post by JimK » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:13 am

The sheers are slowly being attached. The boiling water on oak is working perfectly. The sheer curve formed when bending around frame 4 is EXCITING!!
It is starting to look like a boat.
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Re: Maritime Malahini

Post by Hercdrvr » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:33 am

Very nice, 👍
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Re: Maritime Malahini

Post by billy c » Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:25 pm

Looks like that took a nice fair curve. Well done!
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Re: Maritime Malahini

Post by Biss » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:00 am

Looking great! Nice work on the framing!

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Re: Maritime Malahini

Post by footer » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:57 am

I think you are going to be happy you made your construction frame higher. Mine was only a couple inches off the floor, which made it difficult to do things to the sheer area.Sheer and chine look great.

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Re: Maritime Malahini

Post by DrBryanJ » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:42 am

Jim, nice work. Raising the construction frame is almost a necessity in my opinion. I raised mine and still had difficulty getting under the hull.
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Re: Maritime Malahini

Post by JimK » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:06 pm

I have started fairing.
First I added some wood to my chines and then used the ‘Rabl method’ - both suggested and spelled out on this forum and both worked perfectly. Thank you again fellow boat builders.
The tools of destruction so far are a hand rasp, a hand plane and a belt sander.
I guess the forum also suggested raising the building frame ... so again - thanks!
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the Rabl method
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Before fairing ...
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and after fairing - beautiful lines!

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Re: Maritime Malahini

Post by rbrandenstein » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:37 am

Be sure to check the plane from the chine to sheer at the bow. Many Malahini builders, including me, did not have enough twist in the chine resulting in the plane lining up inside the sheer. This prevents having a good chine surface to attach the plywood at the bow. You can check this with a straight edge placed between the chine and sheer. I had to cut some triangular strips of oak and glue to the chine before I could finish the fairing.
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Re: Maritime Malahini

Post by JimK » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:04 pm

Bob I have studied your boat build for 2 years, and still reference it once or twice a month.
I did have to laminate some extra oak to my chines.
Thank you for documenting your beautiful boat.
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Before the extra oak ...

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Re: Maritime Malahini

Post by footer » Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:59 pm

Good fix, man. Looks good. I did the same thing only on the other edge from taking too much off. Had to build it back up.

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Re: Maritime Malahini

Post by Gayle Brantuk » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:30 am

Very nice, Jim! Thank you for keeping us posted...

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