Florida Malahini Build

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Re: Florida Malahini Build

Post by footer » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:06 am

looking real good. It's great that you and your dad are working on this gig together. Makes it move along faster, not to mention the bonding time with your dad. Mine taught me everything I know about woodworking, but sadly passed before i started my boat.

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Re: Florida Malahini Build

Post by Malahini » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:26 am

Where in South Florida do you live? I’m also building the Malahini and I live in Port Charlotte. Maybe we could meet up sometime.

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Re: Florida Malahini Build

Post by altondavid » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:00 am

I'm in Fort Lauderdale, but my dad and the build are happening in Vero Beach.

Here's a couple of shots of the GasTank install:
Here you can see the box we built to hold the bottom of the tank. The
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Here you can see the tank in the box, and you can imagine where the full fill will be
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And here you can see the tank installed, with some aluminum brackets holding everythinging down in place - in this shot you can also see the bilge has been painted and the whole gas tank assembly can be lifted out of the boat by removing the floor/back seat.
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Re: Florida Malahini Build

Post by Hercdrvr » Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:15 pm

Is that a 12 gallon tank, and what size engine are you planning?
Boat is looking very sharp.
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Re: Florida Malahini Build

Post by hoodman » Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:20 pm

That fits in there really nicely.
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Re: Florida Malahini Build

Post by riplash » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:48 pm

Hey David,

I used to live in Vero Beach, then moved away to Maryland, then moved back to Melbourne Florida. I go down to Sebastian a lot and I am probably going to Join the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) chapter in Vero Beach, so I will be going down there pretty often. I would like to see your project sometime especially now that I know it is so close. It looks awesome by the way.

Ryan "Rip" Lash

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Re: Florida Malahini Build

Post by altondavid » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:02 pm

Thanks! It's a 19 gallon tank (I think in a previous post I had said it was a 17 gallon, but that was wrong) and we're hanging a 70 hp 4 stroke Yamaha off the back.

Ryan - feel free to drop me a PM, I can connect with with my dad to show you the build sometime the shop is on Old Dixie a little north of 8th street.

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Re: Florida Malahini Build

Post by riplash » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:37 pm

I will be dropping you a PM after the Gathering unless I can stay awake long enough to send you PM tonight. Work has been crazy busy and I am exhausted. probably going to bed now!

-Ryan "Rip" Lash

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Re: Florida Malahini Build

Post by altondavid » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:48 am

So we finally settled on instrumentation for the dash - ended up going with a Tach, fuel, volt, and engine tilt. We went ahead and purchased everything new through yamaha and once they all arrived we went ahead and started drilling holes in a nice looking piece of sapele.
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You can see the holes for the steering as well as the ignition which we placed to the right of the wheel. The small holes under the larger holes on the left are where the switches will go for lights, bilge, and blower.
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Here you can see the finish - the other panel you see in the shot is for the throttle.
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Re: Florida Malahini Build

Post by footer » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:25 am

Looking good. I'm curious why you didn't install a speedo? I didn't install a tach as per my engine guy and wish I had now. Just good information to have. What engine are you planning to put on it?

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Re: Florida Malahini Build

Post by altondavid » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:13 am

I did a little reading and it seemed like there's varying success with the accuracy level on speedos, so I figured the easiest way to to track speed would be with a GPS app on my phone.

We're going with a 70hp 4 stroke yamaha with yamaha gagues to match. The yamaha tach comes with oil and temp warning lights that I figured I would want to have, so that led to the decision to go with the yamaha gauges, even though aesthetically I liked some of the aftermarket ones better.

We're also going to put an hour meter in, but that won't go on the dash - it'll be back under the engine cowl.

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Re: Florida Malahini Build

Post by footer » Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:03 am

Yeah, my dash speedo is a GPS. Works pretty good as far as I can tell. lol. So the little holes below your gauges are for your warning lights?! I was wondering.

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Re: Florida Malahini Build

Post by altondavid » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:05 am

The little holes under the instruments are going to be for switches - I have the push/pull switch variety for lights, bilge blower, and bilge pump.

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Re: Florida Malahini Build

Post by altondavid » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:41 am

My dad has been working on the flooring and panels latey. Everything is being built with varying degrees of permanence - basically we're staying away from marine adhesives and using fasteners where possible. The floor for example is being built in 6 components, and with the idea that we will be able to access different parts of the bilge as needed as opposed to pulling up the whole floor.

The paneling on the sides will also be non permanent, especially on the starboard side since the steering cable and all the wiring will be running through there. The port side should not need to be accessed, but for the sake of symmetry will be constructed in the same way.
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Here you can see that layout prior to final install. The brackets you see will accept the front seats, and the plain piece of plywwod in the bottom right will be covered by the back seat.
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Here's another looking aft with the rear seat installed.
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Here you can see how the throttle will fit into the panel.

All of this is dry fit for now, since we figure there's still some mess to be made with the subdecking and electric prior to final install.

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Re: Florida Malahini Build

Post by altondavid » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:57 am

Lots happening in parallel at the moment. This past weekend we laid out a lot of the electric work and this week and next I will be spending some free time crimping and heat shrinking now that I know the final lengths of the wire runs. Hopefully by this time two weeks from now the wiring will be essentially complete.

Got the gauges and switches in the dash:
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Laid out the battery boxes and ACR/Battery Switch
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You can also see that the subdecking has been laid down.
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