Florida Malahini Build

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Re: Florida Malahini Build

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Nice job on the side panels. I still have to do that this winter to mine.

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Re: Florida Malahini Build

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Nice work! Moving right along. What's the second battery for, accessories?
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Re: Florida Malahini Build

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Thank you!

I've got a dedicated starter battery, and then a deep cycle battery that's meant to be for accessories. It may be a bit overkill for the Malahini, but I figure better safe than sorry.

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Re: Florida Malahini Build

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I figured that was your plan, wasn't quite sure. You're making great progress!
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Re: Florida Malahini Build

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Very nice! Keep up the good work...

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Re: Florida Malahini Build

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Thank you! Made some progress on the Decking. Deck is going to be Sapele with Cypress inlay. Covering boards went down first.
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Followed by the king plank.
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Then the first stripe of decking down
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We modified what the plan calls for a bit - the covering boards start at 6.5" and taper down, the king plank is 5", and the decking is 2".

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Re: Florida Malahini Build

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Very sharp, this will look great once the finish is on. Modifying what the plan calls for is allowed, actually it's why we build our own boats :D
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Re: Florida Malahini Build

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Good choice going with the wood strips. I used caulk, and although I got the pure white I wanted, it was about 70% more expensive. Looking forward to seeing yours finished.

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Re: Florida Malahini Build

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I would definitely recommend this method, especially cypress, though I'm sure you'd get similar results with a similar, softer wood. The give in the cypress has made it easier to shape in the boards, and it creates a really tight fit that is turning out better than we had even hoped.

Here's some pics of the process we made this weekend:
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Re: Florida Malahini Build

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Very sharp !!👍

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Re: Florida Malahini Build

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Lots of holes to plug, but looks great.

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Re: Florida Malahini Build

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Plugs, plugs, and more plugs. About 400 on the deck in total.
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Re: Florida Malahini Build

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That looks a bit freaky....kind of a freddy kruger look! :D

Looking fantastic - you guys are going great guns - congratulations!

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Re: Florida Malahini Build

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Very nice,
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Re: Florida Malahini Build

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It's been a bit since my last update, but we've made a lot of progress in the last month. Plugs were all leveled out and much sanding completed.
Here you can see the bow after some sanding, but before the rail has been installed:
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Here you can see some of the detail around the dash:
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Here you can see some of the detail on the transom/motorwell:
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