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Re: modified malahini

Post by DrBryanJ » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:51 am

Look forward to seeing how you handle this Biss.
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Re: modified malahini

Post by mrintense » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:30 am

Sometime later this year (probably by the summer) I will be going through this process, although I think it will be late in the year before I permanently mount the tank.
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Re: modified malahini

Post by Hercdrvr » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:00 pm

Hey Dr Brian,
I popped off a crown today, can I put it back on with a tiny drop of PoxyGrip?
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Re: modified malahini

Post by DrBryanJ » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:33 am

Probably would work, but I bet your dentist won't be happy with you when he/she tries to get it off. Can't imagine it would taste very good either.
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Re: modified malahini

Post by Hercdrvr » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:03 am

Ok then, I’ll skip the DIY dental and make an appointment.
How’s your build coming along?
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Re: modified malahini

Post by DrBryanJ » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:39 pm

Has been a cold winter. Not able to do much. I have the platform for my fuel tank nearly completed, but that is about it.
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Re: modified malahini

Post by Hercdrvr » Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:23 pm

Cool, I’m thinking about moving my tank forward like yours
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Re: modified malahini

Post by Biss » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:57 am

Tank fitment is looking good. So what did you fab the tank hold downs with. I ended up using the ones from moeller. Attached is a photo. Before fastening down, I did encapsulate the platform and installed a pad under the tank.

Yours looks like it is going to be more secure than the factory solution!
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Re: modified malahini

Post by DrBryanJ » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:40 am

The straps I used were also from moeller. Cradle hold down kit - Mfg # 300110.
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I tried the clips you are using and didn't like the width of my platform with them. It made the tank placement too far into the toe kick space.

Don't forget, you need to account for almost an inch of expansion. You need to put 1/2 inch neoprene between the clips and the tank.
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Re: modified malahini

Post by Biss » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:15 am

Nice install. I did add some neoprene on the mounting brackets as well. Probably only 3/8" though. It will have to do for now! Don't think the hook brackets are rigid enough to impede the tanks lateral expansion much anyway.

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Re: modified malahini

Post by DrBryanJ » Mon May 27, 2019 6:41 am

I haven't had much time to work on the boat with all the yard work and moving my daughter back from Baltimore, but I have gotten a few things done.

First problem I had to deal with was a mistake I made when I was putting on the sides and bottom. Where I was planning on veneering the sides with 3/16 planks, I used 1/8 plywood. My thinking was that the two would make the required 1/4 thickness. I thought I had read that others did the same, but I was mistaken. I should have used 1/4 and covered that. I know that people at the gathering said it probably wasn't necessary, but I decided to add a second layer of 1/8 ply to the inside. Again, probably not needed, but it makes me feel better.
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I made 8 inch wide strips and epoxied down. Kind of cold molded on the inside. I have the area forward of frame four finished.
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Re: modified malahini

Post by DrBryanJ » Mon May 27, 2019 6:54 am

I also worked on my fuel tank. I am using a 19 gal bow tank from moeller. I want it to be removable if I ever have to work in the bow for any reason, but the straps I am using would be very difficult to undo in front of the tank, so I made the platform removable. It is held down by two screws in the aft part of the platform screwed into the stringers. I made a semi bulkhead in the front with a board protruding to hold down the forward part of the platform.
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Always overthinking things, I worried that the front of the platform was just resting on the narrow stem and could possibly rock from the weight of the fuel and eventually fatigue the screws, I made a smaller platform attached to the stem to help hold the tank platform.
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Now when I screw everything down, it doesn't rock at all.
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Re: modified malahini

Post by DrBryanJ » Mon May 27, 2019 7:04 am

THe next problem I had to deal with was when I screwed in my lift strakes, the screws lifted the middle batten instead of grabbing the wood. I didn't realize this until after the flip. I tried to find a way to cut off the screws, but couldn't get any tool under the batten. I drilled holes in the batten over the protruding screws, epoxied the batten down and filled the holes with thickened epoxy.
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I will sand it all smooth once everything has set.
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Re: modified malahini

Post by mrintense » Mon May 27, 2019 7:45 am

Bryan,

Nice recoveries. Like Bill says (and I am paraphrasing), "There can be no miracle recoveries without first screwing up." I am sure that most of us here have had things like this happen. I know I have.
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Re: modified malahini

Post by DrBryanJ » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:39 am

I know I'm getting ahead of myself, but I'm trying to figure out my decking. I have been using sapele for the sides and plan on using it for cover boards and king plank. The rest of the decking I want to be more red. I need to purchase more lumber and I though while I'm there I should get what I need for the deck, since I plan on using it for the sole as well. I think if I just try to stain the sapele redder, it will still be fairly dark. This is what my lumber supplier has that seems redder to me: AFRICAN MAHOGANY (seems dark to me)
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, BLOODWOOD (expensive)
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, or SANTOS MAHOGANY ( wood database says staining and gluing can sometimes be a problem)
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. I'm leaning towards bloodwood, but open to suggestions.
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