The Fletchers Malahini

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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

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Wow, that came out great!
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

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Oh yeah, that ribboning effect looks really fine! Love it. :D :D
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

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The planking looks super nice. Going to really stand out when complete.

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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

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Attaching the spray rails and skeg. Getting closer to the flip!
Thanks to everyone for your feedback :D

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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

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That looks really nice. Any problems with the 4oz weave showing through on the sides?

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4oz cloth vanished when wetted out with west 207, I wasn't confident enough to use anything heavier.

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Sanded and painted the bottom with graphite, I didn't bring it all the way up to where the line will be. I will finish that after the flip.

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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

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Got the boat flipped, bumper rails are on. I am thinking of moving deck frame #4 back about 7" to give more room, is this a bad idea? Now have to start encapsulating. Also is the decking supposed to overlap the sides or just meet it, or is it up to the builder? I am trying to figure out how the rub rail will go on and look. Thanks to everyone here, I have been following everybody. :D
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

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I’m not following what you mean by moving the deck beam at frame #4 back 7 inches. Seven inches aft of frame #4 is about where the dash is.
Maybe your counting frames from the bow aft and really talking about frame #1. In that case, you could move the deck beam and back seat aft 7” for more room. Do you plan on having a hatch in front of the motorwell? Hatch space will be tight if you take 7”. Sorry if I’m the one all twisted backwards.
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

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For me, I'm installing bucket seats in the front and it gave me more than plenty of room for the people in the back.
I ran my top deck boards to the edge, sanded them flat with the top ply and added a 1"x1/4" trim around the edge to cover the edges of both.
It's looking good. I'd like to see a side shot of your spray rails.

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Yes sorry I meant frame #1, I am not sure about it because of the loss of possible storage. I was planning on putting my stern light centered behind the rear seat and figured that would end the possibility of having a hatch in the center. I could still do the hatches on each side but they would be smaller.
I was going to build the front seats from the plans to have storage behind them, decisions, decisions. I also have 2 fuel tanks in mind one 12 gal and a 19 gal. I am waiting to see how Biss makes out with his 19 gal. and his hatches. Here is a photo of the bumper rails from the side. Sorry but not sure why the photos turned sideways.
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

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Thanks for the pic. Not sure either why they turn sideways, mine do too sometimes, but they usually flip right when you click on them.

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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

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I like the bumper rails. By the way, the pictures turn upside down or sideways depending how you hold your phone while taking them.

I also am considering pushing the cross rail at frame one more aft and have two smaller storage areas on either side of the motor well. If fact, I'm trying to figure a way to make one of them a cooler. I don't plan on having storage behind the front seats, so I might not need to. I still like the cooler idea though.
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Re: The Fletchers Malahini

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Congratulations on the flip!

My plan is a rub rail to hide the ply sub-deck - having just priced SS rub rail I may reconsider.... :o

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