Malahini by Bill Whitney

June 30, 2008

In case you are wondering what I'm doing with the Malahini plans, I was delayed all winter because of temperatures. Now, at last, I've been able to get back to work. We are not fortunate to have your weather except in July and August.

The entire hull was made from marine grade plywood with mohogany laminated and then stained. The bottom was then glassed and painted. The sides were not glassed but currently have 5 coats of resin. I still need another 4-5 coats to establish a good base(that means more and more sanding). Then it will be coated with marine spar varnish. It should look pretty good when finished. At that point I can turn it over and begin the interior which will be changed somewhat with custom seating, console, new electronics etc. I will send photos later.

In the mean time I want to thank you and the staff for your outstanding service. It is a pleasure to deal with a company such as yours.

Best regards,
--- Bill Whitney