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Walter’s Malahini Build

On September 4, 2018, in Builder Blogs, Outboard Powered, by WalterH
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Frames I spent the month of July making the frames for my Malahini and took August off. September is off to a good start with building the form and hanging the frames.  I raised the height of the building form to “bucket height” so I can fair the sheer without getting on my knees.  I […]

Titan Tug to take to the waters of Georgia Strait

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Latest additions to the Blog   A note on the blog notes; I’m building the blog notes – latest at the top, oldest at the bottom.  So if something doesn’t make sense, scroll down and pick the story up where it starts, then work your way back to see where it finishes.  I am also […]

Outboard Comparison

On June 14, 2018, in Builder Blogs, Outboard Powered, by WalterH
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I’m wrapping up the research stage prior to beginning my Malahini build.  My concerns included the size and make of the outboard motor I’ll use, some motor installation issues, and some other design questions.  So I went to the Houston Boat show to get some information. Outboard decision I compared the size, weight, horsepower, and cost […]

The Zip on the River Nile

On June 12, 2018, in Builder Blogs, Plywood Construction, by Ayman
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I was born and lived all my life by the River Nile, Cairo, Egypt. I share many of my childhood memories with the Nile. I swam, fished, rowed, and sailed on the Nile. Building my Zip will reinforce my relationship with the river and make me happier. A few years ago, I got introduced to […]

Glen-L – Key Largo build, nr. Sydney Australia

On May 11, 2018, in Builder Blogs, Builder Tips, Inboard Powered, Plywood Construction, by jaguarrh
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Taking the plunge and starting a larger project. I have been considering building a boat for many years. Firstly I was taken by the simplicity of a Michael Storer “Goat Island Skiff” and learning to sail. Then I was captivated by some pictures of a “Melon Seed Skiff”. Finally, I saw a picture of a […]

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