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Malahini Boat Build By Elio Ascenzo- Stage 5

On August 22, 2019, in Builder Blogs, Outboard Powered, Plywood Construction, by Elio Ascenzo
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During this stage of building the Glen-L Malahini, I sanded the timber back, applied 4 coats of epoxy and then applied paint and clear finish. I decided to go for a blue stripe in the middle of the boat, blue and white on the sides and a natural timber finish elsewhere. Related Images:

Malahini Boat Build By Elio Ascenzo- Stage 4

On August 20, 2019, in Outboard Powered, Plywood Construction, by Elio Ascenzo
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In the fourth stage of building the Glen-L Malahini, the boat was flipped and all the framework for the internal parts of the boat were made. The seats were made out of Kauri and Mahogany veneer. I made the decking out of 12mm solid Sapelli Mahogany, with a slight V-groove at the joins. Related Images:

Malahini Boat Build By Elio Ascenzo- Stage 3

On August 15, 2019, in Builder Blogs, Outboard Powered, Plywood Construction, by Elio Ascenzo
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In the third stage of the Glen-L Malahini build, I added fibre glass cloth to the base of the boat and also to the sides where the joints were. I then moved on to paint the bottom of the boat and wanted to leave a natural Mahogany finish on the sides. The whole boat is […]

Malahini Boat Build By Elio Ascenzo- Stage 2

On August 13, 2019, in Builder Blogs, Outboard Powered, Plywood Construction, by Elio Ascenzo
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For the second stage of the Glen-L Malahini build, I chose to use a Sapelli Mahogany marine ply veneer. As the sheets weren’t long enough, I had to put two joins in the boat, as seen in the images. Related Images:

Malahini Boat Build By Elio Ascenzo – Stage 1

On August 9, 2019, in Builder Blogs, Outboard Powered, Plywood Construction, by Elio Ascenzo
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I am Elio Ascenzo from Melbourne, Australia and when I decided to build the Glen-L Malahini, it was a bit more difficult starting off here in Melbourne as I didn’t have the same timber choices as the boat builders in the USA. So, after a lot of research and discussions with timber merchants, I decided […]