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by tysman52
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo
Replies: 93
Views: 22770

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Went to Lowe’s this weekend with all of my deck hardware trying to find the right size fasteners for it all. I think I bought something of every size!
JT
by tysman52
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Varnishing Tips
Replies: 48
Views: 3545

Re: Varnishing Tips

I have decided this boat looks much better if you’re standing 20 feet away from it! The closer I get to the finish, the more I cringe lol
JT
by tysman52
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Varnishing Tips
Replies: 48
Views: 3545

Re: Varnishing Tips

Thank you all for your very detailed replies. I have tried to follow the perfection plus 2 part instructions. I keep getting very small air bubbles in the finish despite sanding in between and thinning. I kept experimenting with more and more thinner but it did not seem to help. I think it is as goo...
by tysman52
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo
Replies: 93
Views: 22770

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

It took him about 2 months with a reminder call. From what I understand he moves up north in the winter time and doesn’t make them. I ordered mine right when he got back and I think there were a handful of orders at that time so probably a busy time for him. $1100.00 for cutwater and transom bands
JT
by tysman52
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo
Replies: 93
Views: 22770

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Thanks to everyone for the varnishing/polishing tips on my other thread. Got the deck stained and ready for varnish. I used Chris craft red on the main deck and top sides. I used brown interstain followed by minwax ebony for the dark. Mike is about to put my cutwater and transom bands in the mail. I...
by tysman52
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Varnishing Tips
Replies: 48
Views: 3545

Re: Varnishing Tips

Jim-
Thank you for the very detailed explanation! I will get some pictures of that deck posted before I screw it up with the varnish!

JT
by tysman52
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo
Replies: 93
Views: 22770

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Jim- I thought it was going to be harder to get it to .003” but it wasn’t too bad. Probably took 30 minutes or so of very small adjustments. My recommendation is to get the left and right as close as you can first because that you have to do with the crowbar. After that you were just working on up a...
by tysman52
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Varnishing Tips
Replies: 48
Views: 3545

Varnishing Tips

Any of you out there have any advice for getting a nice finish? I have decided to do the two part perfection plus. 1-What grit sandpaper in between coats? 2- Final coat better with a brush or varnish roller? 3- Polishing- I saw Skip used wool. Any tips? 4- How many coats with the 2 part? Any other p...
by tysman52
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo
Replies: 93
Views: 22770

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

I ended up getting it to .003. It took a lot of back-and-forth with a crowbar but finally got it. In hind sight I wish I would have drilled the prop shaft hole about six or 8 inches further forward. That would have allowed the engine to sit lower. I have about 6 inches between the engine bottom and ...
by tysman52
Sat May 05, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo
Replies: 93
Views: 22770

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Time to finish things off! Not looking forward to the sanding and varnishing and repeating and repeating
JT
by tysman52
Sat May 05, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo
Replies: 93
Views: 22770

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Did water test last week. Everything amazingly worked perfectly. No adjustments needed. Got up to 50 mph without thinking!
by tysman52
Sat May 05, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 158237

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Glad it found a good home skip! Sad to see it go I’m sure. On to the next project!

JT
by tysman52
Sat May 05, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 211
Views: 42901

Re: Monaco Restart

Looks great! I did a water test also ... easier to fix issues without a deck...
JT
by tysman52
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo
Replies: 93
Views: 22770

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Thanks Bill... The driveline arrived today so I began the alignment process. I tried to order it over the winter but they weren't making new shafts until now so I probably got a little ahead of myself trying to keep myself busy continuing on the build without it. Turns out I installed my strut about...
by tysman52
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo
Replies: 93
Views: 22770

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

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