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by sscobra
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 225
Views: 60007

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Jim, yes I sanded between each coat. I waited at least a day between coats. I recommend a foam brush to tip it with because it has a sharp point on it, not a bunch of bristles to pick up the paint. Hold the bush vertical or nearly so to the surface you are tipping and tip it horizontally. I also had...
by sscobra
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 225
Views: 60007

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I had good luck with the 2 part interlux paints. It is important to put it on very thin with the thin foam rollers. Only do a small section, say 2 or 3 feet wide. Follow that with light tipping with a foam brush, just using the very tip of the brush. Don't try to spread the paint with the foam brush...
by sscobra
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 17
Views: 1686

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

I used the PCM 343 engine in my Monaco. You will love it! I spaced my stringers 26" apart and the engine fit easily between them. I bought some heavy aluminum angle mounts and bolted them to the inside of the stringers for the front on the engine. I couldn't find an appropriate size aluminum angle f...
by sscobra
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 176
Views: 33452

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Very nice work! Skip
by sscobra
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 176
Views: 33452

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

I stained my Monaco with the Interlux Chris Craft stains (check out my posts, "Making progress on my Monaco", page 34, I believe), followed by two coats of CPES (Smith's version). I only waited a few days for the stain to dry before I put on the CPES. I had absolutely no problem with it. It is as th...
by sscobra
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2604
Views: 460902

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

You are making great progress, Carl. Looking very good. Skip
by sscobra
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: flex coupling question
Replies: 7
Views: 1608

Re: flex coupling question

I put one on my Monaco...no vibration. Skip
by sscobra
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission
Replies: 32
Views: 4867

Re: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission

I bought my engine from Discount Marine. They are good people. I didn't want the catalytic system with the single exhaust. I had to go through some hoops to purchase a non smog engine from them. They just needed a note stating that I was putting the engine in a old design boat so they could protect ...
by sscobra
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission
Replies: 32
Views: 4867

Re: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission

I am late to this discussion, so I might have missed something. I used the PCM 343 engine with their 9 degree down angle transmission. I went with a starboard helm which meant a right hand prop. The engine still turns clockwise viewed from the front so the transmission is running in "reverse" in ord...
by sscobra
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Riviera/Monaco/Tahoe full season in salt/brackish water?
Replies: 15
Views: 1963

Re: Riviera/Monaco/Tahoe full season in salt/brackish water?

Good analogy! I had not thought of like that. I miss my boat every day, but I take comfort in the fact that the new owner is really enjoying the boat. I keep in touch with him on a regular basis. So maybe Frodo didn't die, he just moved to another country! Skip
by sscobra
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Riviera/Monaco/Tahoe full season in salt/brackish water?
Replies: 15
Views: 1963

Re: Riviera/Monaco full season in salt/brackish water?

nybhh, it would be very cool to watch your build, particularly if you mill your own lumber. White oak is perfect for building the frames. It is a very strong wood and has been used for years to build boats. I personally used mahogany because I liked the look. There is no reason that the Monaco or Ri...
by sscobra
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo
Replies: 122
Views: 35178

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Simply stunning!! Skip
by sscobra
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2604
Views: 460902

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hadn't been on here for a few days and just now read about your stones. I am very glad you finally got some relief. I have had two stones and I know exactly what you have been going through. Thank God it is over for you. That last one I had, the doctors made me go through 2 weeks of pure hell before...
by sscobra
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 216
Views: 59792

Re: Monaco Restart

As Matt mentioned, I uploaded my videos to YouTube and then posted the link to it here on the forum. Skip
by sscobra
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 216
Views: 59792

Re: Monaco Restart

Very nice Chris! Getting very close now. Skip