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by sscobra
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Somerset, KY Gentry
Replies: 45
Views: 12647

Re: Somerset, KY Gentry

I, too, highly recommend the stapler. I used mine to fasten every piece of plywood to the hull. I used thousands of staples and had no problems. I just kept the stapler clean of any epoxy. I did not use the composite staples on the mahogany layer. Skip
by sscobra
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 108
Views: 33869

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Lee, I have attached a couple of photos of my transom. Maybe they will help you see what to do. Skip
by sscobra
Fri May 10, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2960
Views: 583417

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Nice work, Carl. I was going to suggest you come over to use my jointer/planer (which you are always welcome to), but it would probably have taken longer for you to drive over than it took you to do it by hand. Nice job! Skip
by sscobra
Sun May 05, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2960
Views: 583417

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, as Jim mentioned, biscuits will be easier to use than dowels. I have a biscuit joiner if you want to borrow it. Skip
by sscobra
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 294
Views: 116533

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Jim, so sorry this is giving you such a hard time. The only thing I can think of is that you are putting too much paint on the hull. You said you did a 7" wide area, but I think you also said that your roller is 7" wide. So are you just rolling one section the width of your roller? When I rolled min...
by sscobra
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 294
Views: 116533

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: 294
Views: 116533

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: 108
Views: 33869

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: 342
Views: 87601

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: 342
Views: 87601

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: 2960
Views: 583417

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: 2226

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: 6436

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: 6436

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: 2871

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

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