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by garrys
Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Scratch/gouge repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1167

Re: Scratch/gouge repair

I've been consumed with other projects and haven't yet begun the repair. I hope to get to it within a couple of weeks. Thanks for asking.
Garry
by garrys
Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Scratch/gouge repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1167

Scratch/gouge repair

Due to a mishap while loading my Monaco on the trailer, I put a gouge in the side of the boat just above the waterline, about 2 feet aft of the bow. It's about 6 inches long and 1/8" wide. The boat is finished "bright" with the bottom and sides fiberglassed (clear). The gouge is through the varnish ...
by garrys
Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: no more porpoising
Replies: 52
Views: 6187

Re: no more porpoising

Dave, did you lay a straightedge on the bottom of your boat, fore and aft? Did the straightedge indicate anything other than perfectly straight (flat)? I remember the building instructions for my Monaco emphasizing that the bottom of the boat be perfectly straight for the last 5 feet or so, and also...
by garrys
Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building underway for the Jubilee
Replies: 183
Views: 40228

Re: Building underway for the Jubilee

Dave, some things are simply unexplainable...........like the backing characteristics of your boat. I've driven inboards for over 40 years, of all types, makes, models, etc., and they have all behaved as described earlier. I'd almost be willing to trade your straight backing to the biased backing I ...
by garrys
Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building underway for the Jubilee
Replies: 183
Views: 40228

Re: Building underway for the Jubilee

I hate to disagree with other posters, BUT, an inboard will always be difficult to maneuver around the docks. Going forward, no problem. It's backing up where the problems arise. Depending on the rotational direction of the prop the boat will be biased towards backing in only one direction. You will...
by garrys
Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: speedometer
Replies: 15
Views: 2837

Re: speedometer

Go to www.livorsi.com You'll find a great GPS based speedometer which has a traditional round gauge analog display for your instrument panel. It looks just like any other type of speedometer gauge. In my opinion, it's the only way to go. I installed one on my Monaco and am very pleased. Garry Stout
by garrys
Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rudder Packing Nut Tightening
Replies: 3
Views: 1551

Rudder Packing Nut Tightening

Following my Monaco's collision with an unmarked "rock", I now have all the repairs complete. Before I cover everything back up I need to appropriately tighten the packing nuts on the shaft log and the rudder post. The most logical plan would be to put it into the water, fire it up, drive it around ...
by garrys
Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Removing 3M 5200
Replies: 15
Views: 3766

Re: Removing 3M 5200

Reporting back on removing my 3M 5200 "stuck" prop strut............I struggled for several hours with a hardware store "remover" and lots of knives, spatulas, chisels, etc., trying to free up the strut. No luck at all. I finally received via mail, my "Marine Formula" by Debond as suggested here on ...
by garrys
Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Removing 3M 5200
Replies: 15
Views: 3766

Re: Removing 3M 5200

Good idea. I'll do that!
by garrys
Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Removing 3M 5200
Replies: 15
Views: 3766

Re: Removing 3M 5200

RayMacke.....thank you for the reference. I went to their website and it looks great! I ordered some immediately. From their demo video and customer testimonials, it looks like this stuff is the answer to my prayers! Thank you again!
by garrys
Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Removing 3M 5200
Replies: 15
Views: 3766

Re: Removing 3M 5200

How it happened...........I was cruising with my girlfriend and her family on the Homosassa River. We were in a "Manatee Zone", idle speed only. The river has channel markers, red and green triangles on top of posts. I guess due to budget cuts, when one post rots and disappears the county (?) doesn'...
by garrys
Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Removing 3M 5200
Replies: 15
Views: 3766

Removing 3M 5200

Following an accident this past weekend I need to replace the prop shaft STRUT on my Monaco. It's taken me 8 hours work just to get access to the strut and now I'm worried about how to "break it loose" from the bottom of the boat. Originally I bedded it in with 3M 5200 sealant and that stuff sticks ...
by garrys
Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 2 stroke or 4 stroke
Replies: 11
Views: 2721

Re: 2 stroke or 4 stroke

Four stroke motors are definitely the wave of the future. While the two strokes do have a better power to weight ratio, the fours are quieter and get better gas milage, and polute the environment less. Unless you need ultimate high performance I think I'd go with the 4 stroke.
by garrys
Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco steering
Replies: 8
Views: 2219

Re: Monaco steering

That's just sick!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Garry Stout
by garrys
Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco steering
Replies: 8
Views: 2219

Re: Monaco steering

I thought I had a photo, but don't. My steering cable exited the helm and was routed aft under the starboard gunwale to about midship, then routed downward to the inside sheer. Then the cable makes a gentle 90 degree bend to become parallel with the transom. The tiller arm is mounted fore and aft, a...