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by Brian
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Repairs
Replies: 3
Views: 866

Re: Repairs

Thanks, Peter. That's encouraging. It's such a big surface, and the clear coat has to be done all at once (per side), so I'm bringing in a friend who is a pro car painter to help. One thing I think I'll do is clear coat the section on the barrel back myself in advance. Can't hurt, and then I will se...
by Brian
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Repairs
Replies: 3
Views: 866

Repairs

After sanding my Sapele Mahogany to a fairtheewell, We covered it with epoxy fiberglass. It all went well. However, after a few months, when I was ready to clear coat over it, I noticed a few places where you could see the cloth pattern. The standard for determining whether something is objectionabl...
by Brian
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 201
Views: 34399

Re: Monaco Restart

Very close to my Monte Carlo in looks and progress. I am trying to do everything I can think of inside (construction, wiring, plumbing, etc) before putting the deck on. When you put the ply down, how did you make sure that a bunch of glue didn't muck everything up below? I was planning on using pain...
by Brian
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 201
Views: 34399

Re: Monaco Restart

Wow, Rich. What a great, simple idea. Should totally work. THANKS!
by Brian
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 201
Views: 34399

Re: Monaco Restart

Thanks, Roberta. You have been helpful in the past. I did a LOT of research before drilling holes and mounting strut(s). I'm fine in all the areas you warn about. My shaft is as yours, tapered for the prop and keyed straight for the flange. The reason I cannot withdraw the shaft is because there is ...
by Brian
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 201
Views: 34399

Re: Monaco Restart

Gee, thanks for the encouragement. My situation is that the boat is still on supports, and I can't get the engine in without moving it outside first. The trailer is standing by on the mainland (I am in Hawaii). In order to move the boat out, I will need to bring the trailer over, lift the boat onto ...
by Brian
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 201
Views: 34399

Re: Monaco Restart

Thanks, all. That's what I was afraid of. It's not that cutting the shaft is such a big deal. It's that I have minimal engine-to-bilge clearance as well. So, moving it back will help with forward clearance, but also bring it down. Right now, I can extract the shaft pretty easily. With the engine in,...
by Brian
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 201
Views: 34399

Re: Monaco Restart

I'm looking at the forward clearance of my engine in the Monte Carlo compartment and thinking I may have to move the flange aft 1/2" to 1". That will put the prop about 1.5-2" behind the strut, with a 1" shaft. I originally planned to follow the 1X shaft diameter rule, but now I'...
by Brian
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Monte Carlo engine compartment
Replies: 8
Views: 3179

Re: Monte Carlo engine compartment

Humbly, I admit that I still have not installed my engine (note the dates of earlier posts), but I am getting closer, I swear! I've put it off mainly because it's SO much easier to work without it in there. In looking at how it will go, the mounts on the engine (Ilmor) will need to go lower than the...
by Brian
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Monte Carlo engine compartment
Replies: 8
Views: 3179

Re: Monte Carlo engine compartment

My grandson is 4 now, so in a few years he will be very helpful in my engine compartment as well!
by Brian
Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: walnut coverboards
Replies: 25
Views: 4305

Re: walnut coverboards

I do know this in advance: Vinegar is the enemy of all resins. If there is any vinegar residue, it will adversely affect resins around it or over it. Not sure about varnish.
by Brian
Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: walnut coverboards
Replies: 25
Views: 4305

Re: walnut coverboards

I'm going to experiment with it for sure. One concern is what kind of clear coat will be stable over it. Epoxy? CPES? Varnish? Automotive? Sand after or before? Certainly it needs to dry out, but beyond that, I wonder if there's any residual leeching. I also wonder how deep it goes. We shall see and...
by Brian
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Monte Carlo engine compartment
Replies: 8
Views: 3179

Re: Monte Carlo engine compartment

Very helpful and gorgeous work, Roberta. My spaces are very different, but I get the idea. Wish I had the ability to go around my stringers in the front, but mine are much wider with the beam that sisters up and goes forward. So I'm going to be stuck with a bit of an awkward seating situation in the...
by Brian
Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Monte Carlo engine compartment
Replies: 8
Views: 3179

Re: Monte Carlo engine compartment

Wow, that is SO helpful, Roberta! I am going to do the same. Now I'm ready to locate that beam! Even with a 48" hatch opening, getting to various parts of the engine will be a struggle unless I can train my 4 year old grandson to slide in there! But I have lots of room down the sides, so there ...
by Brian
Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Monte Carlo engine compartment
Replies: 8
Views: 3179

Monte Carlo engine compartment

I'm going to be dropping my big Ilmor in next month and have left the forward deck beam off until I see how much clearance I have. The hatch will be 48X48, which is big enough to remove the engine if necessary. The width of the compartment is fixed. But the length forward will impact how much space ...

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