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by Brian
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 94
Views: 11013

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: 2062

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: 2062

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: 2987

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: 2987

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: 2062

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: 2062

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: 2062

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 ...
by Brian
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Monte Carlo seating
Replies: 21
Views: 2963

Re: Monte Carlo seating

I'm not too concerned with the framing itself, although it should look good. I not that others say they use "Meranti ply", so that's why I'm wondering if they used a marine Meranti ply or just regular Meranti ply. I'm doing a walkthrough between the front two cockpits, so there will be a w...
by Brian
Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Monte Carlo seating
Replies: 21
Views: 2963

Re: Monte Carlo seating

Thanks, Bill. I also reverted to my car for measurements. Where did you fit in the motors and switches for the seat adjustments? (joke) When you say "1/2" ext ply", do you mean ply that is to be veneered with Mahogany, or ext. Meranti ply? Not sure there is any ext. Meranti (or any ve...
by Brian
Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Monte Carlo seating
Replies: 21
Views: 2963

Re: Monte Carlo seating

"Throwing some lumber at it", as suggested. It seems like 1/2" or 3/4" Meranti ply is the ply of choice for the seat frames (3/4 seems overkill). Does this have to be marine grade? We've got regular Meranti ply here, but they would have to bring in marine. I was thinking I could ...
by Brian
Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 744
Views: 115150

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Thanks for the clarification. I have been more concerned about moisture content, as I said, going from about 12% to about zero. Part of me has argued that it doesn't matter, because lots of boats at Tahoe were built elsewhere and go through the altitude and humidity swings without much problem. Some...
by Brian
Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 744
Views: 115150

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Thanks, all. I assume there are threads on this Forum about caulking the deck seams when the time comes. Appreciate the thoughts.
Brian
by Brian
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 744
Views: 115150

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Well it's too late now. Hopefully I'm not screwed. My insurance policy is CPES. I have flooded all the wood with it, but of course, it doesn't go into every fiber. Between that and an excess of epoxy and screws, plus oversized wood, maybe I will get lucky. Not much I could do if I wanted to build th...
by Brian
Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 744
Views: 115150

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Bill, it's the same concern where my boat is going....worse! Hot and cold, plus at 6,200'. I have kind of made a bet that my boat can be built so solid that it cannot expand or contract. Lots and lots of epoxy and CPES. But I've taken a big risk in building it in Hawaii (sea level and 12% moisture) ...

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