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by Captnick
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 744
Views: 115306

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Bravo Zulu Skip; I'm also not a bit surprised- enjoy the glow!
Nick
by Captnick
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Maineiac member
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: New Maineiac member

Welcome Jim! I'm building a Monaco, (utility version); the aft cockpit will be similar to your KL. I'm located in Ellsworth, also a member of the check of the month club (CG)- you gotta stop by if you're ever down this way. I'm currently about 1/3 of the way through the first layer of planking. My p...
by Captnick
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Downeast Monaco Utility build
Replies: 19
Views: 4853

Re: Downeast Monaco Utility build

With the transom edges cleaned up, planking begins. Using 5 inch strips of 4mm Oukume ply on the sides. Starting approx frame 4, working in both directions from there. A little less than 45 degrees to get max use out of the 8 foot strips of ply. Planning on reducing to 3-1/2 inch strips when the cur...
by Captnick
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Downeast Monaco Utility build
Replies: 19
Views: 4853

Re: Downeast Monaco Utility build

When things warmed up, it was time to start fairing. I got pretty handy with a Bosch power planer, and also (very carefully) used a high speed grinder swinging a 20 grit pad. This resulted in several bucketfuls of very expensive chips and dust. I used a router with a 1/2 inch wide round nosed bit to...
by Captnick
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Downeast Monaco Utility build
Replies: 19
Views: 4853

Re: Downeast Monaco Utility build

Wow- 11 months since my last progress report- I spent the fall and early winter ripping and scarfing oak for the chines, sheers and battens. Then notching, fitting, a little bit of steaming, finally installing with SB screws and thickened epoxy. Eventually, it got so cold that even the kerosene spac...
by Captnick
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 102
Views: 11135

Re: Monaco Restart

Congrats on the flip- looking very sharp! With some luck I may reach that point by year's end. Keep up the good work-
Nick
by Captnick
Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 744
Views: 115306

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Beautiful, Skip- absolute eye candy! As to a name, I'll dip my toe in- there are too many boats out there with names like Harmony, Serenity, etc. Makes me wanna hurl. I enjoy seeing names like Fracas, or Fiasco or the like, but that's just my personality. Recommend against naming after any ex wives,...
by Captnick
Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 744
Views: 115306

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Congrats to you Skip! I think your early engine troubles were just the lake spirits sending you a reminder that you'll be in a hostile environment, even on the best days, and that you've got to have everything tip top before you cast off. When you get the bootstripe and cutwater done, you'll have a ...
by Captnick
Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 744
Views: 115306

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Beautifully done, Skip! Your sense of style is a perfect compliment to your craftsmanship. That grab bar in the aft cockpit is a nice touch too-
Nick
by Captnick
Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Downeast Monaco Utility build
Replies: 19
Views: 4853

Re: Downeast Monaco Utility build

Hi Larry- Nice to hear from you- Alan has left global footprints for us to walk in, and there's also a gent in Texas, sscobra, who is finishing up an incredible Monaco. If you haven't seen his build thread, you've got to check it out. I'm only inching along at this point, but enjoying every minute. ...
by Captnick
Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Downeast Monaco Utility build
Replies: 19
Views: 4853

Re: Downeast Monaco Utility build

Back in July, I was lucky enough to get a visit from Alan (ozzieboat) and the lovely Robyn, who popped over from South Queensland for a quick bite and some boatbuilding stories. We had a mess of steamers, and I was (I hope) able to absorb a bit of wisdom to help me along on this journey. I've done a...
by Captnick
Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Downeast Monaco Utility build
Replies: 19
Views: 4853

Re: Downeast Monaco Utility build

Greetings to all- today marks one year since I started this build, and although I often wish I were further ahead than I am, I also know that if I rush things, that's not ideal either. I've spent the summer scarfing oak bottom battens, cutting the notches, and now have them dry fitted, but not yet f...
by Captnick
Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 744
Views: 115306

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Skip- fantastic! Would it be possible to twitch the boat out far enough so a good sized backhoe or similar machine could get a decent purchase, then lower it onto a cradle or trailer?
by Captnick
Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I need help for a passenger boat
Replies: 1
Views: 997

Re: I need help for a passenger boat

Hi Boopy- Not knowing your location or level of experience, I will nevertheless offer this- if you are operating in US waters, and want to carry more than six passengers for hire (which I infer from your post), you'll find yourself dealing with regulations which go far beyond those that cover recrea...
by Captnick
Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Downeast Monaco Utility build
Replies: 19
Views: 4853

Re: Downeast Monaco Utility build

Thanks Brian- I've got my chine notches cut, quite a mind-stretching exercise. Starting to scarf together the pieces I'll need for the chine laminations; first one is clamped and curing right now. Then 3 more. I'll be stepping away for about a week; gotta create some positive cash flow. More scarfin...

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