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by Ozzieboat
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 160
Views: 102751

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Mick The box is vented using four Glen-L clam shell vents. Two facing forward with air entering at the top of the box and two facing aft drawing air from the bottom of the box, these have a vent blower each. I've kept the clam shell vents as far outboard as practical so they aren't shielded by the o...
by Ozzieboat
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 160
Views: 102751

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Hi
I built a Monaco with the engine boxed in. I have no insulation just 3/16" (4mm) ply. You cannot hear the engine in cruise other than the exhaust out the back. The induction air is taken from outside of the box. Inside engine compartment temperatures are low.
Alan
by Ozzieboat
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 275
Views: 124869

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

I found that I needed to install some temporary braces between the battens and the stringers at bay 0-1 as bending the ply around the curve of the side at that point tended to pull the battens in, upsetting the fair of the sides. I was using 3/16" ply.
by Ozzieboat
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 137
Views: 90874

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

Hi Michael
Glad to hear the engine is running fine. Just for interest my 1UZ runs at 180 degrees F all day. This temp is measured via the Faria dash instrument only. Likewise all I can hear in the engine bay is the Carter fuel pump on the surge tank.
Alan
by Ozzieboat
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 275
Views: 124869

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Lee I laid two full sheets at 45 degrees starting at the transom which got me to frame 6. You end up with big triangular pieces left over, but most of these will get sliced up and used up front. I used one triangular piece from the rear sheet to fill the triangular gap left behind that sheet and the...
by Ozzieboat
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 28
Views: 8765

Re: Coronavirus

The toilet paper obsession is not unique to the northern hemisphere. Down under we are having the same problem???? The slang name is a dunny roll. See https://morningmail.org/ballad-of-the-dunny-roll/
by Ozzieboat
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 275
Views: 124869

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Lee
If anyone has had concerns about snapping battens you have to watch episode 67 of Sampson Boat Company. See sampsonboat.co.uk
by Ozzieboat
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Downunder Monaco Utility
Replies: 33
Views: 19913

Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Chris
Congratulations on a fine build. I hope you are having fun as I see others are. I believe we have 4 Monacos in the water down under now. Be nice one day to get them all together. I like your honesty on the bush fires and not being caused by climate change, gay marriages and the sort.
by Ozzieboat
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 615
Views: 260880

Re: Aussie Belle

Jamie
Boat is looking great. Good to hear you are getting it sorted. Aren't they nice on the water. Can you arrange to send some of that rain down this way.
Alan
by Ozzieboat
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 275
Views: 124869

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Lee I don't think you are out of the woods yet. I found the hardest curves were the side battens upfront. I broke one, but at that time Glen had just written an article on battens. See Web Letter 105, "Designers Notebook : Battens". As suggested I cut a kerf on the side battens back from the stem fo...
by Ozzieboat
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 672
Views: 222590

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Matt
Best to keep the engine, fuel tank and battery as far away from each other as possible.
by Ozzieboat
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 275
Views: 124869

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Lee I epoxied the clips to the frames and stringers. There will never be a need to pull them apart and the epoxy will add to the rigidity of the joint. Back to your previous post, I put all of the clips on the outside of the stringers. This keeps the front and rear cockpit foot well clear. With the ...
by Ozzieboat
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 137
Views: 90874

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

Yes, these engines are what Toyota used in the "Epic" boats. The one I used, as pictured, is an earlier model to Michaels. 4 litre, 260hp, 200 lbs/ft at 1000 RPM and 250 lbs/ft at 4000 RPM. 300 lbs lighter than a Chev 350. In my Monaco it consumes 12 Litres/Hr at 3000 RPM which gives a cruise speed ...
by Ozzieboat
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 137
Views: 90874

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

Hi Michael I used the Toyota fuse/relay box which incorporates all those relays and wiring. Also the fuses normally used by the chassis were used for the boat's circuits. My heat exchanger is fed from the bottom. After the pickup the raw water goes through the seacock then a "T" for flushing, next t...
by Ozzieboat
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Downunder Monaco Utility
Replies: 33
Views: 19913

Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

cssh I used International Perfection Plus using a 12" disposable foam roller (Bunnings) and tipped off with a 2" foam brush. Renew brush when it is starting to hold paint. Dust will be your biggest problem. I painted inside a plastic party tent that was erected inside my enclosed shed and still had ...

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