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by keith
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco trailer
Replies: 2
Views: 879

Monaco trailer

Hello All After 6+ years my Monaco is getting dangerously close to needing a trailer. The second hand market here in NZ is mostly for plastic and ally outboard style trailers and generally single axle. What I wanted to know from the Monaco / Riveria owners is how do single axle VS tandems fair. At 1...
by keith
Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fuel lines
Replies: 7
Views: 1671

Re: Fuel lines

Hello All, Thank you all for your replies. I think I will go with flexible hose for the entire run. Ethenol is not very common here is NZ just yet, but no doubt it will be coming so I'll keep that in mind. I wouldn't mind doing rigid lines but I don't have any previous experience or tools so I think...
by keith
Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fuel lines
Replies: 7
Views: 1671

Fuel lines

I am in the process of installing my engine (finally) and can't seem to find any decent info about fuel lines. The boat is a Monaco so has a tank in the back going to a mid mounted engine. The total run for the fuel line is proably about 6 feet. Does this line need to be solid (steel / aluminium /co...
by keith
Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco front cockpit
Replies: 15
Views: 5020

Re: Monaco front cockpit

It's a ultra flex steering system. The catalogue is crappy. I only discovered the kit by accident.

I can't find it on the web site. I'll dig out the invoice and get the part number.
by keith
Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco front cockpit
Replies: 15
Views: 5020

Re: Monaco front cockpit

I got a kit for my hydrulic steering to nount it behind the dash. With longer bolts I think I'll get about 50mm of extra room. Those pumps are pretty big and do stick out a long way. Here's a photo of the relocated front frame with my first mock attempt at a dash board. With the pump as mounted I ha...
by keith
Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco front cockpit
Replies: 15
Views: 5020

Re: Monaco front cockpit

So I got a bit impatient and just went ahead and did it. So the front frame of the forward cockpit is about 170mm further forward. It was surprisingly quick to do. Just have to trim the battens up. I may look at shifting the aft one back as Weill but I'll get the dash in and see how it feels first. ...
by keith
Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco front cockpit
Replies: 15
Views: 5020

Re: Monaco front cockpit

I am thinking about leaving "cubby holes" for those with longer legs that run down the side of the engine box. Shorty's will have to sit in the middle.
by keith
Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Shaft log setup
Replies: 14
Views: 4492

Re: Shaft log setup

It may have been your boat I got it from, because it sounds like I originally put it in the same place. Then either someone pointed it out or I read the bit about it being adjacent to the strut so I panicked and tried to move it. That failed so I put another one in. The original one is perfectly usa...
by keith
Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Steering systems for my Monaco
Replies: 44
Views: 7990

Re: Steering systems for my Monaco

Excellent tip. I have the same setup so I will do the same

Thanks
by keith
Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco front cockpit
Replies: 15
Views: 5020

Re: Monaco front cockpit

I am not so worried about leg room (well now I am) it was more that it feels like the steering wheel will we almost up against my chest. I am 6'8" so have reasonably long arms, so want the well to be a little further away than it will be at present. I think I will follow Roberta suggestion and mock ...
by keith
Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Shaft log setup
Replies: 14
Views: 4492

Re: Shaft log setup

Yes that water inlet is in the wrong position. It turns out every hole I drilled in the bottom was wrong. I have had to move rudder, prop and water inlet. That water inlet has been capped off because I can't get it out. It was sealed in with 3M 4200 and I have pounded on it with a mallet and it just...
by keith
Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Steering systems for my Monaco
Replies: 44
Views: 7990

Re: Steering systems for my Monaco

Cool. I have Friday off so I'll go and check them out. Cheers for the lead
by keith
Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Engine mounting in a monaco
Replies: 7
Views: 4824

Re: Engine mounting in a monaco

Its a bit of an old post but and update anyway. I ended up buying the transmission mount kit from michigan motorz. Very good value for money. The following came in the kit 2 x mounts Oil cooler 2 x oil cooler hoses 4 fittings to screw into the oil cooler and trans to connect the hoses Gear shift cab...
by keith
Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Steering systems for my Monaco
Replies: 44
Views: 7990

Re: Steering systems for my Monaco

Quick update, steering all installed, just the remote grease line to be done, but having trouble finding fittings to do this with.
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by keith
Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Shaft log setup
Replies: 14
Views: 4492

Re: Shaft log setup

Well its almost two months later and the problem is almost resolved. I ended up shifting the strut aft by 60mm, and shimming it 2 degrees. Then I re-drilled the prop shaft hole, and I will be using a "stern tube" basically a fibre glass tube that gets fibre glassed in. Here is a mock up of it using ...