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by denbrlr
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 275
Views: 125214

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

The second planking layer on the starboard side is done and trimmed :) I noticed that one of my recent batches of thickened epoxy for side planking never fully hardened. It stayed kind of rubbery. I must have messed up and gotten the mix ratio wrong. I am using SilverTip (for the longer working time...
by denbrlr
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 275
Views: 125214

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

The second layer of planking on the port side is done including trimming :) I am getting close to the second layer being done on the starboard side. Then I need to work on the bottom and fix my fairing mistakes and bottom flatness issues at the rear of the boat before starting on the third planking ...
by denbrlr
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 497
Views: 174235

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Tom,

Things are looking great! I love that steering wheel. Is that a GPS speedometer?

Lee
by denbrlr
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Another Vera Cruise build
Replies: 52
Views: 12435

Re: Another Vera Cruise build

Nick, I made two table saw jigs to cut my scarf joints. One jig is used for the first cut and it goes a little over half way. Then you use the other jig and flip the board over and do the other half of the cut. I used a table next to the table saw to allow me to safely slide the boards during the cu...
by denbrlr
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Another Vera Cruise build
Replies: 52
Views: 12435

Re: Another Vera Cruise build

Nick, Things are looking good :) Glad you found a way to make scarf joints that works for you. There are different ways to do it. It is important that the cuts are consistent so the two pieces of the mated joint match well so you get a good joint. Also, remember not to clamp too tightly and squeeze ...
by denbrlr
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 783425

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl,

It is amazing how many details go in to building a boat and you are munching through them :) Things continue to look good. Keep on keeping on...

Lee
by denbrlr
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 797
Views: 250473

Re: Klondike Build

Steve,

Can't wait to see her on the water :)

Lee
by denbrlr
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Ski Tow hook recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 2013

Re: Ski Tow hook recommendations

JT,

That looks good to me and there is nothing wrong with over-engineering :) I wondered how others have braced pop-up pylons. I will probably will do something similar once I get to that point in my Monaco build.

Lee
by denbrlr
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Riviera strut and rudder
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: Riviera strut and rudder

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Lee
by denbrlr
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 275
Views: 125214

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

I am getting close to being done with the second layer of planking on the port side. I was going to wait until this layer was done and trimmed before I posted an update but I guess I just couldn't wait anymore. Boy, this cold molding takes a long time :shock: but I am getting there.

Lee
by denbrlr
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 643
Views: 217593

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Looking good Neel :)

Lee
by denbrlr
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 797
Views: 250473

Re: Klondike Build

Steve,

Looks great. Building a boat that big is like building a boat and a house :)

Lee
by denbrlr
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Riviera stringers
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Riviera stringers

That is what I did for my Monaco using Honduran Mahogany. I made a jig and used my table saw to make the scarfs. It worked great. If interested in more details, check out my build thread or my gallery pictures.

Lee
by denbrlr
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 275
Views: 125214

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Thank you guys. This part of a cold molded build takes a while, at least for me :) You work for weeks and months it the boat looks kind of the same but it is still fun. Here is the planking order I am using to get the overlap of the sides and bottom I want: 1) layer one transom with 6mm ply - done 2...
by denbrlr
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 275
Views: 125214

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

The second layer on the bottom is now done and trimmed. Another mini milestone :) The next step is the second layer on the sides. I have a little more prep work to do on the sides but they are almost ready for the second layer.

Lee

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