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by denbrlr
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Andrew, Glad you started. I also like the tent and bench ideas. Don't forget your respirator while sanding, especially in a confined space like that. I also have had some of my wood shipped to my house including all of my plywood (Hydrotek). Shipping costs aren't the greatest but it is important to ...
by denbrlr
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 92
Views: 26553

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

I understand how you could lose some to epoxy. I have had to get smarter about avoiding getting epoxy on them but it is relatively early in my build so we will see how many make it to the end :lol:

Lee
by denbrlr
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 92
Views: 26553

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

The keel lamination is done (except for the epoxy drying :) ). Per the instructions, I am laminating the keel before installation. Having a lot of clamps sure helps with this. I found them on clearance and I am glad I have them.

Lee
by denbrlr
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 92
Views: 26553

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

The chine notches are done. I was wrong, the notch at frame eight on the starboard side was a little too deep so I had to fix that :oops: along with a few other places. Those compound angles are tricky :?

Now I am preparing to laminate the keel. Onward... :)

Lee
by denbrlr
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 505
Views: 163494

Re: Aussie Belle

Looks Fantastic.
by denbrlr
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 92
Views: 26553

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Yes, the chine logs consist of two laminations on the Monaco. The angle of the last picture I makes the notch look too deep for even two chine boards but it is not. I have 3-4 chine notches to go on the port side.

Lee
by denbrlr
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 92
Views: 26553

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

The starboard chine notches are done except for some possible fine tuning. The compound angles of the notches, especially towards the bow, are tricky. I figured out a good way to cut the notches towards the bow using my dremel oscillating saw along with a guide board but I forgot to take a picture. ...
by denbrlr
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 92
Views: 26553

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Thank you. I have a dremel oscillating saw and I did use it for the keel notches. That is a good idea to use it for my batten notches. I might try to use it for the chine notches but I can be dangerous with it :) I have more control and I can't do as much damage (as quickly anyway) with a hand saw :)
by denbrlr
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 92
Views: 26553

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

The stem and all of the frames are now epoxied and in place permanently. So is the transom. I also epoxied the scarf joint for the first lam of the keel. I decided to start on the chine notches. I went too far on the transom notch so a spacer will have to be used. I can deal with small mistakes and ...
by denbrlr
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Crackerbox conception
Replies: 77
Views: 37308

Re: Crackerbox conception

Very nice! Pretty build.

Lee
by denbrlr
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 92
Views: 26553

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

The notches for the keel are just about done. I used a cross line laser level to help make sure things are straight. I cut the notches with a pull saw and Dremel tool. I hit a bronze screw with my pull saw and that didn't do it any good :shock: :? It is now missing some teeth.
by denbrlr
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 92
Views: 26553

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Thank you for the feedback. Epoxy for the clips it is... Ozzieboat, I extended the floor timbers as much as I thought I could to give me margin with the width of the stringers. I would like to think I had the foresight to do this to be able to put the clips on the outside but I must confess, that is...
by denbrlr
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 92
Views: 26553

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Various parts of the instructions (e.g. for the frames, chine, etc.) say to "glue and fasten per the schedule". However, in the motor stringer clip area the instructions say "Fasten the clips to the frames and stringers with 1/4" carriage bolts, two in each member, backed up with a generous sized wa...
by denbrlr
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 92
Views: 26553

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

I'm working on mounting the frames to the stringers with clips. I also am remembering to install the clips at frames 3 and 4 on the outside of the stringers so they won't interfere with the engine mounts.

Lee
by denbrlr
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 92
Views: 26553

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Jim, Thank you. This jig is really handy. You have to make two of them for cutting scarf joints for boards that are wider than the depth of cut you can make with your table saw. You cut one side of the scarf and then flip the board over to cur the over side. The angles of each jig need to match. The...

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