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by denbrlr
Mon May 18, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 208
Views: 89266

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Bryan,

Thank you.

Lee
by denbrlr
Mon May 18, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 437
Views: 163357

Re: modified malahini

Bryan,

Things are looking great.

Lee
by denbrlr
Mon May 18, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3197
Views: 693137

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl,

Sorry for the setback but you will be happy with it in the end so I am sure it will be worth it (easy for me to say I know :) ). Still, things are looking great.

Lee
by denbrlr
Mon May 18, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 324
Views: 130474

Re: Malahini from MD

Looking forward to the splash :)

Lee
by denbrlr
Sun May 17, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 208
Views: 89266

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

The first layer of bottom planking is finally done except for a little more trimming up front at the chine. I mangled the bottom planking a little at the chine up towards the front but I guess that is what wood filler and/or epoxy are for :) :oops: Finding the right point for the transition joint (i...
by denbrlr
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Another Vera Cruise build
Replies: 15
Views: 2459

Re: Another Vera Cruise build

Another closet builder :) Glad to see your post. Looking good.

Lee
by denbrlr
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 208
Views: 89266

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Thank you. Some more planking pieces are on. Gayle at Glen-L allowed me to return my Omer stapler and composite staples (thank you again Gayle :) ) so I could buy an Omer brad nailer. The nailer works great. I am getting there but I will be working on planking for a while. One piece at a time... :) ...
by denbrlr
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 208
Views: 89266

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Bryan,

Thank you. I a glad to see I am not the only one who has/had to get creative to fix things :)

Lee
by denbrlr
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 208
Views: 89266

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

The additional fairing is done and the bottom is resealed. I have some of the bottom planking done now except for trimming around the edges. Apparently I got a little too aggressive with my sanding of the transom plywood because I noticed the bottom right at the back of the transom, the bottom slope...
by denbrlr
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 128
Views: 76401

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

Michael,

Things are looking great. Side exhaust is a cool idea.

Lee
by denbrlr
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 208
Views: 89266

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

I did some more checking using my laser found some more areas that need fairing :? Ugh! Some on the keel (sharpening the center line more) and some at frames 6 and 7 on the starboard side (not level with the port side in a few spots). I guess it is good to find and correct these before the bottom pl...
by denbrlr
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 208
Views: 89266

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

I found some areas on the bottom near the transom that needed more fairing so that diverted me for a few hours. I don't like sanding off expensive CPES and encapsulating epoxy :x

I am now back to cutting more pieces for the bottom planking.

Lee
by denbrlr
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: starting another build
Replies: 19
Views: 2884

Re: starting another build

I bought Hydrotek plywood from Noah's for my Monaco. The shipping was expensive but it saved a lot of trouble with renting a trailer, driving, etc.

Lee
by denbrlr
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: New Sweet Caroline build started
Replies: 18
Views: 3160

Re: New Sweet Caroline build started

Looks good. I recommend using CPES and then encapsulating epoxy to seal the frames. I didn't use CPES on my Monaco frames. I just used encapsulating epoxy but I think it is better to do both. I didn't realize this at first but I started doing this later in my build for all sealing.

Lee
by denbrlr
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3197
Views: 693137

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl,

Sounds like a good plan. It is good that you plan to allow for bilge access. I plan to make bilge access very easy on my Monaco. I don't want any water sitting in there for an extended period of time or even overnight so I plan to check (and dry with a towel if necessary) often.

Lee

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