Search found 369 matches

by denbrlr
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 70
Views: 15932

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Thank you all for the responses. The rolling and tipping seems to be working well. I'm working on the building form and will hopefully will have the shape of a boat soon :)

Lee
by denbrlr
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 70
Views: 15932

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Carl, Thank you for the response. I didn't have a bubbling issue when I encapsulated my frames. When I applied the second coat on the stringers, it seemed like it was trying to bubble again so I tipped after I rolled and that seemed to take care of it. It has been a while since I worked with epoxy (...
by denbrlr
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 453
Views: 118564

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Craig, your boat looks great.

Lee
by denbrlr
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2834
Views: 541275

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Looking good. More things to check off the list. One day you will check off the last one and have a boat :)

Lee
by denbrlr
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 173
Views: 47312

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Nice videos and nice lake. Your boat looks great! I grew up in Otsego and lived on Mill Lake in Gobles in the summers when I was young so I know that area well. The TNT I built back in 2010-2011 had porpoising issues and I initially adjusted the motor with a lot of negative trim to correct but I did...
by denbrlr
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 70
Views: 15932

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Thank you. A bunch of bubbles formed in first coat of encapsulation on the motor stringers. I will sand them down some before the second coat. I know it doesn't really matter since this is part of the encapsulation and the stringers won't be seen in the boat but I am not thrilled about it. I used gl...
by denbrlr
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 70
Views: 15932

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

The motor stringers are done :) except for encapsulation. That process has started.

Lee
by denbrlr
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 70
Views: 15932

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

I'm getting closer to completing the motor stringers. I had to work on them with my hand belt sander to get them straight (they are close but not perfect :)). I still need to cut out a pattern at the front of each where frames 7 and 8 get mounted and also I need to encapsulate them. Here is a pictur...
by denbrlr
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 70
Views: 15932

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Thank you and I am glad to share. I occasionally have a good idea :?
by denbrlr
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 70
Views: 15932

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Here are some more pictures. The last picture shows the pieces that will become one of the motor stringers.

Lee
by denbrlr
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 70
Views: 15932

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

I made two jigs for my table saw and used them to make scarf cuts. They hold the lumber at an angle so you make one half of the scarf cut with one jig and then flip it over and make the second half of the cut with the other jig. It takes some fine tuning but it works great. Here are some pictures fo...
by denbrlr
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 70
Views: 15932

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Carl,

Yes, I wondered if the glue up would be tricky. I guess I will sort that out when the time comes. Thank you for the tip.

Lee
by denbrlr
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2834
Views: 541275

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl,

Your boat is looking great. Keep up the good work.

Lee
by denbrlr
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 70
Views: 15932

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Thank you for the responses everyone. Scarf joints it is. I figured if I made scarf joint I would use a jig and my router so I guess that is what I will do. I will take my time and do my best...
by denbrlr
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 70
Views: 15932

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Thank you for the idea about disposable measuring cups. Not sure why I never thought of that :) I am about to start building the motor stringers. Originally, I was going to use 16 foot douglas fir 2x6 boards but I couldn't find any locally that had the proper moisture content. I am going make them o...