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by denbrlr
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 126
Views: 44618

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Thank you Carl.

All side batten notches are done :) I was dry fitting one of the starboard battens and broke part of frame 7 :shock: That was fun :? I created a sister and re-attached the piece. Not a huge deal but I hope to avoid more breaks.

Lee
by denbrlr
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 126
Views: 44618

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

The bottom battens are mostly done except for epoxying them. I need to do some fairing at the stem before I figure out where to position the two innermost battens (nearest the keel) on the stem. I started on the side batten notches. Three down, 51 to go :?

Lee
by denbrlr
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Downunder Monaco Utility
Replies: 33
Views: 9478

Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Your boat looks great!

Lee
by denbrlr
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 126
Views: 44618

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

I adjusted the bottom batten closest to the stem/keel and I like this setup better. A lot of material is going to have to come off of the stem during fairing. I guess this is right but it is more than I expected. Matt B., Now that I am to this point in the build and looked closer at other build pict...
by denbrlr
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 126
Views: 44618

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Thank you guys.

Matt,

I need to work more on the bottom batten closest to the keel because it had more bend in it than I think it should but one step at a time.

Tom,

I wondered about doing something like that. I might wait until after the flip and add material at that time if needed.

Lee
by denbrlr
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 126
Views: 44618

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

All three lams of the starboard sheer are done now. T'hat includes the extra scarf joint I had to do because of the CRACK I heard when bending one of the sheer lams. Almost all of the bottom batten slots are cut and I am now starting to fit the bottom battens. Bill, I hope I don't hear any more CRAC...
by denbrlr
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hunky Dory Build
Replies: 43
Views: 1635

Re: Hunky Dory Build

That is quite a building space you have there. Enjoy your build.

Lee
by denbrlr
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Florida rampage build
Replies: 12
Views: 1154

Re: Florida rampage build

That will be a lot of HP for that boat but it will be fast. Enjoy your build :)

Lee
by denbrlr
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 578
Views: 191642

Re: Aussie Belle

Jamie,

Great news! She looks great. Congratulations 😃

Lee
by denbrlr
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 569
Views: 147277

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Neel, Thank you for the Brandon Townsend info. I will definitely check this out. Back in November, I asked you what epoxy you use for cold molding and you described what you do (thank you for that by the way). After coating both sides with non-thickened epoxy, do you thicken part of the same batch a...
by denbrlr
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 59
Views: 8181

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Things are moving along and looking good. Assuming you drill holes in the gussets for the nails, don’t drill the holes matching gussets at the same time. Make sure to offset them a little so the nails don’t line up on the opposing gussets. Otherwise after you nail one side and flip over (after the e...
by denbrlr
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 126
Views: 44618

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Thank you for the replies. I was concerned about the side battens because they looked almost as tight a bend as the sheers. Thank you Matt B for the compliment. I am getting there :) ozzieboat, Thank you for the info. I definitely will check out that web letter. Do you have any pictures so I can see...
by denbrlr
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 126
Views: 44618

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Bill, I don't like the CRACK noise either :) I avoided that noise when I built a TNT several years ago so this is the first time I heard it. Carl, The sheers bend pretty good towards the bow. You are lucky that your design doesn't call for that so you don't have to hear the CRACK noise :) All three ...
by denbrlr
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 126
Views: 44618

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

The first and second lams of the port sheer are done and the first lam of the starboard sheer is done. I used the boiling water approach on the second lam of the starboard side and it broke :( I noticed some irregularities in the grain which appears to be the cause but even with that, I didn't think...
by denbrlr
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 126
Views: 44618

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Matt,

Thank you. According to the plans, the chines are two laminations and I didn't need steaming to make the bend. I did a little praying :) for the sheers but I found out that the hot water/towel approach will work for them. They will consist of three laminations.

Lee

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