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by sscobra
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 783990

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Looking great Carl! Isn't fairing fun??? I did most of my fairing with a power plane and it was incredible how much wood chips and dust was created. Everyday I would open up the doors at the end of my shop and us my leaf blower to blow the wood chips, dust, and anything else that wasn't bolted down ...
by sscobra
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1962
Views: 618717

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Looking great Roberta. Can't wait to see it painted. Skip
by sscobra
Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 783990

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Great job Carl! Enjoy the fairing process! Skip
by sscobra
Mon May 26, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 783990

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Beautiful work Carl. I really like the inlays. Skip
by sscobra
Mon May 26, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 224388

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Thanks Roberta and Carl. Roberta, the 1/8" trowel is working very well. I am still amazed how much epoxy it is taking. I am almost finished with the 2nd layer on the bottom and am also just finishing my 3rd gallon of epoxy. I have 2 more gallons on order and wonder if I should have ordered 4! Skip
by sscobra
Fri May 23, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: My Gentry build
Replies: 653
Views: 123701

Re: My Gentry build

Absolutely beautiful! Skip
by sscobra
Thu May 22, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 224388

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Thanks Rod and Roberta. I did check with Raptor and as you said they only have 1/4", 3/8" and 9/16" staples. If the legs had been 1/4", they would have been perfect. Instead the 1/4" includes the top part of the staple. I upped the pressure and sunk them into the plywood a little and that helped. I ...
by sscobra
Wed May 21, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 224388

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Thanks Roberta, Vupilot, and Carl. I managed to epoxy down the two near full size sheets on the aft bottom. Bought a bigger mixing container and it took about a liter of epoxy for each sheet. Must buy more epoxy! It went much smoother than I expected. The only problem I came across was that my 1/4" ...
by sscobra
Tue May 20, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 224388

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Finished the first layer over the entire boat yesterday. Another milestone! Now just need to repeat it twice more! I need some advise on applying the epoxy for the next layer(s). On the bottom aft of the boat I am using full size sheets with a triangle section cut out. That is about 28 square feet o...
by sscobra
Tue May 13, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The building of the Kingfisher, "Serenity"
Replies: 4
Views: 2093

Re: The building of the Kingfisher, "Serenity"

Bill, welcome to the group. Best of luck on the build. It is something you will enjoy very much and once its finished you will always be able to proudly say that you built it. Skip
by sscobra
Tue May 13, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 783990

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Great work on the boat, Carl. Take your time and enjoy every minute of it. Don't get in any hurry to cover it up with the plywood. As you know, I am well into finishing my first layer of ply on my Monaco and to be honest it feels like a great accomplishment to be at this stage, but on the other hand...
by sscobra
Mon May 12, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 224388

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Thanks Tim. Jeff, I have to clean up once in awhile. It seems my productivity drops when I get covered in dust, so I have to stop and do a little cleaning. I started the side planking today. I was able to get about 1/3 of each side done, but that is the easiest part to do. The curves aren't too dras...
by sscobra
Sun May 11, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 224388

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

You're right Carl. I have to admit that I did a fist pump after I finished the first layer. I did it in private so don't tell anyone! Skip
by sscobra
Sun May 11, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 783990

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, I am sorry that I didn't see your post before now, and I am not quite sure why you would have had to cut the breasthook back. How many laminations is your sheer? I have 3 laminations and the third is in front of the stem. I don't recall seeing any posts that the breasthook needs to be cut back...
by sscobra
Sun May 11, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 224388

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

You're right Carl! I may have to travel to Lake LBJ to find enough water to float it! I reached a minor milestone today. I finished the first layer on the bottom. Start the sides tomorrow. Skip

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