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by sscobra
Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 224388

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Thanks Rich. I appreciate the help. Skip
by sscobra
Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New From Nj
Replies: 8
Views: 1688

Re: New From Nj

Welcome Jon! Hope you enjoy your build. I started mine about 5 months ago. Its a Monaco. I also built a Shelby Cobra a few years ago. Mine was from Factory Five Racing. Which kit did you build? Skip
by sscobra
Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1962
Views: 618718

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Beautiful work Roberta! You are definitely giving me the confidence I will need when I get to that point. Did you bevel the long edges of your 3mm planks so that the edge of one piece would hold down the edge of the next piece? I have noticed that some on the forum bevel and some don't. If you didn'...
by sscobra
Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 224388

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Thanks Jeff. That is why I put the arthwartship limbers at frame 4 which is just in front of the engine. On the Monaco, the actual lowest point of the boat is closer to frame 6, so I also put arthwartship limbers there. Under motion the lowest part of the boat is the transom, so I put them there. Mo...
by sscobra
Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 224388

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Have now installed all the bottom battens and faired the bottom of the hull. It is still going to require some further sanding, but I am going to put that off until I finish the sheers and the side battens. I have also cut all the longitudinal limbers alongside the battens and arthwartship limbers a...
by sscobra
Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: New configuration (to me)
Replies: 13
Views: 5010

Re: New configuration (to me)

Nice looking cobra. I built FFR 4913 about 7 years ago. It was a fun project. My new project is a Glen-L Monaco. If you do half as nice a job on your boat as you did on your car, it will be beautiful. SSCOBRA (Skip)
by sscobra
Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 783991

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Sorry to hear about your flu. That's terrible to get it twice in one year. The weather here has been very strange this year, hasn't it? Maybe it won't get too cold for you to do some work. Skip
by sscobra
Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 224388

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Thanks Cabron and Carl for the comments. Carl, I agree, we need to get together to compare notes. I would appreciate another boat builders eyes on my build. We need to set that up in the near future. Skip
by sscobra
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 224388

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Finally got all the chine laminates installed. Whew! I was sweating that process, but it turned out easier than I expected. I ended up steaming the chines laminates in the area from frame 6 forward. While the last laminate on the starboard side was drying, I started to fair the port chines. I used t...
by sscobra
Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Finnish Tahoe
Replies: 4
Views: 2151

Re: Finnish Tahoe

Beautiful boat! Skip
by sscobra
Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 783991

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Looking great Carl! I need to come over sometime to check out your build. I am in the process of installing my chines now. I have been steam bending them, but not really sure it helped that much. My chines are two layers of 3/4" thick material. I am using African Mahogany and it seems to bend fairl...
by sscobra
Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 783991

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Looking great Carl! I need to come over sometime to check out your build. I am in the process of installing my chines now. I have been steam bending them, but not really sure it helped that much. My chines are two layers of 3/4" thick material. I am using African Mahogany and it seems to bend fairly...
by sscobra
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 224388

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

It wouldn't allow me four photos. Here is the one of the router jig. Skip
by sscobra
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 224388

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

I have been making a little more progress since the last post. I have now got the chines ready to install, thanks to a lot of help from Alan Close (from Australia). I just wasn't seeing all the angles! All the battens and chines have been lengthened using scarf joints. I can install the chines witho...
by sscobra
Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question on cutting chine slots
Replies: 6
Views: 1650

Re: Question on cutting chine slots

I have another question about the chine slots. They don't seem to lining up from frame 6 to frame 8 nearest the stem. I am using a piece of the bottom batten material to try to line things up and the photos below show my problem. The first photo is the piece going through frame 8 to the stem. I have...

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