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by sscobra
Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question on cutting chine slots
Replies: 6
Views: 1650

Re: Question on cutting chine slots

Thank you for the replies. Off to sawing I go! Skip
by sscobra
Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question on cutting chine slots
Replies: 6
Views: 1650

Question on cutting chine slots

I am just starting to cut the chine slots and I wanted to be sure of one thing before I start. I am fairly sure I know the answer, but wanted the experts to confirm it. The photo below shows a test chine bending around a frame. Clearly it passes the frame at an angle. Do I cut the slot so that the c...
by sscobra
Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 224384

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Thanks Doug. I haven't thought of the prop shaft hole yet! I will look into that and remove any screws in that area. I know what you mean about ruining a bit. I "discovered" a silicon bronze nail edge with my new 1/2" spiral up-cut router bit in one of the batten slots. Totally ruined the bit in a s...
by sscobra
Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 224384

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Made a little more progress. Mounted the keel and cut most of the bottom batten slots. Just need to do the hard ones where the battens bend in three dimensions! Everything lining up well. I thought I would include a couple of pictures before I sweep up to prove that my shop does get quite messy! Skip
by sscobra
Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 224384

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Thanks for the compliments. My shop is narrow but should be "just" wide enough. It is heated and cooled so I can build year round. I built the addition onto my existing shop and added the carriage doors so I can get the boat out when finished. Skip
by sscobra
Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 224384

Making progress on my Monaco.

It has been a productive holiday. I managed to get the motor stringers installed and leveled and mounted all the frames except the transom. It went better than I expected, even managed to get the stem/breasthook assembly in the right location! Now I just have to epoxy it all in its final position. N...
by sscobra
Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco frame question
Replies: 14
Views: 3954

Re: Monaco frame question

Wow! Your boat is absolutely beautiful. It will definitely inspire me to try to make mine look as nice. The photos tell me that I am going to have a hard time deciding on a color scheme for the interior. I really like your creme interior and how it seems to match the color of your boot stripe. I als...
by sscobra
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco frame question
Replies: 14
Views: 3954

Re: Monaco frame question

Thanks Ozzieboat. I have looked at your photos before, just didn't know they were yours. It is nice to put a name to a boat. I have made and epoxied the stub deck beam pieces to frame 1 and glued deck beam 5 in place. I have coated everything with CPES and am ready to coat them in epoxy. I will be r...
by sscobra
Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco frame question
Replies: 14
Views: 3954

Re: Monaco frame question

Ozzieboat, thanks for that suggestion. I had been trying to visualize fitting that deck beam in place after the sheer was installed, but didn't think it would be that bad. I am a long way from doing that, since I haven't even started building the motor stringer form yet, but I like to think way ahea...
by sscobra
Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco frame question
Replies: 14
Views: 3954

Re: Monaco frame question

Thanks Jenko and Ozzieboat! That helped me a lot. Now I know where to go from here. Skip
by sscobra
Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco frame question
Replies: 14
Views: 3954

Re: Monaco frame question

Doug, you brought up a good point. How can I install the sheers around deck beam #1 and #5 and then remove them later? You have to cut the sheer slots in the frame and the deck beam. Do I not fasten the sheers to the deck beams and only to the frames? I would appreciate any knowledge from other Mona...
by sscobra
Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco frame question
Replies: 14
Views: 3954

Re: Monaco frame question

Thanks for the replies. Doug, I am going to use the CPES first. It is probably overkill, but I like the idea of sealing the wood with the CPES to prevent any chance of rot later on. The CPES is very thin and is not meant to be used as an encapsulate. I was planning on putting the epoxy on top of the...
by sscobra
Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco frame question
Replies: 14
Views: 3954

Monaco frame question

I have finished building the frames and transom for my Monaco and am about to start encapsulating them. The question I have concerns frames 1 and 5. The instructions state not to glue the deck beam on frame 1 because it will be moved aft. There is no mention in the instructions about frame 5. Howeve...
by sscobra
Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question on optional chine slots
Replies: 1
Views: 898

Question on optional chine slots

I am building a Monaco and on my plans there is a note about using an "optional" chine slot. Instead of cutting the slots basically parallel to the side pieces of the frame, the optional slot is about 90 degrees to that. Picture a line that bisects the angle between the bottom and the side of the fr...
by sscobra
Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Texas Boatbuilders - Power Boats Section
Replies: 8
Views: 3264

Re: Texas Boatbuilders - Power Boats Section

Hi Carl. Just saw your post. I live in Dripping Springs so we are close. I have purchased the plans to build the Monaco. I just finished an addition on my shop so I now have room to build it. Planning on starting the process soon, maybe even today! I am thinking of taking advantage of the Glen-L sal...

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