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by sscobra
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 203219

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Little update: I managed to remove all the old fuel and replaced the two fuel filters. While I was at the dealer getting the filters I talked to them about the water pump impeller. They suggested it be replaced every year even if the boat hasn't been used. Since my engine is 2 years old now, but onl...
by sscobra
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 203219

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Thanks for the downloads jenko. There is a lot of info in them. I have no error codes showing on my malfunction light. I was hoping to be able to hook up my OBDII reader to the engine but no such luck. It has a different diagnostic connector and is not compatible with OBDII. I pulled the fuel contro...
by sscobra
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 203219

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Thanks for all the replies! I don't think it is vapor lock because the engine has a fuel control cell that is designed to eliminate it and usually with vapor lock the engine won't run at all. Jenko, I do have a pressure gauge, so I will definitely be using it to check on the fuel pressure. Bob, the ...
by sscobra
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 203219

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

FINALLY got the boat out again. It has been over 6 months since my initial launch and I let too many things get in the way that prevented me from getting it back in the water. Well today was the day and had an interesting experience that I need help with. Pulled the boat out of the shop yesterday an...
by sscobra
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 453
Views: 133832

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Excellent progress! Very, very nice. Skip
by sscobra
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 696
Views: 170589

Re: Klondike Build

Ditto what Pete and vupilot said! Wow...just can't imagine ever taking on a project like this, but sure am glad to see someone who is, and someone willing to share it with the rest of us. Great job Steve! Skip
by sscobra
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gentry in Colborne ON.
Replies: 94
Views: 24528

Re: Gentry in Colborne ON.

Very nice!!! Skip
by sscobra
Wed May 24, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Windshield material
Replies: 47
Views: 11354

Re: Windshield material

Beautiful boat, Matt. Skip
by sscobra
Fri May 19, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 216
Views: 68514

Re: Monaco Restart

I think some are misunderstanding what Chris has said. He has 5 1/8" of shaft extending past the strut, NOT between the strut and the prop. My total length of shaft past the strut is only 4.5". As Roberta said, her prop hub is about 3.5" (mine is 2 5/8" thick). The nut is 7/8" thick. I have about 1/...
by sscobra
Wed May 17, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3023
Views: 603804

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Very nice Carl! Things are coming together. Skip
by sscobra
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 203219

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Thank you JoachimO. That is a very nice compliment and it means a lot to me. Skip
by sscobra
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!
Replies: 346
Views: 87413

Re: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!

I am not a materials expert by any means, but just a quick search of shear strength of various metals showed that cast zinc and bronze are comparable in shear strength. Both are much weaker than steels like stainless. If they say that the eye can hold 4000lbs, then it probably could lift twice that,...
by sscobra
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3023
Views: 603804

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Well done Carl! Looking great. Skip
by sscobra
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: TotalBoat Work Skiff
Replies: 5
Views: 1779

Re: TotalBoat Work Skiff

Great series of videos. I have watched all 33 episodes. Lou is quite the character. Skip
by sscobra
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Windshield material
Replies: 47
Views: 11354

Re: Windshield material

Matt, both plexiglass and lexan will scratch easily. I used laminated glass (1/4" thick) for my windshield. I don't recall what the price difference was between laminated and tempered, so I can't tell you what is cheaper. I just didn't see the need to used tempered. If you drop anything on the edge ...

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