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by sscobra
Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 220020

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Very nice photos, Bob!
by sscobra
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3335
Views: 763695

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Great idea about the book, Carl. I have papers and drawings scattered all over my shop. I need to collect them and put them in a book. Skip
by sscobra
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 220020

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Thanks Roberta and Bob. Bill, that is the best name I have heard so far. Skip
by sscobra
Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 220020

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Thanks Alan...I will take some suggestions for a name...haven't come up with one I like yet. Thanks Carl! Thanks so much Gayle, I really appreciate that! Skip
by sscobra
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 220020

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

I spent some time the last couple of weeks, painting on the bootstripe and mounting the cutwater. I set up my laser again to mark the top of the bootstripe to aid in laying down the tape. It took a couple of coats of paint to cover, but it came out fine. The cutwater wasn't as easy to install. Even ...
by sscobra
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO's progress and questions
Replies: 6
Views: 5269

Re: GERONIMO's progress and questions

Bob, the router is a great tool for that job. If you have very limited experience, just go slow with it. Personally I would trim the edges before fiberglass and paint. The fiberglass and epoxy will dull the bit quicker than just cutting the plywood. The flush cut bit is a good bit to use, but it wil...
by sscobra
Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 216
Views: 77156

Re: Monaco Restart

Great progress photos, Chris. Unfortunately, the way the forum is set up, 3 photos is the limit per post. Not sure why. Others have gotten around the issue by creating a file with more than 3 photos in it and then posting that file. When I drilled my shaft hole, it veered off a little also. I used s...
by sscobra
Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 220020

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Neel and Dave, I will consider bringing it to the gathering. I am not sure my tow vehicle will handle that long drive! Do most of you tow the boat uncovered? I would be afraid that the cover whipping in the wind would damage the finish. On the other hand, towing it uncovered could also damage the fi...
by sscobra
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 220020

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Thanks guys. I definitely plan on being very careful with this boat, particularly since I have very limited experience with boating in general. I am going to have to take it slow. Even though the engine break-in process says to go wide open throttle, I will work up to that slowly, if at all. I need ...
by sscobra
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 220020

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Thanks guys! Thanks for posting the video Carl. That was a great moment! Neither Glenn or I thought to see how fast we were going or what the rpm was. We think it was only at about 4000 rpm. We still had 1000 rpm to go! I think we need to wait for a calmer day for full speed runs. The boat handled v...
by sscobra
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 220020

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Carl, yes I think I have gremlins following me around. Need to exorcise them! It took awhile but I managed to replace the starter motor in the truck and now it starts fine. Next up is checking out what is going on with the brakes. I finally put together a video of the first launch. It is a little lo...
by sscobra
Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 220020

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Thanks, everyone, for the great comments. I really appreciate every one of them! Thanks for adding the photos Carl. We will have to go for another ride! Unfortunately, I don't know when that will be. I went out to my truck yesterday to go get gas and then look at the brakes, but it wouldn't start! D...
by sscobra
Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 220020

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

MADE THE FIRST SPLASH!!! I attempted to put the boat in the water last Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving. The weather was good, though a little windy. A longtime friend, Glenn, and my boat building friend, Carl (mrintense, Building the Vera Cruise, here on the forum) came out to help and enjoy ...
by sscobra
Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 220020

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Decided to try to start the engine today. Hooked up the cooling water and a friend, Glenn, and I looked for leaks. Found a couple of very small ones. Cycled the ignition switch a few times to prime the fuel system, and hit start. It started right up. That surprised me! I didn't expect it to start so...
by sscobra
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 220020

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Jim, my front carpet pieces are just sitting on the floor because it is a recessed cavity and the upholsterer made them a tight fit. The rear ones have velcro strips to hold them in place, but they are also a snug fit on two sides so I am going to see how well they stay in place before I stick the v...

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