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by garrys
Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:06 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Garry's Monaco
Replies: 23
Views: 2921

Re: Garry's Monaco

Regarding my Monaco engine clearance problem, it still isn't solved yet. The prop shaft strut has a 15 degree down angle. My transmission has an 8 degree down angle output shaft, leaving the engine to be slanted backwards by 7 degrees. The top of the fuel injection airbox is 3/4" below the underside...
by garrys
Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:13 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mt. Dora Antique Boat Show
Replies: 6
Views: 1644

Mt. Dora Antique Boat Show

I just returned from the Mt. Dora Antique Boat Show. This show is a long running and highly attended antique boat show. 25 years I think, with about 300 antique power boats and crowds of 10,000 people. WOW! was I impressed. There were some of the most beautiful boats I've ever seen.........Rivas, Ha...
by garrys
Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Staples
Replies: 20
Views: 3260

Re: Staples

I have some recent experience with staples when building my Monaco. I tried hand staplers and electric staplers, all to no avail. I then purchased a pneumatic staple gun which worked great. I stapled thru some 3mm scrap strips, let it dry, and then pulled the staples out using a nipper. Sometimes I ...
by garrys
Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 8.1 NA or S/C 5.7, 6L or 6.2L?
Replies: 15
Views: 3531

Re: 8.1 NA or S/C 5.7, 6L or 6.2L?

I'm really curious.........what is an "alloy mahogany"?

Garry Stout
by garrys
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: rover/ buick engine?
Replies: 7
Views: 1879

Re: rover/ buick engine?

Mick, The Rover/Buick engine is a good engine and has been used in many alternative applications including airplanes. The drawback to using it in a Monaco or Riviera is that it isn't going to produce the low end grunt horsepower that you really will need. If you're content to simply cruise around "o...
by garrys
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 8.1 NA or S/C 5.7, 6L or 6.2L?
Replies: 15
Views: 3531

Re: 8.1 NA or S/C 5.7, 6L or 6.2L?

Please don't try to water ski at 60 MPH! Anything over about 35 MPH and the water feels like concrete when you fall. At 60, you can seriously hurt someone. Been there, done that!

Garry Stout
by garrys
Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Where does the horn go?
Replies: 9
Views: 1593

Re: Where does the horn go?

Bill, now why didn't I think of that!!!!!!! Great point!!!!!!! That's why this forum is such a wonderful thing. Thanks to all.

Garry
by garrys
Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Where does the horn go?
Replies: 9
Views: 1593

Re: Where does the horn go?

Warren, please do stop by to visit! Are you going to the Mt. Dora antique boat show next weekend? I am.......on Saturday.

Garry
by garrys
Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Where does the horn go?
Replies: 9
Views: 1593

Where does the horn go?

Silly question I know, but my brother and I can't agree. We've ordered a dual trumpet horn setup from Glen-L for our Monaco.........but where does it get mounted? Obviously on the front deck, but some photos show it mounted in the middle while others to one side or the other. Is there a "classic" co...
by garrys
Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Choices that save time
Replies: 15
Views: 3479

Just a comment on your choice of O/B power........... The "short shaft" engines are becoming quite rare and their resale value has plummeted. In our fleet we bought a set of short shaft lower units and each year we purchase new engines with long shafts, and swap the lower units. When we sell the yea...
by garrys
Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Help with upholstery ideas?
Replies: 5
Views: 2612

Help with upholstery ideas?

While I'm still about 5 months away from worrying about upholstery, I did meet with an upholsterer yesterday. He said "bring me some photos of what you want". Heck, I don't know what I want, or even where to begin. In browsing hundreds (if not thousands) of photos on the Glen-L site, very few show u...
by garrys
Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Too late for limbers?
Replies: 6
Views: 2014

Too late for limbers?

My 75% completed Monaco got caught outside in a sudden rainstorm and before I knew it there was 2 inches of water inside the boat. Per the instructions I had cut limber holes into the frames to allow for drainage fore and aft, which sorta worked ok. But, I still ended up with standing water above th...
by garrys
Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Ski Tow vs. Malahini
Replies: 12
Views: 2860

Inboard vs Outboard

As a professional ski tow boat driver perhaps I can shed some light on the choice of power. For anything more than recreational towing of one small child at a time, you'll need much more than 100 horsepower. The 40 HP engines being discussed will leave you wanting. For serious skiing we use 225 HP o...
by garrys
Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Varnish won't dry
Replies: 6
Views: 4425

Varnish won't dry

For my mahogany dashboard I've applied two coats of resin, sanded between coats, and now applied my first coat of varnish. I'm using Interlux Schooner brand varnish. After 3 days, the varnish is still "tacky" and I'm anxious to sand and apply more coats but at this rate it will take me months to get...
by garrys
Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: To Fin, or not to Fin
Replies: 12
Views: 3071

Thanks to everyone for all their advice. I think for now I'm going to try it out without the fin. I still have the fin and can put it on rather easily (I think), if I'm not happy with the turning performance. As a side issue, for those of you like me who don't like a speedometer pitot tube, or paddl...

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