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by Ozzieboat
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 216
Views: 83678

Re: Monaco Restart

You will not have any problems if the wood is fully encapsulated. If there is any doubt there would be problems look at the laminates applied to the sides and transom as these are not caulked. My Monaco is now 5 years old and I live in an environment the same as Miami, salt water and all and the bri...
by Ozzieboat
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: monaco planking thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 10498

Re: monaco planking thickness

Glen On my Monaco I used 4mm ply for all planking. 4 layers on the bottom , 2 on sides plus 4mm brightwork, 2 on transom plus 4mm brightwork and 2 on deck plus 4mm brightwork. I think the plans call up 1 layer of 3/8" on the deck. Using 4mm all over saved on wastage especially on the deck as you can...
by Ozzieboat
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Ventilation Info
Replies: 14
Views: 4034

Re: Ventilation Info

USCG Regulations "Boat Builders Handbook" Subpart K, Ventilation.
by Ozzieboat
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Windshield questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2184

Re: Windshield questions

Jim
With my Monaco my eye sight is level with the top of the screen. That works well to keep the front seat occupant out of the breeze.
by Ozzieboat
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback 20'
Replies: 243
Views: 130996

Re: Barrelback 20'

If there is clearance for the half coupling and shaft, to get the most benefit from the reinforcement turn the rear plate upside down.
by Ozzieboat
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 147
Views: 97310

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

Michael My tank is 12" high,16" deep and 40" long too. At 3 USgal/ hour in cruise I wish I had made the tank smaller, in particular the height. At 12" high it is a bit tight and is difficult to connect the vent hose, filler hose, both supply and return fuel hoses plus the restraint straps. 10" would...
by Ozzieboat
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Use of Layout Boards.
Replies: 2
Views: 3188

Re: Use of Layout Boards.

Catbldr
See bronkalla.com "Riviera Project". If you use Melamine and Glen-l carbon paper you can clean the board with solvent and have a clean surface for the next frame.
by Ozzieboat
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 344
Views: 185075

Re: Tahoe 23

Earlier this year I went to a boat show and the only thing I came away with was a hearing aid show bag, how sad is that.
by Ozzieboat
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 344
Views: 185075

Re: Tahoe 23

Tony 10 reasons that come to mind why you'll be thankful for those steps, wrong socket wrong size terminal dropped something, have to get magnet or fingers on stick power lead not switched on slotted not phillips phillips not slotted forgot spring washer vacuum cleaner in vacuum cleaner out forgot w...
by Ozzieboat
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 344
Views: 185075

Re: Tahoe 23

Tony
Congratulations on the flip, keep the boat as low as possible and build some good steps to get in and out as this could total a million times.
by Ozzieboat
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Interior Hull Finish
Replies: 5
Views: 2500

Re: Interior Hull Finish

Traditionally the inside of woodies were painted a dark crimson, a bit like a Holden 179 engine colour. I left my Monaco bright, 3-4 coats of epoxy and 2-3 coats of poly clear for UV protection. My reasoning was that I wanted to see what was happening to my wood down the track. I have seen wooden bo...
by Ozzieboat
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Exhaust Tube Question
Replies: 17
Views: 5559

Re: Exhaust Tube Question

Jimbob
A fellow Monaco builder down under used mufflers on his PCM343 engine, these were from Eddie Marine. Might be worth a look.
by Ozzieboat
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Key West engine-question
Replies: 9
Views: 6338

Re: Key West engine-question

To quote from the "Velvet Drive Installation Manual", "One hundred revolutions per minute of the prop shaft for each mile per hour of boat speed is considered a very good rule of thumb for selecting drive ratio" There is some good info in the manual, do a search for Velvet drive installation manual ...
by Ozzieboat
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Exhaust Tube Question
Replies: 17
Views: 5559

Re: Exhaust Tube Question

16 gauge (.050") would be ample. For interest 14 gauge (.063") X 3" would weigh approx. 2.5 lbs/ft and 4" approx. 3 lbs/ft. If you are using the log style headers and S/S tube you will most likely need mufflers. The "HiTek" manifolds that I mentioned in my previous post are an extractor type system ...
by Ozzieboat
Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Exhaust Tube Question
Replies: 17
Views: 5559

Re: Exhaust Tube Question

Jimbob I used 316L for the exhaust pipes on my Monaco. They run from the engine compartment and out through the transom. Flanges were welded on to the pipes which are then screwed through the transom. The boat is only operated in salt water as downunder we are not blessed with the beautiful lakes li...

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