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by Ozzieboat
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 344
Views: 184129

Re: Tahoe 23

G'day Tony
Great to hear you are back on all fours. With all of that latent enthusiasm your boat maybe ready next year and we can get back to planning a gathering.
Regards and all the best.
Alan
by Ozzieboat
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Launch Date
Replies: 25
Views: 9411

Re: Launch Date

Bob As Bill mentioned the woodies do ride bow heavy at low speed. If you back off too much in order to cross another boat's wake you are going to get very wet. Bill knows about this as he was in my Monaco just after it's first launch. I found it best to cross an other boat's wake at a speed somewhat...
by Ozzieboat
Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Halogen Fire Control Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1738

Re: Halogen Fire Control Question

Jimbob I was looking at installing a "Fireboy" system, but after thinking about it for a while (boat builders do that) I realized that a bigger concern was the big bang that you don't hear. So I installed two Gasoline Fume Detectors, one in the engine compartment and the other under the fuel tank. I...
by Ozzieboat
Tue May 30, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Flotation Question
Replies: 8
Views: 3456

Re: Flotation Question

Jimbob I found the publication produced by the "American Boat & Yacht Council, Inc.", "United States Coast Guard Compliance Guideline "Flotation" to be very helpful. Keep the floatation material as high in the hull as possible to avoid the boat turning turtle when swamped. I used polyethylene foam, ...
by Ozzieboat
Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: G'Day from Brisbane, Queensland Australia!
Replies: 5
Views: 2160

Re: G'Day from Brisbane, Queensland Australia!

Dfife
Yes, but I found something a lot more pleasurable.
by Ozzieboat
Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: G'Day from Brisbane, Queensland Australia!
Replies: 5
Views: 2160

Re: G'Day from Brisbane, Queensland Australia!

Dfife
There are two Monacos is SE Queensland. Bring the wife down for a look and to water the seeds.
by Ozzieboat
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: G'day from Sydney, Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 2324

Re: G'day from Sydney, Australia

G'day Stephen
Stick to the "Schedule of Fasteners" and you can't go wrong. Best to drill pilot holes for the ring shanked nails.
by Ozzieboat
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sunnyland Boat Show
Replies: 60
Views: 16686

Re: Sunnyland Boat Show

Roberta
Please keep the pictures coming. Between your posts and Woody Boater I am enjoying Lake Dora from down under.
by Ozzieboat
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Windshield material
Replies: 47
Views: 14345

Re: Windshield material

I had intended to use lexan for the windscreens in my Monaco. When I made inquiries about buying some I was told by the supplier that it is a poor choice for windscreens. It is a lot dearer, it scratches easier, will discolour and is not as stiff as acrylic. The only thing is has over acrylic is tha...
by Ozzieboat
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini paint job
Replies: 30
Views: 9486

Re: Malahini paint job

What a beautiful finish you have achieved. When you see a finish like yours one has to think twice about a natural timber finish. Well done.
by Ozzieboat
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Paint line calculation
Replies: 8
Views: 2763

Re: Paint line calculation

Chris To give you an idea where the bottom paint comes up to on my Monaco, the green comes up 4" at the transom end and crosses the chine 159" forward of the transom. Tim's Monaco the top of his blue is 3/4" higher. The difference is mainly due to my engine being 300lbs lighter. Details of the posit...
by Ozzieboat
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Marking Waterline
Replies: 3
Views: 5008

Re: Marking Waterline

Bob Traditionally the water level sits at the top of the bottom paint at the dock when empty. When fully loaded the water level is at the base of the bootstripe. Obviously there is a gap of about 2" between bottom paint and bootstripe. See boats at woodyboater.com Although most builders don't experi...
by Ozzieboat
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fuel tank locations
Replies: 7
Views: 3069

Re: Fuel tank locations

Chris As Bill stated twin tanks are impractical as they will need to be independent. You will need two fillers or at least a "Y" filler hose and a means of selecting each tank pickup as you will not have a balance pipe. Fuel imbalance could be a minor problem. Don't forget fuel return if your EFI en...
by Ozzieboat
Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Waxing philosophical and boat building
Replies: 15
Views: 5268

Re: Waxing philosophical and boat building

I have no doubt that all of the builders on this forum think exactly the same as you and are of stable mind. To all Glen-L builders, all the best for 2017.
by Ozzieboat
Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:36 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 235717

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Skip
She's looking pretty smick now, only one thing missing and we are all waiting with baited breath so, WHAT'S HER NAME?

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