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by Tim Major
Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:06 am
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Tim's Monaco launch, Sydney, Australia
Replies: 33
Views: 18594

Tim's Monaco launch, Sydney, Australia

Gidday fellow builders After 2000 build hours over a period of 2 years December 3rd saw the launch of my completed Monaco. A very memorable day. With thanks to Glen-l for a terrific set of plans, to previous Monaco and Riviera builders who generiously posted their build photos providing a wealth of ...
by Tim Major
Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco
Replies: 32
Views: 6688

Re: Monaco

Speed

PCM is Pleasure Craft Marine, just search PCM and you'll find their site, PCM is an American company and "Goes like stink" translates to ............Goes like stink :) or, "runs extreeeeemly well"

Tim
by Tim Major
Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco
Replies: 32
Views: 6688

Re: Monaco

Gidday Speed Transom is 1/4" (6.5mm),(see plan 3 of 4) plans suggest two layers of 1/8" (3mm)ply but on my Monaco I fixed a single 1/4" layer overlaid with 5mm thick (that's just under 1/4") solid Mahogany planking and it worked fine. 4mm layers for sides and bottom will also work well. Don't forget...
by Tim Major
Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:37 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Okay, its gonna be a Tahoe 23
Replies: 5
Views: 1529

Re: Okay, its gonna be a Tahoe 23

Gidday Scott Might be wrong but you sound Aussie to me. Search on the Forum for posts by Ron (Ron Filsell) Ron's built a supurb Tahoe 19 and his build shots are available somewhere on the forum, sorry , can't remember where. Help us out Ron......... All the best with your build Tim (Sydney Monaco bu...
by Tim Major
Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:15 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: God dag!
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

Re: God dag!

Gidday Oyvind (ditto re the slash through the O)

I feel compelled to recommend the Monaco over the Riveria but whatever you decide to build, all the best. :wink:

Tim (opinionated Monaco builder, Australia)
by Tim Major
Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco frame cutouts for sheers
Replies: 8
Views: 1909

Re: Monaco frame cutouts for sheers

Hey Tony Just having a Forum cruise and saw this OLD post. How's your Monaco coming along? Also , you said that you were going to add your build shots to the Customer Photos page..........can't see them :cry: Hope all is well, love to see your progress. Are you still on track for a December launch? ...
by Tim Major
Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:41 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Australian substitutes???
Replies: 17
Views: 6304

Re: Australian substitutes???

Graham LVL is Laminated Veneer Lumber, a very popular building material in this country. Google LVL and pick up the HYNE site it should tell you all you need to know, then duck down to your local timber yard and they'll sell it to you. Don't hesitate to put up a question, we're all enjoying the boat...
by Tim Major
Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco
Replies: 32
Views: 6688

Re: Monaco

Gidday Speed Ply thickness will depend somewhat on your choice of ply type. I used 4.5mm or 3/16 for the hull and 1/4 for the transom and it worked well. Others use 1/8 all over, it's up to you. Hull and transom thickness are all on your plans. As for ply fixing, the extraction method is probably be...
by Tim Major
Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:01 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Australian substitutes???
Replies: 17
Views: 6304

Re: Australian substitutes???

Gidday Keith Looks like your Monaco is coming along nicely, nice job. Pepparoy and Graham For your frames I would use Hoop Pine. Often used in boat building Hoop is easy to work, stable, generally straight and true, can be found generally free of knots and it's light in weight. I have used Hoop Pine...
by Tim Major
Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco
Replies: 32
Views: 6688

Re: Monaco

Gidday Speedracer

Just stumbled on to your Feburary post re Monaco utility build. Interested in how your build is progressing as the utility version was of great interest to me also. I have subsiquently completed the decked Monaco and will launch in 2 or 3 weeks now.

Tim Major (Sydney, Australia)
by Tim Major
Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:45 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Do I need a crisp edge ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4892

Re: Do I need a crisp edge ?

I'm sure you're right there but she's actually "Sweeeeet-As" don't forget the all important "As" :wink:
by Tim Major
Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:20 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 1761

Re: New member from Australia

Timber or wood, if you Aussie guys want to be a part of the ever-growing Aussie & NZ builder list which is being compiled in view to a "Gathering" some time soon, drop me a line 8)

Tim Major (Sydney Monaco build)
by Tim Major
Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:12 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Do I need a crisp edge ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4892

Re: Do I need a crisp edge ?

Thanks Psycho, she's actually..........."Sucre-Comme"
by Tim Major
Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:55 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Do I need a crisp edge ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4892

Re: Do I need a crisp edge ?

Gidday Psychobilly That was a while ago but here's how it goes, Good preparation and fine sanding of your hull. Then a two man process, one rolling the epoxy on the other tipping-off. Don't let the "roll-on" guy get too far ahead as when you tip-off the epoxy must be fresh and wet. I used a 10" foam...
by Tim Major
Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:06 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Rivera Windshield Frame
Replies: 20
Views: 3674

Re: Rivera Windshield Frame

Hi Mike, just stumbled upon your boat shots, beautiful job mate, love your work. Of course the Riveria is as close as you can get to building a Monaco without actually building a Monaco :wink: You just have to love the shape of these boats don't you.......I guess that's why we choose to build them. ...

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