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by denbrlr
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Screws through final layer of plywood
Replies: 11
Views: 1318

Re: Screws through final layer of plywood

Thank you all for the replies. Matt, I suspect you are not the only one who did it that way. Tom/Roberta, So when you pounded the nails on the bottom and sides into the battens, did it work okay? I guess I don't like the idea of pounding on the battens because it seems like there isn't enough solid ...
by denbrlr
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Screws through final layer of plywood
Replies: 11
Views: 1318

Re: Screws through final layer of plywood

This thread really got me thinking about my Monaco build. The Monaco fastening schedule calls for 1" nails to be used for the following: - plywood to transom frame - bottom plywood to keel, chine, battens, stem and transom - side planking for first three lams to battens I have been using Raptor comp...
by denbrlr
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 341
Views: 149794

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Thank you.

I did get a price break because I bought over 100 bf. They told me I could only get two planks even with 5/4 by the time they plane/sand and clean them up. They did have some thicker stock but I decided to stay with 4/4.

Lee
by denbrlr
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 341
Views: 149794

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

The third layer of planking on the bottom is done including trimming :) Yay! Another milestone :) The sides are sanded and ready for the final planking layer. The next step is to line off the hull both on the sides and on the transom. The final planking on the transom will be done first. Some of the...
by denbrlr
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3462
Views: 857903

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl,

Your instrument panel looks good. That is going to be cool :)

Lee
by denbrlr
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Stretching a Monaco
Replies: 15
Views: 1573

Re: Stretching a Monaco

Ian, I stretched my but only a little. I added 1/2 inch between the frames so they are 26.5 inches apart to give me an extra four inches of length. One thing to think about is motor placement with a stretched build. That is something I have thought about even with stretching a little. The question I...
by denbrlr
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 341
Views: 149794

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Ian, The milling prices at Johnson's Workbench were very reasonable. I have learned a lot about spiling from the many experts on this forum so I have a good feel for how it works. However, reading about how to do something and actually being able to do something are two different things. I will take...
by denbrlr
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 341
Views: 149794

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Ian, Glad to hear your build is progressing. I bought 130 bf of 4/4 rough sawn boards and the lumber yard was only able to give me two 1/4 inch thick planks out of each piece. I ended up with 36 1/4 inch thick pieces ranging from about 6 inches wide to about 10.5 inches wide. This is a more than I n...
by denbrlr
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 341
Views: 149794

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

I had a successful road trip and made it home with the genuine mahogany for the final planking on the sides today :) A little more work on the third layer of ply on the bottom and then I will shift gears to spiling on the sides :)

Lee
by denbrlr
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 341
Views: 149794

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Yeah, that was what I was thinking that 4-5mm should be a good thickness. I have been using 4mm plywood for the planking and it is a good thickness to work with. I am glad to get closer to the end of the cold molding. I still have to do my fourth layer on the bottom after I do the mahogany on the si...
by denbrlr
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 341
Views: 149794

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

I'm getting closer with completing the third layer of bottom planking. The next step will be the final planking layer on the transom and sides. The wood will be purchased from Michigan so it is time to rent a trailer and go on a road trip later this week. I am going to have the supplier resaw the pi...
by denbrlr
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Outrage progress
Replies: 131
Views: 66926

Re: Outrage progress

Steve,

Glad to hear you are doing better. Your boat looks great :) That will be a cool motor for that boat.

Lee
by denbrlr
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 341
Views: 149794

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

I improved the front to back bottom flatness by sanding a little on the higher spots and then filling in the low spots with thickened epoxy. I used a piece of lumber as a screed to spread the epoxy in the low spots. It worked better than I thought it would. It looks a little ugly but is already cove...
by denbrlr
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 341
Views: 149794

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

The second planking layer on the starboard side is done and trimmed :) I noticed that one of my recent batches of thickened epoxy for side planking never fully hardened. It stayed kind of rubbery. I must have messed up and gotten the mix ratio wrong. I am using SilverTip (for the longer working time...
by denbrlr
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 341
Views: 149794

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

The second layer of planking on the port side is done including trimming :) I am getting close to the second layer being done on the starboard side. Then I need to work on the bottom and fix my fairing mistakes and bottom flatness issues at the rear of the boat before starting on the third planking ...

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