Making progress on my Monaco.

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Skip,

Great work. You're really cranking on that build. You might want to slow down a bit to give Lake Travis time to fill back up! :lol:
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You're right Carl! I may have to travel to Lake LBJ to find enough water to float it! I reached a minor milestone today. I finished the first layer on the bottom. Start the sides tomorrow. Skip
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Looking good! Kinda cool when you get that first complete layer on.
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Very cool Skip. Surely, you must be feeling good about that progress.
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You're right Carl. I have to admit that I did a fist pump after I finished the first layer. I did it in private so don't tell anyone! Skip
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Your secret's safe with us Skip

Always nice to watch another Monaco build, nice work.

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wow, another spotless shop. I don't know how you guys do it. :shock:

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Thanks Tim. Jeff, I have to clean up once in awhile. It seems my productivity drops when I get covered in dust, so I have to stop and do a little cleaning. I started the side planking today. I was able to get about 1/3 of each side done, but that is the easiest part to do. The curves aren't too drastic in the middle of the boat. I used 6" wide planks, but the remainder will have to be 5" or less to handles the curves. Skip
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Finished the first layer over the entire boat yesterday. Another milestone! Now just need to repeat it twice more! I need some advise on applying the epoxy for the next layer(s). On the bottom aft of the boat I am using full size sheets with a triangle section cut out. That is about 28 square feet of epoxy to mix and spread. I am using Poxy Grip, which is fairly thick. I know to use a notched trowel to spread it and probably will use Roberta's suggestion to warm the epoxy to make it easier to pour. That is a lot of epoxy to mix. My question is how do others do this? Have a helper mix while I am pouring and spreading? Mix in a large container? Thanks. Skip
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Looking Good!!!

The Poxy-Grip works well for the 2nd layer as it is very thick and will make good gap filling bond over the strips. Layed on thick using the notched trowel, I only coated the planks that are on the hull and placed the second layer on the epoxy. Once the 2nd layer is on and the bottom and sides firm up (less springy) I switched to using System Three General Purpose Resin with Medium cure hardener and applied that with a roller to both sides of the planks. The Medium cure gives you a decent viscosity that will not run off and will fill minor gaps. Do a good job sanding so you have a smooth surface to lay the subsequent layers on.

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You are really zooming along there Skip. At this rate you're going to have your's finished before I even have mine flipped!

The work looks very good and I would like my work to look so good. Thanks for the update. Hope to get out there soon to see the build in person.
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Thanks Roberta, Vupilot, and Carl. I managed to epoxy down the two near full size sheets on the aft bottom. Bought a bigger mixing container and it took about a liter of epoxy for each sheet. Must buy more epoxy! It went much smoother than I expected. The only problem I came across was that my 1/4" staples aren't long enough (should have known that) to penetrate through the second layer into the first. The 9/16" ones worked to hold the second layer down to the battens, keel, and chine. I will need to see if Raptor makes a 5/16" staple. Skip
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Sounds about right on the epoxy amount. I went through a lot!!!! 1/4, 3/8, and 9/16th are the staple choices that I know of.

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8) I don't know what gun you have so here is their page http://raptornails.com/product-catalog/staples.php :wink:
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