Making progress on my Monaco.

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Congrats on a great flip!

Now comes climbing in an out a thousand times!

They are easier once you are done :)
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Skip-
congrats on the flip :D
looks real clean and fair.
now to regroup and figure out what to do next :wink:
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Hey Skip,

Congratulations on the flip. Well done. Sorry I couldn't be there. I really wanted to be. I didn't even fly out of Alaska until late last night.

A great milestone to reach. I am chomping at the bit to get to the same point. Glad everything went well.
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Thanks guys! It almost became overwhelming when I saw the boat right side up and saw how much more work needed to be done to finish it! Back to creating sawdust again! You are so right, Bob. I have already climbed in and out of it 20 times and that will get old. I started to apply the CPES and got about 2/3 of the inside coated when I ran out of it. That wasn't good planning. So until the new batch of CPES arrives, I have started fairing the sheers. Nothing like the smell of Mahogany dust in the air! I have uploaded a video of the flip to youtube. It is a little long (about 17 minutes) and I probably should have edited it a little, but it is what it is. Here is the link:

https://youtu.be/1LLk7gLFBcw

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Looks great!

It is nice to be doing something different.. fairing and sanding and fairing got old!
Thanks for the updates!
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Congrats on the flip!!! Looks great. And as all have said, you can now start using your creativity . You have worked your way to where this forum will be indispensable in it's guidance and help as there will be plenty of variety with the next skill sets you will need. But it makes it fun.

Good building.


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Congrats on the flip...

Scary time seeing your baby getting rolled over side ways...dont know how my nerves would go with using ropes and blocks....
Looking good and keep up the great work...

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Congrats on the flip!! Now is where this boat really becomes trully your work of art!!

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:D good job on the flip.looks like a great bunch helping.I don't have access to much good help so did my turkey on a spit.are you using totalboat cpes or smith's.my shop stunk from cpes for 2 weeks before it was tolerable.i can imagine what it was in your shop. :D :D
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Chugalug, I initially used Smith's CPES and you are quite correct, it has a very strong odor. After I ran out of it I ordered the Total Boat version. It has a very slight smell and I am not sure I like it. It doesn't penetrate anywhere near as deeply as the Smith's and it leaves the surface very rough. I didn't thin the Total Boat CPES on my first attempt at using it but I will from now on. It should help the penetration if it is thinned. Skip
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Looking good Skip,

I like the approach you are using with the topside fairing. My hand fairing leaves a lot to be desired and I wish I was better at visualizing solutions such as yours. The boat is going to be so beautiful.
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Well, I managed to finish one more of those seeming endless tasks, epoxying the interior of the hull. I have applied 3 coats and if that doesn't seal the interior, nothing will. Now onto purchasing an engine and starting the mechanicals, framing the deck, etc. First, however, have to take the wife on a cruise around England, Ireland, and Scotland. It is time to spend some quality time with my her. Skip
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Look's Great, Skip!! You need the vacation. Have fun with your wife on the trip!!!

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Your workmanship is to be admired and exemplary. Looks Awesome!

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Finally got back on the boat. The vacation was fun. Recommend it to anyone. Seeing all that history in England, Ireland, and Scotland was amazing. Even got to eat lunch in the Eiffel Tower! It took me about a week after the trip to get caught up on other things, but finally was able to start back on the Monaco. I have installed the carlings. Now I can see where the cockpits are and their size. Also started on some of the framing for the engine compartment, but that won't be installed until after I get the engine in. I had to duplicate frames 2 and 4 to form the engine compartment and the forward cockpit. Instead of transferring the lines from the plans, this time I just clamped a piece of wood to each frame, marked them, rough cut them out on the band saw, re-clamped them back to the frames, and finished sizing them using the router and a pattern bit. Much easier this time! One downside, made a mess in the boat. Skip
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