Making progress on my Monaco.

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Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

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Very nice Skip. Congratulations. Any chance we will get to see her first hand in Tennessee? Neel

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Yes, it was quite fun and I too want to add my congratulations to Skip. The boat is beautiful and the minor hiccup that occurred on Wednesday will quickly fade from memory. All three of us got to experience the steering on inboards with rudders. Interesting experience.

Skip's boat is the bomb and as soon as I can figure out how to get a video edited and posted I will post a short clip that gives the experience of riding in it. In the meantime here are a few pictures I can contribute as well. Thanks Skip, for the experience, and the opportunity to drive the boat.
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Congrats on your launch! She looks great on the water!
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Fantastic!!
Always love seeing them get wet.

Congrats again - very nice work.
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Congrats, beautiful job.
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Congratulations on a successful launch! The boat looks fantastic. Since I keep my boat on a lift and trailer it infrequently, each launch and retrieval is a new and exciting experience. I always hope the ramp at Hales Bar is empty when I show up.
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She looks amazing!


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Thanks, everyone, for the great comments. I really appreciate every one of them! Thanks for adding the photos Carl. We will have to go for another ride! Unfortunately, I don't know when that will be. I went out to my truck yesterday to go get gas and then look at the brakes, but it wouldn't start! Don't know yet whether it is the battery or starter motor. I guess it decided it needed a little rest. Skip
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sscobra wrote: I went out to my truck yesterday to go get gas and then look at the brakes, but it wouldn't start! Don't know yet whether it is the battery or starter motor. I guess it decided it needed a little rest. Skip
Hmm! perhaps you have gremlins and they are swapping the motors back and forth between the truck and the boat!! :lol:
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Congratulations on your launch, looks fantastic.
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Carl, yes I think I have gremlins following me around. Need to exorcise them! It took awhile but I managed to replace the starter motor in the truck and now it starts fine. Next up is checking out what is going on with the brakes. I finally put together a video of the first launch. It is a little long and choppy, but it is what it is! It is made up from videos from 3 different cameras and 4 different photographers. As I mentioned earlier, I had a couple of rookie moments, but you will have to watch the video to see them! Skip

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WOW!!! It look's Great!!!! Well Done!!!!

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Skip

Success all the way around! Great Boat :!: :D :D :D

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Awesome Skip! Congrats :D
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