Making progress on my Monaco.

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Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Postby JimmY » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:18 pm

Well done. Looks like a nice event.
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Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Postby PeterG » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:25 pm

Looks great Skip! Nicely done, and well deserved cudos from the show attendees!
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Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Postby jenko » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:33 pm

:D well deserved :D

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Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Postby speedracer » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:41 am

I concur with Carl. I am not a bit surprised. Awesome workmanship. Congratulations Skip.
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Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Postby Captnick » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:58 am

Bravo Zulu Skip; I'm also not a bit surprised- enjoy the glow!
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Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Postby billy c » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:35 am

Congrats Skip :D
BeAutiful boat. Now get her on the lake and enjoy!
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Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Postby BayouBengal » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:20 am

Looking at the pictures, I can say you definitely would have got my vote.

With all due respect, you also probably would have won the award for prettiest and happiest looking wife sitting in a wooden boat, but I don't guess that was one of the things being voted on.

Congrats! :D

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Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Postby sscobra » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:50 pm

Thanks for all the nice comments! I really appreciate it. BayouBengal, I think that is why I won the trophy. I had her sit in the boat all day!
Built the Glen-L Monaco, 2016.

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Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Postby tysman52 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:42 pm

Does anyone else out there feel like the boat they are building should just be cut up for firewood when compared to Skips masterpiece? That's what I'm thinking with my Monte Carlo! Strong work Skip!
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Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Postby Cabron » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:35 am

The finish on your Monaco looks incredible !

Did you spray paint the top coats ?

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Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Postby sscobra » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:08 am

I have been monitoring this forum since I finished my Monaco, but clearly failed to see the last two comments from JT and Cabron on my own posting. Thank you both for the very kind comments. I did not spray the finish. I rolled it on and then tipped it. But I didn't stop there. I then spent a couple of weeks sanding the finish up through 3000 grit and then buffed it. It's not perfect, but I am happy with it. Now for the sad news. :( I have decided to sell the Monaco. I have been going back and forth trying to decide whether I really wanted to sell it, but have decided to do so. I don't live on a lake so I haven't gotten the boat out nearly as much as I thought I would. I love building things and the boat is stored in my workshop making it difficult to work on other projects. Who knows, I may decide to build another boat! I thought I would mention the fact that I want to sell the Monaco here on this forum first before I get serious about putting it up for sale on some auction site. I have deeply appreciated the comments here as I built the boat and there is no other place that I can think of that appreciates the effort needed to build such a boat than this forum. If anyone is interested in my Monaco or knows someone who is, please send me a private message. I would like to find a good home for it. I would also appreciate any advice on the best way to sell it. Skip
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Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Postby hoodman » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:22 am

:( Consider building a place to store it? I think I'm on the other end of the spectrum. I enjoy being on the water more than I enjoy building. Hence my choice of a simpler design. All that to say, I think I get why you would make that decision.

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Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Postby sscobra » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:44 pm

I had the same thought early on, Matt, but I can't justify spending all that money on another building just to store the boat. Thanks for the suggestion anyway! Skip
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Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Postby mrintense » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:57 pm

Hey Skip, I was wondering when this might occur. I know you mentioned it to me earlier. Regardless of how this goes, I know you enjoyed the build. I personally was inspired by the quality of your work. And I am very grateful for the time we spent on the hatch for my boat as well as grateful I was able to be there for your first splash.
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Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Postby sscobra » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:26 am

Thanks Carl! I was glad you were able to be part of the first splash. I have enjoyed watching your progress and I will continue to do so even after I sell my boat. I enjoyed working with you on your hatch and if I can be of any help in the future, please let me know. I want to be there when you splash your Vera Cruise. Some of my earlier posts here where about the pain it was to get the boat in and out of my shop. I just viewed a sailor's technique for pulling his boat out of the water for the winter, and I will not complain again about how hard it is to do that for my boat. It is a video on the Off Center Harbor website and I hope it works from this link. Enjoy! Skip

https://www.offcenterharbor.com/videos/ ... ign=aWeber
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