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monaco ready to flip

Postby Fair Dinkum » Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:06 am

Hi all, thought I would give an update on my progress today. It is still wet but it wont change much. Only 3 more coats of uv protection and I will be satisfied. For all new boat builders, this has taken me 5 years of weekends and late nights, but as you can see, time well spent. No, well invested. I will give it a week or maybe two to harden fully, then over she goes.
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Re: monaco ready to flip

Postby DrBryanJ » Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:58 am

Looks great Fair. 5 years? Now I don't feel so bad about 3 1/2 years and not ready to flip yet. :oops: It is amazing how long it takes when the rest of your life gets in the way.
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Re: monaco ready to flip

Postby jenko » Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:32 pm

looks great Simon

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Re: monaco ready to flip

Postby bjfrater » Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:43 am

Looking good! Beautiful work.

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Re: monaco ready to flip

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:33 am

Beautiful--congratulations on persevering!
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Re: monaco ready to flip

Postby BayouBengal » Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:55 pm

Fantastic looking build!

And thanks for posting that you've spent 5 years on it. Many on this forum can produce beautiful boats in a relatively short time, and I applaud them, but others of us are not so capable. This gives quite a morale boost to myself and others like me that have been slow in producing a boat.

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Re: monaco ready to flip

Postby Roberta » Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:03 pm

Very Nice!!!!!!

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Re: monaco ready to flip

Postby sscobra » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:41 pm

Looks really nice. Great work! Once you get it flipped, than get ready to climb in and out of the hull thousands of times (or so it seems!). Like the way you left the planking off by the sheer. Wish I had done that. That will make it easier to blend in the sides to the deck. Skip
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Re: monaco ready to flip

Postby Bill Edmundson » Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:14 am

Skip is right about climbing in and out. I probably won't go to heaven because of things I said after the things I've said when I climb in and see the tool I need still on the work table.

I used the building form to make stairs.

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Re: monaco ready to flip

Postby Fair Dinkum » Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:03 pm

Hi Everyone, quick update, i have managed to flip my hull. This was achieved with 2 men (myself and my brother) with my father as the rope man (safety back up) If you can tell from the photos, i manufactured a simple rig (intending to need 3) that was rope tied to the car tow ball. While i was waiting for my friends to arrive and help, we completed a test lift, and found we could get it vertical fairly easily. While we were there, we thought may as well give it a go, and 30 seconds later, the boat was flipped. Not as heavy / difficult as i thought, and the foam mattresses (thank you father in law and the 70's) were the salvation of the day. No marks, creaks or groans. My wife has more progress shots, i will get them from her and upload shortly.
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Re: monaco ready to flip

Postby BayouBengal » Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:55 pm

Beautiful boat! Congrats on the flip, always a milestone.

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Re: monaco ready to flip

Postby Lower » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:47 am

As a new member of this forum, it's always awesome seeing these pics. So cool. You oughta be pumped!
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Re: monaco ready to flip

Postby Roberta » Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:00 am

AWESOME!! Congrats!!!

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Re: monaco ready to flip

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:19 am

Congratulations to you! The boat looks great...
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Re: monaco ready to flip

Postby speedracer » Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:01 pm

Looks fantastic. I cannot wait until I flip my Monaco. I am wanting to paint the bottom green as well. The white border (boot maybe??) looks great too. Congratulations. Chris.
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