Monaco Restart

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Wow, Rich. What a great, simple idea. Should totally work. THANKS!

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The two layers of plywood are now complete. Beginning the finishing boards this week.
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Very close to my Monte Carlo in looks and progress. I am trying to do everything I can think of inside (construction, wiring, plumbing, etc) before putting the deck on. When you put the ply down, how did you make sure that a bunch of glue didn't muck everything up below? I was planning on using painters paper with the tape on the edge and just cover the entire underside of the battens and whatever. But maybe it can be done cleanly by just being light-handed with the epoxy? Or did you just get under there with acetone and a rag quickly?

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Looking fantastic, Chris!!!

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Brian, I placed old sheets and blankets first to catch immediate drips, then went under with a rag and wiped as needed. I also mixed the glue pretty thick to minimize drips and didn't get crazy with the amount. I'm not a fanatic over the interior that no one will ever see so It wasn't an issue.

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It's always cool to see boats getting closer to the finish line. I'd say that this Monaco is going to look great when finished. Looks good now!. :D :D
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So I am thinking about the windshield. Attached are two pics I took at this years Wooden Boat Festival in Madisonville, LA. I like this design of open sides. Can anyone who wishes to respond tell me where I can source parts like this or similar to?
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http://www.californiaclassicboats.com/chris.htm
But they are crazy expensive. The style in your picture is almost $9000 dollars.
Sometimes they show up on ebay.

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Yeah, anything parts related to a Chris Craft Continental is big bucks! Great look, though.
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Wow! I'll have to go to plan B for the windshield then. No way did I have that much budgeted. Thanks.
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You might check with Hundley Chris Craft. They have tons of old parts. You might have to do some work to clean the stuff up. They are in Lake Houston TX.

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Check http://www.greatlakesskipper.com
They have a bunch of windshield stuff and some OEM windshields.
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Chris, The owner of that boat is a guy named Walter Leggett who lives here in Baton Rouge. I'm friends with Walter and can give you his number and email if you'd like to talk with him. By the way, unlike many of the boats at Madisonville, Walter actually restored this boat himself and is a wealth of knowledge.

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Thanks everyone. I'll track down each suggestion.

Bayou Bengal - Yes, send me the contact information for Walter.
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Chris, I just sent you an email with Walter's info. Actually, I sent three with the first two emails being incorrect for Walter. Just give him a call, he said with some luck you may be able to get the continental frames for a couple of thousand.

But my question is this. Are you sure that they'll work on your boat, meaning is the deck curvature the same or near enough to the same on your boat as the CC Continental.

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