Monaco Restart

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Re: Monaco Restart

Postby speedracer » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:18 am

I did some research and also visited another builder who did the 100% wood method. He had no issues so I decided to go that way. I think a lot of information that is out there (especially from Glen-L) is based on old products which did not do a good job of sealing and protecting surfaces. Like most things today everything is very high tech and, while much more expensive, are superior products than what was available long ago. I also think most of these designs expected the boats to stay floating in the elements an entire season or more. Down here we trailer our boats where they live under a cover or are fully enclosed, 99% of the time. Most of my buddies have their nice boats in a climate controlled storage facility!

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Re: Monaco Restart

Postby Milhouse » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:47 am

Here is a picture on the forum of what I was envisioning might happen: Separating Wood

There is a discussion a few posts north in that thread as well.

Either way your boat looks really great!
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Re: Monaco Restart

Postby Ozzieboat » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:08 pm

You will not have any problems if the wood is fully encapsulated. If there is any doubt there would be problems look at the laminates applied to the sides and transom as these are not caulked. My Monaco is now 5 years old and I live in an environment the same as Miami, salt water and all and the bright work is the same as when new.
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Re: Monaco Restart

Postby speedracer » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:49 pm

Finally got back on the build. My Mother fell ill before Christmas and passed away December 29th. She was 93 and truly our family's patriarch. I haven't been in much of a mood to work but decided to get back on it. Completed all of the finishing boards. Probably have a month of sanding and finishing ahead of me. Enjoy the pics.
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Re: Monaco Restart

Postby speedracer » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:50 pm

More pics.
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Re: Monaco Restart

Postby sscobra » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:45 pm

Chris, so sorry to hear about your mom. It is very difficult losing a mom. Glad you are able to get back on your boat. It looks great! Skip
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Re: Monaco Restart

Postby BayouBengal » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:26 am

So sorry to hear about your mother. Boat is looking great!

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Re: Monaco Restart

Postby NAMEngJS » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:20 pm

Coming along great! And, my deepest condolences.
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Re: Monaco Restart

Postby PeterG » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:50 pm

Our condolences to you and your family.
Great job on your boat, this will be pretty special. The Monaco is a sharp looking design.
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Re: Monaco Restart

Postby speedracer » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:24 pm

Thanks everyone for your kind words. I hope to be posting updates more often. Summer will be here before we know it.
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Re: Monaco Restart

Postby tysman52 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:14 pm

Stain is looking good!
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Re: Monaco Restart

Postby speedracer » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:17 pm

A few progress photos to follow in two posts. Three clear coats now on. I will probably do a total of 7 or 8 coats, then wet sand and buff out.
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Re: Monaco Restart

Postby speedracer » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:19 pm

Pics of my cutwater pattern and wood around the cockpits. Not sure what the correct term is for those pieces.
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Re: Monaco Restart

Postby sproggy » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:41 am

Beautiful. I particularly like those neat cockpit edges. Coamings?

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Re: Monaco Restart

Postby Ibrew2be » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:51 pm

Love the look of the finished deck, and the wooden trim is a great touch. Excellent work!

Could you please remind us which type of wood you used for your cover boards and deck planking, as well as what you used for stain color?

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