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Re: Monaco Restart

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:08 am
by NAMEngJS
BayouBengal wrote:It's flat beautiful, Chris, but you've got to quit teasing us. Every time I see a post by you I anxiously click thinking I'll see launch and sea trial videos.

Really looking forward to seeing it and you in the water.
I second that sentiment! I was teeming with excitement there for a few seconds

Re: Monaco Restart

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:50 pm
by speedracer
Sorry guys. Didn't mean to do that. My next post will be the launch (I promise) but I don't know how to post videos. I can't remember how Skip did it. I think I have to post it someplace else and then provide a link????????? Anybody can tell me the easiest way to do that, I would be greatly appreciative.

Re: Monaco Restart

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:49 pm
by hoodman
YouTube or Vimeo are both good options for posting videos.

Re: Monaco Restart

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:43 pm
by sscobra
As Matt mentioned, I uploaded my videos to YouTube and then posted the link to it here on the forum. Skip

Re: Monaco Restart

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:33 am
by speedracer
Sounds good. Thanks guys.

Re: Monaco Restart

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:52 pm
by JoeM
speedracer wrote:Sorry guys. Didn't mean to do that. My next post will be the launch (I promise) but I don't know how to post videos. I can't remember how Skip did it. I think I have to post it someplace else and then provide a link????????? Anybody can tell me the easiest way to do that, I would be greatly appreciative.
next post...

speedracer wrote:Sounds good. Thanks guys.
Crushing souls with your teasing...I like your style!

Looking forward to the video/s!

Re: Monaco Restart

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:36 am
by BayouBengal
just noticed your Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival application. Of course, your application is accepted. Looking forward to seeing you and your boat at the show.

By the way, we're working on a ACBS cruise in Lake Charles for in late August. Maybe you can make it out.

Re: Monaco Restart

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:55 am
by speedracer
I promised BayouBengal that I wouldn’t post again until the launch. So I finally launched the Monaco for the first time on August 1. Below are a few photos of my son, Rayce and my good friend, Jack helping. I have also attached a link to my YouTube video. It’s only about 4 minutes long so I hope you watch it. I’m not much of a film producer so it is as good as I could make it. Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeZsaV6kW8U&t=58s

Re: Monaco Restart

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:08 pm
by Milhouse
Congrats Chris!

Amazing job and I am so excited for you that she is on the water!

I heard you mentioned in the video that some water was coming in, did you get that all figured out?

Re: Monaco Restart

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:16 pm
by BayouBengal
What a beautiful boat and a wonderful day. You and your family along with Jack were brimming with excitement and rightfully so. Cheers to this boat turning heads on the Tchefuncte River for many years to come. Great job Chris! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Re: Monaco Restart

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:22 pm
by hoodman
"FLOOR IT!" How awesome!

Re: Monaco Restart

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:53 pm
by speedracer
Thanks for all the great comments. I discovered (with some help) that I probably installed the packing in the rudder seal incorrectly. I think that is where the water is coming in. While I have it apart, I think I will reseal all of the through bolts for the fin and strut. After that I will tackle the porpoising issue.

Can't wait to get it back out.

Re: Monaco Restart

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:40 am
by BayouBengal
All just minor tweaks :)

Re: Monaco Restart

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:01 am
by NAMEngJS
Congratulations! She sounds great!

Re: Monaco Restart

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:14 pm
by NAMEngJS
Chris, I think I saw you driving north on 190 today by the chevy dealer as I was heading south from work. I can honestly say that she is even more amazing out in the sunlight and as close to "in person" as you can be when on the other side of the neutral ground. Have to say it again. Great job!