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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:45 am
by TomB
The boat looks great. Congratulations on the flip. I'm surprised nobody has made a comment on the important next step. Put a chair in so you can be seated comfortably while making boat noises! I favor "burble, burble, burble".

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:08 pm
by PeterG
Looks great! Now comes the funnest parts, the deck and interior!

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:02 pm
by jamundsen
Looks great!!!! Now the work starts.

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:29 pm
by tysman52
Pushed it out of the garage to do some sanding and keep the sawdust outside. First time seeing the sun

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:05 pm
by tysman52
Am I the only idiot who placed a million screws/nails in the sanding/planing zone?

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:30 pm
by jenko
No your not the only one

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:12 am
by North
beautiful - she looks great in the sun... you should be very proud!
Darrell

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:07 am
by JimmY
No, I've chipped my plane iron a couple of times! :oops:

I used a dremel to grind them below the surface, but you still need to be careful. Some recommend a beltsander, but I think it is harder to control.

Looking good.

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:13 am
by Bill Edmundson
Another good thing about SB screws is that a belt sander will go right through them. :lol:

Bill

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:20 am
by jamundsen
Ahh yes the hidden screws
I took out a really nice router bit plus still have chunks missing from planer blades.
You're in good company.

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:02 pm
by steveh41
As long as they're not stainless you're OK!

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:38 am
by tysman52
Got the dash on. Starting to look like it may be functional some day. next step is having a trailer built and deciding on an engine!

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:43 am
by tysman52
Deck framing pretty much complete. Measure, measure, measure, measure, measure...drill holes. Decided on Faria gauges because I wanted the GPS speedometer to avoid another hole in the hull and hopefully better reliability.

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:27 pm
by steveh41
Great looking gauges! Very clean dash layout...

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:46 pm
by tysman52
Decided to use 14g steel to support the ski pylon. It seems a bit blasphemous to put so much steel in my otherwise wooden boat, but it seemed like the most efficient and strongest way to do it in a confined space. I'm glad it will be buried in the stern behind the fuel tank so I will never have to see it lol. I have nightmares thinking about that pylon being ripped out of the transom! I guess I will find out with that first ski pull if it is tough enough, but so far it feels rock solid. Tried to transfer the whole load to the stringers.
-JT