Paint line calculation

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Paint line calculation

Postby cssh » Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:42 pm

Hi all,
i'm in need of the brains trust again.
I purchased my Monaco without plans, so i'm using the site for most of my info, however i'm unable to find a definitive answer on how to locate, measure and mark out the paint line on the hull.
Its currently upside down awaiting fibreglass and i'm looking at working out where i will glass to.
Any help of guidance is appreciated.
thanks
chris
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Re: Paint line calculation

Postby billy c » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:39 pm

Hi Chris-
Welcome to the forum.
There are lots of build blogs and support here, however, lots of plan details, measurements and calculations you will not pick up from just browsing and posting here.
I would recommend purchasing the plans so you have a successful build.
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Re: Paint line calculation

Postby cssh » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:49 pm

I have the plans at home, but i'm unable to find that piece of information.
I was more after advice one how others had gone about doing it properly
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Re: Paint line calculation

Postby billy c » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:56 pm

cssh wrote:I have purchased the plans but i'm unable to find that piece of information

Great :D in the written instructions that are included with the plans, it gives waterline in relationship to the engine stringers. are you planning on glassing the topsides or just to the waterline?
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Re: Paint line calculation

Postby cssh » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:01 pm

My plan is to glass and paint under the water line, and on the sides and transom epoxy and automotive clear, which i'l do once the boat is complete.

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Re: Paint line calculation

Postby Bill Edmundson » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:55 am

On most of the mahoganies the waterline, set-up line and top of stringers are all the same. It would not hurt a bit to go an inch or so above that.

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Re: Paint line calculation

Postby cssh » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:49 pm

il get the water level out tonight and confirm my measurements.
thanks all for the input
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Re: Paint line calculation

Postby Rich Coey » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:03 pm

I ran the bottom paint to the center of where the boot stripe was supposed to be. Then when the boat was launched, marked the water line and then painted the boot stripe.

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Re: Paint line calculation

Postby Ozzieboat » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:55 am

Chris
To give you an idea where the bottom paint comes up to on my Monaco, the green comes up 4" at the transom end and crosses the chine 159" forward of the transom. Tim's Monaco the top of his blue is 3/4" higher. The difference is mainly due to my engine being 300lbs lighter. Details of the position are on Sheet 2 of 4 if you find your copy. In that drawing the top of the stripe (boot top) at station "0" is 2" above the bottom of the stringer, it is 1.5" wide at that point. At station "8" it is 3" above the bottom of the stringer and is 2" wide at that point. That width is in side elevation, but in plan it is about 3" wide due to the angle of the bottom. It takes on a fatter shape up front. Hope that helps. Follow Rich's advice and paint the stripe after the boat is complete and in the water.


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