Finishing Monaco

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Finishing Monaco

Postby Rich Coey » Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:40 pm

Just putting the finishing touches on the boat. then set up the trailer and its off to the water.

can't wait.

the latest photos are at
http://www.glen-l.com/picboards/picboard15/pic744c.html

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Postby Bruce T. » Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:58 pm

Hey Rich, your boat is spectacular, but you must already know that.

I have a quick question. Where did you get the lettering that you used on your transom?

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Postby Rich Coey » Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:52 pm

Thanks Bruce.

I made a stensil using a computer to print onto a label then cut them out . (use the removable type label.) Then using a good gold paint just fog the letters so a little bit of the background shows through, outline the letters and put in shadows with a black sharpie. Then two coats of varnish over it all.
( best to experiment on scrap first.)

Without comparing side by side it looks like gold leaf but costs very little to do.

Rich

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Postby capt jake » Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:24 pm

WOW! That is beautiful! Nice work. :)

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Postby Brian Eager » Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:27 pm

There are not enought "e"s in sweeet to describe that boat! Congratulations on a beautiful boat, may she give you many happy days on the water.

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Postby DavidMcA » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:54 pm

wow, nice finish.
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Postby Lewis Barrett » Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:51 pm

Rich

Great job! I just hope my Monaco turns out half as nice. I'm about to start my final layer of Mahogany and I was wondering what kind of wood you used and how you finished it ?

David

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Postby leakcheck » Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:56 pm

And how did you get the name of the boat in the whatevertheheckyoucallthe thing you step on to get into the boat?

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Postby capt jake » Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:25 pm

leakcheck wrote:And how did you get the name of the boat in the whatevertheheckyoucallthe thing you step on to get into the boat?

Steve


Isn't that a 'step'? ;) LOL

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Postby billy c » Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:29 am

BEAUTIFUL job Rich!
nice to see such great craftsmanship throughout.
Love to see more photos of the process!
-Billy

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Postby Bill Edmundson » Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:35 am

Just want to add mine.

GREAT JOB! 8)

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Postby Rich Coey » Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:12 am

Thank you everyone, it's been a lot of fun.

David - The wood is African mahogany with three coats of epoxy and six coats of varnish.


Steve - The step pads are from a Century, so I routed the Century logo off the pads which left a flat area. It looked too plain. I made a clear plastic label and printed on the back a mirror image of the name in black with the letters left clear. Then sprayed the back gold, and used a waterproof adhesive. Should last a couple of seasons, and only took a few minutes to make.

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>>>>Rich Coey<<<<

Postby Falcon » Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:25 am

>>>>>>>>>>>OUTSTANDING<<<<<<<<<
what great craftsmanship!!!
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Postby BruceDow » Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:59 pm

Inspiring!

Could you provide more details of your steering wheel and column? It has a fantastic traditional look. Was it all custom-fabricated? What type of steering system did you use "behind the wood"?
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Postby Rich Coey » Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:55 pm

Bruce

The steering wheel is a billet banjo style by Grant.
The chrome steering column along with most of the running gear is out of my donor boat ( a '67 Century Resorter.) The column goes into an automotive type steering box that moves a 1/2" galvanized pipe along the moter stringer back to the rudder assembly. It works great and was very simple to set up. Also the shifter for the transmission is on the column like on a car. Century used this setup on a lot of boats.

Rich


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