Lee's Monaco utility build

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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

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Hey Lee,

Looks good. Don't forget to scuff sand before bonding.

Tom

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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

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Tom,

Thank you for the reminder :) I did lightly scuff the battens but it is hard to tell on the picture.

Lee

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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

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I found some areas on the bottom near the transom that needed more fairing so that diverted me for a few hours. I don't like sanding off expensive CPES and encapsulating epoxy :x

I am now back to cutting more pieces for the bottom planking.

Lee
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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

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I did some more checking using my laser found some more areas that need fairing :? Ugh! Some on the keel (sharpening the center line more) and some at frames 6 and 7 on the starboard side (not level with the port side in a few spots). I guess it is good to find and correct these before the bottom planking goes on. I figure I should fix the minor mistakes if I know about them because I am sure there are plenty of mistakes I don't know about :oops:

Lee
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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

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The additional fairing is done and the bottom is resealed. I have some of the bottom planking done now except for trimming around the edges. Apparently I got a little too aggressive with my sanding of the transom plywood because I noticed the bottom right at the back of the transom, the bottom sloped towards the floor just a little (i.e. 1-3mm). I decided to make some wedges so the bottom planking would be flat all the way to the back of the boat. They still need to be trimmed and maybe they are a little unorthodox but the bottom plywood is nice a flat at the back now.

Lee
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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

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Good fix. I've used wedges like that in several places.
Bryan

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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

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Bryan,

Thank you. I a glad to see I am not the only one who has/had to get creative to fix things :)

Lee

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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

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It's pretty much standard practice to have to glue on a shim or something to get everything fair.
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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

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That bottom / transom edge will get rounded over for the Fiberglassing, then built back up and sanded back to a sharp edge so there is some room for less than perfect at this phase.
Looks great,
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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

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Thank you. Some more planking pieces are on. Gayle at Glen-L allowed me to return my Omer stapler and composite staples (thank you again Gayle :) ) so I could buy an Omer brad nailer. The nailer works great. I am getting there but I will be working on planking for a while. One piece at a time... :)

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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

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Just saw your laser . I did the same thing on my Malahini. It really works great for leveling the stem and lining up your keel and stem.

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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

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The first layer of bottom planking is finally done except for a little more trimming up front at the chine. I mangled the bottom planking a little at the chine up towards the front but I guess that is what wood filler and/or epoxy are for :) :oops: Finding the right point for the transition joint (i.e. transition from the side planking lapping the bottom planking vs. joining at a butt joint) is a little tricky. I remember this even when I built the TNT.

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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

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Lee, She'e really looking nice.
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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

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Bryan,

Thank you.

Lee

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