Monte Carlo update

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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby upspirate » Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:17 pm

John ,We're looking forward to meeting you at The Gathering....seems like we always miss each other at these things!!

And your boat too!! :wink:

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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby Oyster » Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:31 pm

jamundsen wrote:Ahh the highjackers have arrived. Where would we be without the levity? The Monte Carlo will be at the Gathering, finished or not. Well, most likely not. At least it will be turned over by then.

You can't do nuttin with some folks, especially ones with an empty shop and time on their hands. We are awaiting patiently for the launches for sure. Remember boats are never done. We just pause for a bit and use them. :wink: .

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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby jamundsen » Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:20 pm

All the mahogany for the sides, bottom, and transom are now declared to be installed. Rough sanding is 90% completed with only 90% to go. As soon as my phone sends me the picture I'll post it.
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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby DaveLott » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:02 pm

I am bowing to you John to take the pressure off of me - puullllleeeeeeeezzzzzzeeeeeeeeeee!
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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby jamundsen » Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:35 am

Dave you are the goal setter that makes us all envious. I bow to the king.
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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby jamundsen » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:14 am

here is the promised picture.It doesny look like much at this point.
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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby Nova SS » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:24 am

jamundsen wrote:here is the promised picture.It doesnt look like much at this point.


On the contrary, it looks Great!! 8) :)

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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby DaveLott » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:11 am

Oh, how I remember those days!! Looking really good. Are you going natural or staining?
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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby jamundsen » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:57 am

Dave it was only last week for you. I am going to stain with Sandusky Chris Craft red mahogany. I have been experiementing with the Chris Craft dark walnut for the covering boards but until last night I couldnt come with anything I liked. I found if I use African Mahogany for the covering boards with the walnut stain then I get the look I'm seeking. ;I spoke with the guys from Kimball at Sun n Fun on how they got the dark stain so precise and they gave me some good ideas. I wish I had a picture of their boat as it is something to see. They used a white board for the deck seems but I forgot to ask what kind.
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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby jamundsen » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:48 pm

Hs anyone tried black walnut for the covering boards to get the dark color? I have a number of pieces of that material I could use if it would work. Also here are some pictures of the tools I am using to get ready for the shaft hole drilling.
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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby jamundsen » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:50 pm

wood block for drilling
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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby Oyster » Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:27 pm

Well the story about black walnut on boats goes something like this. Black walnut is coffin wood and superstitions has it that you may not want to create a floating coffin . :wink:

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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby jamundsen » Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:38 pm

They're going to make my cofffin out of cardboard and burn it. If I'm lucky they will make my boat a pyre like the vikings. Maybe the boat should be named "superstition". :lol:
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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby jamundsen » Sun May 02, 2010 8:46 pm

Drilled two holes in the bottom of the boat. One for the shaft and one for the rudder. That felt good. Started the finish sanding. That doesnt feel good at all.
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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby DaveLott » Mon May 03, 2010 5:39 am

jamundsen wrote:Drilled two holes in the bottom of the boat. One for the shaft and one for the rudder. That felt good. Started the finish sanding. That doesnt feel good at all.



John - great start but dont' stop now - you have about 20 more holes to drill in that beautiful hull - exhausts port, drain plugs, gas vents, bilge vent - holes - holes - holes. You only thought you were building a water tight hull. :D
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