Tim's Monaco launch, Sydney, Australia

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Tim's Monaco launch, Sydney, Australia

Postby Tim Major » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:06 am

Gidday fellow builders

After 2000 build hours over a period of 2 years December 3rd saw the launch of my completed Monaco. A very memorable day. With thanks to Glen-l for a terrific set of plans, to previous Monaco and Riviera builders who generiously posted their build photos providing a wealth of information for first time builders like myself and to fellow Aussie builders for valuable advice and support along the way. The build has been an extrordinary experience. Jane and I are now enjoying this very beautiful boat.

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Re: Tim's Monaco launch, Sydney, Australia

Postby Aussie » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:12 am

Well done Tim!

I would like to congradulate you on a great looking boat! I am glad all went well and cant wait to get down that way to see the finished product....

Good job!!!!!

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Re: Tim's Monaco launch, Sydney, Australia

Postby vettepilot » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:14 am

Awesome :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Cant wait to see it also
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Re: Tim's Monaco launch, Sydney, Australia

Postby fergal butler » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:24 am

She looks great well done.Image

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Re: Tim's Monaco launch, Sydney, Australia

Postby Roberta » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:12 am

Beautiful!!!!!!

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Re: Tim's Monaco launch, Sydney, Australia

Postby jamundsen » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:42 am

very nice boat!!
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Re: Tim's Monaco launch, Sydney, Australia

Postby Bill Edmundson » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:11 am

Tim

Congrats :!: :D
I'm sure there is still a big grin on your face!

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Re: Tim's Monaco launch, Sydney, Australia

Postby Roberta » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:50 am

Bill Edmundson wrote:Tim

Congrats :!: :D
I'm sure there is still a big grin on your face!

Bill



When we flew our RVs (Van's Aircraft) for the first time we all had what we called the RV Grin which was pretty much permanent. I think we all have that Glen L Grin when we launch our boats for the first time. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Tim's Monaco launch, Sydney, Australia

Postby upspirate » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:06 am

Yea!!! Looks beautiful....now a performance report!!!
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Re: Tim's Monaco launch, Sydney, Australia

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:47 am

Yeaaaaaah Tim! Congratulations on one heck of a beautiful boat. You have much to be proud of! Thank you for sharing the photos--we look forward to many more!

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Re: Tim's Monaco launch, Sydney, Australia

Postby vupilot » Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:10 am

Stunning boat, looks like it drew lots of attention. More pics please!

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Re: Tim's Monaco launch, Sydney, Australia

Postby khundley » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:25 pm

Beautiful job! Can you post any video (I know, I am greedy) but thats a beautiful boat!
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Re: Tim's Monaco launch, Sydney, Australia

Postby GRAM-AFLOAT » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:45 pm

Not only a beautiful boat and a wonderful achievement, but also a fantastic encouragement to all builders. :D

Be proud Tim; a great job. 8)

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Re: Tim's Monaco launch, Sydney, Australia

Postby Trackhappy » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:23 pm

You must be very proud! Stunning boat and great to see an Aussie launch. Beautiful weather for it.
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Re: Tim's Monaco launch, Sydney, Australia

Postby DaveLott » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:41 pm

Fantastic Tim. Notice your bootstripe looks pretty dang good. As opposed to someone else I know :roll:

Cannot wait to hear the report on your first ride. Come on, we want all the details
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