Making progress on my Monaco.

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Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

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Skip

It looks great. But, it's way too clean in there! That will change when you start fairing.

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Thanks Carl and Bill. I have already faired the bottom and it is incredible how much expensive sawdust that creates! I even had to vacuum the walls. The sheers are going to be another issue, being so much lower to the ground. Should be fun! Skip
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I have finished the first round of fairing. I was really worried about doing the sheers, but it turned out easier and much more fun then I expected. My power planer is my new best friend! I have faired the entire hull, but I will go over it several more times to be sure it is the best I can get it. There are a few low spots I need to work on (mostly on the chine), but instead of epoxying small pieces of wood there I was thinking of getting some kind of epoxy filler, something that won't sag. Any suggestions on what to use? Skip
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wood flour mixed with epoxy to a peanut butter consistency

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Excellent craftsmanship!! I am in awe of the talent on these forum boards!!
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Look's really nice!! Laminating a thin strip to fill in low spots works well and is easy to do. Unless the spots are really minor.

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Thanks Jenko and Roberta. I think I will use a combination of both of your suggestions. Dumb me, I spent some time cleaning my shop, so now I will have to sand some more wood to make my wood flour! Thank you for the compliment Alycat, that was a very nice thing to say. I have looked at your facebook page a number of times and I have to say that you are definitely a sculptor of wood! Very impressive work. Skip
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Skip, looking over your work, I can see that your craftsmanship is very good. I too have had various issues with assembly that are not what I would like them to be. So far, all of them have been fixable, but it hurts my sense of pride when it happens.

Great work. Really looking forward to seeing this in person someday.
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Now that is a thing of beauty. Great work and great idea.
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nice work Skip :D
not long now before the fun with plywood starts!
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Well, the fun with plywood has started. After trading emails with Ozzieboat (Alan Close) I have decided to use 4mm ply with 3 layers on the bottom and 2 on the side. I first covered the transom with 12mm ply and then added a second layer of 4mm for a little added thickness and strength. Alan ran an optional piece of 3/8" X 3/4" hardwood down the middle of the keel to butt the ply against to keep it all straight. I was afraid I couldn't keep that piece straight so I have opted to just butt the ply together at the center of the keel. I started the bottom today and managed to get two full size sheets on. I am using the Omer 81P stapler that Roberta recommended with the 19 gauge Raptor staples. It is a wonderful tool and makes the planking job very easy. I will start cutting the narrow strips tomorrow and hope to get some of them glued in place also. Skip
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Looking Great!! Very exciting milestone!!

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Thanks Roberta. It is a great milestone. Here is a couple more photos, adding the first 6" strips. Got 12 on today. Will probably start cutting them narrower soon so they will conform to the upcoming curves. Skip
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Now you really start getting the feel for what she looks like. And she is going to grow big in your garage!!!
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I began to notice how big these boats get when installed the chines and I could no longer easily reach the keel. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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