Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

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tysman52
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Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby tysman52 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:45 pm

Now that I'm getting near to the flip, finally posting some pics.
Stain done, prop shaft hole done, rudder hole done, fiberglass on the way
I ended up following the advice of Bob Perkins...Interlux Chris Craft intersain followed by CPES, fiberglass next...
The consensus of the forum was that the flip is about the half way point so I am almost there.
--JT

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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby tysman52 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:48 pm

Prop shaft hole drill contraption took only about 5 trips to Home Depot
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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby DrBryanJ » Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:12 am

Very nice JT

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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby wingridr » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:47 pm

Keep up the pictures! I am planning on building a Monte, but extending it out a bit. Did you keep it the length of the plan?

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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby tysman52 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:14 pm

Wingridr- So far no regrets with the Monte. I had it narrowed down to the belle isle and the monte carlo. Ended up with the monte because I have a big family and wanted the size. Also decided on a bit more modern design. I kept the size as per the plan. As is, my garage door only has about an inch to spare to close lol. I will upload some more pics. I found the pics on the forum very helpful for each step along the way and have spent more time online figuring out the process than building it! My advice so far: If you look too far ahead you can get overwhelmed. Each step is not that hard and you build it one step at a time.
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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby tysman52 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:15 pm

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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby tysman52 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:16 pm

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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby tysman52 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:17 pm

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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby tysman52 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:22 pm

I have found I will enlist just about anyone to sand!

I also decided to put a comfortable chair next to the build. Then there is open seat for my wife or kids to come join or watch or for me to sit and stare when I've hit a road block and am ready to light it on fire...or admire lol

I found a car creeper handy to work low. especially at the stern where it curves and you are working upside-down.

I would say figuring out a system for planking and spiling has been the most challenging up to this point. Here is one of the foreword planks with quite the bend.
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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby tysman52 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:24 pm

Decided on the interlux Chris Craft red stain. Why mess with a good thing right?

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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby tysman52 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:28 pm

We are slalom water skiers in our family. Found a pop-up ski pylon

But I suppose before I can install the ski pylon I need to fiberglass, paint, varnish and flip

Sorry, something funky with the pics and can't flip

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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby bob smith » Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:01 pm

Does that pylon attach with more than the screws thru the flange?
The torque on a ski pylon is enormous. Mine is attached to an aluminum tube structure attached to the stringers. It doubles as a lifting point for the boat.
I'd definitely recommend "overengineering" the mounting of a ski pylon.
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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby tysman52 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:35 pm

It comes with another supporting brace. I'm planning to over-engineer it for sure!

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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby SunFun » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:37 pm

Looks like Dave Lott installed the same pylon.
Here's a thread with some info and i think he has more info on his website.

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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby tysman52 » Sun May 07, 2017 10:31 pm

finished with the glass this weekend. 6 oz on bottom, 4 oz on topsides. Used poxyshield on the bottom and MAS on topsides.
Next up lots of sanding, paint, varnish and then a flip party...

The pics keep flipping upside down when I upload them but u get the picture lol.
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