Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Designs for inboard or outboard power

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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby TomB » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:45 am

The boat looks great. Congratulations on the flip. I'm surprised nobody has made a comment on the important next step. Put a chair in so you can be seated comfortably while making boat noises! I favor "burble, burble, burble".

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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby PeterG » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:08 pm

Looks great! Now comes the funnest parts, the deck and interior!
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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby jamundsen » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:02 pm

Looks great!!!! Now the work starts.
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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby tysman52 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:29 pm

Pushed it out of the garage to do some sanding and keep the sawdust outside. First time seeing the sun
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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby tysman52 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:05 pm

Am I the only idiot who placed a million screws/nails in the sanding/planing zone?
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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby jenko » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:30 pm

No your not the only one

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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby North » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:12 am

beautiful - she looks great in the sun... you should be very proud!
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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby JimmY » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:07 am

No, I've chipped my plane iron a couple of times! :oops:

I used a dremel to grind them below the surface, but you still need to be careful. Some recommend a beltsander, but I think it is harder to control.

Looking good.
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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:13 am

Another good thing about SB screws is that a belt sander will go right through them. :lol:

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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby jamundsen » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:20 am

Ahh yes the hidden screws
I took out a really nice router bit plus still have chunks missing from planer blades.
You're in good company.
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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby steveh41 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:02 pm

As long as they're not stainless you're OK!
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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby tysman52 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:38 am

Got the dash on. Starting to look like it may be functional some day. next step is having a trailer built and deciding on an engine!
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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby tysman52 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:43 am

Deck framing pretty much complete. Measure, measure, measure, measure, measure...drill holes. Decided on Faria gauges because I wanted the GPS speedometer to avoid another hole in the hull and hopefully better reliability.
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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby steveh41 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:27 pm

Great looking gauges! Very clean dash layout...
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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby tysman52 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:46 pm

Decided to use 14g steel to support the ski pylon. It seems a bit blasphemous to put so much steel in my otherwise wooden boat, but it seemed like the most efficient and strongest way to do it in a confined space. I'm glad it will be buried in the stern behind the fuel tank so I will never have to see it lol. I have nightmares thinking about that pylon being ripped out of the transom! I guess I will find out with that first ski pull if it is tough enough, but so far it feels rock solid. Tried to transfer the whole load to the stringers.
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