Monte Carlo update

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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby upspirate » Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:03 pm

John,is that a Rolls trailer with their design of rubber springs?

I've got two Small Rolls...I like them a lot

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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby jamundsen » Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:34 pm

No Its mostly aluminum with spring axles. I'll have to do some work to it but the price was right. Its not easy to find a trailer to fit a 25 foot boat that one can afford.
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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby jamundsen » Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:05 pm

Trip to Oshkosh postponed for one day until Monday due to water at the airport at oshkosh. So I have one and a half days more to work on the boat.
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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby vupilot » Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:32 pm

John,

Heather and I just had lunch with your son Jonathan and Liz at the Boathouse Grill here at EYE. It was great to see them with the freshly restored Stearman they worked so hard on. Im so glad thet stopped in on the way to Oshkosh. I think they are headed for Liz parents place next with a fuel stop in Knox.
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Tell them thanks for stopping. See you guys at G4.
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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby kens » Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:16 pm

jamundsen wrote:My new (really new) stainless shaft came today. Only problem is their was two of them and they were both too long. It looks like my order got the wrong shipping label. The company is fixing it today. They intercepeted mine and are redirecting it and giving me 15% off. I guess I'll work on the trailer for awhile.


Eveidently every good prop shop does that. I had my prop shop guy out for lunch and his phone rang, and rang again so he was flipping between calls thru lunch.
He talking of 34x32 and 32x34 baxk and forth. the delivery driver mixed up pairs of props. it was sort of funny though, I could hear the other end of the phone "what'd you do to my props?" he switches calls and "what'd you do to my props?"
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby upspirate » Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:49 pm

Damn delivery drivers!!!LOL :roll: :wink: :lol:

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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby jamundsen » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:57 am

Back at work. What is the average number of turns for the steering wheel lock to lock for the mahogany inboards?
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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby DaveLott » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:51 am

John - Mine is 3 full revolutions

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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby jamundsen » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:50 pm

Ouch. I have a nice hydraulic steering system only it is a total of 6 turns lock to lock. I also have an old CC steering column and it is 4 turns lock to lock. Do you think that 6 turns will be a problem? I hate to purchase a new system as they are expensive.
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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby DaveLott » Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:14 pm

jamundsen wrote:Ouch. I have a nice hydraulic steering system only it is a total of 6 turns lock to lock. I also have an old CC steering column and it is 4 turns lock to lock. Do you think that 6 turns will be a problem? I hate to purchase a new system as they are expensive.



John - I don't see an issue at all. I think I am limited also by one turn- the rudder arm is cannot go full right due to the transom wall. So, call mine 4 full revs. If it takes 6 for yours, so be it. At least you won't be over steering with quick movements.
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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby Mr Hot Rod » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:02 am

To quicken up the steering response, you can replace the helm and/or cylinder to get the desired turns lock-to-lock.
The following chart relates Teleflex helm/cylinder combinations to turns lock-to-lock. If you're system is not Teleflex, your supplier should be able to recommend a combination to suit your needs.

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Turns              Helm          Displacement        Cylinder
                                cu.in./revolution
4       SeaStar I–Standard           1.7              BA125-7ATM
5       SeaStar I–Standard           1.7              BA135-7ATM
6       SeaStar I–Standard           1.7              BA150-7ATM
4-1/4   SeaStar II–Standard          2.4              BA150-7TM
5-1/2   SeaStar II–Standard          2.4              BA175-7TM

We quickened the steering action to 3 turns lock-to-lock by using a SeaStar 2.0–Sport Tilt Pro displacing 2 cu.in./rev and a BA125-7ATM cylinder. The tilt option was well worth the added expense !

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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby jamundsen » Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:07 pm

A little progress has been made.
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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby jamundsen » Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:08 pm

Two more pics.
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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby DaveLott » Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:30 pm

John - another small step.................... Hey, you are getting really close to possibly dunking her. Can you get a steering wheel and fuel tank on her in time for the G?

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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby jamundsen » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:01 pm

Close but not yet. A minor problem has come up with the steering wheel. The helm unit has a tapered shaft but the tapered steering wheel adapter is too small. the adapter is 3/4 inch. Actually its .744. The helm tapered shaft is .780 at the large end. Any ideas on how to enlarge the adapter to fit? the adapter is supposed to be standard 3/4 tapered shaft. I bet there is a tapered reamer that will do the job but which one and how do I figure the angle to be sure?
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