Monte Carlo update

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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby DaveLott » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:06 pm

Oh, John, you are asking the WRONG person when it comes to situations like this.

I am clueless

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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby Iggy » Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:13 pm

John... in case I have not mentioned it before.

That is one seriously big boat! I was browsing the boat designs (for the 100th time I am sure) and I was wondering what the biggest classic runabout might be. Monte Carlo.. holy toledo.. is one big beautiful lady!

Now I finally figured out why there was so much back & forth about the flip. I am going to grab a few buddies and toss over my Malahini in (hopefully) a month or less.. and hopefully outside where there is no snow. But in your case.. wow.. ya.. that turn obviously took a lot of planning and preparation.

I really admire the classic inboards and the builders who make them. Who knows if one is in my future (way way into the future).. however I would still love to ride in one like yours some day.

Bucket list thing.. maybe. Not a lot of inboard Mahogany boat builders up in Alberta!
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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby jamundsen » Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:32 pm

If I had realized just how big this boat was in the beginning I would have picked a smaller one. But now that it's coming along pretty well I like it with all it's warts and builder induced errors included. It's been a real learning experince. The flip was a challenge but turned out to be fairly easy in the end.
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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby vupilot » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:52 pm

That looks like a LOT of progress to me John. Nice.

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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby jamundsen » Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:52 pm

We had a great time at G4. The boat is back in its air conditioned room but it will be a while before more work can be done. We just got our international approval from the US State Dept for our flight school and will be hopefully busy for a while. We have been working on that approval for almost 2 1/2 years. Good for business but bad for boat building.
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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby BruceDow » Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:57 pm

John.

That is a LOT of boat. It was great to see it at the Gathering. I know that a lot of our guests appreciate seeing the "work in progress" boats, so that they can see what is "behind the curtains".

Congrats on the approval.
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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby Dave Grason » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:54 pm

I saw that boat sitting on the trailer in the parking lot on Friday. I was amazed. I'd bet that I studied it for a good 45 minutes. It's funny that you say you didn't realize how big this design is but when I was studying it, I was thinking how much I want a big boat like that. LOL
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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby gluedandscrewed » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:49 am

yeah John,,, that sure is a big boat :) really like the looks of it,,, think i'll build one just like it :lol:

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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby jamundsen » Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:56 pm

These 2 pics are for gluedandscrewed. For some reason I couldnt send them to him.
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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby jamundsen » Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:28 am

I've been busy with work lately. Just trying to survive these days is tough I am just finishing the rear cockpit interior and will post some pics soon.
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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby gluedandscrewed » Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:30 am

ok John,,, soon aint soon enough,,, I gatta see if i can dock along side of you or on the other side of the tracks,,, pics!!!!

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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby jamundsen » Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:46 pm

I've seen your pictures so i just might leave mine on the trailer way out in the parking lot.
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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby jamundsen » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:47 am

A few pictures to show the lack of progress.
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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby gluedandscrewed » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:25 am

looks like you got a lot of stuff done John,, looking good,,,,,I've been trying to get a decent coat of varnish on my interior pieces and am about to disembowel myself from the frustration,,,, havent found me a $200 trailer yet have you? :lol:

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Re: Monte Carlo update

Postby jamundsen » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:46 am

I got stuck under the fore deck and thought I would break my leg getting out. I'm not looking forward to going back under there. 20 years younger would help.
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