Downunder Monaco Utility

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Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by cssh » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:49 pm

After 2 and a half years of building and scouring the site for info and help it's time for me to post my progress so far, in the hope that i may help others with their builds.Be kind in the comments as its my first build.
Il try and keep the pics together as the progress continues

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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by cssh » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:53 pm

hull progress
I purchased the hull from a boat builder who had given up on the project 10 years ago.
When i got it it was just the frame and 1 layer of ply.
2 years later its up the right way and the interior work began
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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by cssh » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:57 pm

engine
I'm using a 350 mercruiser ski comp motor with a 1:1 Velvet drive
Head has had a fair amount of porting work.
3 inch stainless exhaust with cross over, exiting 4 inch out the centre transom. I used std mercruiser internal flapper valves in the rear section to stop water backflowing into system.
Dual water inlets with dual strainers into std mercruiser suction pump
32 galon plastic tank with 2 electric pumps, one std use the other as a reserve fuel/ spare pump.
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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by cssh » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:05 pm

Dashboard
I chose the Autometer antique gauges in a similar configuration to the chris craft racing runabout layout.
Custom steering column attached to a std teleflex steering helm.
1958 Holden (GM) steering wheel with a custom mount to use the std chrome horn ring.
I went for the curved dash slightly and will add a timber piece under the panel to finish the underside.
There is a centre section under the seat that will eventually become a cold store area.
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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by cssh » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:08 pm

more interior pics
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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by Jimbob » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:24 pm

Looks great. I did the same thing on the steering wheel and throttle.
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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by cssh » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:26 pm

Top finishing boards
i used 12mm thick fijian mahogany for all the top decking.
The layout will be as per the original style with all timber strips,
Transom has a 25mm x 25mm bent top inlayed timber to allow me to slightly round the edge
On the side i have decided to use solid mahogany as an edge so that i can sand the edge profile to merge with.
The top planks will butt against it and be sanded as 1 piece
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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by cssh » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:28 pm

mid section top layer
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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by cssh » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:33 pm

engine cover
Not 100% if the engine cover will be timber, or upholstery, or a combination.
Rear open section will work as a fold down drink cabinet, with hidden lights.
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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by Milhouse » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:22 pm

Looking good so far; thank you for posting!

I see you are a fellow velvet driver as well. I will be following your build!

She looks a lot like my ski boat (link below) with the small engine cover; I like the angles!
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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by Shaunh » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:45 pm

Looking great. Love the dash and old Holden wheel. Keep those pics coming.

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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by mrintense » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:31 am

Very nice. I love your take on the engine cover!
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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by cssh » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:20 pm

Progress so far....
Top decking timber has been completed.
All done in 12mm thick mahogany, with a 5mm gap, thanks to the help of 100s of time spacers
Now it's time to sand.
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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by cssh » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:22 pm

More deck top pics
Outer timber will be stained in dark mahogany stain with clear over
Inner strips will be done in clear over natural timber.
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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by cssh » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:25 pm

Gap in timber on deck is filled with clear epoxy mixed with West System Filler beads.
I'm going to sand the top deck in 1 piece to give a smooth finish
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