Lee's Monaco utility build

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Roberta/Ken, Thank you for the info.

I am surprised that the one side of the water pickup is just the bottom of the boat. I hope I can seal this well enough. How did you all do this? Fiberglass or just a lot of CPES and epoxy layers?

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It does use part of the hull bottom to direct the water flow through the scoop. Once the hole is drilled through the hull, any shaping required to get the scoop to set flat against the hull bottom is done. Mounting screw holes drilled for the front of the scoop should also be sealed with epoxy. Then any exposed wood is resealed with epoxy resin. When the epoxy is adequately applied and cured, the scoop is set in place with copious amounts of 3m 5200 sealant at both top and bottom and in between. Here are some pic of my installation.

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Roberta,

Thank you for the info and pics.

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The planking is done, yay! I still have trimming and a lot of sanding to do but it is done. I also had some more hardware arrive recently.

I am at 956 hours so far.

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Looking good Lee. Soon you'll be flipping (although I know from my own experience that there is lots of sanding in your near future).
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Thank you Carl. Yes, all I have been doing lately is sanding. I am getting there though :)

I have a question about the position of the prop shaft. The plans call for 9 5/8 inches from frame two to where the prop shaft centerline intersects the bottom. The picture below shows what this will look like. I added 0.5 inches between each frame so the boat is stretched a little. I assume I should add some to the 9 5/8 inches called for in the plans since the boat is stretched (e.g. maybe 0.5 inch). Is that correct? For those of you who stretched your boats, did you adjust the prop shaft location? Please let me know. Thank you.

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I am getting there with the sanding. Working on 60 grit now and then will change to 80 grit and finish with that. Getting close to making the stem cap.

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That will look GREAT!

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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

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Nicely done Lee... Looks great

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:D :D :D

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Thank you all :)

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Sanding is coming along just fine Lee. For your stem cap are you planning on hardwood stem cap and a stainless steel cutwater?
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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

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Your planking looks great, that transition joint on the chine is tricky to get everything right.
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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

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Matt,

Thank you. Here is how my transition joints turned out.

Carl,

Yes, I am planning on a multi-layer hardwood stem cap and then a stainless cutwater. When the time comes, I hope I can find someone to make it for me without having to donate a body part in order to be able to pay for it :)

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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

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Don't know if Mike is making cut waters anymore. He did two for me, but the last one was 5 years ago. Heard he was trying to sell the business.

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