Lee's Monaco utility build

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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Post by denbrlr » Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:45 pm

I am trying to figure out what to use for the stringers. I was going to use 16 foot douglas fir 2x6 boards but I can't find any locally that are dry enough. I am thinking about making them out of two lams of genuine mahogany 4/4 stock which are scarfed because it is hard to find 16 foot long lumber.

Skip,

Thank you for the info. I have spent a lot of time looking a lot of your posts but I didn't spend a lot of time around where you mounted your engine. I will definitely do that :)

Lee

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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Post by TomB » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:05 pm

Lee,

My PMC engine arrived today.

The delivery pallet is 22 1/2" clear. There is a little inboard travel available. I'd say my earlier post regarding minimum/maximum spacing is correct.
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The engine mounts are about 3 1/4" wide and flat bottomed. The mount is tight to the raw water feed at the inner end of travel.
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The transmission mounts are 2 1/4" and L shaped, so they set inside the motor bed and also on the top.
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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Post by denbrlr » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:23 pm

Tom,

Thank you for the info and pictures. Skip also gave me some good info about how he mounted his. It sounds like 26 inches between the stringers will work well. You might want to check out Skip's thread about the type of mounting he used. I plan to do something similar.

Lee

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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Post by denbrlr » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:03 pm

Well I am getting there slowly but surely :) Frames 1-4 are done except for a little cleanup and encapsulation. Frame 5 is half done and all the pieces are cut out for frame 6.
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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Post by denbrlr » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:54 pm

Frame 6 is ready for epoxy. I have about 65 hours in the build so far. I would be farther along if I could avoid rookie mistakes like forgetting to put plastic down on the layout board before tacking the frame members down :?

Frame 6 will be the first frame where I will be using epoxy on the deck beam. On the Monaco, the frames are numbered 1-8 from the stern to the bow. The plans call for the #1 and #4 deck beams to be relocated. Deck beams #2 and #3 are not needed since this is a utility and deck beam #5 is not needed because frame 5 is in the middle of the front cockpit. However, in included these deck beams (with not epoxy) for structural reasons during the flip. The plans call for the #6 deck beam to be relocated but this doesn't make sense to me since it is in front of the dash. I will need to look into this more.
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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Post by denbrlr » Tue May 21, 2019 7:09 pm

I am just under 90 hours into the build. All of the frames are built now and I am working on the transom. The transom was a head scratcher for a while but I think I have it figured out - thanks to me fully reading the plans :? and finding some good posts (with pictures) on this forum.

Lee
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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Post by mrintense » Sat May 25, 2019 8:14 am

Nice work so far Lee. In some ways, I think this part of the build was the most fun as I was super excited and it was really cool being able to see the shapes coming together. I second the mention of using Skip's build thread. I personally saw (and helped launch) his boat and the workmanship was top notch. Skip has also been very helpful to me with my build.
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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Post by denbrlr » Mon May 27, 2019 11:11 am

Thank you Carl. It is nice to see progress. One step at a time... :)

Lee

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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Post by hoodman » Tue May 28, 2019 5:52 pm

There's a lot of info in the plans. You just have to look carefully.
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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Post by denbrlr » Tue May 28, 2019 8:34 pm

Matt,

I agree. The plans have a lot of good information and like you said, you have to look at it carefully. I like to visualize things so it helps to see pictures of other builds as well. I need all the help I can get :)

Lee

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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Post by denbrlr » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:34 pm

I am slowly making progress on the transom. I am still a little baffled by the area circled in red. I have looked at a lot of transom pictures from other builds but it is hard to see this area in detail. The second picture has an arrow pointing to a closeup of this joint. I think I cut the curved member too short. Am I supposed to make this curved member longer and then cut a notch out of it? Thank you in advance for the help.

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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Post by sscobra » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:52 pm

Lee, I have attached a couple of photos of my transom. Maybe they will help you see what to do. Skip
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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Post by DrBryanJ » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:57 am

It looks like you did cut it too short, but if that area is notched for the shear, you might be alright.
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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Post by denbrlr » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:10 am

Bryan,

I was thinking the same thing this morning. I double checked and that area will be cut out for the sheer lams anyway so I am good. Thank you for the reply.

Lee

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Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Post by denbrlr » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:13 am

Skip,

Thank you also for the reply.

Lee

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