Downunder Monaco Utility

Designs for inboard or outboard power

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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

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Looks great! Congrats!

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Will sure be some great memories for the little ones. I still remember riding in a steam powered, covered launch when I was about four years old (I’m 62 now).

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Your boat looks great!

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Thanks to all for the encouraging words.
Does anyone have experience with rudder design.
The current rudder i'm using is very deep, and is causing the boat to lean when cornering.
Im considering cutting and reshaping it so it lower edge is in the same axis as the prop shaft, like in the books.
Any suggestions??
P.S the fires are all but over, we had massive floods come through this week and buckets of rain have all but extinguished them.
thanks
chris

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Our utility is on the water and running perfectly, Next it goes off to interior
I also built my kids a 1/2 scale for them to run around in.
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Also have a 1/2 scale cobra and a twin rig outboard kids boat in the build too.
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Somehow I missed your launch. She looks awesome as really impressive on the other boats as well!
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Beautiful boats! What will you power the cobra with?
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The cobra had a 6hp honda at cooled motor worked up to 9hp with a centrifugal clutch and shaft drive. Used a Yamaha water vehicle impeller modified to work as a prop. Exhaust is water cooled via i raw water inlet. Uses a blower motor to circulate air around motor.5/8 prop shaft sealed with a water seal from a spa pump.
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Very clever! Thanks for the photos...
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last run of the year

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1st full run out on the river.
ran perfect, hoping to use it more in 2021
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a few more
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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

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Very nice! I love the 1/2 scale projects.
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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

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Love the boats :) What year is your engine and is that a 71C Velvet Drive? Did you use a 16 degree strut? Please let me know. Thank you.

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