Fri, 11 Jun 2004

Hi there,

Started construction on a revised version of the Monaco in Nov 02. I increased the height of the boat (sheer line) 3 in. to obtain additional engine space and I also decreased the height of the motor stringers 1 1/2 in. which resulted in 4 1/2 additional hull depth from deck to stringers enabling flat carpeted floors.

Construction was completed in June 03 except for flooring and finished seats. Dash and interior, as well as ribs and entire frame is constructed of American Elm with solid mahogany and marine mahogany plywood on the exterior. The boat is powered by a modified Mercruiser 302 Ford with top speeds in excess of 60MPH. The motor was repositioned 9 in. further aft which provides very comfortable operation at all speeds.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. (see Project Registry)