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Old Mar 04, 2013, 11:11 AM
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Monoco 100 The Ending

Having purchased a Monoco 100, and a few months later it started to split open this is a proper ending.

Monoco 100 The Ending (12 min 10 sec)



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Old Mar 04, 2013, 11:19 AM
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Dang, a traditional boyhood ending to a boat model.
Your son's last comment after putting out the fire was classic.
However, I would have taken the fittings...
Ah well fair winds Monoco...


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Old Mar 04, 2013, 11:22 AM
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Wish my Venice 90 had been to the party!
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 11:42 AM
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Money to burn....could have been used as a diplay model or possibly repaired.....
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 12:01 PM
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Not really.
When mine split open, it looked like a cantaloupe that had split open after being dropped on the floor. It was on a shelf not far from my head, and it sounded like a rifle shot when it popped!
No fixing it... all planked hulls are under a lot of stress with all those bent planks- it's the glue joints to the frames that holds it all together, even better when reinforced with fiberglass. The early Monacos had neither... no glass, and the frames were pressboard- which meant that all the glue in the world was worthless, as the frame wood had no strength to hold the joint.
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 12:05 PM
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When the frame is expanding little could be done. The manufacturer used a masonite material which expanded. Should have used a good quality plywood, then the models would have been cherished possessions. When it was new it looked great.
I thought about this for a long time, never destroyed any of my built models. this just became worthless after the frustration of buying it and then it quickly turned to crap.
When I opened it up to remove all the gear, the masonite had a fuzzy appearance like it was growing something like mold, but the same color as the material.
The fittings were just plastic anyway.
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 12:05 PM
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Great video!
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 12:44 PM
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No near by water to put it in and then shoot at it?
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 02:03 PM
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complete lack of M-80's that should be involved in something like this!!!!
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 02:06 PM
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complete lack of M-80's that should be involved in something like this!!!!
I thought that was where this was headed when it looked like a fuse was lit, after the target practice and just prior to the grill lighter coming into play.

Reminds me of things I did when I was a kid!
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 02:39 PM
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Burn Baby Burn

I did it as a younger man. Lindberg blue devil destroyer. 1/8 inch of lighter fliud in the bottom, two m-80's strapped together lit it and sent it down the creek.
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 05:22 PM
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Dang, a traditional boyhood ending to a boat model.
When I was a boy, it started by squirting plastic model cement all over and then lighting it on fire.

This video will go down as a classic!

Equipage Model Boat Co. screwed practically everyone who bought one of their boats and they were not cheap either.

Yes, this was a fitting finish to this disaster. I had also thought about burning mine but never got around to it.

And Steve's boy said it best "look at that pile of junk!"
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 09:57 PM
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Show us the MOLD photo Tom.




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Old Mar 05, 2013, 12:09 AM
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The remains

I did not take any pictures of the inside of the boat.

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Old Mar 05, 2013, 12:12 AM
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The fuse was used because, I had dumped some acetone on the inside, so when it was ignited it blew the engine cover off. It worked.

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