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by Nomad_19
Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1158
Views: 291727

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

I'd like to have four seats with locking swivels. Maybe I'll have room for a bench seat too we'll see after the flip. You should have plenty of room, the Geronimo is 16' isn't it? My 17' Thompson has a bench seat across the back. It's built as part of the transom well. It works well. If you don't o...
by Nomad_19
Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Nomad Reconstruction
Replies: 21
Views: 8945

Re: Nomad Reconstruction

The exterior ply was probably of higher quality in 1973 than the stuff we have available today. What thickness is it? 3/8" Bottom and sides, doubled 3/4" for the transom. While making repairs to the skin under the inside forward battens I suspected that the plywood wasn't marine when I found voids ...
by Nomad_19
Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Nomad Reconstruction
Replies: 21
Views: 8945

Re: Nomad Reconstruction

Update: Turned the old lady over on Saturday after Thanksgiving and now have all of the fiberglass cloth and resin residue removed. Next step is to repair skin and keel area, then its onto fairing. I think its going to need a lot of epoxy and filler just to get it fair. Hoping to be glassing in Janu...
by Nomad_19
Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1158
Views: 291727

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Matt,

If you're up in the Hickory area any time soon I'd be glad to lend you a router, keep it through your project you may need it for other things.
by Nomad_19
Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1158
Views: 291727

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

That looks great! Is Geronimo a scaled down Sea Night hull? I seem to remember Rory telling me it was.
by Nomad_19
Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Nomad Reconstruction
Replies: 21
Views: 8945

Re: Nomad Reconstruction

What are the holes in the frames adjacent to the two inner battens on your Nomad? Those holes are where the matter/anti-matter flux tubes run from the main reactor to the outboard warp drive.... When my father built it I think the holes were for air flow or he may have considered running wires thru...
by Nomad_19
Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Nomad Reconstruction
Replies: 21
Views: 8945

Re: Nomad Reconstruction

Have all bottom rib members replaced and in place. Also 1 coat of epoxy to seal the wood while I work on the fiberglass exterior. All I have to do is finish fillets up both sides of the keel and I can roll it over. Planning on this Saturday to roll and begin the joyous fun of removing the fiberglass...
by Nomad_19
Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Nomad Reconstruction
Replies: 21
Views: 8945

Re: Nomad Reconstruction

Tonight's progress...

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by Nomad_19
Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Nomad Reconstruction
Replies: 21
Views: 8945

Re: Nomad Reconstruction

Matt

Would be great to meet up some time and see your build. We have never been sure but when my father built his second boat in the early 60's he may have built it from Geronimo plans.

Luke
by Nomad_19
Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Nomad Reconstruction
Replies: 21
Views: 8945

Re: Nomad Reconstruction

Carl, When my father constructed the boat he used Urac 185, which is a 2 part (resin and powder hardener) urea resin type of glue. When it dries it is hard and completely water proof. I believe a number of factors lead to the failure of the glue. The biggest would be that the boat was used on the Ge...
by Nomad_19
Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Nomad Reconstruction
Replies: 21
Views: 8945

Re: Nomad Reconstruction

Thought I would post an update to my reconstruction. After a three year hiatus while I finished some other projects I'm back at the Betty Boop (Nomad). I've been working the past month replacing damaged battens and ribs from the stem back. I have #5 and #4 in place and should have #3 in by the weeke...
by Nomad_19
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Building Scale Models of the Sea Knight
Replies: 4
Views: 2254

Building Scale Models of the Sea Knight

Rory (darthplywood) will apreciate these. I'm building one for him and myself. They will be fitted out as a runabout like the version my father/Rory's grandfather built and Rory built in full size' I call them the twins, Luke and Leia..... scale is 1-1/2" = 1' used a Biesse Rover with a 5' x 12' fla...
by Nomad_19
Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Nomad Reconstruction
Replies: 21
Views: 8945

Nomad Reconstruction

One week after G5 I completely stripped the Betty Boob down to her bare bones. Will be doing a full up renovation, including a new larger cabin with more glass. Right now I'm using a heat gun and scraper to remove the varnish from the bilge area. When my father built the boat in 1973 he used bronze ...
by Nomad_19
Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Glen L Cruiser Lost Design
Replies: 2
Views: 1375

Glen L Cruiser Lost Design

Found this on ebay tonight. Anybody ever seen this design before 19'6" long 7' 9" beam. I have glen l catalogs all the way back to 1964 and can't find it.


Did it die on the vine?



http://www.ebay.com/itm/1964-Glen-L-Mar ... 19c8f258de
by Nomad_19
Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from North Carolina
Replies: 6
Views: 1803

New member from North Carolina

Hello everbody, Attended the Gathering this year and decided to join the forum. I think I had the oldest Glen L at the event. I have a Nomad (Betty Boop) my father built in 1973 and still running strong. I plan on giving the boat a complete overhaul over the next months. Going to remove the engine a...