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by hoodman
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Louisiana
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: New member from Louisiana

https://www.glen-l.com/how-fast/ Hull weight of Bolero as listed is 1500 lbs. Add in engine, fuel, gear, and people get around 3000 lbs? Maybe a little more? Based on the chart in the link above 300 hp would get you 50+ mph. 500 Would get you 60+ or maybe a little less if you are really loaded down....
by hoodman
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Anchorage, Alaska
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: New member from Anchorage, Alaska

The Geronimo and Sea Knight are the same hull. There isn't much deadrise at the transom so it's not a "deep vee" hull. At the same time the flatter hull I think makes it faster and more efficient. With spray rails it is almost a completely dry ride unless you really plow into a wave. I think it woul...
by hoodman
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1117
Views: 264212

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Also, I finally got insurance for the boat. State Farm took care of us without any issues.
by hoodman
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1117
Views: 264212

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Biss wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:43 pm
I stapled to the bottom and covered with a mesh material. Materials were from Sailrite as well.
How do you keep your seat back closed?
by hoodman
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1117
Views: 264212

Re: Matt's Geronimo

The materials for my upholstery came from Sailrite. The wife was instrumental in picking the right shade of "white." It's not a perfect match for the hull paint but it is really close. I am wondering how some of you did your cushions. Did you make a box cushion and velcro it to a plywood base or did...
by hoodman
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Somerset, KY Gentry
Replies: 29
Views: 3627

Re: Somerset, KY Gentry

Man you are cruising right along. Looks great!
by hoodman
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tuffy Build
Replies: 67
Views: 21028

Re: Tuffy Build

Congrats! There's nothing like the first ride. The boat looks great!
by hoodman
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 323
Views: 59953

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Congratulations on the launch! Everything looks top notch. What a great boat! Great performance out of that Merc. If you're hitting 6000 at WOT you might be able to go up a size on the prop.
by hoodman
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2764
Views: 504939

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

With that console, are you going with a binnacle mount throttle?
by hoodman
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!
Replies: 23
Views: 2901

Re: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!

Everyone hates sanding. It's a rite of passage. You might want to put in ejector seats. That boat is going to FLY at the power/weight you're going to end up at.
by hoodman
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2764
Views: 504939

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Great, as always, Carl. You might want to mount your switches somewhere where you don't have to reach through the steering wheel to activate them.
by hoodman
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Building the PeeWee in Germany
Replies: 14
Views: 2144

Re: Building the PeeWee in Germany

I would go ahead and add the motor board. It's easier to do it now than to add it later.
by hoodman
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new member in Florida
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: new member in Florida

Experience is not necessary. Just perseverance. Get Glen's Boatbuilding with Plywood and study it.
by hoodman
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 148
Views: 38246

Re: Malahini from MD

I started looking at different brands of trailers. Then seeing where their dealers were. I ended up finding a trailer wholesaler that supplies boat dealers and was able to buy from them and get a good deal on a new old-stock trailer. I never could find a suitable used one for a good deal. My trailer...
by hoodman
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tunnel Mite is done !
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Tunnel Mite is done !

That's awesome. 35 in that probably feels like warp 9.