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by hoodman
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1162
Views: 325050

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Carl, 3/4".
by hoodman
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1162
Views: 325050

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Carl, there's more than enough to go through the stem and thread the nuts on.
by hoodman
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1162
Views: 325050

Re: Matt's Geronimo

I drilled for the new bow eye. It is ever so slightly off-center but I am not going to worry about that and it is much better. There is even room for the safety chain now. The old bow eye was just not a good idea. It is just a poor design. It loosens itself and was already loose when I took it out t...
by hoodman
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3157
Views: 658748

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Ah is it 8'6"? I thought it was 8'2" or something.
by hoodman
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: starting another build
Replies: 17
Views: 621

Re: starting another build

I work at Menards. The ACX ply and Doug fir marine are damn near the same thing except for species. I should post a picture of a stack of the marine so you can see all the voids. The upside is both faces of the marine are nice.
by hoodman
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3157
Views: 658748

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

That must be why frame 4 is two inches lower than the setup level. To allow for extra room in the cabin in the Sea Knight.

Carl, with the Vera Cruise at 7'10" you are darn close to the legal trailering width already.
by hoodman
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Long Bow Eye
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: Long Bow Eye

I already have one hole. So I have to figure out a way to drill a parallel hole. I think I have the original drilling jig so I may be able to put that to use somehow.
by hoodman
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Not Cruise
Replies: 13
Views: 230

Re: The Not Cruise

Jim, at least you didn't have to worry about packing a cooler.
by hoodman
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 195
Views: 69672

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

I cleaned the limbers out just after glueing on the bottom hull panels. I used a shop towel and something to push it through. That requires you to climb under the hull though.
by hoodman
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 119
Views: 37917

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

That looks like a lot of fun!
by hoodman
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Long Bow Eye
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: Long Bow Eye

I received mine the other day. I think it is just long enough that I won't have to counterbore the stem.
by hoodman
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3157
Views: 658748

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, the great thing about building your own boat, as you know, is that you can make it how ever the heck you want. You're 10" wider than my Geronimo. I'm sure that translates mostly to interior space. But that still doesn't give you much room to pass between two seats into the cabin. The way you h...
by hoodman
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 317
Views: 126257

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

There is no way I would not tie the back of the boat down. Actually, in reality, you are tying the trailer to the boat. Even with a boat as light as mine, it is several times the weight of the trailer.
by hoodman
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3157
Views: 658748

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hey Carl, I'm really liking how the layout is coming together. I would put the stereo where you can reach it from the helm rather than inside the cabin. I'm not sure if I have much input on your other considerations regarding your electrical system.
by hoodman
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Motorwell on Sweet Caroline
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Motorwell on Sweet Caroline

I don't have any experience in a motorboat with a well-mounted engine. But it seems like the transom would kill most of the water that would want to come aboard with following swells.

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