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by hoodman
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Has everyone been happy stretching the extra 10%?
Replies: 12
Views: 68

Re: Has everyone been happy stretching the extra 10%?

Bill, maybe I'll play "When the Saints..." at the gathering
by hoodman
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 832
Views: 134153

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Jim, I'm not planking the deck. I think it's a good idea. It's probably just as easy to accidentally gouge the deck as it is to hit something in the water.
by hoodman
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2328
Views: 308610

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I saw that, Tim! :lol:
by hoodman
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 832
Views: 134153

Re: Matt's Geronimo

I had a little area that was shaped funny at the sheer. When I attached the deck plywood I shaped it so that it stuck out a little to correct the curve. I started filling it in. This time using mostly microspheres and only a touch of wood flour instead of half and half. Much easier to sand. Also had...
by hoodman
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2328
Views: 308610

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I don't know how you can order something out of a catalog like some kind of caveman. :wink:
by hoodman
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Potential Audeen build
Replies: 9
Views: 63

Re: Potential Audeen build

"Design History Note: The "Aud-een" was named after a girl named Audry Green who the designer, Glen L. Witt, dated for quite a few years."

Anyone have the stones to name their boat after an ex-girlfriend? :lol:
by hoodman
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Has everyone been happy stretching the extra 10%?
Replies: 12
Views: 68

Re: Has everyone been happy stretching the extra 10%?

The stretch is no big deal to do but definitely a good idea in most cases. I don't think the boat will be significantly heavier to where you'll need a bigger motor. I believe on the Etecs the 60hp is the same weight as the 50. The weight jump comes with going up to the 75 as you say. I'm sure you'd ...
by hoodman
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Texas Barrelback 20
Replies: 88
Views: 11947

Re: Texas Barrelback 20

Someone's math is wrong because 5.5 - 4.6 is .9 not .5.
by hoodman
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Texas Barrelback 20
Replies: 88
Views: 11947

Re: Texas Barrelback 20

It will be below deck anyways. A good decision to go with a new tank.
by hoodman
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from Georgia
Replies: 10
Views: 253

Re: New Member from Georgia

Order boatbuilding with plywood book if you are really serious. It's well worth the price.
by hoodman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 832
Views: 134153

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Thanks, Ryan! We went over to mississinewa (Peru) last weekend to check things out. It was a little bit of a drive but mostly four lane and no traffic. The state park is really nice and I've heard good things about the fishing. We know some folks that have a house on Freeman also.
by hoodman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 832
Views: 134153

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Hey Ryan, I was thinking Raccoon Lake since I actually know that lake well but maybe Missessinewa. The great thing about Freeman is that it's only about 30 minutes from my house. Do you know if there is a public boat launch at Freeman or do you have to pay? The Wabash is definitely out for a first s...
by hoodman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 832
Views: 134153

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Everything takes longer than I think it will. Usually double. I don't always get something done every day but lately I have. The thing with me is that the boat never really leaves my mind for very long and I have always gotten back to it. The hard part of building a boat is not each individual task ...
by hoodman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 204
Views: 19071

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I burned a bunch of scraps the other day. It was way past time to do so.
by hoodman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1137

Re: MI Malahini questions

Looking good. Don't sand too much between coats and get into the cloth. You can do several coats without sanding if you don't wait until it's fully cured.

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