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by hoodman
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2464
Views: 379036

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I have one of the common fluke or danforth style anchors. Pulling it up and trying to clean off the mud I jerked it upwards not really thinking about it. It jumped out of the water and the sharp points went right into the side of the hull. No damage that I can find. Not even a scratch in the WR-LPU....
by hoodman
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 296
Views: 37095

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I don't think you'll ever build up enough varnish to smooth that out. That grain looks incredible by the way!
by hoodman
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2464
Views: 379036

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

That will provide great protection from that anchor bouncing around up there. I wonder if some kind of rubber mat would help. Those cheap anti-fatigue floor mats that are made from neoprene could work maybe.
by hoodman
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini Chine bending
Replies: 40
Views: 3380

Re: Malahini Chine bending

I put the trailer bunks underneath the bottom battens.
by hoodman
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 296
Views: 37095

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Looks great, Matt. Now's the time to get that bottom right. Worth the extra effort.
by hoodman
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2464
Views: 379036

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Feel better soon, Carl! The deck framing is a big milestone. The to-do list is getting shorter.
by hoodman
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 208
Views: 42438

Re: Michael's ZIP

The Geronimo has chine blocking at the stem. It made it super simple to attach the chines without having to have a perfect fit on the stem. Also, no guesswork on the placement of the chines. However, I still ended up having to shim the chines up forward to get the fairing to work. I suspect there ar...
by hoodman
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: UK Zip Build
Replies: 89
Views: 16212

Re: UK Zip Build

The plywood hull planking will stabilize that area, especially with that tumblehome. A little extra thickness on that frame member won't hurt anything though. I like your method of finding that frame profile!
by hoodman
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 165
Views: 33418

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Even in neutral it's slinging a bunch of fluid around inside right? That could be causing the output to spin. Get a little mass on it and maybe that goes away.
by hoodman
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bolero Build
Replies: 24
Views: 530

Re: Bolero Build

Now that you mention it diesel power could be a really smart move. Just talk to Bill E.
by hoodman
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bolero Build
Replies: 24
Views: 530

Re: Bolero Build

I checked out that Van Dam boat you mentioned in your first post. Looks very similar to the Bolero to me. You just need some tumblehome in the transom and you'll be really close. The Bolero is capable of some serious speed. The "floating" frames is part of that. It's a really solid design ...
by hoodman
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: The benefits of proper trim
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: The benefits of proper trim

Lanyard and life vest may have saved his life but what nearly killed him was idiotic driving.
by hoodman
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee Wee in Maine
Replies: 115
Views: 15279

Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Congrats on the launch! That's a really cool boat!
by hoodman
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1072
Views: 200939

Re: Matt's Geronimo

On the "Rumrunner"? Yeah that's nice!

neel thompson wrote:Matt.... Check out this windshield on the following link

https://youtu.be/T6seRMKh4v8?t=196

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