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by hoodman
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 678
Views: 108214

Re: New member from oregon

sproggy wrote:If the boat doesn't live in the water and you don't use it in salt water do you actually need an anode on the motor?


They also have a little fin to counteract torque steer.
by hoodman
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Build a Gantry?
Replies: 16
Views: 863

Re: Build a Gantry?

An abundance of caution would be advised if you're going to lay under it to paint.
by hoodman
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 105
Views: 8868

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I would also think that thin veneers bonded to plywood substrate are going to be much more stable than the planks used in ye olden day.
by hoodman
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 678
Views: 108214

Re: New member from oregon

If you're not breaking something once in a while you're not having fun. Plus, now you've got something you can hang in the powder room for decoration.
by hoodman
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Grounding Fuel Fill and Fuel Tank
Replies: 5
Views: 1309

Re: Grounding Fuel Fill and Fuel Tank

Bill Edmundson wrote:The vent has a serrated washer under the nut. Put the ground under it, then tighten back down.


Do you mean just sandwich a ring or spade terminal in between the washer and the nut? Seems like it could come loose that way?

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by hoodman
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 817
Views: 131411

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Bob, that fuel consumption sounds pretty much in line with my expectations. It also sounds like you're getting the hang of the boat! Maybe instead of hearing a "crack" think of it as a "smack."
by hoodman
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 190
Views: 27009

Re: Monaco Restart

I really like that hi-vis yellow on the trailer. I'm sure you can't wait to crack that throttle open!
by hoodman
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: sanding tips from ACBS
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: sanding tips from ACBS

My tip is to avoid at all costs. Try to avoid using sandpaper to shape the wood.
by hoodman
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Riviera build in the Netherlands
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: New Riviera build in the Netherlands

edit: [oops I didn't see that your question had been likely answered already] I think you are talking about the notches in the transom for the battens, chine, and sheers. If so then the notches will need to be customized to whatever thickness wood you are using. 1" lumber will usually come in a...
by hoodman
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini questions
Replies: 15
Views: 724

Re: MI Malahini questions

Very nice work. Looks like you had the inevitable “snap” on one of your chine laminations. It’s just not a boat without some cursing. Looking forward to your next progress report. Matt B Gotta break a few eggs! I think it's more common than not to break a sheer or chine. You have to really inspect ...
by hoodman
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 817
Views: 131411

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Based on Evinrude's boat tests on heavier boats than mine I should be able to make the trip on 13 gallons. The jerry can will just be insurance. Regardless, I'm going with what I've got for now. It can add a bow tank later if it really becomes a problem.
by hoodman
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini questions
Replies: 15
Views: 724

Re: MI Malahini questions

Dang! You've been busy! That looks great!
by hoodman
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 302
Views: 22565

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Well, it looks like "knowing-what-you're-doing" is definitely speeding up the process. The fairing looks spot on.
by hoodman
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 817
Views: 131411

Re: Matt's Geronimo

The motorwell is about 22" deep. I'm pretty sure that compared to the 90, the Etec 115 has an extra cylinder. But I doubt fuel consumption is dramatically greater. There should be some boat tests on Evinrude's website for that particular motor that you could look at to get an idea of GPH. Just ...
by hoodman
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Missouri
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: New member from Missouri

That's great! Welcome to the forum!

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