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by hoodman
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 623
Views: 108381

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Setting the dash in place temporarily. Tilting it at an angle complicates things but I think will be worth it in the end. Time to do a little fairing.

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by hoodman
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: I tried to use a hand saw once....
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: I tried to use a hand saw once....

I think there's a tool list in Boatbuilding with Plywood that's pretty good. The basic tool list is a really good start. One tool not to cheap out on is a decent saber or jig saw. Old hand tools like planes and hand saws can be bought on Ebay and easily restored. Harbor Freight has a surprisingly go...
by hoodman
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO'S windshield
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: GERONIMO'S windshield

Bob, those brackets look great. If it were me I might not have them so far outboard of the coamings. It will still look good either way though.
by hoodman
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Pennsylvania
Replies: 4
Views: 47

Re: New member from Pennsylvania

The Roustabout comes to mind as an io design in that size range. You'd have more options if you opened it up to v-drives and mid mounted inboards. Being a mechanic you should easily be able to figure out any of those options. The modern io drives have gained a lot of weight since these boats were de...
by hoodman
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: FF in Kathleen GA
Replies: 84
Views: 3871

Re: FF in Kathleen GA

Does anyone know why Glen L doesn’t include the bots in the fastener kit?...weird.. That's a good question. It does leave open the option to use hot-dipped galvanized but you might as well use Silicon bronze. It's a pretty small percentage of the cost of the build overall. In the end, Glen-L was th...
by hoodman
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member in Arkansas
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: New Member in Arkansas

I'm a big advocate of just building the boat you eventually want instead of doing one for practice. Now that has limitations of course. There are some boats that are quite a bit more advanced construction wise. Although there are always exceptions to that rule. Even a smaller boat could take years t...
by hoodman
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Sydney Barrelback 20'
Replies: 18
Views: 774

Re: Sydney Barrelback 20'

That looks like a great way to achieve the look you are going for without having to add a ton of extra timber.
by hoodman
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2161
Views: 265801

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Looks good, Carl! I'll probably just keep an old coffee can in my boat.
by hoodman
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 623
Views: 108381

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Thanks so much for responding, everybody! I took another look at the boards I have. I think I will be able to make one of the other ones work if I reduce the height of the coaming by 1/4". The design for the Geronimo calls for the coaming to stick up above the sheer line by 3". If I reduce...
by hoodman
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 623
Views: 108381

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Jim, Did you stain everything or just the light ones to match? One thing I don't want to do is cover up the grain of the wood because it is quite stunning on the darker boards. Another question, the sapele is the "field" on your boat or the darker king planks and cover boards?
by hoodman
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 623
Views: 108381

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

I need some stain gurus to help me out here. I have two sapele boards that I was intending to use for coamings. Turns out I'm an idiot and picked out one that is significantly lighter than all the other boards that I bought. I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions on a stain color that might work ba...
by hoodman
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 623
Views: 108381

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Thanks, Jim, I think they'll look great covered up! I encapsulated the underside of all the deck framing last night. Plus many other areas that needed touched up. So I have pieces curing all over the place and I can't do anything till they cure. Probably shouldn't work on the boat on Valentine's nig...
by hoodman
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 623
Views: 108381

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Captures the batten and deck beam without taking out too much material from the sheers. On the port side the sheer has three layers due to repairing a break long ago. So I've had to compensate for that when building the deck framing. The starboard side just has the normal two layers so the sheer is...
by hoodman
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: FF in Kathleen GA
Replies: 84
Views: 3871

Re: FF in Kathleen GA

Looking good! Now you get to see the shape full size. That boat is a great design.
by hoodman
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member
Replies: 14
Views: 271

Re: New Member

Yup, as Jim said you can scarf the longitudinals. I made a little sled for the table saw to cut mine. I used some chisels to adjust the batten notches in the transom on my boat.

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