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by hoodman
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: Gathering 2018 (G12) Name Tags - ATTENDEES PLEASE READ
Replies: 14
Views: 315

Re: Gathering 2018 (G12) Name Tags - ATTENDEES PLEASE READ

Thanks so much, Ray. I can't find my old name tags plus I have some new info!

Name: Matt Hood
Alias: hoodman
Dad: John Hood
Design Built: Geronimo
Boat Name: Life is But a Dream
by hoodman
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1021
Views: 157559

Re: Matt's Geronimo

neel thompson wrote:You did it Matt..... Your boat looks great and it should handle the Tennessee River with no problem. See you next month.... Congratulations…. Neel


Thanks, Neel! That lake was a zoo yesterday afternoon and she handled it like a champ. I gave out long before the boat ever would have.
by hoodman
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1021
Views: 157559

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Milhouse wrote:Matt Very cool! Looks like a perfect day to celebrate all your hard work and dedication to get her on the water.

Not sure if I missed it above, does she have a name?


Jim, we settled on a name late last week. "Life is But a Dream"
by hoodman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 136
Views: 24025

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Jim, you're ticking off that checklist. That old motor looks really nice!
by hoodman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1021
Views: 157559

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Thanks for the kind words, everyone! It really means a lot. Carl, I don't mind the questions. Who knows maybe somebody will get inspired and build their own. Bill, he digs it. The windshield will help, he doesn't like the wind right in his face. We really had perfect weather today though and I didn'...
by hoodman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 770
Views: 119789

Re: Utility build

Mike, it won't leak as long as you remember the plug!
by hoodman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1021
Views: 157559

Re: Matt's Geronimo

chugalug wrote::D Looks like fun.Nice that your little monster lover co-pilot is learning the ropes on how to drive too.awesome :D


He's super into it!
by hoodman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1021
Views: 157559

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Craig, he had a great day. He's wore slap out. The center floor section is hinged. There are PFDs under there. And we have FOUR throwables since they were on clearance and we don't have upholstery yet.
by hoodman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1021
Views: 157559

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Hi Matt, I was wondering about your rear bench seat. I have been thinking of doing the same since starting my build but could never settle on how I wanted to construct it so it has been pushed aside for all these years of building. I think what you have done is really nice and would be interested i...
by hoodman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1021
Views: 157559

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Awesome day! We are all tired and a little sunburnt. The Geronimo is a fantastic boat. She sits a little stern heavy but I was expecting that. The painted waterline is not accurate but I really don't care. We got tons of attention, stares, and positive comments. People, in general, seem to think it'...
by hoodman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 770
Views: 119789

Re: Utility build

Nicely flared!
by hoodman
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2401
Views: 336039

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, I think I get it now. The cabinet is going to be really cool.
by hoodman
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1021
Views: 157559

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Don't worry, Jim. This ain't my first rodeo.
by hoodman
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1021
Views: 157559

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Also, &%$# this thing!
by hoodman
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1021
Views: 157559

Re: Matt's Geronimo

I took the boat out to fill up with gas and got a free boat wash at the same time. Also was able to test out the bilge pump. When I got back home I backed the prop right into the garage door (thought my wife was watching :shock: ). The good news is that it didn't even scratch the prop. And the garag...

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