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by hoodman
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 628
Views: 108554

Re: Matt's Geronimo

No need for it to be removable in my case. So I'll be glueing it in as soon as I can settle on a bottom profile for it. Then fair the top and make blocking for the battens and strong back.
by hoodman
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen-L 17 overnighter sloop build
Replies: 9
Views: 1773

Re: Glen-L 17 overnighter sloop build

Looking good!
by hoodman
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 628
Views: 108554

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Bob, I was just thinking the other day how nice I thought your dash looked.
by hoodman
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 570
Views: 91074

Re: New member from oregon

She's a beauty
by hoodman
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 120
Views: 11575

Re: Michael's ZIP

A lot of the designs call for a keel laminated with plywood on the inside. I'm surprised the zip isn't one of them.
by hoodman
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 628
Views: 108554

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: 257

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: 11
Views: 143

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: 5
Views: 79

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: 86
Views: 3925

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: 122

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: 788

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: 2163
Views: 266096

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: 628
Views: 108554

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: 628
Views: 108554

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?

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