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by Hercdrvr
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 632
Views: 108682

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Oh crap, You and I were posting at the same time. Straight looks great and I’m so proud of mine is what I meant to say. Hee Hee.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 632
Views: 108682

Re: Matt's Geronimo

The bottom of my dash is extra boring, I do not suggest straight across. I can’t figure out why I used white oak for the dash either.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO'S windshield
Replies: 11
Views: 155

Re: GERONIMO'S windshield

Yep, the screws on my center bracket weren’t long enough either when I sandwiched the glass in. I actually drilled larger bore holes and re-cut the threads for longer screws. As to cutting the bottom edge of the glass to lay flat on the deck, I shaped it and told the glass company about the angle bu...
by Hercdrvr
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO'S windshield
Replies: 11
Views: 155

Re: GERONIMO'S windshield

I too copied Bob Brandenstiens windshield. I made a 1/4 plywood template for each side, the arch of my deck isn’t perfectly symmetrical. Put the time into making your templates follow the arch of the deck smoothly. Any resistance to fit the plywood template into position will be only be harder with ...
by Hercdrvr
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member in Arkansas
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: New Member in Arkansas

I agree, no need for a small practice boat. Squirt, Zip, Malahini, Geronimo.....they’re all the same construction. That said, not sure I would have been successful with a cold molded boat my 1st build. Ski King would perform well with a 100hp 4 cylinder engine. Keeping with the build big theme, I wo...
by Hercdrvr
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member
Replies: 14
Views: 287

Re: New Member

You could cut the notches a little deeper with a router or an oscillating saw if the battens and keel are too proud, save you some fairing. If you left the keel proud and only faired it flush at the transom, the bottom of the boat wouldn’t be flat. Ideally you want the centerline of the keel flush w...
by Hercdrvr
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 632
Views: 108682

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Nice blocking for your deck framing. Good to see you back building.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Flexible Orbit Sander
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: Flexible Orbit Sander

Fairing is nothing to be afraid of, just make the planking lay flat on the framing, and it doesn’t require specialty tools. I use a $29 belt sander with 36 grit paper for my serious lumber hogging during the fairing process.
What boat are you thinking about building?
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: I tried to use a hand saw once....
Replies: 11
Views: 261

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

I remember when I got my 1st boat plans from Glen L, I kept looking in the tube for more instructions. I thought, surely this isn’t all of it. 14 months later with much guidance from friends on the forum I had a Squirt. Building a boat is a wonderful journey, a Confucius kind of journey and the only...
by Hercdrvr
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Overniter in SC: Flipped 5-27-17
Replies: 144
Views: 25832

Re: Overniter in SC: Flipped 5-27-17

I will say this about my 90hp (13.25x17” prop) Malahini, when it’s loaded with 4 adults and gear the performance drop is significant. I bought a 15” prop but haven’t tested it yet. Speed with just me on calm water is 45mph (17” prop). Full boat with afternoon lake chop is 35mph. My boat begins to ha...
by Hercdrvr
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Gentry
Replies: 201
Views: 53438

Re: Aussie Gentry

Boat looks great. I think it’s so cool how we’re building these boats all over the world.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini questions
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: MI Malahini questions

Shoot us a picture. Is the batten laying flat and relaxed on the frames or are you pulling it down forward of frame 4 in preparation for the bottom planking? If you’re torquing it down it might cause it to bow up aft like the keel does aft of the stem. In the picture I’m torquing down the batten wit...
by Hercdrvr
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: G-12 Gathering 2018 Dates and Location
Replies: 17
Views: 701

Re: G-12 Gathering 2018 Dates and Location

Cool design, it gives equal emphasis to the construction side of our hobby.
Matt B
by Hercdrvr
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Overniter in SC: Flipped 5-27-17
Replies: 144
Views: 25832

Re: Overniter in SC: Flipped 5-27-17

I run a 2 stroke Yamaha 90 (260lbs) on a Malahini, more hp would get scary. Bob Bandenstein runs a new 4 stroke 70hp Yamaha on his Malahini, very nice, quiete, and fuel efficient engine weighing in at 260 lbs too. My 2 stroke is a gas sucking machine compared to 4 strokes. What I like most about my ...
by Hercdrvr
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 128
Views: 9264

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Jim sniffed me out, I know I don’t need a bow thruster but like Neel’s beer slider conveyer to the forward cockpit on his Gentry, sometimes a fellow has to make that construction journey. Maybe we start a happy hour precision docking demonstration at The Gathering. The thruster will probably get stu...

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