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by froberts
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 976
Views: 155549

Re: Matt's Geronimo

what thickness of ply are you using for the bench? Very interesting idea to reduce the amount of hardware, it definitely starts to add up quickly!
by froberts
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 404
Views: 79925

Re: SEA KNIGHT

That looks really nice!
by froberts
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: My (Sort Of) Sea Knight Build
Replies: 90
Views: 18722

Re: My (Sort Of) Sea Knight Build

I'm curious about how you accomplished the 4" widening of the beam on your Sea Knight. Thanks Doug, isn't making the boat you want what it's all about?! For widening the beam I very carefully extended each full-sized pattern 2inches at the keel, following the curve of each frame. But that's wh...
by froberts
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: My (Sort Of) Sea Knight Build
Replies: 90
Views: 18722

Re: My (Sort Of) Sea Knight Build

Thanks so much everyone! It sure was a great afternoon and I can't wait to actually start building again! Yes Carl, it's actually amazing how much of the worrying is for not when flipping your boat. I chalk this up to all the great feedback and wealth of information that is on the forum to pull from...
by froberts
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: My (Sort Of) Sea Knight Build
Replies: 90
Views: 18722

Re: My (Sort Of) Sea Knight Build

What a SUNDAY! Here are a few pictures from the big flip. I have to say it was so much fun getting to see the inside of the hull after staring at the outside for such a long time. Definitely could not have gone any smoother, huge thanks to everyone on the forum for their support! Can't wait to get g...
by froberts
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 404
Views: 79925

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Great to hear from you Craig! I would look into the various quick release deck fittings that are out there or as Carl suggested maybe look into some sort on locking hinge. That way it could just fold down when not in use.
by froberts
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 42
Views: 1065

Re: Stephens Zip

Welcome Stephen! Happy to see another young guy joining the forum and building a boat! It's such an awesome experience and I can't say enough about how supportive the Glen L forum/community is. Nothing gets your butt in gear to work on your boat better than seeing someone else posts an update or whe...
by froberts
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: My (Sort Of) Sea Knight Build
Replies: 90
Views: 18722

Re: My (Sort Of) Sea Knight Build

Thanks, everyone! Yesterday was such an exciting day, and all I did was pull it out of the garage! Provided I get the roll cradle built tonight the plan is to roll the boat tomorrow evening! Here are a couple pictures of her out in the sun! https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ZYoEfLjpq-j-gV4YpiIc-YSVG...
by froberts
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: My (Sort Of) Sea Knight Build
Replies: 90
Views: 18722

Re: My (Sort Of) Sea Knight Build

The big push to the flip is on! It will be 2 years Aug 1st since I cut the first piece of wood for my build. What better way to celebrate two awesome years of fun than to flip her over, right? Last night I applied the second full coat of primer on the sides, this will get aggressively longboarded be...
by froberts
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: My (Sort Of) Sea Knight Build
Replies: 90
Views: 18722

Re: My (Sort Of) Sea Knight Build

First coat of bottom paint went on the hull last night. note that I've decided to paint from the bottom down to the waterline from the bow back only up to where the waterline crosses onto the sides. I am using interlux mircon csc and was very happy with how the first coat turned out. It was quite wa...
by froberts
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 976
Views: 155549

Re: Matt's Geronimo

What a change a coat of paint makes! Looks great Matt, keep it up!
by froberts
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: My (Sort Of) Sea Knight Build
Replies: 90
Views: 18722

Re: My (Sort Of) Sea Knight Build

As I'm sure everyone here can relate, at times it feels as though I'm moving at a snail's pace with my build. I just try and remind myself that slow and steady continuous work is better than nothing! Here are a couple of fun pictures I found of one of my grandpa's first (non-rotting) boats. He'd enc...
by froberts
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 976
Views: 155549

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Lookin Sharp! I think you could use either a thin rubber base (see attached photo) or possibly cut out a wood platform for it to sit on, flat on the top but concave on the bottom to fit to the deck.
by froberts
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 976
Views: 155549

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Your build is really coming along! What dimensions did you go with for the motorwell?
by froberts
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bow notching on malahini
Replies: 12
Views: 1126

Re: Bow notching on malahini

Hey Footer, I had similar issues with my build at the stern. Because the ply can take the slight compound curve it buckled inwards a tad. You can see in the picture where these low spots were and how I "fixed" it with some fairing compound. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/yRjJ0SpA1wtQ3rF...

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