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by bobinpowayca
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: San Francisco Bay
Replies: 8
Views: 2402

Re: San Francisco Bay

thanks tab,I'll check that out . Please tell me - what do you mean by "4x4"? bob
by bobinpowayca
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: San Francisco Bay
Replies: 8
Views: 2402

Re: San Francisco Bay

Thanks a lot JIm, I'll lcheck out Berkeley. Yeah lake tahoe would be nice. Thanx Bob
by bobinpowayca
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo, a year later
Replies: 4
Views: 2143

Re: Bob's Geronimo, a year later

Hi Matt, what special tools are you using building the windshield? I still have my windshield pane patterns (plywood) so I think I can get the arc right on the bottom of the windshield. Don't have a bandsaw or planer but I may invest in a router table. Bob
by bobinpowayca
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo, a year later
Replies: 4
Views: 2143

Re: Bob's Geronimo, a year later

Hi Matt, what special tools are you using building the windshield? I still have my windshield pane patterns (plywood) so I think I can get the arc right on the bottom of the windshield. Don't have a bandsaw or planer but I may invest in a router table. Bob
by bobinpowayca
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: San Francisco Bay
Replies: 8
Views: 2402

San Francisco Bay

Maybe this goes under "Trip Reports" but here goes. I have a 16foot Geronimo runabout with 90hp motor, a great boat. Lots of fun in San Diego Bay but a little iffy outside the harbor. I would really love to take my wife and dog and spend a couple days on San Francisco Bay. Ideally we could find a pl...
by bobinpowayca
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo, a year later
Replies: 4
Views: 2143

Bob's Geronimo, a year later

Howdy, been following Matt's Geronimo thread and the topics of what I'd do different and windshields came up so here's my two cents. I went with the aluminum castings from Eerie foundry as I'd seen a lot of other builders use; I spent a lot getting them triple chrome plated and had 1/4" tempered gla...
by bobinpowayca
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Flotation foam
Replies: 10
Views: 3537

Re: Flotation foam

Howdy I built the geronimo and used pour in place foam extensively; I finished her (Aagatha) last April and have had her out about thirty times since then, almost always on San Diego Bay which usually has a chop on it. First reason I did this is for flotation, don't have the numbers handy but I pour...
by bobinpowayca
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1158
Views: 297560

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Hi Matt, I run my Geronimo in salt water mostly so I give a good flushing both ways :lol: ,i.e., I run it with the muffs on for five minutes then screw the garden hose into that fitting and run it a couple more minutes. The evinrude mechanic said the muffs work better cause the fitting gets boogared...
by bobinpowayca
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Boat Cover Batten wood?
Replies: 14
Views: 3523

Re: Boat Cover Batten wood?

Howdy, I had a badly bowed mahogany floor board i saved and put 1x1 oak along the sides for rigidity, to make a backbone for the cover. My generic cover still sagged between the windshield and rear seat so before I cover it I lay a 3'x4' piece of 1/4"ply on each side, they lay on the oak lip and are...
by bobinpowayca
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo, scuffed hull help
Replies: 10
Views: 2303

Re: Bob's Geronimo, scuffed hull help

Thanks for all the help, shipmates, I feel better now :) Bob
by bobinpowayca
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo, scuffed hull help
Replies: 10
Views: 2303

Re: Bob's Geronimo, scuffed hull help

Thanks again!
by bobinpowayca
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo, scuffed hull help
Replies: 10
Views: 2303

Re: Bob's Geronimo, scuffed hull help

Hey thanks a lot Roberta and Billy! No, I haven't scoured down to the primer, I think I only went down enough to leave the flat blue scuff mark - probably not even enough for prepping for a third coat. While I was doing this I used the pad and hot soapy water trying to rub it off, and was mindful of...
by bobinpowayca
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Geronimo Boat Ride
Replies: 9
Views: 2541

Re: Geronimo Boat Ride

yes, kept it all the way down, on the smooth water it seemed to get up on plane perfectly, but I didn't think to try bringing it up a little to note the speed difference. Bob
by bobinpowayca
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo, scuffed hull help
Replies: 10
Views: 2303

Bob's Geronimo, scuffed hull help

Howdy, well we had a great trip, kind of the culmination of my build but I made a big mistake trying to get off some hull marks. Cabin came with our own slip and I bumped the sides of my boat a lot going in and out - kept looking for the brake pedal - I've launched from the sides of piers but not in...
by bobinpowayca
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Geronimo Boat Ride
Replies: 9
Views: 2541

Re: Geronimo Boat Ride

yes, all the way down.

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