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by bobinpowayca
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1081
Views: 212253

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: 1468

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: 851

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: 851

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: 851

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: 1043

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: 851

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: 1043

Re: Geronimo Boat Ride

yes, all the way down.
by bobinpowayca
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Geronimo Boat Ride
Replies: 9
Views: 1043

Re: Geronimo Boat Ride

Well, guess that doesn't work but if you go to you tube and type on "Geronimo Boat" you'll see it by Matt's video. Bob

try this: https://youtu.be/i6qk3hCpByo?t=4
Billy
by bobinpowayca
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Geronimo Boat Ride
Replies: 9
Views: 1043

Geronimo Boat Ride

Howdy folks, just took a vacation I've been looking forward to for over 5yrs, we took our Geronimo to Lake Almanor in northern Ca for a week, real pretty lake - I'm just learning how to post a video on you-tube, hope this works. This is WOT, 37mph @ 5100rpm with no wind on fresh water. I definitely ...
by bobinpowayca
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo - help please corrosion issue
Replies: 12
Views: 1003

Re: Bob's Geronimo - help please corrosion issue

Yes, well maybe they ran out of washers; I thought maybe that junction needs to be a good ground and maybe the ss is a poor conductor but then if they were that smart they wouldn't put it on a galvanized trailer. Making a mountain out of a mole hill! Long as they work for my trip. It's a maintenance...
by bobinpowayca
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo - help please corrosion issue
Replies: 12
Views: 1003

Re: Bob's Geronimo - help please corrosion issue

Thanks a lot guys. Liquid electrical tape, dielectric grease (is that conductive?), good ideas. Here's a picture of what I'm talking about. As you know there's one hot wire to the light and the trailer is the ground. So what you have is the center bolt of the light makes ground contact with the trai...
by bobinpowayca
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo - help please corrosion issue
Replies: 12
Views: 1003

Bob's Geronimo - help please corrosion issue

Howdy folks, so I'm getting ready to finally take the boat on a one week trip in a couple days, and one of the tail light/turn signals doesn't work and a couple of running lights. Going to get bulbs, but guess what these new trailer lights you don't change the bulb, you change the whole unit and the...
by bobinpowayca
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Considering adding flotation foam before floors are finished- Double Eagle
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Re: Considering adding flotation foam before floors are finished- Double Eagle

Sorry what a stupid math error. Way off on the net flotation!! So if I have 10 cubic feet of foam at 2lbs per cubic foot I've added 20lbs of weight to my boat. And since water weighs 62 lbs per cubic foot, that foam displaces 620 lbs of water. Thus my foam has given me 600lbs net positive flotation....