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by bobinpowayca
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO'S windshield
Replies: 11
Views: 160

Re: GERONIMO'S windshield

Thanks again guys. Tomorrow I'll check with the glass shop to see if they can grind the ends of the glass, or a machine shop that can mill out the slots more. I'm not worried about the plating flaking along the cut, maybe if it were electroless nickel or a coating but not triple chrome. Any disadvan...
by bobinpowayca
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 634
Views: 108892

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Looking good Matt. I'll tell you a story about my dash - I spent a lot of time going through 5/4 african mahogany to get the prettiest grain pattern I could find, and more time to get the nicest piece to complement that pattern for the extension I added under the wheel. All the holes cut and six or ...
by bobinpowayca
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO'S windshield
Replies: 11
Views: 160

Re: GERONIMO'S windshield

again, for some reason the picture didn't make it in the above :!: :!:
by bobinpowayca
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO'S windshield
Replies: 11
Views: 160

Re: GERONIMO'S windshield

Well, I know where I want to put the brackets but have a couple more issues. I went to get 1/4" plywood at the big store and guess what it's not exactly .25 inch, it's marked .234" which would be fine except I brought the side bracket along and even .234 does not fit into the channel, it's...
by bobinpowayca
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO'S windshield
Replies: 11
Views: 160

Re: GERONIMO'S windshield

Matt, how did you change the angle on the center post, I'm thinking putting the base on a belt sander? These don't sit on the deck flush anyway, I'll probably have to sand flat spots then touch up the paint. Bob
by bobinpowayca
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO'S windshield
Replies: 11
Views: 160

Re: GERONIMO'S windshield

Matt and Jim, thanks a lot for the advice and the pictures - you both have really nice boats. I have another question for you guys. When you traced out the curvature of the dash on the bottom of the plywood - what did you cut that with - I don't have a bandsaw so I'll be using my sabre saw then fini...
by bobinpowayca
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO'S windshield
Replies: 11
Views: 160

Re: GERONIMO'S windshield

whoops, something screwed up and the picture didn't attach - I'll try again
by bobinpowayca
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO'S windshield
Replies: 11
Views: 160

GERONIMO'S windshield

Howdy folks, well I'm getting closer to finishing my Geronimo. I know many of you have built windshields using brackets like these (this is where I got the idea, Bob Brandenstein's Malahini build) and I would like to hear how some of you did it. So I got the Lake Shore cast aluminum brackets and had...
by bobinpowayca
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 634
Views: 108892

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Matt, I really like those seats. Are you putting them on pedestals or building into the floor? My original intention was to build wooden seats and have them upholstered ala '56 Chevy but... I've got some Wise bucket seats and pedestals for up front, don't know about the back yet. If my wife saw that...
by bobinpowayca
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 634
Views: 108892

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Howdy Matt, good to hear from you! I can't remember well enough to tell you much about how I did the intermediate deck beam but here's a couple of pictures that show the beam in place. I do remember the blocking wasn't real pretty and I used a lot of epoxy and quik-faire; but you don't see it, and t...
by bobinpowayca
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO's progress report
Replies: 7
Views: 267

GERONIMO's progress report

Well, I'm getting close to finishing my Geronimo (to be named Agatha), it has taken me five years, quite a while for a 16 foot boat when you consider Henry Kaiser was making cargo ships, in some instances in record times of less than one week, during WWII! These were called "Liberty ships"...
by bobinpowayca
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Transom Edge
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Transom Edge

Hi, my 2 cents.. seems to me an edge the radius of a pencil is pretty sharp. Mine is about the size of a crayon - I think any sharper I'd be worried about the durability of that edge, or the coating staying on it. Bob
by bobinpowayca
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Geronimo - progress and question
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Geronimo - progress and question

Howdy, I'm getting closer to the end on my Geronimo, was hoping to finish by my 70th in a few weeks but at least I'll be ready to put the motor in by then. Of course it will probably never be actually finished cause there'll always be stuff to do. Just touching up the paint screw ups seems to take f...
by bobinpowayca
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Geronimo's motorbox
Replies: 18
Views: 919

Re: Geronimo's motorbox

Thanks obd, that's reassuring. Bob
by bobinpowayca
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Geronimo's motorbox
Replies: 18
Views: 919

Re: Geronimo's motorbox

I gotta think about this a little more. From what you guys are telling me about how much gas you're using with a 90hp motor, a 14 gallon tank won't push my Geronimo for very long...Bob

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