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by bobinpowayca
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Help with Boat Build choice?
Replies: 14
Views: 184

Re: Help with Boat Build choice?

Seadog, I am building the Geronimo. I too am retired, the plan for my boat is to take some trips with my wife to the northwest and BC, and mostly use in the bay and harbor here. I plan on pulling my grandkids around on float tubes etc and maybe they'll learn to ski. Also to go fishing in the kelp be...
by bobinpowayca
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 41
Views: 784

Re: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?

Thanks, Roberta. That's the plan then, I'll use the same tubing for both the motorbox and transom drains. I like the idea of running the bilge pump into the motorbox. Bob
by bobinpowayca
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 41
Views: 784

Re: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?

Since I'm at the point in my build (motor box) where it's time to do it I think I'll go ahead and put in a transom drain. And also - what about the motor box drains? I don't see it on my Geronimo plans anywhere but I'm assuming since it's a "self-bailing" motor box that it should have drai...
by bobinpowayca
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 41
Views: 784

Re: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?

Well, my boat is not that big and it's all foamed in place under the sole except for the bilge which is less than 3' wide from frame 4 to the transom, and I live in a desert climate, etc, but Roberta I wonder about your comment that "many lakes require the plug to be removed....". So what ...
by bobinpowayca
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Another Geronimo Coming Soon
Replies: 592
Views: 95227

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Hi Matt, good to see you're back working on your boat. I didn't worry about glue runs that won't be seen either. You're right saying "I've got to draw the line somewhere"! I'm a perfectionist too but I also want to use this boat and it's so easy to get bogged down in the details. It's a bo...
by bobinpowayca
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 41
Views: 784

Re: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?

Howdy bayoubengal, yeah the drain would be good for hosing out the boat. By the way, I have never seen rain in my life like I have in Louisiana on the gulf coast! We were on a motorcycle trip right along the coast and stayed in Cameron. I hope you're doing okay this hurricane season. Bob
by bobinpowayca
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 41
Views: 784

Re: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?

Hi Mark,
I'm not putting a drain in. I plan on keeping a good cover on the boat when not in use. Also there'll be a bilge pump at the low point of the bilge. And if I need to at home I can use my shop vac. My floor is basically sealed and foamed except for the bilge. Bob
by bobinpowayca
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO floor foul up
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: GERONIMO floor foul up

Hi Carl, My frame 1 is approximately 24" (bottom) to 30" (top of frame to top of transom) from the transom. The plans show the bulkhead about midway between the frame and the transom ("distance will vary with motor"). In Glen-L's "Transom Motorwell, Dimensions and Details&qu...
by bobinpowayca
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO floor foul up
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: GERONIMO floor foul up

Howdy Matt, I've got a couple of blurred spots on my camera lens, hopefully these pictures show well enough. Yes I did do a 3/8 deck between frame 5 and the stem, and did 2lb foam under it. I sits on top of 5's floor timber, you can just barely see the white deck where the paper is pulled away. I'm ...
by bobinpowayca
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO floor foul up
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: GERONIMO floor foul up

I think my lesson learned was to mix and add the foam in portions, e.g. a pint at a time instead of two quarts, then peek into the exit hole to see how it's filling. I wasn't going to foam the sides because of the time involved but I'm glad I did, the floor is rock solid. When I pried off the plywoo...
by bobinpowayca
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO floor foul up
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: GERONIMO floor foul up

PeterG you're right I couldn't live with that big ugly bulge after I did the starboard side floor, that came out really nice and if Jimbob could repair his hull I should fix the floor. I cut it out close as I could to the joints and had to use a 2' crowbar to pry it off. Drilled out the screws then ...
by bobinpowayca
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO floor foul up
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: GERONIMO floor foul up

Hey thanks a lot Jimbob. I like the vinyl floormat - I was thinking of Interlux Interdeck, the paint with sand in it but I like the idea of smooth deck with a mat better. For one thing it would be a job to sand down a non-skid deck and would be hard to clean I think. That's a good idea with the rout...
by bobinpowayca
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO floor foul up
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: GERONIMO floor foul up

PeterG, yep, you're right, it bothers me. It would take a long time and be really messy to fix properly. But I'm kind of at the point now after five years of building a 16' boat that I want to get it done. We're over 70 now and I've been telling my wife that someday, we'll take lots of trips with th...
by bobinpowayca
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO floor foul up
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: GERONIMO floor foul up

Well, I guess I'm lucky it didn't crack the hull! I had glue only on that joint, and I didn't even sand off all the paint where it met the hull because I thoutht there'd be no pressure on the ply with the exit hole. Plus the foam got hot. I think the 4lb foam exerts a lot more pressure than the 2lb ...
by bobinpowayca
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO floor foul up
Replies: 19
Views: 688

GERONIMO floor foul up

Howdy, well things were going great until I screwed up this morning :( I'm currently building the floor of the cockpit. I've done the floor between frame #5 and the stem, between frames #4 and #5, and between the transom and frame #1. It's 3/8 ply screwed and glued with 2 pound foam underneath. Righ...

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