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by bobinpowayca
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Geronimo - progress and question
Replies: 4
Views: 165

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: 407

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: 407

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
by bobinpowayca
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Geronimo's motorbox
Replies: 18
Views: 407

Re: Geronimo's motorbox

First thanks a lot everyone, nowhere else could l have gotten all this information than this forum. Matt, yes that's where I wanted to put my tank, but unfortunately the tank you got is just too wide for my space -I've already built the motorbox and that would be just too much demo; however, I see M...
by bobinpowayca
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Geronimo's motorbox
Replies: 18
Views: 407

Re: Geronimo's motorbox

Thanks vupilot, that looks like a really clean installation. It looks like a tank in the bow is the way to go - maybe good for ballast up front too - my thought for a gas tank assumed it would sit next to the motor so I hadn't considered putting it up front. So there's not much pressure loss running...
by bobinpowayca
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Geronimo's motorbox
Replies: 18
Views: 407

Re: Geronimo's motorbox

Thanks for the suggestions. Obviously I will need a larger tank. Since I plan on covering the area around the motorbox with a deck (screwed and glued like the rest of the deck) the only way I can put a tank there would be permanent - I'd have to wreck the deck to get it back out. So I like the idea ...
by bobinpowayca
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Geronimo's motorbox
Replies: 18
Views: 407

Re: Geronimo's motorbox

Jimmy, that may be an option, I don't know. I have a lot of room on each side behind the bulkhead, just made the hole too small. I could put a bigger tank in that space (taller too) but since I am putting a plywood deck above it, the tank would not be accessible - I'm thinking I need to be able to r...
by bobinpowayca
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Geronimo's motorbox
Replies: 18
Views: 407

Re: Geronimo's motorbox

vupilot, thanks for the wake-up call. I had no idea it would need that large a tank. This will change things. I would like to see how any of you have set up your fuel tanks for a boat likemine. Thanks, Bob
by bobinpowayca
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Geronimo's motorbox
Replies: 18
Views: 407

Geronimo's motorbox

Well I'm getting close to finishing - the motor box was a challenge for me but I think I've got it figured out. I've never had a power boat or known anyone with an outboard boat. I bought a motor and the plan is to trailer my boat to them and have the motor installed, so if I don't have holes in the...
by bobinpowayca
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Help with Boat Build choice?
Replies: 23
Views: 853

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: 73
Views: 2262

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: 73
Views: 2262

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: 73
Views: 2262

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: 99010

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: 73
Views: 2262

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

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