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by bobinpowayca
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo - help please corrosion issue
Replies: 12
Views: 327

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: 327

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: 327

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: 376

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....
by bobinpowayca
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Considering adding flotation foam before floors are finished- Double Eagle
Replies: 4
Views: 376

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

Howdy North, I just finished my 16' Geronimo and here are reasons why I used pour-in-place foam extensively in my build. This is a runabout I use for cruising, taking the grandkids tubing sometimes, in the bay mostly. In my boat, I filled the void between the deck (floor) and the hull everywhere exc...
by bobinpowayca
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo, corrosion question
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Bob's Geronimo, corrosion question

Howdy, I'm tying down my boat cover, wanna get it nice and tight for travelling and minimize birdbaths when it rains. Most points conveniently tie down to the trailer frame, but for the ones by the wheels I want to put an eyehook into the fender and one into the galvanized chainplate step. I figure ...
by bobinpowayca
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1068
Views: 179276

Re: Matt's Geronimo

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by bobinpowayca
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1068
Views: 179276

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Howdy Matt, I just got some side bunks put on and they make it far easier to get the boat on the bunks correctly. They're steel channel so there's not much flex, I got them on so there's only one inch clearance minimum between the bunk and my hull side. so even if I don't get it on perfectly there's...
by bobinpowayca
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1068
Views: 179276

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Howdy Matt, congratulations and thanks for the videos! The boat looks great, I love the red and white. That's one lucky boy sitting there. Attached is the picture of my winch hook-up. Yeah the winch cam should be backed up with the safety hook. My trailer came provided with a safety hook on a steel ...
by bobinpowayca
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1068
Views: 179276

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Howdy Matt, your Geronimo looks great, and the e-tec looks just right on it! I'm not concerned at all about the transom being stout enough for the motor, it's rock-solid. It does look compact, attached are a couple pictures of mine. Should be real easy to see people tubing behind the boat. One thing...
by bobinpowayca
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1068
Views: 179276

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Matt, what are you doing for an anchor, how you plan on rigging it? Bob
by bobinpowayca
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1068
Views: 179276

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Hi Matt, per oil usage, after ten trips with the boat, total about 25-30 hours on the motor and averaging about 20 mph I have used a little over half the oil tank's contents... Bob
by bobinpowayca
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1068
Views: 179276

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Matt, what I did was set the the coaming parallel with the bottom of the carling but 1" below it. The top of my coaming follows the curvature of the deck, 1" above it all the way from aft of the bulkhead to ahead of the dash, tapering at both ends. This required cutting a smooth arc in the...
by bobinpowayca
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1068
Views: 179276

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Howdy, my experience on fuel consumption so far with my 90hp etec in my Geronimo. I have a 14gal tank and have the same idea to bring an extra gas can when we make longer trips. But so far - with three or four adults - we've been out in the bay for 1 1/2 or 2 hours, running around at 25 to 35 mph, a...

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