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by hoodman
Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 817
Views: 132308

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Got a new boat trailer that's been sitting in a warehouse since 2011. It was a great deal so I jumped on it. It was only about 30% more than all the rusty old used boat trailers I've been seeing for sale! Now I don't have to make a cradle for the Geronimo.
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by hoodman
Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Trolling motor questions
Replies: 11
Views: 2064

Re: Trolling motor questions

For that size boat you will be more than happy with a 30lbs thrust motor transom mount motor. I think the shortest shaft length is probably about 30" but that is from the prop all the way up to the hand controls and they are adjustable up and down so there really isn't a correlation with the sh...
by hoodman
Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!
Replies: 346
Views: 56807

Re: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!

I hear that. I had to do them one at a time myself. I also encapsulated them while they were horizontal which I think I will thank myself for later.
by hoodman
Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 325
Views: 62283

Re: Chugalug's BoJest

I was under the impression that clear WR-LPU can be used over clear epoxy coated wood, similar to a varnish. It can also be used over their tinted product for a gloss finish. I am considering using the clear satin to coat the inside of my hull after encapsulation. I think it may give longer lasting ...
by hoodman
Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!
Replies: 346
Views: 56807

Re: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!

Keep us updated and make sure to post some pictures as you go. Lots of folks here willing to answer questions as well. Congrats on starting your boat building journey!
by hoodman
Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?
Replies: 47
Views: 31029

Re: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?

Kevin, thanks for the reply. I was starting to think the same things although I had not thought about the issue of galvanizing. That's definitely not happening in my driveway.
by hoodman
Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?
Replies: 47
Views: 31029

Re: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?

Kevin, I know you seem to be talking about welding specifically metal boats. But, for us guys building wooden boats and considering also building a steel trailer from Glen-L plans, what would be the minimum requirements to get the job done. Would, for instance, a cheap Harbor Freight Chinese welder ...
by hoodman
Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Round over chines
Replies: 6
Views: 1458

Re: Round over chines

It's to prevent air gaps from the cloth laying over the sharp edges. On a planing hull the transom has to be built back up to a crisp edge after for performance reasons.
by hoodman
Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Glen-L Logo Vector file to use on Boat Decals, Etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 5587

Re: Glen-L Logo Vector file to use on Boat Decals, Etc.

I created a new vector file of the Glen-L logo. This is completely from scratch using the above logo as a guide. I could not seem to get what I needed with that file. There were no paths or anything in the above svg file. Maybe I was doing something wrong. Nevertheless, I decided to create this. I h...
by hoodman
Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Fillets before or after encapsulation?
Replies: 1
Views: 1061

Re: Fillets before or after encapsulation?

Going by the book you would want to brush on some unthickened epoxy before you do your fillets so that the wood wont wick the epoxy out of your thickened mix. You only need to wait a minute or so. How critical that really is I have no idea. I've done it everytime I've glued something anyways though.
by hoodman
Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 817
Views: 132308

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Side planking is done! Yeah, I worked on the boat on Easter Sunday. Don't judge! IMG_20160328_105627640.jpg Boatbuilding with Plywood doesn't mention limbers and butt blocks. It does talk about the junction between the butt block and the battens possibly leaking if the boat is not fiberglassed. This...
by hoodman
Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 817
Views: 132308

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

If Geronimo sits level relative to the setup line I will get water collecting at frame 5. So I may need a pump up there. I've heard of some setups where there are two pumps. A smaller at the lowest point to pump out water from dripping swimmers, rain etc. and a larger one higher up that kicks in if ...
by hoodman
Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 817
Views: 132308

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

How have you guys dealt with limbers and butt blocks? Seems like the butt blocks would trap water if they were full width between the battens. I don't recall anything in the books about it.
by hoodman
Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Outboard Touring Caravan (Travel Trailer?)
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Re: Outboard Touring Caravan (Travel Trailer?)

The boat in the foreground at the end is what I'm interested in.
by hoodman
Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 5.7L 300 hp volvo penta 2013 CE for monaco
Replies: 29
Views: 4480

Re: 5.7L 300 hp volvo penta 2013 CE for monaco

What happened with the glass? Hard to tell in the photos.

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