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by hoodman
Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO's progress and questions
Replies: 6
Views: 4453

Re: GERONIMO's progress and questions

That's a good looking boat, Bob!
by hoodman
Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1067
Views: 175706

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Hey, at least it wasn't in the house!
by hoodman
Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1067
Views: 175706

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Thanks, Kelly! I glued the skeg on today. I used epoxy. I got to thinking about it. Even if I used 4200 or something similar, how would I possibly dig out the 21 two inch screws that are holding it on. In my mind this is a permanent installation and it's going to be a pain in the ass to replace no m...
by hoodman
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 105
Views: 34017

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

Is it possible to grind out the bad spots and do a patch? Or are they too big? Might be tough to pull off on a bright finished hull. Sorry you are having problems! Don't give up! Persistence pays off!
by hoodman
Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2427
Views: 350604

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Looking good, Carl! That manual will make a great addition to your onboard library.
by hoodman
Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1067
Views: 175706

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Don't worry, I'm not trying to heat the place to 70 degrees. Just keeping the hull relatively warm to help the epoxy cure. I'm not going to blow anything up (I think). My little space heater is set to the anti freeze setting. It seems to be working out well. We'll see what the power bill looks like ...
by hoodman
Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from St Peters, MO
Replies: 38
Views: 12093

Re: New Member from St Peters, MO

I'm planning on going with sapele for coamings, windshield frame, and other pieces that will be finished bright. For me any wood is "easy" to work with as long as my tools are sharp. The techniques are identical.
by hoodman
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from St Peters, MO
Replies: 38
Views: 12093

Re: New Member from St Peters, MO

I don't think there's anything inferior about white oak other than the weight. I used it for my frames. The grain patterns in quarter sawn can be very attractive. It all depends on the look you are going for.
by hoodman
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1067
Views: 175706

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Thanks, Chug! That's interesting about the oil finish. I have used watco danish oil and don't remember it smelling all that much. I guess the flammable vapors may not have an odor. I remember that I basically had to destroy the can to get it open. I put the leftovers in a mason jar.
by hoodman
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1067
Views: 175706

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Very nice. I am definitely considering a rebuilt motor. Still a chunk of change but probably half the cost of a new one. Hope it works out well for ya!

I think I need to put some weather stripping around my new door! :lol: The wind is penetrating a little bit today.
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by hoodman
Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1067
Views: 175706

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Hi, Matt, I'm planning on powering with about a 90hp outboard. Not set on brand or new or used. Although if new I'll be leaning towards an etec or one of the lighter four strokes. I'm not super concerned about weight though, especially with the stretch. I think the hull can handle it just fine.
by hoodman
Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 515
Views: 98102

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Are you just using un-thickened epoxy or are you adding something first? This looks like a great method to add the veneers, you're doing a fantastic job!
by hoodman
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1067
Views: 175706

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Lots happening now. Spray rails getting glued up. Weave fill coats going on the second section of glass today. Should be able to glue on the skeg tomorrow.
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by hoodman
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 515
Views: 98102

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Very nice, transom looks great!
by hoodman
Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1067
Views: 175706

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

I just put cloth down on the second half of the bottom. Much less stressful this time since I know what to expect now. I'm heating with a tank top propane heater. I only use it while I'm working out there. There are plenty of air leaks in my work shop so I don't worry about CO. I'm using a non-blush...

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