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by hoodman
Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2168
Views: 267180

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Nice truck Carl, I wanted a Ford myself but ended up with a Chevrolet in the end. That will work great for the Vera Cruise. Does it have the brake controller built in? Make sure to post some pictures of your batten installation. I'm interested to see how you handle the battens up front. I've been do...
by hoodman
Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Too Much Resin
Replies: 7
Views: 1575

Re: Too Much Resin

The epoxy I use states that that you can be up to 10% off without much consequence.
by hoodman
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 634
Views: 109020

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

I had to add 3/16" to the chines to make them the full 1" (net) called for in the plans. Ready to start fairing the chines in the aft area of the boat. Next step is to add the second lam to the sheer.
by hoodman
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2168
Views: 267180

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

The only advice I can offer on drain plugs is to buy extra ones. Keep them in your truck, in your boat, in your tackle box. Wherever. But if you attach the chain you probably wont have any problems. I don't know if you'll have easy access to that area from inside the boat but you might consider putt...
by hoodman
Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: One Paint for Above and Below the Water Line?
Replies: 25
Views: 6488

Re: One Paint for Above and Below the Water Line?

I think solid wood planked hulls it is generally recommended not to fiberglass because the wood swells and contracts leading to failure of fiberglass. You don't have to worry about that with plywood so that is why it is recommended. So it depends on what your boat is planked with. However, "Woo...
by hoodman
Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Bill of materials/lumber thicknesses for Bravado
Replies: 2
Views: 790

Re: Bill of materials/lumber thicknesses for Bravado

Hi, Rod, I think the grain can go either way and you'll be fine. The dimensional stability and strength of quarter sawn and ability to more readily bend is the important part. You should continue to post any questions that you have and I don't want to discourage you from doing that but would recomme...
by hoodman
Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24
Replies: 1462
Views: 203656

Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

Tow/Haul doesn't lock out OD in my Chevy. Just changes the shift points, holds lower gears longer and shifts down more readily. Actually not sure if it has OD specifically but it does have four gears. I towed my Jon boat with a Nissan Altima for several years. Eventually I believe that the torque co...
by hoodman
Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 634
Views: 109020

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

I get what ya mean, Carl. I think, though, with a scarf joint on the bottom panels you wont have to worry about leaving a space for limbers in the butt blocks although its probably not that big of a deal now that I think about it. The bottom skin will be less that 16' on my boat. will yours have two...
by hoodman
Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Wet Exhaust thoughts
Replies: 32
Views: 6788

Re: Wet Exhaust thoughts

Is your motor maybe running a bit rich? Maybe you just need a carb adjustment or something.
by hoodman
Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 634
Views: 109020

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

I'm thinking of doing butt joints for the side panels and scarf joints for the bottom ply. That way I'll only have to cut two scarf joints. The reason being that it should be a lot easier to do the butt joints on the side ply since there aren't battens to work around like the bottom ply. Also, shoul...
by hoodman
Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 634
Views: 109020

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Had an uncle tell me over Christmas that once the baby comes "you'll never get that boat done." I guess I get to prove him wrong. Just waiting on the next warm spell to get some gluing done. Looks like Sunday into Monday or so we'll have some highs in the 50s. Gonna get cold coming up tomo...
by hoodman
Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: barrel back 19 in annapolis
Replies: 24
Views: 6115

Re: barrel back 19 in annapolis

never let your plan set on it blade unless you are using it I do this all the time. I feel like I'm more likely to nick the blade with another tool if its laying on its side. This is only if your are setting it down on wood and not a concrete floor. Your blade gets more wear from using it than it r...
by hoodman
Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 634
Views: 109020

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Thanks, Lowka, I'll probably do something similar for my plywood. Although, I don't believe a standard 7 1/4" blade has enough depth to do the full cut at 1/10 on a 3/8" sheet but I can finish it up with a hand plane without too much trouble I think. I have permanently glued the first shee...
by hoodman
Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: barrel back 19 in annapolis
Replies: 24
Views: 6115

Re: barrel back 19 in annapolis

hand planing is fun and requires no hearing protection.
by hoodman
Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2168
Views: 267180

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, are you going to do your butt blocks after the panel is glued on?

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