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by hoodman
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Minuet
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: Minuet

I'm not sure that there are any other minuet builders currenty active on the forum. However, perhaps if you post some pictures and describe what you're wanting to do some of the rest of us will be able to help.
by hoodman
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bolero Build
Replies: 27
Views: 1196

Re: Bolero Build

Screwing or nailing to the frames themselves is a no-no on any of the designs. You don't want to perforate the planking at those stress points. I wouldn't worry about notching the frames if you don't have to. It would add needless complexity and could complicate fairing.
by hoodman
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1081
Views: 205742

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Thanks! About a week and a half ago I had the day off and it was nice so I went to the lake by myself to run some gas out of the boat. I crossed a pontoon wake and I don't know if I actually caught air but I felt the back end hit the water before the front end. A pretty hair raising experience in a ...
by hoodman
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 330
Views: 41334

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Nice, did you spray the Malahini too?
by hoodman
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Substitute "AC" Douglas Fir Plywood for "AB" Ext 3/4" ?
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Substitute "AC" Douglas Fir Plywood for "AB" Ext 3/4" ?

If you can I would suggest making the transom and stem out of as high of quality as you can find. The seats and floorboards etc. should be fine with AC though.
by hoodman
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 175
Views: 35898

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I really like that.
by hoodman
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1081
Views: 205742

Re: Matt's Geronimo

I bought it random widths surfaced 2 sides with a straight line rip on one edge. 13/16ths thickness approximately.

I don't own a thickness planer.
by hoodman
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Build methods
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: Build methods

Regarding fiberglassing the inside of the boat - what is done with the Glen-L designs for the decks, gunwales, etc? Generally, for hulls that are painted, the decks and gunwales will also get a layer of 6-7 oz fiberglass cloth. On my Geronimo I have 6 oz cloth on the hull and the decks including th...
by hoodman
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cabin Skiff main beam broke from own weight
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Cabin Skiff main beam broke from own weight

Does that sit on a bottom batten and support the sole?
by hoodman
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Build methods
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: Build methods

Hi, I took a look at the 22' Bateau cat which you might be comparing to one of the Glen-L cats. If I'm getting this right it appears that the Bateau is not only stitch-n-glue but also a fiberglass-plywood-fiberglass sandwich construction. It also appears that that design relies at least somewhat on ...
by hoodman
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Spun prop hub??
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Spun prop hub??

It's probably just a Mercury brand prop. If it's like mine the hub is rubber and easily slips out of the prop for replacement. Might as well pop it off and check it out. wouldn't think a stick that size would do any damage but sure sounds like you spun the hub. They say to check the shaft for line a...
by hoodman
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2503
Views: 389089

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, If we take the hull weight from the Vera Cruise description of 1200 lbs, add 1000 for people/gear/fuel/fudge factor, add 500 lbs for a 150 hp outboard. That gets you to 2700 lbs. Plug that into the chart found here: https://www.glen-l.com/how-fast/ That gets you a top speed of around 40 mph an...
by hoodman
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2503
Views: 389089

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, I hope you tear apart a bass boat. I hate those things and it will get one off the water. :lol:
by hoodman
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2503
Views: 389089

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

You're checking off the little details, Carl. It will pay off in the end.
by hoodman
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 330
Views: 41334

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

That ski boat was the perfect donor huh? I'll spare you the innuendo, but nice hole.