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by hoodman
Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1081
Views: 212792

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Planking is definitely fun! A lot changes fast! Thanks for the compliments Carl. I don't get any chair and cooler time in the shop, but I think about how to solve boat problems while I'm trying to fall asleep at night. I first intended to make a much more complicated clamping device but this is much...
by hoodman
Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 244
Views: 54610

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Very nice! Keep us posted on your progress with the topsides!
by hoodman
Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1081
Views: 212792

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

I've got the second hull ply sheet glued down. Didn't end up using plywood washers, soap, or anything else. My folks were visiting so my dad helped out. I had him run the screws most of the way in with a cordless drill and then I seated them with my impact. Very few boogered screws. I must be gettin...
by hoodman
Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2528
Views: 404008

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Yup, these boats with their smooth bottoms need the skegs to keep them tracking straight and not skid in turns.
by hoodman
Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2528
Views: 404008

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I think following the instructions is the way to go in this case. I also don't think the epoxy is likely to crack. It is relatively flexible when cured. Every time I've peeled some out of a cup I'm surprised at how not brittle it is.
by hoodman
Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2528
Views: 404008

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I think if you are through bolting it to the keel that tells me it is not really meant to be removable and you'll want to use some kind of structural adhesive. It will be under heavy load when you are doing high speed manouvers. I'm sure that you are not going to let your skeg get into such bad repa...
by hoodman
Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: First Boat Build:White Oak v Dense Yellow Pine
Replies: 47
Views: 13586

Re: First Boat Build:White Oak v Dense Yellow Pine

Don't mind at all, Gayle.
by hoodman
Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: First Boat Build:White Oak v Dense Yellow Pine
Replies: 47
Views: 13586

Re: First Boat Build:White Oak v Dense Yellow Pine

I don't understand why someone, man or woman, would not understand a need to create something with your own hands. To take on a challenge greater than yourself so that you can grow to meet that challenge. I don't build a boat in spite of the difficulty and challenge, I built it because of that chall...
by hoodman
Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2528
Views: 404008

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I agree with the oak for the spray rails. If you hit something in the water it's most likely going to be a piece of wood floating and a good chance that it will be a softer wood than oak and usually half rotten and dead anyways.
by hoodman
Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1081
Views: 212792

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Maybe its just the crappy steel screws I bought from Lowes but I've broken a few of those off and now they are in my boat forever. I've been using them temporarily to locate the panels while I drill the rest of the holes.
by hoodman
Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1081
Views: 212792

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

I have not, but, several have suggested that so I will give it a shot. Thanks!
by hoodman
Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2528
Views: 404008

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Congrats, Carl, looks great!
by hoodman
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: First Boat Build:White Oak v Dense Yellow Pine
Replies: 47
Views: 13586

Re: First Boat Build:White Oak v Dense Yellow Pine

I'm using white oak in my build and really like it. Ease of working? As long as you have sharp tools oak is not any more difficult to work than pine in my opinion. In either case razor sharp chisels and planes will be your friends and dull powersaw blades will burn oak or pine.
by hoodman
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1081
Views: 212792

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Hi, Bob, those two battens are where the motorwell sides will land. My motorwell will be 36" wide which should be generous enough for any outboard and hopefully wide enough for a transom mount electric trolling motor as well. Basically all my fishing time this year has gone to boat building instead ...