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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: 854

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: 1498
Views: 239282

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: 1029
Views: 158247

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: 7729

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: 1029
Views: 158247

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: 1029
Views: 158247

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: 28
Views: 8931

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: 1029
Views: 158247

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: 28
Views: 8931

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: 2404
Views: 336838

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, are you going to do your butt blocks after the panel is glued on?
by hoodman
Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1029
Views: 158247

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

I have sprung the first sheer lamination. Any tips for trimming at the stem? I didn't do a very good job of that on the chines (thank goodness for thickened epoxy). I'll leave them in place overnight so they get used to their new shape. I can really start to see the shape of that hogged sheer line t...
by hoodman
Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Cheasapeake Boatbuilder
Replies: 1
Views: 1093

Re: Cheasapeake Boatbuilder

Really neat video! Loved the guy near the end painting the boat's name by hand!
by hoodman
Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1029
Views: 158247

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

That's cool! I was thinking of something similar. My brother's Crestliner has a rear bench seat that folds forward to male a flat platform for fishing. I might try something similar. Oh and I'm building the Geronimo to 17'.
by hoodman
Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 329
Views: 74469

Re: wood and materials

You want some type of coating on top of the epoxy because UV will damage bare epoxy over time so if you use graphite you'll have to coat over it anyways. Will you be trailering or in the water all the time?
by hoodman
Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 329
Views: 74469

Re: wood and materials

It is NOT rexommended to spray epoxy no matter what equipment you are using.

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