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by hoodman
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 756
Views: 118911

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Thanks, Neel, it's always helpful to have more sources for stuff like that.
by hoodman
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 756
Views: 118911

Re: Matt's Geronimo

I just got my order from Best Boat Wire. It all seems to be of really nice quality. The wire all has nice thick insulation. I don't think it can be beaten at $3.50 for a 25-foot roll of 16 gauge. The heat shrink connectors were a really good deal too.
by hoodman
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 172
Views: 22653

Re: Monaco Restart

I really like how you did the cowl around the gauge cluster and the scoop for the engine compartment. Now that it's all finished it really gives the boat a unique racy look. I actually think it looks great even without the windshield.
by hoodman
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 756
Views: 118911

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Matt, I do need to add a 12 volt outlet to the list. Maybe a USB outlet too. I'll probably add the courtesy lights later on but the way this boat will be set up, everything will be fairly easily accessible.
by hoodman
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 756
Views: 118911

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Integrating an entire alternating current system is a whole other thing. Plus the myriad of other systems that are on Steve's boat. They probably aren't even all 12 volt.
by hoodman
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: UK Zip Build
Replies: 56
Views: 2853

Re: UK Zip Build

Yeah, bonding is the idea but you'd need about a hundred clamps. Ring shank boat nails make this type of thing super easy and they REALLY hold tight.
by hoodman
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: UK Zip Build
Replies: 56
Views: 2853

Re: UK Zip Build

Mine is a full-length lamination of 3/8 ply and I have a pretty good bend from frame 4 over frame 5 to where the keel sits in the stem. I don't recall it being too much of a problem bending it in. If you start attaching from the front then you have plenty of leverage as you go back. Laminating the k...
by hoodman
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: UK Zip Build
Replies: 56
Views: 2853

Re: UK Zip Build

Consider laminating your keel on the inside with 1/4 ply if it's not specified in the plans. That would give you some more peaccce of mind.
by hoodman
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Great lumber resource
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Re: Great lumber resource

You might want to email Gayle so she can add it to the suppliers list on the website.
by hoodman
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: UK Zip Build
Replies: 56
Views: 2853

Re: UK Zip Build

Sounds like a good option to me. Although, dint be afraid of scarfing, it's really totally acceptable.
by hoodman
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 756
Views: 118911

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Bryan, I wouldn't know the first thing about making a wiring diagram. But I can tell you that I'll be going from the battery to a panel behind the dash with 10 gauge wire with a 30 amp breaker near the battery. This is the panel: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001P6FTHC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01...
by hoodman
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 756
Views: 118911

Re: Matt's Geronimo

I have a bunch of electrical components on order. I decided to go with bestboatwire.com for a lot of it. Buying 25-foot rolls of separate color wires for everything I need initially plus ten gauge wire to get from the battery to a panel at the dash plus a bunch of heat shrink connectors and cable cl...
by hoodman
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 220
Views: 35429

Re: modified malahini

My trailer came with two bunks. I added two more so that I could position all four underneath the bottom battens.
by hoodman
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo build. Tahmoor (nr. Sydney) Australia
Replies: 21
Views: 969

Re: Key Largo build. Tahmoor (nr. Sydney) Australia

At least on my build, doing half laps would have been problematic, especially on frames 4 and 5. The gussets make for an incredibly strong joint. Some have said they don't like the way they look but I do.
by hoodman
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Gentry
Replies: 220
Views: 57909

Re: Aussie Gentry

She's a beauty!

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