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by darthplywood
Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:33 am
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: another squirt
Replies: 16
Views: 10308

Re: another squirt

LOOKS GREAT!!! NICE WORK!
by darthplywood
Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: A new Zip Gentleman's Racer
Replies: 15
Views: 4537

Re: A new Zip Gentleman's Racer

not only does the boat look great.....that vintage merc is a work of art!
by darthplywood
Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Australia Gathering 2013
Topic: IAGG Food
Replies: 13
Views: 4929

Re: IAGG Food

is anyone going to bring "vegemite"?
by darthplywood
Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Question about the IMP rowboat
Replies: 7
Views: 1482

Re: Question about the IMP rowboat

actually it is. My uncle (who has the Nomad) recently re-aquired it from a freind of the family who my grandfather had given it to years ago. Her it is now, waiting to be "freshened" up.
by darthplywood
Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: WA. Sea Knight project
Replies: 111
Views: 23167

Re: WA. Sea Knight project

Bob...i think i speak for most when i refer to you as "The Godfather of the Sea Knight"....aside from myself, i know there are many other Sea Knight builders out there who were directly inspired by your build pics to build their own.
by darthplywood
Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Question about the IMP rowboat
Replies: 7
Views: 1482

Re: Question about the IMP rowboat

my grandfather built an IMP and i think he used 3/8 on the bottom and it made the boat way heavier then it needed to be. don't underestimate the strenght of the 1/4" plywood (he regretted using heavier ply on the bottom then the plans called for)
by darthplywood
Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3065
Views: 622959

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

yeah..i went to rent a small trailer from u-haul a couple of years ago. (it was the smallest one and on the back it literally advertized "Tow with any car". They wouldnt rent it to me because i had a Jeep Wrangler... Hows this for towing? My Jeep towing 25ft Jayco...had to keep looking behind to ma...
by darthplywood
Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3065
Views: 622959

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Don't know what year Explorer you have, but I have a 2011 with 5000 lbs. towing capacity. But my real point is, don't try to rent from U-Haul. They will not rent to people who will tow their trailers with an Explorer of any year due to the Firestone tire debacle. I tried!! :? Roberta :D yeah..i wen...
by darthplywood
Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: building up the transom
Replies: 8
Views: 6283

Re: building up the transom

Matt, If you go look at the Geronimos in the Boatbuilder's Blog section of this site, there are pictures that I submitted and are under my name. There are also Geronimo pictures credited to an unknown at the bottom of the page. I am the unknown guy. These are shots taken in September 2004 during th...
by darthplywood
Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1158
Views: 316185

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

here's a couple more pics of the motorwell (one taken during the build from the outside of the boat).
by darthplywood
Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: WA. Sea Knight project
Replies: 111
Views: 23167

Re: WA. Sea Knight project

Bob, i find your boat rides really well with the fuel where it is (i would like to move my fuel a little forward but i dont' want to upset the "openness" of my cockpit area). It would be nice to have a custom tank that fit under the floor between a couple of the frames but i don't know that you coul...
by darthplywood
Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1158
Views: 316185

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

here's a pic of my motowell area (yes....my daughter is sitting-up asleep in the pic). It is cut deep enough to accomodate a 20" shaft outboard. I also used a custom aluminum motorwell to provide additonal strenght holding the motor on. It (ideally) distributes the stress a little more evenly on the...
by darthplywood
Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 453
Views: 137504

Re: SEA KNIGHT

the trailer looks great! nice & wide! I wish I had bought one more like that (possibly where the boat could sit between the wheel base and a little lower to the ground. Nice work!
by darthplywood
Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: ANYONE BOUGHT TEN FOOT LENGTHS OF MARINE PLY?
Replies: 6
Views: 2445

Re: ANYONE BOUGHT TEN FOOT LENGTHS OF MARINE PLY?

i posted this link in another thread but again...a great tool for cutting scarf joints in plywood.

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/st ... system+875
by darthplywood
Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO PLANKING - ANOTHER OPTION
Replies: 9
Views: 3234

Re: GERONIMO PLANKING - ANOTHER OPTION

when i got to this point in my build i obsessed over what was the right thing to do....i was afraid to scarf and i didnt want a butt joint (i don't remember why at this point). I was (still am) as amateur as they come. I bought a nice circular saw....a couple of really nice high end blades and the s...

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