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by bobinpowayca
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Geronimo Boat Ride
Replies: 9
Views: 3637

Re: Geronimo Boat Ride

yes, kept it all the way down, on the smooth water it seemed to get up on plane perfectly, but I didn't think to try bringing it up a little to note the speed difference. Bob
by bobinpowayca
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo, scuffed hull help
Replies: 10
Views: 3483

Bob's Geronimo, scuffed hull help

Howdy, well we had a great trip, kind of the culmination of my build but I made a big mistake trying to get off some hull marks. Cabin came with our own slip and I bumped the sides of my boat a lot going in and out - kept looking for the brake pedal - I've launched from the sides of piers but not in...
by bobinpowayca
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Geronimo Boat Ride
Replies: 9
Views: 3637

Re: Geronimo Boat Ride

yes, all the way down.
by bobinpowayca
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Geronimo Boat Ride
Replies: 9
Views: 3637

Re: Geronimo Boat Ride

Well, guess that doesn't work but if you go to you tube and type on "Geronimo Boat" you'll see it by Matt's video. Bob

try this: https://youtu.be/i6qk3hCpByo?t=4
Billy
by bobinpowayca
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Geronimo Boat Ride
Replies: 9
Views: 3637

Geronimo Boat Ride

Howdy folks, just took a vacation I've been looking forward to for over 5yrs, we took our Geronimo to Lake Almanor in northern Ca for a week, real pretty lake - I'm just learning how to post a video on you-tube, hope this works. This is WOT, 37mph @ 5100rpm with no wind on fresh water. I definitely ...
by bobinpowayca
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo - help please corrosion issue
Replies: 12
Views: 3132

Re: Bob's Geronimo - help please corrosion issue

Yes, well maybe they ran out of washers; I thought maybe that junction needs to be a good ground and maybe the ss is a poor conductor but then if they were that smart they wouldn't put it on a galvanized trailer. Making a mountain out of a mole hill! Long as they work for my trip. It's a maintenance...
by bobinpowayca
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo - help please corrosion issue
Replies: 12
Views: 3132

Re: Bob's Geronimo - help please corrosion issue

Thanks a lot guys. Liquid electrical tape, dielectric grease (is that conductive?), good ideas. Here's a picture of what I'm talking about. As you know there's one hot wire to the light and the trailer is the ground. So what you have is the center bolt of the light makes ground contact with the trai...
by bobinpowayca
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo - help please corrosion issue
Replies: 12
Views: 3132

Bob's Geronimo - help please corrosion issue

Howdy folks, so I'm getting ready to finally take the boat on a one week trip in a couple days, and one of the tail light/turn signals doesn't work and a couple of running lights. Going to get bulbs, but guess what these new trailer lights you don't change the bulb, you change the whole unit and the...
by bobinpowayca
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Considering adding flotation foam before floors are finished- Double Eagle
Replies: 4
Views: 2005

Re: Considering adding flotation foam before floors are finished- Double Eagle

Sorry what a stupid math error. Way off on the net flotation!! So if I have 10 cubic feet of foam at 2lbs per cubic foot I've added 20lbs of weight to my boat. And since water weighs 62 lbs per cubic foot, that foam displaces 620 lbs of water. Thus my foam has given me 600lbs net positive flotation....
by bobinpowayca
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Considering adding flotation foam before floors are finished- Double Eagle
Replies: 4
Views: 2005

Re: Considering adding flotation foam before floors are finished- Double Eagle

Howdy North, I just finished my 16' Geronimo and here are reasons why I used pour-in-place foam extensively in my build. This is a runabout I use for cruising, taking the grandkids tubing sometimes, in the bay mostly. In my boat, I filled the void between the deck (floor) and the hull everywhere exc...
by bobinpowayca
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo, corrosion question
Replies: 2
Views: 1435

Bob's Geronimo, corrosion question

Howdy, I'm tying down my boat cover, wanna get it nice and tight for travelling and minimize birdbaths when it rains. Most points conveniently tie down to the trailer frame, but for the ones by the wheels I want to put an eyehook into the fender and one into the galvanized chainplate step. I figure ...
by bobinpowayca
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1235
Views: 379602

Re: Matt's Geronimo

forgot the attachment
by bobinpowayca
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1235
Views: 379602

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Howdy Matt, I just got some side bunks put on and they make it far easier to get the boat on the bunks correctly. They're steel channel so there's not much flex, I got them on so there's only one inch clearance minimum between the bunk and my hull side. so even if I don't get it on perfectly there's...
by bobinpowayca
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1235
Views: 379602

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Howdy Matt, congratulations and thanks for the videos! The boat looks great, I love the red and white. That's one lucky boy sitting there. Attached is the picture of my winch hook-up. Yeah the winch cam should be backed up with the safety hook. My trailer came provided with a safety hook on a steel ...

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