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by bobinpowayca
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo - launch
Replies: 16
Views: 5266

Bob's Geronimo - launch

Well we launched her yesterday and it was a great day - I am really happy with the boat. Jim Milhouse came by and watched and gave some tips. So here's how it went - all I've got are a couple of stills taken at the pier, if I can figure out how to put my daughter's camera videos on here I'll send a ...
by bobinpowayca
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo - launch tomorrow
Replies: 10
Views: 3461

Re: Bob's Geronimo - launch tomorrow

Thanks for the good wishes folks! I'm pretty excited. Seemed like I'd never be done but then things just kind of came together at the end. Bill I like your idea , kind of like giving the grandkids ice cream cones to calm them down. Bob
by bobinpowayca
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo - launch tomorrow
Replies: 10
Views: 3461

Bob's Geronimo - launch tomorrow

Well, she's about done and I'll be launching Agatha tomorrow morning. It's a big wide concrete ramp with lots of dock space so hopefully it'll go smoothly. I will have some help from my daughter and her family so it should go okay. I need to learn a method so just me and my wife can use the boat. Sh...
by bobinpowayca
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo's windshield done
Replies: 9
Views: 3544

Re: Bob's Geronimo's windshield done

Hi Jim, thanks for the great tip on South Shores launch ramp, I checked it out a couple days ago and really like it, real wide ramp, lots of places to tie up. We're fortunate to have this. So the plan is to go there this Saturday, bringing my wife and my daughter and her family. She can handle boats...
by bobinpowayca
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1235
Views: 381774

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Howdy Matt, yeah I've had a couple of bizarre dreams about driving the boat too lately. The tentative launch date will be Sat Apr 21st down at the bay. I need to check it out at low tide first; that day it's a negative tide at the time we're planning. Your boat's getting there - it looks great. What...
by bobinpowayca
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo's windshield done
Replies: 9
Views: 3544

Bob's Geronimo's windshield done

Well, I finally got the windshield done, it's 1/4" tempered glass with a bevel on the ends. I couldn't get the ends into the side brackets using the rubber gasket material; also, they were slightly out of alignment in the grooves (glass doesn't flex!), so I ended up just bedding the outer edges in b...
by bobinpowayca
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's GERONIMO's windshield
Replies: 6
Views: 2337

Re: Bob's GERONIMO's windshield

Thanks Billy. I've got the white,5200. I'll know Saturday when I'll have time to do the windshield - since the glass is beveleled, I think even with the rubber gasket it would be best to caulk it in cause there'll be gaps. That's over a 2 hour drive for me to go get the black caulk - is there someth...
by bobinpowayca
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's GERONIMO's windshield
Replies: 6
Views: 2337

Re: Bob's GERONIMO's windshield

sorry Matt I meant to address that question about the caulk to Billy. Bob
by bobinpowayca
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's GERONIMO's windshield
Replies: 6
Views: 2337

Re: Bob's GERONIMO's windshield

Matt, that's a white adhesive caulk, right? Did you mean using the 4200 along with the rubber gasket, or just bedding the sides of the panes in the grooves with caulk only? I was thinking that might make a neater installation, i.e. without the gasket, only put the gasket in the center post fittings....
by bobinpowayca
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's GERONIMO's windshield
Replies: 6
Views: 2337

Bob's GERONIMO's windshield

Howdy, well I guess I better call her "Bob's Geronimo", Matt! We're not alone out there. I'm getting close to finishing, I've been working on the windshield - used the Lakeshore castings, had them chrome plated and the side grooves machined out so I could extend the windshield a couple inches higher...
by bobinpowayca
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Pour foam versus Polystyrene Blocks
Replies: 11
Views: 3384

Re: Pour foam versus Polystyrene Blocks

Thanks for the links. Actually I have no idea which way my boat will float if it gets swamped. Doesn't surprise me though that the coast guard has several pages of regulations and calculations on how to determine if my 16 ft boat will float level if swamped. They are a regulatory agency after all. B...
by bobinpowayca
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Pour foam versus Polystyrene Blocks
Replies: 11
Views: 3384

Re: Pour foam versus Polystyrene Blocks

Well, here's my 2 cents on why I went with pour-in-place foam. By the way, I'm not too worried about long-term absorption of fuel and water because in all the cavities where I used it the floor above it is sealed, i.e. when I built the floor I finished it as closely as I could to the hull sides, and...
by bobinpowayca
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1235
Views: 381774

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Hi Matt, I measured my motorbox, measured on the bottom from the transom forward it's 26" long (i.e., "deep"); measured from side to side the box is 39" wide. I didn't plan ahead properly for the motor box dimensions, I think I made it at least or more than the dimensions given in the glen-l notepag...
by bobinpowayca
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO's windshield
Replies: 3
Views: 1580

Re: GERONIMO's windshield

Thanks a lot for the reply Matt. Yeah I think that's the way I'll go. I'm not a machinist so I'll try and find a local shop to do that for me - I would think something just over 1/4",nI'll bring a sample of the glass and the gasket material. I know the screws are way too short, I've got longer machi...
by bobinpowayca
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1235
Views: 381774

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Yep, the deck's now slicker than two eels in a bucket full of snot! But I plan on putting down a cushy rubber mat of some sort that I can roll up. The idea of the smooth deck is so I can keep it clean with a damp mop. Matt I attached a picture of how I reinforced the transom (which is 3/4 ply). I fr...

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