Matt's Geronimo

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Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Postby hoodman » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:02 pm

DSR wrote:Hi Matt,

I'm glad that your Geronimo build is still going and I can't wait to see it! (Hopefully this September in person if I can make down)

Did you decide on a motor for it?

Thanks :D
Dave


Dave, I hope to see you there. I haven't decided on a motor yet. Probably whatever I can get the best deal on among the lighter options. Maybe an Etec90 if I can get a good deal on one. Tohatsu makes a two-stroke with similar tech but it's a little heavier. Suzuki has probably the lightest four-stroke 90. I would consider any of those good options for this boat.

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Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Postby bobinpowayca » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:34 pm

Howdy Matt, good to hear from you! I can't remember well enough to tell you much about how I did the intermediate deck beam but here's a couple of pictures that show the beam in place. I do remember the blocking wasn't real pretty and I used a lot of epoxy and quik-faire; but you don't see it, and there's not a lot of stress or weight on this member. I put the hatch in mainly for the grandkids - this almost ended the build because while doing this I caught my thumb in my router :lol: but I only lost about the top half inch of it, just a setback of a couple weeks.
My build is coming along. Right now my boat is at the Evinrude dealer getting her new 90hp e-tec installed. For the warranty it's required the dealer installs it. I've never had an outboard. I was considering either Mercury or Evinrude - the evinrude is 70lbs lighter than the 90hp merc, and it's made in Wisconsin which I like. It looks way smaller sitting next to the Merc. And I'm very happy with this dealer. Can't wait to see how fast she goes!
When I bring it home next step will be the windshield and seats. I think it'd be a great trip to go to the Gathering this fall. Bob
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Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Postby hoodman » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:35 am

Thanks, Bob, that's very helpful. It would be something if we have two brand new Geronimos at the gathering!

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Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Postby hoodman » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:41 am

Here's a photo of my helm and passenger seats. One thing I did not account for when designing these is the thickness of the cushions. So the armrests might end up being a hair lower than I would have liked. I'm glad I went ahead and made these. I'm also planning on a bench seat in the back of the cockpit.
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Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Postby bobinpowayca » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:38 pm

Matt, I really like those seats. Are you putting them on pedestals or building into the floor? My original intention was to build wooden seats and have them upholstered ala '56 Chevy but... I've got some Wise bucket seats and pedestals for up front, don't know about the back yet. If my wife saw that picture she'd make me send the wise seats back. Very unique, makes me think of cruising down a big river :D Hey, seein's how you're a musician, what would really be cool at the Gathering would be for you to entertain us with "Old Man River" one evening! Bob
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Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Postby hoodman » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:54 pm

Bob, I think normally there are some folks with guitars at the gathering. I think we would get in trouble if I fired up the sax though. Thanks for the compliment on the seats. I wanted a ladder back style and armrests. These were just made out of scraps from everything else. Decent boat seats are not cheap. They will be on adjustable pedestals I would like for the one on the drivers side to also be able to slide back and forth. I should have around four feet of open cockpit between these seats and the rear bench. I like boats with a lot of open cockpit area.

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Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:45 pm

Matt

Bring the sax. We've had a bagpipe before!

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Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Postby hoodman » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:54 pm

Progress this weekend:
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Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

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Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Postby Hercdrvr » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:04 pm

Nice blocking for your deck framing. Good to see you back building.
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Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Postby PeterG » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:59 pm

Great job, a clever solution too! Captures the batten and deck beam without taking out too much material from the sheers. Nicely done!
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Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Postby hoodman » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:26 pm

PeterG wrote:Captures the batten and deck beam without taking out too much material from the sheers.
On the port side the sheer has three layers due to repairing a break long ago. So I've had to compensate for that when building the deck framing. The starboard side just has the normal two layers so the sheer isn't notched there. My idea with this was sort of a plywood joist hangar. A two inch screw should secure the intermediate deck beam through the "joist hangar" into the sheer.

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Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Postby Jimbob » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:04 am

Matt,
What you came up is really slick! One thing I really like about this forum, is that you see the solutions that others come up with. I will file your idea in my memory for future reference.
Well Done!!!
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Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Postby hoodman » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:56 pm

Thanks, Jim, I think they'll look great covered up! I encapsulated the underside of all the deck framing last night. Plus many other areas that needed touched up. So I have pieces curing all over the place and I can't do anything till they cure. Probably shouldn't work on the boat on Valentine's night anyway.


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