Matt's Geronimo

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Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Post by mrintense » Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:44 pm

I saw this same keel curve on my hull when I was at that point. At first I thought it was wrong but checking the plans on my boat confirmed that it was okay. But I did spend a lot of time trying to get this area correct. I can only hope that I did so! :)

Your boat is coming along nicely.
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Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:47 pm

Matt

Looks and sounds like you have this figured out.

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Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Post by hoodman » Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:03 am

Ha, I've had plenty of time to read Boatbuilding with Plywood, Boatbuilders Notebook, and the plans. I've also read through several of the great builds here on the forum. Still learning a ton as I go and having lots of fun with it. The wife is fully supporting me which is a big help. We have our first little one (boy) coming in March and I would love to get the boat planked and righted by then. We'll see.
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Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Post by hoodman » Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:30 am

Anyone have any ideas how to keep a hand drill plumb while drilling? I'll need to drill out for the keel - transom and keel - stem bolts soon. I had one hole that was way off center when I was drilling the transom knee for the transom connections. I was able to fix it but I'd like to avoid that happening again.
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Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Post by Bill Edmundson » Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:29 am

Matt

To keep the drill straight I drilled a hole in a piece of scrap 2x4 on the drill press. Then I drill a starter/locator hole in the piece. With the 2x4 as a guide I can get the hole started true. Usually have to stop and remove the 2x4. By then the hole is deep enough for the bit to stay true.

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Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Post by hoodman » Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:47 am

great, thanks!
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Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Post by hoodman » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:17 pm

The keel is now installed! Chines are scarfed together, I glued them this morning and installed the keel this evening. I decided to take advantage of the warm weather for gluing.
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Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Post by Nomad_19 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:13 pm

That looks great! Is Geronimo a scaled down Sea Night hull? I seem to remember Rory telling me it was.
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Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Post by hoodman » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:56 pm

I believe it is the same hull. I am building mine to 17' so it is basically a sea knight without the cabin.
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Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Post by Cabron » Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:41 pm

Man your moving along quickly. Looks great! I bet you`re having the time of your life.

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Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Post by hoodman » Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:23 pm

Chines are clamped in place so I can see where I need to cut angles in the frame notches. They seem to be coming in right on the money at the chine blocking on the stem.

Cabron, I am having a blast!
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Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Post by darthplywood » Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:00 pm

she's looking great....this is where the boat really starts to come to life!
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Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Post by bjfrater » Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:22 pm

Looking good!
It really starts to take the shape of a boat once you get those longitudinal pieces attached. Very satisfying.

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Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Post by hoodman » Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:02 pm

Made a scarfing sled to do the scarf cuts on the sheer clamps on the table saw. I found a super easy design for it online. One of those things where I'm thinking "why didn't I think of that." Should work for stock up to 2 1/2" wide which rules out the battens on my design. Maybe I can tweak something to make it work.
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Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Post by mrintense » Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:34 am

I've seen many different ways of doing this scarf joint. I ended up using a router and two angles wedges to lay the router plate on.

I may have to come up with something to scarf plywood for a portion of my bottom skins.
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