Matt's Geronimo

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby hoodman » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:45 pm

Matt, you got it.


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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby BillJ » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:27 pm

:D Hat on backwards WOT ! YEAH BABY! That's what it's all about.

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby Hercdrvr » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:46 pm

As long as we’re talking about WOT throttle, what’s your best guess at a prop? I’d say a 13.25 or 13.5 diameter with a 15 or 17 pitch prop. Experience has taught me to always lean toward the lower pitch. First prop on Malahini 90 hp was a13.25x17, was a
good prop for very lightly loaded boat but with everyday gear and family the 15 pitch is much better. It’s easy to add 750lbs of people and stuff.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby billy c » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:29 am

That’s one sweet ride Matt!
Congrats ...will be seeing a shakedown cruise soon!
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby chugalug » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:06 pm

:D Lookin' good ,Matt.Does that E-tec motor have oil injection like the older Mercs? Just wondering as I bought one of the older mercs recently.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby hoodman » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:35 pm

Matt, thanks for the suggestion. We are going to start with a 15. He said he would send a few with me that I could try out until we get it dialed in. Probably a good idea to plan for a heavier load in the future for when more stuff gets added to the boat.

Thanks, Billy!

Chug, the ETECs have oil injection. There is a small oil tank under the cowl. I'm not sure how much oil they use but I've heard it's not much.

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby bobinpowayca » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:03 pm

Hi Matt, per oil usage, after ten trips with the boat, total about 25-30 hours on the motor and averaging about 20 mph I have used a little over half the oil tank's contents... Bob
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby bobinpowayca » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:08 pm

Matt, what are you doing for an anchor, how you plan on rigging it? Bob
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby hoodman » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:14 pm

I got the boat back today from the Evinrude dealer. I'm really happy with how everything turned out. They did a first rate job as far as I can tell. They were very eager to work with me on whatever specifics I wanted. The guy that rigged it says the transom as I built it is ten times stronger than anything he sees in production boats these days. Surely an exaggeration but, that's a testament to the Glen-l designs.

I am starting with a 17 pitch prop because that's all they had at the moment. He was going to send me home with a 15 too but didn't have on hand. If the 17 doesn't work out I can switch it out later.

The 90 Etec is really compact. There's absolutely no extra room under the cowl.

Bob, the mechanic says the engine will burn extra oil for the first 14 hours so your consumption should have already leveled off. As far as anchor, I may get a mushroom since we mainly have muddy bottoms here. I might start with a cinder block though. I had a danforth on the jon boat with about four feet of chain on it. That would hold almost anywhere but that boat was really lightweight. It also scratched the heck out of the paint wherever I kept it. I'm not sure what the best option really is.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby joshuab » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:01 pm

Etec is my pick of the litter! Great motors. Looks fantastic.
I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby Hercdrvr » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:13 pm

Sweet nectar.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby neel thompson » Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:39 am

Everything looks great Matt....You have to be excited. Nice work

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby billy c » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:17 am

That is real pretty Matt!
I have a 60 Etec on one of my boats and it is quiet, smooth and flys! You will love that motor.
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