Matt's Geronimo

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

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Matt,

Just getting caught up on your thread here... Congratulations on that beautiful E-TEC! It looks fantastic on your boat, and I'm sure it will perform superbly. Your Geronimo is looking great!
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Matt,

Any news over the weekend on ole Geronimo?

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Bill, just finishing up as much of the electrical as I can, installing deck hardware and putting a coat of epoxy on the coamings.
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Matt what are you using to keep the wires neat? Zip ties? Plastic loom?
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Zip ties and black plastic cable clamps where needed. Everything is nicely tucked up under the carlings.
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Big day today. I finally got the floor "finished" with the help of my dad today. We went in and out of the boat about 10 or 15 times with that starboard section. Dad was a big help with that. Once that was dialed in it was almost perfect for the port side so I was just able to trace it out and cut it. Then only a few times in and out of the boat with the port side. The middle section was almost perfectly 2 feet wide. I just had to plane one end a little bit to get it to fit. The final piece was to finally nail down where the seat pedestals are going. I think the rear bench is next.
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I’d say sit at the helm and make motor noises but the Etec doesn’t make any :lol:
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Wow Matt, really quick work there. Have you already put gas in the gas tank for this weekend? :lol: :lol: :lol:

Having that middle section is the way to go with these. It gives good access to the bilge. I'm glad I am going with that approach as well.
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Man, I was away for a week and a ton has happened! Great work!

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If anyone is wondering how I've been able to get so much done lately it's because I lost my job about a month ago. So I am not some kind of super builder jist extra time right now. Carl, it seems like the floor went fast but it took about four hours to finish up and would have taken much longer without dad's help. I have been keeping my eyes open for opportunities but also kind of taking some time to really put into the boat build. Also, to do a lot of stuff around the house that have been lingering. It has also been great to spend more time with Dad. I know he always wanted to be able to help when we lived back in NC.
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Matt,

I am sorry to hear about the job loss and please be assured that any mention of fast building on my part is meant to be taken in the vein of excitement at seeing another boat getting completed. I think it's wonderful that you can work with your dad on this project. Mine unfortunately passed away long before I discovered Glen L and I truly wish it was possible to share the project with him.

Nonetheless, I am excited to be able to share in your build and very glad that you've been able to take advantage of the unfortunate job loss and make some good come of it. I look forward to seeing you get to the launching and enjoyment of using her, regardless of when that happens.
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Carl, if I had the registration numbers I would have been tempted to go today.
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Getting going on the rear bench seat:
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Matt,

Loving the progress! Can't wait to see it next month.

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Looking good Matt. I love the style of chairs. Very Nostalgic.

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