Matt's Geronimo

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby hoodman » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:49 pm

Neel, actually that's great because Greg's has striped wire also which bestboatwire does not.

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby mrintense » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:16 pm

Exciting times Matt. Like you I've never wired a boat either. I look forward to it but am still a ways off, although I will be adding some wiring as I go because it will be easier that way.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby hoodman » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:57 am

Carl, It is exciting. I'm not at the finish line yet, but I can now visualize most of the steps I need to take. Shooting for the Gathering or before!

Here is my idea for a switch layout. This is a pattern from the actual dash beam between the edge of the steering wheel and the coaming. I've got six identified that I need so far and have room for a couple more if needed in the future. I figure the horn is right where I need it and I won't switch off anything important trying to get to it quickly. Should I put sonar on a switch? I'm thinking not since they all have their own power buttons. I can cut power to everything via the main breaker by the battery whenever I'm parked on the trailer. Acc will be 12v outlets I think. Comments on what I'm missing or need to think about are welcome please!
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby Bill Edmundson » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:28 am

Matt

If you only doing a depth find, it can just be like other gauges through the key switch. GPS/Chart plotters have their own switch.

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby hoodman » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:32 am

Bill, I'll be installing a unit with an actual screen. Probably with GPS. I want to mark where all the honey holes are!

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby DrBryanJ » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:17 pm

Matt: That looks good. Only thing missing is if you need a fan to vent the bilge.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby hoodman » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:25 pm

I don't believe I've ever seen a production outboard boat with a bilge blower. Matt B put one on his Malahini, though.

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby chugalug » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:37 pm

:D I put one in "Chug".mainly cause some of the bilge is enclosed under solid floor.who knows what vapors may lurk under there. :D
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby hoodman » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:12 pm

Plus you're planning on sleeping in there right? :lol:

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby mrintense » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:36 pm

I've been designing all my cabin wood work so that the under floor gets maximum ventilation. Shouldn't need any blowers, but if necessary I will put them in.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby hoodman » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:46 pm

I got the front deck framing all glued down. It feels really good to get that done. Also got my switches laid out. I need one more 2 position switch. I don't have a picture of it but I drilled 2-inch holes in all the frames to route the steering and motor control cables. Hopefully, that will be big enough. I also drilled some 3/4 inch holes in the frames on both sides to route wiring. I need to get a floor in there at least temporarily so I don't keep tripping all over the frames and battens.

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby mrintense » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:51 pm

Looks great Matt! I would like to get on with the decking and cabin on mine as well. I decided to do as much of the flooring as I could before the deck so that it would be less trauma on my 60 plus year old body? But knees didn't like it too much.

Looking forward to seeing more of your boat coming together. It's exciting to me to see four of these similar hulls coming together. Now if Craig Aho and Fraser can chime in we can see where they are at.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby hoodman » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:10 pm

Craig ought to be coming out of hibernation soon. Hope he is doing okay.

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby joshuab » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:01 pm

That turned out really nice, I really like the color and grain pattern on your dash as well.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby Hercdrvr » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:05 am

Looks good, very fun part of the build.

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