Matt's Geronimo

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by hoodman » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:13 am

Here is some footage of Mom driving and Dad backseat driving. :lol: Also some spray rail footage that might be of interest to some. I forgot to mention that we hit a "stump" in 20 feet of water. Luckily only going about 4 mph. I don't even think it scratched the paint. Definitely a navel pucker situation, though!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6JVzWweTB4
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by DrBryanJ » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:50 pm

Really nice numbers Matt. Can't wait to see her in two weeks.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by mrintense » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:28 pm

Cool video Matt. Looks like the spray rails are working as planned. Can't hardly wait to try my own out some day!
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by hoodman » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:47 pm

Looks like the Geronimo will be at G12 sans windshield. Just not enough time to get it done. It's really not bad without it. At least while it's warm.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by Bill Edmundson » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:20 pm

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Great!

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by hoodman » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:31 am

Something like this for the windshield, two parallelograms:
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I thought it would be easier to join these with dowels so I ended up with two attempts at making a dowelling jig. After several tests, I could never get them accurate enough. Good dowelling jigs are not cheap, biscuit joiners are not cheap. So I just did what I know and cut mortise and tenon joints by hand. All in this windshield is a big project but so is polishing those cast aluminum brackets. This big windshield should give better protection when we're out trolling for big muskies.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by chugalug » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:09 pm

:D Nice to see the boat up and running.coulda tried dowel centers(little metal inserts into dowel holes)Looks like you did good tho.How is the glass mounted in frames?I had to assembly my frames and glass at same time.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by hoodman » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:24 pm

chugalug wrote:How is the glass mounted in frames?
Thanks Chug, the glass will be mounted in a rabbett with trim pieces holding it in.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by Craig Aho » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:10 pm

Matt I did the same as you with the windshield frame and rabbited with trim pieces as you are planning. It was the easiest way for me and worked out pretty good. I am sure you will end up with a good windshield.

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by gap998 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:33 pm

Been off here for a while and both Josh & Matt have finished their boats! Looking great Matt!
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by hoodman » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:38 pm

"finished" thanks!
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by GL3z » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:31 pm

That's a nice video you have there, Matt. Great work!

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by PeterG » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:16 pm

Matt, thought you would want to check out the windshield on this boat. From the New England Chapter of the ACBS on Lake Winnepesaukee in New Hampshire.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by hoodman » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:39 pm

Thanks, Peter, that's what I'm going for including the top. I don't think I'll be able to pull off making them openable though.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by PeterG » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:09 pm

Thought you might appreciate that. I have seen this boat before, a regular at the Winnepesaukee shows. It's big. And meticulously maintained. The Bimini top looks like an off the shelf one installed the typical way but snapped to the top of the windshield frame. I agree, openable windshield frames does look fun but it also looks like a lot of work to make that. The style looks classic.
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