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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:13 am
by hoodman
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

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:50 pm
by DrBryanJ
Really nice numbers Matt. Can't wait to see her in two weeks.

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:28 pm
by mrintense
Cool video Matt. Looks like the spray rails are working as planned. Can't hardly wait to try my own out some day!

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:47 pm
by hoodman
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.

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:20 pm
by Bill Edmundson
Matt

Great!

Bill

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:31 am
by hoodman
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.

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:09 pm
by chugalug
: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.

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:24 pm
by hoodman
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.

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:10 pm
by Craig Aho
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.

Craig

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:33 pm
by gap998
Been off here for a while and both Josh & Matt have finished their boats! Looking great Matt!

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:38 pm
by hoodman
"finished" thanks!

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:31 pm
by GL3z
That's a nice video you have there, Matt. Great work!

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:16 pm
by PeterG
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

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:39 pm
by hoodman
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.

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:09 pm
by PeterG
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.