Matt's Geronimo

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by TomB » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:28 am

hoodman wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:38 am
It is like magic. And fun too. I think the lawnmower is next.
Check with your spouse before mounting a receiver on the front of your tow vehicle...just saying. :oops:

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by hoodman » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:07 pm

TomB wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:28 am
hoodman wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:38 am
It is like magic. And fun too. I think the lawnmower is next.
Check with your spouse before mounting a receiver on the front of your tow vehicle...just saying. :oops:
Is that from personal experience?
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by TomB » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:41 am

Kind of...I asked and heard the no echo for several years.

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by mrintense » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:50 am

Yeah, welding would be a great skill to acquire. I've wanted to for years, but so far it's eluded me. I will probably need to get around to it when I get the trailer.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by hoodman » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:30 pm

Carl, I got a welder, auto-darkening helmet, gloves, apron, wire brushes, a new grinder, and a slag hammer all for around $200. For occasional small welding projects I think it will be great.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by chugalug » Wed May 01, 2019 7:52 am

:D That auto darkening helmut is the ticket ,Matt.I used to use one welding at "Polaris".I used the wire feed w/gas-just pull the trigger and go.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by hoodman » Sun May 05, 2019 7:07 pm

The modified winch mount works perfectly. Finally hit the lake both days this weekend. Just need to cut off the excess length and hit it with some cold galvanizing paint.

Next up, finish windshield, upholstery, rub rails, etc. Cup holders are also needed asap.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by mrintense » Mon May 06, 2019 3:42 am

hoodman wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:30 pm
Carl, I got a welder, auto-darkening helmet, gloves, apron, wire brushes, a new grinder, and a slag hammer all for around $200. For occasional small welding projects I think it will be great.
Matt, I've looked over welding units many times and agree that a reasonable setup can be purchased for not too much. In the past, it was the lack of training that held me back, the same kind of thinking that keeps many from attempting something like building these boats. These days, that's not a problem for me. It's more like I don't have the need just yet and space is already at a premium in my garage. But a welder is in my plans eventually.

Congratulations on getting the winch mount working right. As for the other items, I am sure you've heard about them, but if not, the Sailrite videos on You Tube are great tutorials on doing upholstery. Biggest problem is having to acquire a good sewing machine, but certainly cheaper than having someone do it. I look forward to seeing what you accomplish.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by hoodman » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:40 pm

Some folks at the gathering asked me to show some more about my windshield. I glued up the two frames today. But here are a few pictures of the joinery. I did a lot of this work back in August/September of last year. Next step will be to finish cutting the rabbets with my least favorite tool, the router. The good news is that I have most of the really complicated parts made already. The frames are parallelograms so that made the joinery extra interesting. And also meant that I pretty much had to cut the joints by hand which I'm more comfortable with anyway.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by mrintense » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:52 pm

This will look great when you get it finished Matt. Do you think you'll get to it before the summer's out?
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by hoodman » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:27 pm

Carl, hoping to get this and the upholstery done asap.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by Hercdrvr » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:17 pm

That’s some fancy carpentry work you have there.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by footer » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:45 am

Nice job on the mortise and tenon. That's going to be a strong joint that will last a long time.

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by billy c » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:27 am

Matt-
Nice to see that the winch mount works well for you. Great when you can fab your own metal parts
Are you required to run a bow safety chain on the winch post?
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by hoodman » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:51 pm

Required? No idea. It would be good to have one. The trailer came with one. But the hook is too big for the bow eye.
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Matt-
Nice to see that the winch mount works well for you. Great when you can fab your own metal parts
Are you required to run a bow safety chain on the winch post?
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