Matt's Geronimo

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by billy c » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:21 am

This may be coming your way but as of this year in Nh plugs have to be pulled and bilge dry before you can leave the ramp
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by Hercdrvr » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:26 am

I mounted two pumps, one on each side of the knee. You can see in the picture how I used the knee for a mount so I didnt have to screw into bottom planking to get the pump as low as possible. It takes an uncomfortable amount of water back there to make the pumps start moving water out of the boat. Big flat broad area.

Somehow I got us talking about bilge pumps when you started the conversation about motor well constructions. Sorry, I’ll get back in target.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by hoodman » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:54 am

billy c wrote:This may be coming your way but as of this year in Nh plugs have to be pulled and bilge dry before you can leave the ramp
Is this due to zebra mussels or other invasives?
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by hoodman » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:58 am

Matt, I'll have to check and see if my pump can be mounted like that. It's a good idea. I wonder if bedding the pump strainer in a blob of 4200 would be enough to hold it down?
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by hoodman » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:42 am

I like this pump in theory since it has a built-in float switch. Playing with the test knob it looks like water will have to be up to the top of the strainer before it will click on. I could possibly mount the strainer to the side of the keel with a screw going into it at a weird angle. I think it would be more securely mounted on top of the keel like this:
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by neel thompson » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:38 am

Matt.... The bilge pump doesn't have to be all that secure. I mounted two pumps (one on each side of the keel and I secured them by screwing a a zip tie with a screw hole in it around the hose and into a batten. Or you could secure the discharge hose horizontally with the zip tie on top of the keel. I think screwing the pump down is an overkill. Neel

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by billy c » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:12 pm

hoodman wrote:
billy c wrote:This may be coming your way but as of this year in Nh plugs have to be pulled and bilge dry before you can leave the ramp
Is this due to zebra mussels or other invasives?
Yes, no zebra mussels here that we've detected, but Lake Champlain, which is a short drive north has big problems with them. Also milfoil.
Any critters like that in Indiana?
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by billy c » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:15 pm

hoodman wrote:Matt, I'll have to check and see if my pump can be mounted like that. It's a good idea. I wonder if bedding the pump strainer in a blob of 4200 would be enough to hold it down?
that is how mine are. let the 4200 ooze thru the screw holes on the base and no screw holes where water always sits
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by mrintense » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:32 pm

I'll be putting two in front and two more in back. Both pairs will straddle the keel. Here's how I will be mounting them.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by Bill Edmundson » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:03 pm

This is similar to mine.

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by hoodman » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:10 pm

All this is glued and screwed including the dash beam which is now faired and I added cleats to tie in the deck battens and strongback. The topsides fairing is getting closer as well. Also, check out the fitment on that tank. It looks like it was made for that space!
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by joshuab » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:28 pm

Looking really good!
I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by DrBryanJ » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:27 am

Nice work Matt.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by Moeregaard » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:31 am

billy c wrote:This may be coming your way but as of this year in Nh plugs have to be pulled and bilge dry before you can leave the ramp
That's not nearly as bad as we've had things in California, where most lakes require everything to be dry before launching. Wash your boat, or take a "bucket cruise" in the driveway before leaving for the lake, and they won't allow you to launch if they see any water coming out of anywhere--and this includes the trailer. I'm afraid the quagga/zebra mussel thing is the new normal.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by JimmY » Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:40 pm

Nice to see you still plugging along.
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