GERONIMO - Here's lookin' at ya

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GERONIMO - Here's lookin' at ya

Postby bobinpowayca » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:28 pm

yes, the boat will never actually be "done" I guess, but at this point I could launch it if I had to! I still need to do the windshield, some deck floors and a better throttle bracket but I'm close to being done - maybe another five or six weeks. But I did get an important step done yesterday. "Big Chris" came over and did some paintwork on my boat, he's a "pinstriper" in the hot rod community and never did a boat; I asked him to do the lettering and a little art on my boat.. the eyes are a remembrance of the year (67-68) I was in the Mekong Delta, I always thought they looked really cool - I did a little research on them lately and a boat was considered christened when the eyes were put on, so I'm considering my boat "done" as of yesterday :D . They hopefully keep you safe from perils ahead, like sea snakes, crocodiles, and other bad things on the water. bob
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Re: GERONIMO - Here's lookin' at ya

Postby hoodman » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:45 pm

It looks really great, Bob! Looks like you will have lots of great adventures aboard her soon!

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Postby Shaunh » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:24 am

Love it Bob. Well done and enjoy it on the water.
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Re: GERONIMO - Here's lookin' at ya

Postby mrintense » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:40 am

Congratulations Bob, I know how much it must mean to get to this point. It's something I dream about daily. The boat looks wonderful, you've done a great job. I am sure that this spring and summer are going to be fun for you and your wife. Love the eyes.
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Re: GERONIMO - Here's lookin' at ya

Postby DrBryanJ » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:10 am

Bob:

She looks really nice. The eyes are great. I have a 90hp etec on a stand in my garage and it looks huge, but on your boat it looks just right. Hopefully on mine it will look right too.
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Re: GERONIMO - Here's lookin' at ya

Postby Jimbob » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:24 am

Looks really nice Bob! You have made great progress in a short time. The eyes remind me of the old "moon equipped" stickers on cars, or the eyes on war planes above the shark teeth. (very cool) You could carry a red marks alot pen to draw temporary blood shot eyes for cruises on the morning after. :lol:
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Re: GERONIMO - Here's lookin' at ya

Postby bobinpowayca » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:43 pm

Thanks for the nice comments. Bryan, yes I agree, in that picture it looks like a real little motor! I think partly it's the shot, but I remember when I first saw one on a stand in the store it looked Huge. I thought this is gonna be a burden on the boat, and especially since I've never had a power boat it looked a little intimidating. but now that i've started it up a couple of times it seems just right. You know the lower hp models weight the same. I have two batteries and maybe 14 or 19 gallons of fuel back there, I wonder if it'll float right. Maybe I better not ride on the transom. Bob
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Re: GERONIMO - Here's lookin' at ya

Postby Hercdrvr » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:46 pm

Boat and motor look great, hang on and gun it.
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Re: GERONIMO - Here's lookin' at ya

Postby JimmY » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:31 am

Very nice, you'll be just in time for summer.

Enjoy!
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