Matt's Geronimo

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby chugalug » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:29 pm

:D Don't go full bore.just back it off a little-it's amazing the savings :D
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby hoodman » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:35 pm

I think the back end is supposed to look something like this:
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It's hard to get a picture of the transom in the garage!

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby PeterG » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:44 pm

Nicely done, looks great!
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby vupilot » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:54 pm

Coming along nice. I like how the gas tank and everything fits back there, neat.

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby CaptDave » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:05 pm

Matt, Nice job.
Pudtdtdtdtdtdtdtdtdtdtdtdtd
Yeah! Hard not to make motor noises as you picture yourself behind the helm.
Lots of excitement as it is coming together
Looking forward to seeing you on the trip to Chattanooga on Friday!
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby chugalug » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:21 pm

:D I like the "pudtdtdtdtdtda sound better than mine-Kapuck-it-ta kapuck-it-ta kapuck-it-ta. :lol:
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby mrintense » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:37 pm

Matt, quick work on the motor well. Looks good. I am anxious to put this in, if for no other reason than to feel like I am more faster progress, but getting into my boat is a challenge if there is anything blocking the back. It'll probably be one of the last things I put in before the splash, we'll see.

I am curious however. One of my concerns with putting my fuel tank in back is that the aft end of the boat will set too low in the water. I have no experience with boats and am not sure what you can get away with here. But I am planning on an Evinrude 115 (probably) and somewhere around 20 -25 gallons of fuel. As of right now, I am thinking on the port side of the boat at centerline, across from the helm station.

What size motor are you planning on? No criticisms here, just curious.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby hoodman » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:23 am

Carl, for a while I've been thinking an E-tec 90 just like Bob's. It looks like that's a good choice based on his performance report with 6 aboard. The next size down that would save weight would be a 60 and I don't think that's enough for my purposes. I'm thinking if the plans show the tanks back there then you can go for it. Glen would have considered the weight during the design process. Plus with your boat being in the 21 foot plus category, you have a larger fudge factor with weight. This is from the Vera Cruise page which I'm sure you're familiar "Optional (not detailed) stern mounted inboard motor to 700 lbs. connected to an outdrive." That should give you an idea of the weight limit for your outboard. One thing to consider is the weight of an outboard is a little further aft compared to an I/O but not by much. An e-tec 115 weighs 390 lbs. 20 gallons of gasoline weighs 126 lbs. I think you'll be just fine with what you have planned (still 300 lbs lighter than the suggested I/O limit). 115 should be plenty of power as well.

In other news, I started working on the floor. I still have a lot of trimming and fitting to do. It looks like this first sheet will have to be a pattern considering how bad I've boogered it up. Hopefully, it will be close and I can use it to pattern the port side too. The floor will be in three pieces with the middle piece having two large hatches. I really did make motor noises this time.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby mrintense » Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:55 pm

Thanks for the feedback Matt. It's funny, I've seen that optional diagram a hundred times now and I never made the simple connection you just mentioned! Brilliant! 390 plus 126 pounds. I'll have to do some more thinking. Fortunately that part of the boat (actually everything aft of the cabin) is still pretty much up in the air.

The boat looks good Matt. It's really neat when the interior starts coming together. I am beginning to witness that myself. Should have photos soon. I know what you mean about the floor.It's hard to get that curve right up in the bow. I ended up cheating and the floor only goes to jut under the front seat boxes. It goes further outboard under the head box, but still short of the chine.

I think the 90 will be a good choice as well. Bob Maskel has a 100 on his Sea Knight and I believe I recall him saying that it is plenty powerful enough.

Man oh man, all this interior and engine talk has got me excited all over again! :D :D
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby hoodman » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:38 pm

I'm dialing in the deck fairing. It's all starting to come together!
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby neel thompson » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:43 pm

Everything looks great Matt.... Nice work all the way around. Will she be in TN in September?

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby hoodman » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:32 pm

neel thompson wrote:Will she be in TN in September?


Neel, that's my goal! Lots to do but achievable I think, especially with the encouragement of you fine folks on the Glen-L forum!

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby Hercdrvr » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:32 pm

5 months, hope he makes it. Nothing like seeing the boat in person.
Looking good Matt.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby hoodman » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:34 pm

Matt, I hope I launch before September. There's not too many Indiana boating days after that. I've blown every previous self-imposed deadline, though.

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:36 pm

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