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by hoodman
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 191
Views: 69129

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

I cleaned the limbers out just after glueing on the bottom hull panels. I used a shop towel and something to push it through. That requires you to climb under the hull though.
by hoodman
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 119
Views: 37729

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

That looks like a lot of fun!
by hoodman
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Long Bow Eye
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: Long Bow Eye

I received mine the other day. I think it is just long enough that I won't have to counterbore the stem.
by hoodman
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3147
Views: 657672

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, the great thing about building your own boat, as you know, is that you can make it how ever the heck you want. You're 10" wider than my Geronimo. I'm sure that translates mostly to interior space. But that still doesn't give you much room to pass between two seats into the cabin. The way you h...
by hoodman
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 317
Views: 126114

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

There is no way I would not tie the back of the boat down. Actually, in reality, you are tying the trailer to the boat. Even with a boat as light as mine, it is several times the weight of the trailer.
by hoodman
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3147
Views: 657672

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hey Carl, I'm really liking how the layout is coming together. I would put the stereo where you can reach it from the helm rather than inside the cabin. I'm not sure if I have much input on your other considerations regarding your electrical system.
by hoodman
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Motorwell on Sweet Caroline
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: Motorwell on Sweet Caroline

I don't have any experience in a motorboat with a well-mounted engine. But it seems like the transom would kill most of the water that would want to come aboard with following swells.
by hoodman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Motorwell on Sweet Caroline
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: Motorwell on Sweet Caroline

Wow, the fact that you can get a new 40hp with a 15" shaft is a huge plus. And really lightweight too. It might even be a good option for Zip builders out there (on which a 20" shaft motor tends to look comically large). I'd go with size and weight as the most important factors. With the 15" shaft y...
by hoodman
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 410
Views: 130420

Re: Tom's Tahoe

I'm a big fan of white or off white seats. Just about any other color will burn the hair off your legs after sitting in the hot sun for a while. Then you gotta put a towel down just to sit in the boat and that ruins the look.
by hoodman
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Long Bow Eye
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Long Bow Eye

I found a bow eye with 5 1/2" of thread length. Should go most of the way through my stem. Thought I would share in case anyone else is looking:

https://greenbayprop.com/1310-epco-mari ... b496852218
by hoodman
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 28
Views: 2042

Re: Coronavirus

If it comes down to it, don't flush the paper towels.
by hoodman
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3147
Views: 657672

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Something to consider: Like in the picture Steve just posted your binnacle shifter/throttle doesn't have to be mounted horizontally.
by hoodman
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 581
Views: 164829

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Wish I could continue that project, Neel. I don't have the extra room or time for a build right now. I'm excited to see what you come up with next. I'm sure you could slap something together pretty quick living in the same place all the time.
by hoodman
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Outrage progress
Replies: 51
Views: 18571

Re: Outrage progress

It should still cure just fine. Just see what happens. You're going to end up sanding everything anyways.
by hoodman
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Modifying the Tahoe 23 design
Replies: 19
Views: 3408

Re: Modifying the Tahoe 23 design

Bolero sounds like the boat you want to me. Finish the deck like a mahogany runabout and you would have a really sweet looking boat. Also, something to keep in mind: These boats are much lighter than their production counterparts. You're don't need 500 hp to "go fast". I agree with the others. If yo...

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