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by bobinpowayca
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1235
Views: 390539

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Howdy Matt, your Geronimo looks great, and the e-tec looks just right on it! I'm not concerned at all about the transom being stout enough for the motor, it's rock-solid. It does look compact, attached are a couple pictures of mine. Should be real easy to see people tubing behind the boat. One thing...
by bobinpowayca
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1235
Views: 390539

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Matt, what are you doing for an anchor, how you plan on rigging it? Bob
by bobinpowayca
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1235
Views: 390539

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Hi Matt, per oil usage, after ten trips with the boat, total about 25-30 hours on the motor and averaging about 20 mph I have used a little over half the oil tank's contents... Bob
by bobinpowayca
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1235
Views: 390539

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Matt, what I did was set the the coaming parallel with the bottom of the carling but 1" below it. The top of my coaming follows the curvature of the deck, 1" above it all the way from aft of the bulkhead to ahead of the dash, tapering at both ends. This required cutting a smooth arc in the top of th...
by bobinpowayca
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1235
Views: 390539

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Howdy, my experience on fuel consumption so far with my 90hp etec in my Geronimo. I have a 14gal tank and have the same idea to bring an extra gas can when we make longer trips. But so far - with three or four adults - we've been out in the bay for 1 1/2 or 2 hours, running around at 25 to 35 mph, a...
by bobinpowayca
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1235
Views: 390539

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Howdy Matt. I did a lot of sanding on my boat when it was upside down, all the resin layers, paint coats etc. For the heavy sanding where fairing was important I used my block sanders - plywood in 3" widths and varying thicknesses, 18 to 24" long with handles on the ends and sanding belts glued on -...
by bobinpowayca
Wed May 23, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: picture on your post
Replies: 1
Views: 1944

picture on your post

Howdy, so if you want to put a picture above your address on your posts, anyone know how or who to ask? Is that what an avatar is? I thought that was a movie...Bob
by bobinpowayca
Wed May 23, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roustabout build in progress
Replies: 20
Views: 8441

Re: Roustabout build in progress

Hi Elliot,the hull looks great with those strakes. I recently finished the Geronimo - I really liked the Roustabout (actually got the plans) but it would've been too tight to build in my garage - and more challenging with the lift strakes. I've had my boat out five times, I have a new Evinrude e-tec...
by bobinpowayca
Tue May 01, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo 3rd time's a charm
Replies: 7
Views: 3325

Re: Bob's Geronimo 3rd time's a charm

Yeah Matt, you'd think with the lighter load it'd be faster than the 38mph in the bay with 6 aboard. Maybe we had a tailwind in the bay. But also, salt water is more buoyant so in the freshwater we were displacing more water and also had the ballast. Don't know. I prefer the bay and harbor so hopefu...
by bobinpowayca
Tue May 01, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo 3rd time's a charm
Replies: 7
Views: 3325

Bob's Geronimo 3rd time's a charm

My wife and I took her out again yesterday after I adjusted the ballast, this time on Lake San Vicente which is a large fresh water reservoir. I was really unhappy the first two outings because the nose was so high and I couldn't trim it down so was pretty apprehensive. I put two weight plates (60lb...
by bobinpowayca
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo - 2nd time
Replies: 10
Views: 3584

Re: Bob's Geronimo - 2nd time

Okay Matt and MattB, here's some side shots of the boat.. There are no adjusting pins, those holes are just there. The only tilt adjustment is the trim switch on the throttle handle, and the tilting switch on the side of the motor. What you see here is the fully down position, i.e., I tilted it full...
by bobinpowayca
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo - 2nd time
Replies: 10
Views: 3584

Bob's Geronimo - 2nd time

Howdy, we took her out again yesterday. The first time I couldn't keep the nose down or trim it right and I thought it was because there were too many people in the boat. So this time, just me and my wife and I was hoping for a smooth ride. We started out at the south end of San Diego Bay. We had a ...
by bobinpowayca
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo - 2nd time
Replies: 0
Views: 3594

Bob's Geronimo - 2nd time

Howdy, we took her out again yesterday. The first time I couldn't keep the nose down or trim it right and I thought it was because there were too many people in the boat. So this time, just me and my wife and I was hoping for a smooth ride. We started out at the south end of San Diego Bay. We had a ...
by bobinpowayca
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1235
Views: 390539

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Howdy Matt, she's looking good, I really like the seat. Having the dash and the wheel on must be encouraging and puts a perspective on it while you're building I would think. It's taken me 5 yrs and 4 mos to build my Geronimo. I'm thinking I may have some "post-partum" depression now, especially sin...
by bobinpowayca
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo - launch
Replies: 16
Views: 5370

Re: Bob's Geronimo - launch

Thank you folks for the nice comments and advice. I'm going to try and go again this Thursday, just my wife and myself. This time in the harbor..Bob

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