Matt's Geronimo

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by hoodman » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:46 am

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Air it out and yell “Geronimoooo” as the engine revs with prop out of the water. You’re not going to hurt that beast of a boat. I think it says in the Glen L description the hull is designed specifically for bashing waves and getting some air.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by bobinpowayca » Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:33 pm

Hi Matt, I run my Geronimo in salt water mostly so I give a good flushing both ways :lol: ,i.e., I run it with the muffs on for five minutes then screw the garden hose into that fitting and run it a couple more minutes. The evinrude mechanic said the muffs work better cause the fitting gets boogared up; I figure the muffs are the way the motor gets it in the water so I do that way first then the hose fitting.. also always takes time to wash the salt off the boat every time but at least it stays clean.
Yeah I think the Geronimo is fast - just cause she's fat doesn't mean she can't fly :!: Bob
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by MDC » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:20 pm

Just a beautiful boat. Great build. Looks like you hit the sweet spot. :)
Have you had any thoughts on changes you would make?
I ask because when I finish something like this I usually think of something I could make/do better the next time.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by hoodman » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:38 am

The only changes I would make are actually things that I am planning to add: Windshield, upholstery, cupholders, convertible bimini top, additional storage compartments, rub rails, radio, etc. You get the drift. I pretty much have stuck to the plans with minor changes. There are little mistakes and imperfections but I couldn't be happier with the overall result.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by Hercdrvr » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:03 am

How are your off season upgrades going on the big husky white Geronimo?
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by hoodman » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:37 pm

No actual work has been done yet. I have a punch list in my head though. Started new job in January which has been really busy so far. Things should settle down into a rhythm soon and I'll be back to work on the boat.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by hoodman » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:21 pm

Tackling the most important issues first. #1 Being the crappy winch tower that came with this trailer. I'm beefing it up substantially with some 3x3 steel tubing that should bolt right in after (hopefully) drilling holes in the right spots. It's not galvanized but I'm just going to hit it with some grey paint and call it good. A little extra tongue weight won't hurt a thing.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by Hercdrvr » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:46 am

Let the sparks fly. Easy on and off the trailer is a big plus.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by hoodman » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:43 pm

My second ever weld. I'm not showing the first one. Using the cheapest flux core welder from HFT. This is for my new and improved winch tower. Also, I'm letting the boat get washed in the rain and testing the bilge pump.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by Roberta » Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:44 pm

Looking Good, Matt. Just a word about welding. Make sure you grind off any of the galvanizing coating in the welded areas before welding. That coating will mess up your welds bigtime. You can always shoot some cold galvanizing paint on later.

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by footer » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:15 am

Hey, for your second time welding, it looks pretty good. Flux core always spatters more than solid core.

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by hoodman » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:18 am

Roberta, thanks I did grind it off beforehand. I also bought a rattle can of cold galvanizing paint. Hopefully this all will make retrieving the boat much easier.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by hoodman » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:47 am

I think this is going to work a lot better. However, I'm worried that the rubber bow stop is just going to want to rotate while I'm winching. I might have to go back to a roller and just use some neoprene padding or something.
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I also got this really nice print from my wife for my birthday. It is a print from Glen-l of the line drawing. Honestly, I think they should replace a lot the line drawings on the website https://www.glen-l.com/designs/outboard/dsn-gerl.html with the more detailed versions. I think it would help with selling the plans.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by Hercdrvr » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:33 am

Those welds are fine. 110 volt Mig with flux core wire, perfect. You can plug in a bathroom outlet and start welding. I’ve been a beginner welder for 15 years, never had anything come apart.
Nice work, isn’t it magical to be able to join metal?
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Post by hoodman » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:38 am

It is like magic. And fun too. I think the lawnmower is next.
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