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by largej
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt Finish Line
Replies: 17
Views: 3510

Re: Squirt Finish Line

Folks - finished the boat and have been in the water and she is awesome. Still playing around with prop options but she handles great with the 25 hp and is solid; does get tossed around in chopping waters but then she is only 11'. Thanks to all the advise and info from you folks on the form. Silly q...
by largej
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt Finish Line
Replies: 17
Views: 3510

Re: Squirt Finish Line

Thanks guys for the info - very helpful. I am going to go with epoxy and microballoons. Looking at using a blank caulking tubes for application.One question/concern: I have several coats of epoxy on the cover boards and oak strips to seal and build-up a good base for the final varnish. Do you think ...
by largej
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt Finish Line
Replies: 17
Views: 3510

Squirt Finish Line

Folks, I am at the point where I need to decide how to fill in the seams on my deck. Mahogany perimeter boards with 1-3/4 white oak strip field. Seams are about 1/4 inch. I have read a lot of the posts on the forum and still can not decide. I am actually very nervous since this is kinda the make/bre...
by largej
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: LargeSquirt
Replies: 3
Views: 1391

Re: LargeSquirt

Thanks Bill - That helps me a lot. Jim
by largej
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: One Handed type Bar Clamps
Replies: 3
Views: 1546

One Handed type Bar Clamps

Anyone know if these clamps - like Irwin - have a life expectancy as it relates to holding strength? I.e., do they lose holding power as they get old? Also, I occasionally use 'Dry-Lube' silicone spray on them to keep them in working order and wonder if this might contribute to them wearing out? I n...
by largej
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: LargeSquirt
Replies: 3
Views: 1391

LargeSquirt

Hi Folks,
Working on building a Squirt and looking for your recommendations on the size and placement of a skeg. I will be running a stem/keel strip and plan to incorporate the skeg. I know there are concerns with how close it is the motor. The plans are not much help in this regard.
Thanks - Jim
by largej
Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 776
Views: 135034

Re: Utility build

Sweet - Nice job and thanks for all the hints and suggestions your posts provided me with my Utility build. I will have mine out of the basement soon - Just finishing the Bilco Door entrance.
Jim
by largej
Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 776
Views: 135034

Re: Utility build

Michael - Sweet! It looks great and nice combination of colors, trim and hardware. Mine is getting there and I have lots of little flaws. But, I have learned a lot and gotten more skilled. Finishing seems to be my Achilles Heel.
You have been a compass.
Jim
by largej
Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility Gunwale
Replies: 12
Views: 4052

Re: Utility Gunwale

Thanks - I appreciate your input and experience. My 1st build was the Tiny Titan and the plan was to share the same motor for both boats until I figure out long range what I will do with them. I am thinking the 20hp on the Tiny Titan will be quite the ride.
by largej
Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility Gunwale
Replies: 12
Views: 4052

Re: Utility Gunwale

Hi Folks, This post might be out of place but thought I would continue on my thread for the Utility build. Gunwale done thanks in part to your suggestions. I found a 1969 20 hp Johnson on Craig's List for $300 and plan on using it on the my boat. I know the specs call for a smaller outboard but this...
by largej
Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Sandpaper
Replies: 7
Views: 2266

Re: Sandpaper

Good stuff all - I think Bill nailed it. Too bad there was not some sort of indicator - color change as it wears down. But, I probably would still use it for another 10 minutes...
by largej
Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Sandpaper
Replies: 7
Views: 2266

Sandpaper

I know there is probably no clear answer but interested in hearing from the group. When is a piece of sand paper ready for the trash can? I am always temped to use it to the very end but know it becomes less effective - I can feel it when I switch to a new piece. This not a question of what type of ...
by largej
Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Utility Build Finsh Question
Replies: 40
Views: 7756

Re: Utility Build Finsh Question

Thanks - I will give it a try. Yet another skill-set to add to my adventure.
by largej
Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Utility Build Finsh Question
Replies: 40
Views: 7756

Re: Utility Build Finsh Question

Thanks guys for the suggestion. I have not used plugs before so this will be a new adventure. I think I will need to use a 7/16 counter sink to create fresh hole and then cut a 7/16 plug from a cut off. My concern is that using a plug will require a lot more sanding at that spot. How do I do that wi...
by largej
Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Utility Build Finsh Question
Replies: 40
Views: 7756

Re: Utility Build Finsh Question

Hi Folks - I need some help and advice again. I finished installing the rub rail and one of the screws was not set deep enough. I figured I would drill it out and fill in along with the other screw holes - I am keeping the rub rail natural. Unfortunately, the bit caught and now I have a little bit o...