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by largej
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt Finish Line
Replies: 10
Views: 1493

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: 10
Views: 1493

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: 1173

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: 1087

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: 1173

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: 737
Views: 116103

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: 737
Views: 116103

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: 3587

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: 3587

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: 1744

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: 1744

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: 6454

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: 6454

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: 6454

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...
by largej
Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 737
Views: 116103

Re: Utility build

Hi Mike, I never really though about needing to build in floatation. I set-up the space for gas and ran the gas line under the flooring. Maybe I can fill the tank with expanding foam? I am going to be optimistic that I will never be in a situation where the boat will sink. I am getting close to the ...

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