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by BillW
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: 1957 Mercury Mark 30 lower unit repair?
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: 1957 Mercury Mark 30 lower unit repair?

Ask that question at www.johnsoldmercurysite.com

Also, posting photo's will help them answer you. There are lots of experts on that site.
by BillW
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 463
Views: 145923

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Definitely change the water pump impeller on an old outboard. The rubber vanes take on a "set" and may not flex enough to function well. And worse, if the vanes fail, then rubber pieces can lodge up the cooling passages in the block. And, of course, never run a motor or even turn it with the starter...
by BillW
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: CE-Marking of a Squirt
Replies: 10
Views: 621

Re: CE-Marking of a Squirt

This may not help, but I think in the Customer Photo's section there is a Squirt or two in Australia.

Possibly, their country may have similar requirements to yours ?
by BillW
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Not Cruise
Replies: 51
Views: 7271

Re: The Not Cruise

Probably will not take the Glen-L Squirt from Seattle to Florida, through the Panama Canal...
...our passports expired.
by BillW
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Birthday Gayle
Replies: 4
Views: 1769

Happy Birthday Gayle

Hope you have a great Birthday!

Are you going to celebrate out on a Glen-L boat ? Maybe one that your Dad built?
Which one of the many Glen-L boats was his favorite ?

Best Wishes,
Bill and Linda
by BillW
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 28
Views: 6820

Re: Coronavirus

Regarding TP; They say back in the day that Sears catalogs were useful. You know "read a page; tear out a page..."
Don't have any first hand reports, tho....
by BillW
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Squirt Model
Replies: 5
Views: 3688

Re: Squirt Model

Thanks, folks. Barry, I see you are building a Rascal. What motor will it have? Are you familiar with Peter's Rascal, here in NW Washington? He has made several videos of hitting 60 mph with a vintage I-6 Merc. It's a 100 hp disguised as an 80. And I believe he has replaced it with a 140 or 150 now....
by BillW
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Squirt Model
Replies: 5
Views: 3688

Squirt Model

Several years ago we built a Glen-L Squirt. I thought about making a model of it, but that would require a realistic model outboard motor of the same vintage Mercury as on the Squirt. Well, I did obtain a scale model 1957 Merc outboard from "Alterscale" (brand name). So, it sort of became necessary ...
by BillW
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tunnel Mite Prop selection
Replies: 8
Views: 3936

Re: Tunnel Mite Prop selection

I would think your tachometer is not correct. Is there a switch on the back of the instrument case, and is it set correctly? 33 mph is a good speed, and that would suggest the prop is about right for the boat & motor. If, indeed, you are really getting only 3300 RPM, then the motor is being lugged v...
by BillW
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 52
Views: 23509

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Regarding use of a chine block, or "chine hook" (like the breast hook): If it is made and installed to the stem correctly, then it will determine the curvature of the foreword ends of the chines, just as the breast hook does for the sheers. Imagine bending the sheers into place without the breast ho...
by BillW
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes.
Replies: 25
Views: 9426

Re: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes. HELP!!

Do the cracks in the bow eye radiate out from the threaded hole? Could they be seen before removal?

Did the whacking cause more damage to the bow eye, as well as the shackles?

Did it make the cracks worse?
by BillW
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes.
Replies: 25
Views: 9426

Re: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes. HELP!!

Thanks for bringing this up. I have the same situation, but didn't know there is a potential problem. Although, a little thought about pot-metal vs stainless steel might have given me a clue... I may first try pulling it out with the trailer winch....then again maybe not. At least I have all winter.
by BillW
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tiny Might engine option Ford l6 or jet?
Replies: 4
Views: 2336

Re: Tiny Might engine option Ford l6 or jet?

Well, I am not an inboard guy at all, however my first thought would be the exhaust manifold for the Ford.

Was there ever a water cooled marine manifold for that engine? If so, that would be my obvious choice.
by BillW
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Easier build ?
Replies: 5
Views: 4485

Re: Easier build ?

The Squirt is a great little boat; lots of fun to build and use; we built one several years ago. It can be seen at the Customer Photo section, under "Bill & Linda's Squirt". (There is a typo there, one photo is not ours; the group of 9 is ours) We lengthened the boat 15", and re-positioned the dash ...
by BillW
Wed May 15, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt with a long shaft 9.9
Replies: 8
Views: 4877

Re: Squirt with a long shaft 9.9

If the Squirt is built per the plans, there is no need to modify the transom knee. That would be major surgery and/or result in looking funny. Bear in mind, the transom is braced by the cockpit coamings, as well as the knee. In addition to all the other parts. That boat is very strong. Some have bee...

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