Search found 153 matches

by BillW
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Not Cruise
Replies: 21
Views: 594

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: 371

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: 2542

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: 1787

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: 1787

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: 2307

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: 38
Views: 13499

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: 8592

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: 8592

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: 2145

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: 3821

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: 4277

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...
by BillW
Sat May 11, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 86
Views: 45490

Re: Tucker's Squirt

What TomB said. If that is a dent that happened after the epoxy cured, then it likely will swell up with application of lots of hot water.
by BillW
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Deck Trim
Replies: 22
Views: 9428

Re: Deck Trim

Well, here is an example of one that does not have a rub-rail around the deck at all. It has been several years now, and I do fully intend to add a stainless rail around the deck edge, when I get around to it... Probably 1/2 inch hollow back rail. Boats do look a little strange without it. Notice we...
by BillW
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 299
Views: 118355

Re: Michael's ZIP

One thing to keep in mind when building the motorwell, or rear deck : If it ever becomes necessary to rope-start the outboard, you might appreciate having a place to stand, while planting one foot on the transom top next to the motor, or on the boat bottom near the transom. On the boats that we buil...

Go to advanced search