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by vupilot
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 753
Views: 118738

Re: Utility build

Mike! I know its not funny to you since you had to fix it but your line along with that picture of the two holes just had me cracking up. "Sometimes it astounds me just how badly something can go." The fix sure is time consuming which is always the frustrating part of it for me. Thanks for...
by vupilot
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 753
Views: 118738

Re: Utility build

Mike, if i stored the boat like you are now I would have drains. For garage storage I stiil havent needed/wanted them.
by vupilot
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 965
Views: 154861

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Man, I was away for a week and a ton has happened! Great work!
by vupilot
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: First Boat project
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: First Boat project

Welcome, your mom doesnt sound like the average mom.
by vupilot
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt fun
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Re: Squirt fun

Matt, I really like that second photo :shock:

You are braver or crazier than most. :D
by vupilot
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: second time out this summer and major damage......
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: second time uot this summer and major damage......

Dang, that stinks. It seems the logistics of everything will be harder than the actual repairs though. Glad it wasnt worse.
by vupilot
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Howdy from Texas
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Howdy from Texas

The hard part is just deciding what to build, 300 choices here and a bunch from bataeu as well. Honestly, the support here on this forum is what put me over the edge and convinced me I could do this. I was pretty sure I could but having the experienced folks here to fall back on was very comforting ...
by vupilot
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 55
Views: 2608

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

I suppose the DF is all you can get where you are? I wound up using mexican purpleheart because my local supplier had it in stock in 16' lengths. It worked really well. I used two laminations and didnt have any break. Its a bit harder and takes longer to fair and sand but otherwise I loved it, a sup...
by vupilot
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy Sensitivity
Replies: 23
Views: 775

Re: Epoxy Sensitivity

Dang Bill!!!! Heather looked like that when we discovered she all the sudden has a shellfish allergy a couple years ago. I really miss shrimp dinners.

Hope you feel better soon. Maybe use gorilla glue next time ! Anybody allergic to gorillas?
by vupilot
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 55
Views: 2608

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Regarding the chine. Did you first attach them at the stem then bend working aft? Or did you work from the transom and work toward the bow, attaching at the stem last? They usually will get a better bend up forward buy attaching at the stem first and bending working aft. It requires a bit more room ...
by vupilot
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 965
Views: 154861

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Looking good Matt!
by vupilot
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: Agenda
Replies: 14
Views: 740

Re: Agenda

If you were only going to go for one day I would suggest Saturday.

Think of the whole event as a laid back picnic on the dock with boats to ride in and talk about. Bring some folding chairs for the dock, some food to share and come relax.
by vupilot
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Resize Plans- Squirt
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: Resize Plans- Squirt

The squirt is so small I cant imagine reducing its size unless you wanted to make a radio controlled model. It may end up so small an adult couldnt operate it but at the designed size an an adult or a child can operate it. Many Glen-L designs may be stretched 10% and many have done so on the Squirt.
by vupilot
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 55
Views: 2608

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Another way to look at it is just pull the end of the chine that sticks out past the stem up the stem until there is moderate tension on the chine, It might come up 2" or just till there is tension but not so much it comes unclamped back at the frame. This tension should curve and bend the chin...
by vupilot
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 55
Views: 2608

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

I think your over thinking it at this point. Its pretty simple seeing your most recent photo. In your last picture I would simply have someone twist that big C clamp just like your hand is on it, push down where your hand is and up on the inside to twist the chine a bit clockwise as viewed from the ...

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