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by JimmY
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Ian's TNT Build
Replies: 23
Views: 1731

Re: Ian's TNT Build

I had the same issue with my Squirt. I epoxied and bolted the keel to the stem, and then readjusted the transom angle to get the keel flat on rear of the bottom (only 2 frames). At least on the Squirt, the hump is supposed to be there. If you are sure the notch in the stem and frame 3 are correct, t...
by JimmY
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen-L 15 build
Replies: 18
Views: 2419

Re: Glen-L 15 build

If you are using white oak, the grain should be pretty straight. No need to over think it, just align the grain with the long axis of the parts and cut.
by JimmY
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Steve B. Checking in from NH!
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Steve B. Checking in from NH!

Welcome, Steve. Looks like you are off to a great start. You need to post more photos.
by JimmY
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 135
Views: 60110

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Welcome to boat building. Sorry to hear your troubles, but we've all been there. Hindsight is 20/20, but I think the plans and books should be updated to tell you to laminate sheers and chines with at least 2 layers. That is a pretty thick Chine, kudos for bending one in place with no issues. Make s...
by JimmY
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: baby barrelback
Replies: 8
Views: 7572

Re: baby barrelback

That would be the Squirt plans.
by JimmY
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 91
Views: 48949

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

You've sat in it an made motor boat noises, haven't you? Go on, admit it, we've all done it! :lol:
by JimmY
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Jet Ski Power
Topic: Big runabout with jet propulsion?
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: Big runabout with jet propulsion?

Any of the inboards are designed to have the engine weight more forward in the boat. These designs have narrower sterns and will not sit right in the water with more weight in the stern. You need to look at boat designs for an outboard or I/O drive. This is why you won't see any builds of these boat...
by JimmY
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Greece
Replies: 6
Views: 875

Re: Squirt in Greece

Adding more longitudinals will be the easiest. The one deck frame on the Squirt has a central support to the stem, and is plenty strong. You could make this piece a little thicker and taller if you are worried about it. My deck is a little more than 3/8" thick (plywood and mahogany) with the stock s...
by JimmY
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Greece
Replies: 6
Views: 875

Re: Squirt in Greece

The front of.my Squirt is plenty strong and you can stand on it. I have 1/4" plywood and about 3/16" of mahogany. You can always add more stringers or use thicker plywood if you have any concerns.
by JimmY
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Another Vera Cruise build
Replies: 44
Views: 10548

Re: Another Vera Cruise build

Congratulations! Looks good.
by JimmY
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Ian's TNT Build
Replies: 23
Views: 1731

Re: Ian's TNT Build

Borrow a router with a straight bit, you'll be done in no time.
by JimmY
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 328
Views: 166119

Re: Tahoe 23

Looking smart! :D
by JimmY
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 199
Views: 123846

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Awesome crew! :D
by JimmY
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit
Replies: 115
Views: 89923

Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

Congratulations! Looks awesome.
by JimmY
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 91
Views: 48949

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

I'm running a 1957 Johnson 18hp, which is probably pretty similar to the Evinrude. With one person it planes easily and gets up to 25mph. With two people, you need to lean forward to get on plan and tops out around 21 or 22mph. 25mph is plenty fast when you are inches off the water, and if the water...

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