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by JimmY
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Ottawa Squirt Build
Replies: 10
Views: 499

Re: Ottawa Squirt Build

Anthony Kita wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:43 pm
Are there any inexpensive alternatives that might spring into your minds?
What about 3/8" lag bolts from the local big box? I would think that they could be driven into the asphalt and hold pretty good.

Oh, we've all given in and test fitted the frames! :D
by JimmY
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!
Replies: 32
Views: 6689

Re: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!

It should be "I was Groot"! :lol:
by JimmY
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 59
Views: 8515

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

I used a combination of weight and graduated cups and syringes to measure poxy-grip, and never had a bad batch. I am a bit anal on this stuff and had worked with epoxy before on other hobbies and projects. I think the weight is probably the easiest, and had a small postal scale for this and kept a c...
by JimmY
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 261
Views: 86091

Re: Malahini from MD

8) 8) 8) 8) Cool windshield. This goes on my "If I build another boat..." list

I've been working with 1/8" plexiglass on another project, and when curved like that I can bet that it is pretty solid.
by JimmY
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 59
Views: 8515

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Hi, I meant the plywood skins when you start planking the hull frame. It is easier to ensure a good encapsulation on the inside of the skins before installing them. For the nail set, I ground the threaded end end flat and reduced the diameter to match the side of the nail heads. This set the nails f...
by JimmY
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Ottawa Squirt Build
Replies: 10
Views: 499

Re: Ottawa Squirt Build

Add some angled pieces to the form and simply clamp the transom to them. I found that when installing the keel I needed to adjust the angle on the transom slightly to get the keel flat between the transom and frame 1. I recommend securing the transom knee to the transom before mounting it to the for...
by JimmY
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Ottawa Squirt Build
Replies: 10
Views: 499

Re: Ottawa Squirt Build

Very cool, I've been playing around with Fusion 360 on other projects. It is pretty powerful and not too difficult to learn and there are lots of online videos. It should really help visualize how things go together.
by JimmY
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Why install the side planks first? (Squirt, etc.)
Replies: 9
Views: 442

Re: Why install the side planks first? (Squirt, etc.)

Hercdrvr wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:51 pm
It’s Easier to clamp the side planking along the sheer as you glue and screw if it goes on 1st.
Matt B
+1 on this comment.

The bottom doesn't have as much of a twist and bend, and you have gravity on your side when you attach the bottom.
by JimmY
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3029
Views: 608610

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

8) 8) 8) 8)
by JimmY
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member in Ottawa Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: New Member in Ottawa Canada

Hi Anthony,

Welcome, we need another Squirt builder! Fun little boat!
by JimmY
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 59
Views: 8515

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Starting to make some good progress. I agree with the comments above. Encapsulate the frames now with at least two coats of epoxy (except edges), and sand the final coat so that its is ready for a final encapsulation coat after the flip. I also put one coat of encapsulation epoxy on the inside of th...
by JimmY
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 1086

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

I agree with the comments on surface prep. One other thought from a pure wood working point of view, is that the semi-gloss finishes has a flattening agent in them to tone down the gloss. These also have the effect of "bluring" the grain pattern of the wood. So, you could apply semi-gloss and actual...
by JimmY
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Zip Build Fastener Kit
Replies: 9
Views: 1414

Re: Zip Build Fastener Kit

I think a lot of builders have an aversion to hammering the planking on, so many opt for screws. I bought the fastener kit for my Squirt and extra screws for the planking. I did use some of the nails on the frames, but everything else has screws. I have 3 or 4 boxes of nails left over. It would be n...
by JimmY
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3029
Views: 608610

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Nice work, all those curves would drive me nuts!
by JimmY
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Florida rampage build
Replies: 12
Views: 1191

Re: Florida rampage build

Not a lot of freeboard on that design! Looking good.

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