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by JimmY
Sun May 20, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 496
Views: 80536

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Not sure if I'll be able to make it to G12, but I really want one of those T-shirts! I finished putting my outboard back together this week, and today I was able to fire it up. The carburetor still needs adjusting, but that will have to happen out on the water. It starts with a short crank of the st...
by JimmY
Sat May 19, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream", a True Grit design-Cumberland River
Replies: 12
Views: 156

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream", a True Grit design-Cumberland River

Sounds like a great adventure. Looking forward to more tales.
by JimmY
Fri May 18, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Michigan Mahahini. Paint
Replies: 11
Views: 555

Re: Michigan Mahahini. Paint

+1 on what Matt says about WR-LPU. Used this on the bottom of my Squirt, but it only stays in the water for a day and it is on a lift or trailer otherwise.
by JimmY
Fri May 18, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 642
Views: 104788

Re: New member from oregon

Very Nice! :shock:
by JimmY
Fri May 18, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: New Builder Building a squirt
Replies: 73
Views: 20195

Re: New Builder Building a squirt

That old motor should run forever. Probably something simple that a little TLC will take care of.
by JimmY
Sun May 13, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 496
Views: 80536

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

I got into the paint booth on Friday and Saturday. Friday was spraying self-etching primer and the cream base color for the cowl, and Saturday I sprayed red and black for the fuel tank, and 1957 "Holiday Bronze" on the rest of the motor. All of the paint, reducer, and hardener was a bit pr...
by JimmY
Fri May 11, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 496
Views: 80536

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Hi Guys,

I'm hoping to go to the ACBS show, I went last year as a spectator and hope to pull the Squirt over there to display.

I'm keeping the motor original with the pressure tank. I've rebuilt the tank and have new hose, and will have the local antique outboard guys check it out.
by JimmY
Mon May 07, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 496
Views: 80536

Safety on the water

Getting ready for the water, I mounted my home made paddle on a pair of mahogany mounts. Some rubber weather stripping keeps it snug in place. We'll see if this is enough when pounding through the waves. 20180507_192431.jpg Also, I picked up this water proof case at the "Chinese Tool Store"...
by JimmY
Mon May 07, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 496
Views: 80536

Outboard Rebuild

I've also finished the re-build of my 1957 Johnson, and it is just waiting for an opening in my friend's paint booth. The motor was bored out and has new 0.020" over size pistons, new gaskets all around, new seals, new bearings, and fresh re-built carburetor. 20180507_192918.jpg 20180507_192928...
by JimmY
Mon May 07, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 496
Views: 80536

Odds and ends

I picked up my Squirt on Saturday from the storage facility. If any of you in the SE Michigan area need indoor storage for the Winter at a reasonable price, let me know and I can pass along the guy I used. He had an unheated warehouse with a concrete floor for $250 for the season. The Squirt doesn't...
by JimmY
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo - launch
Replies: 16
Views: 887

Re: Bob's Geronimo - launch

Congrats! Enjoy the fruits of your labor!
by JimmY
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 80
Views: 6720

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Looking good.

Just out of curiosity, how do you align a motor like this? Are you mic'ing between the two halves of the couplers?

Thanks,
by JimmY
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 780
Views: 125775

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Hi Matt,

Yeah, I was just thinking about when to pull it out of the storage facility. I got a new trailer a few weeks ago, and need to shift things around so I can sell my Laser sailboat.
by JimmY
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aqua Cat build progress
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: Aqua Cat build progress

It will be fun to see this coming together.

Good advise to other builders, spend the time to get the forma and frames square, plumb and symmetrical. This will save a lot of time later and results in a solid boat.

Enjoy!
by JimmY
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from SE Michigan
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: New member from SE Michigan

Welcome, Chuck!

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