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by TDI
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 63
Views: 16154

Re: Tucker's Squirt

Thanks, I think 1/8 in thick will do better with the curvature near the transom.
by TDI
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 63
Views: 16154

Re: Tucker's Squirt

Where is everyone getting their seat cushions made for your boats? Also, I'm getting ready to install the plywood deck and then do deck planking. Is every one else using 1/4 inch thick deck planking or can it be planed down less than 1/4 inch? I'll post some recent pics of my boat since I still have...
by TDI
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 63
Views: 16154

Re: Tucker's Squirt

Ok, I'll use washers to fill the gap. Once I know how many washers I need I'll probably epoxy them together to make them into one solid washer to help keep me from dropping a bunch of washers and loosing them when trying to install the helm.
by TDI
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 63
Views: 16154

Re: Tucker's Squirt

Ok so I'm at the stage of outfitting the squirt with steering, gauges, fuel etc. all of which I know nothing about and just learning as I go. Currently I'm trying to set up the teleflex steering. When I place the helm together I have this large gap between the steering wheel and bezel. I remember se...
by TDI
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt Finish Line
Replies: 17
Views: 5262

Re: Squirt Finish Line

Great looking squirt! My squirt is being painted the same colors except yours looks nicer with the grey stripe!
by TDI
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 63
Views: 16154

Re: Tucker's Squirt

I'll probably do the same thing with the voltmeter because I too want to have a bluetooth speaker and a usb port may come in handy.
by TDI
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 63
Views: 16154

Re: Tucker's Squirt

Thanks, this is good information. Really changes my plan. I will stick with a 3 gallon portable tank. No fuel gauge, probably just a gps speedometer, tach, and maybe a voltmeter. I am planning to place my battery on the stem since my motor is so heavy.
by TDI
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 63
Views: 16154

Re: Tucker's Squirt

Ok good to know. I read somewhere of someone saying they needed a 12 gallon for his squirt and made me concerned. I was hoping to have a fuel gauge on my dash and not sure how to safely install a sending unit on a small portable tank without compromising the tank. The aluminum tank I was looking int...
by TDI
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 63
Views: 16154

Re: Tucker's Squirt

I'm looking into getting a spun aluminum fuel tank for my squirt. Originally I was planning for a 6 gallon but now having second thoughts. For the design I'm looking at I can go up to 8.25 gallons. Do any of you find a 6 gallon is to small for a day out on the boat or would you go larger? I have a y...
by TDI
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt fun
Replies: 11
Views: 2538

Re: Squirt fun

That looks like a lot of fun! I'm building a squirt with a yamaha f20. Looks like you have the same motor. I'm trying to figure out what size gas tank I should get. I'm curious as to what size gas tank you use and how long you can stay out having fun.
by TDI
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 63
Views: 16154

Re: Tucker's Squirt

Thanks! In fact, I think I read through your blog a while back to learn about boat building. Very thorough blog which is really nice. I wish I could keep up with my blog I just prefer to spend all my extra time building!
by TDI
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 63
Views: 16154

Re: Tucker's Squirt

Really appreciate it! I think I'll use a bit from all those suggestions. I'll see what padding I like best and use it for the clamps on the outside and use a plate on the inside and bolt it into place.
by TDI
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 63
Views: 16154

Re: Tucker's Squirt

Quick update with where I'm at and then a question. I started to paint the boat with Interlux perfection. However, the Texas heat came quicker than I could paint and I just couldn't keep it cool enough in my garage to finish the coats. The sections where I would roll and tip would dry too fast to pr...
by TDI
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 63
Views: 16154

Re: Tucker's Squirt

I have a piece of maple that is almost 3 ft long. I was hoping to use this for my skeg. It is extremely hard wood. I plan to coat it with epoxy and then paint it. Will maple be fine to use as my skeg or is it a bad choice of wood for this piece?
by TDI
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 63
Views: 16154

Re: Tucker's Squirt

Thanks, I will carry on then!