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by TDI
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 58
Views: 9238

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: 58
Views: 9238

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: 2861

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: 58
Views: 9238

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: 58
Views: 9238

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: 58
Views: 9238

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: 58
Views: 9238

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: 1196

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: 58
Views: 9238

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: 58
Views: 9238

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: 58
Views: 9238

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: 58
Views: 9238

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: 58
Views: 9238

Re: Tucker's Squirt

Thanks, I will carry on then!
by TDI
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 58
Views: 9238

Re: Tucker's Squirt

Humidity?? So I have this week off work and figured it would be the perfect time for me to fiberglass the boat. However, it is suppose to rain every day I am off work...figures. I am working in my garage and using System Three SilverTip. Is the rising humidity going to affect this epoxy or will it b...
by TDI
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 58
Views: 9238

Re: Tucker's Squirt

Thanks for the tips! I will probably cut the panels down a little closer to the sheers and then go ahead and fiberglass and paint and use my router to finish it off once it's flipped.

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