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by TDI
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 23
Views: 1906

Re: Tucker's Squirt

Thanks for the tips. Marine grade douglas fir is all I could find near me and even that is a 2 hr drive one way. I'll try to go slow, I'm just afraid to go to slow since I'm working with epoxy when applying the side panel. I'd really hate to get it epoxied down and then it crack later. The home depo...
by TDI
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 23
Views: 1906

Re: Tucker's Squirt

So I'm getting close to applying the side panels. I'm having trouble bending the plywood to the curvature of the transom without the outer layers cracking. I tried to do bend a scrap piece using a towel and boiling water against a 2x4 I had cut to match the transom curve. It made the bend fine but a...
by TDI
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Jet Ski trailer for squirt?
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: Jet Ski trailer for squirt?

Well it should work then, thanks.
by TDI
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Jet Ski trailer for squirt?
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Jet Ski trailer for squirt?

Found a used jet ski trailer for a decent price. Anyone know if a jet ski trailer would work for my 11ft squirt I am building? I don't see why it wouldn't.
by TDI
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 23
Views: 1906

Re: Tucker's Squirt

That's true. I didn't think about putting a little reinforcement on the inside. Thanks.
by TDI
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 23
Views: 1906

Re: Tucker's Squirt

Ok so after taking off a very small amount with a chisel I think the crack was very superficial likely from all the clamping pressure right in that area. Otherwise the wood looks pretty solid there with no give when pushing on it so I think i'm going to move forward and keep this chine. I may just f...
by TDI
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 23
Views: 1906

Re: Tucker's Squirt

Thanks for the input. I saw someone else clamp the twists in the chine that way and it really helps to keep the proper angle when cutting the end of the chine to the stem. I did find that after screwing the chine to the stem and removing those boards it did twist back a little so more fairing will b...
by TDI
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 23
Views: 1906

Re: Tucker's Squirt

One more pic. It is the outer surface.
by TDI
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 23
Views: 1906

Re: Tucker's Squirt

Crack in Chine! I'm working on bending my second chine and I noticed a small crack that may possibly be just a surface crack. I thought I'd check with the forum what you guys think. I'm wondering if I just need to replace the chine or if it's nothing to worry about. What do you guys think I should d...
by TDI
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 23
Views: 1906

Re: Tucker's Squirt

Thanks for the tips. Now that I'm beginning to mount the frames it's getting exciting...and addicting!
by TDI
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 23
Views: 1906

Re: Tucker's Squirt

So I switched to system three silvertip and seems to work much better. Now my question is when is the best time to install the transom knee. Right now i'm working on aligning the frames on my building form. Do I wait until I have the keel in place and then install the transom knee while it's upside ...
by TDI
Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 23
Views: 1906

Re: Tucker's Squirt

Thanks, I will continue wiping, sanding, and try thinner coats.
by TDI
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 23
Views: 1906

Re: Tucker's Squirt

I did sand in between coats. I even wiped down with warm soapy water because after the second coat it seems to have almost an oily residue over it and thought it could be amine blush even though this epoxy is not suppose to have amine blush. I tried 220 grit and I've tried 120 grit which seemed to d...
by TDI
Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 23
Views: 1906

Tucker's Squirt

I've been working on building a squirt the last 2 months and am having some issues with encapsulating the frames. I want to keep it documented as others have so I just started a blog but it's not quite up to date yet with where I'm at. I've cut out the frames and built the building form. I've got so...
by TDI
Tue May 09, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New builder from Texas
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Re: New builder from Texas

Im thinking I need to post a new thread under the small outboards section or maybe start a blog like others have done and post my pics there. Reading through others' blogs has been very helpful. But more time blogging means less time building!

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