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by TDI
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Jet Ski trailer for squirt?
Replies: 4
Views: 206

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: 206

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: 19
Views: 1337

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: 19
Views: 1337

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: 19
Views: 1337

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: 19
Views: 1337

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: 19
Views: 1337

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: 19
Views: 1337

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: 19
Views: 1337

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: 19
Views: 1337

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: 19
Views: 1337

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: 19
Views: 1337

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: 561

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!
by TDI
Fri May 05, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New builder from Texas
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: New builder from Texas

Thanks, I have planned to make it 11 ft. At this point I have the building form set up and most the frame members cut. Hopefully by next week the frames will be built and on the building form.
by TDI
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New builder from Texas
Replies: 5
Views: 561

New builder from Texas

Hello all,
I've never built a boat before but I've wanted to build a small boat for a while now and decided to go with the Squirt. Should make for a fun project, now lets see how it goes!

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