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by TDI
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 44
Views: 5582

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: 44
Views: 5582

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: 44
Views: 5582

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: 44
Views: 5582

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: 44
Views: 5582

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: 44
Views: 5582

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: 44
Views: 5582

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.
by TDI
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 44
Views: 5582

Re: Tucker's Squirt

Ok so I went ahead and ordered some Okume ply and I have to say, it is way better to work with than the douglas fir. I don't think I would have ever made the bends with the douglas fir. Got all my panels on yesterday and now time to fair it down smooth and fiberglass. Question: I plan to fiberglass ...
by TDI
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 44
Views: 5582

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: 44
Views: 5582

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: 692

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: 692

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: 44
Views: 5582

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: 44
Views: 5582

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: 44
Views: 5582

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...

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