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by Two8nine
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Squirt Sheer Issue
Replies: 25
Views: 5033

Re: Squirt Sheer Issue

Angle grinder with flapper disc. I sanded through a few nails in my gussets while fairing with no issues. Seconded. I couldn't get a satisfactory clamping job on the first laminations of my sheer, so I screwed it down between the laminations, the angle grinder ate through the #10 screws just as qui...
by Two8nine
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 55
Views: 9912

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Thanks for the comments everyone, been a big help. Spent some time with a grinder and belt sander -- does this look about right? Found myself second guessing a lot, and it's definitely not perfect, there will be some small gaps, particularly within 5 inches of the stem -- got kind of sloppy there --...
by Two8nine
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 55
Views: 9912

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Started cutting notches into chine/sheer in preparation of fairing. I'm using the rabl method described in Boatbuilding with Plywood and looking for some input. If I'm understanding correctly, I measure the total circumferential length of the member, (so if a flexible ruler gives 50 inches from stem...
by Two8nine
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 55
Views: 9912

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Still plugging away, thought I'd post progress. Finishing up the final (of 4) sheer laminations now, came out a little sloppier than I'd like, but it's symmetrical and for the most part has clean contact/bond throughout. I'm hopeful the rest will clean up in fairing. Next up will be some substantial...
by Two8nine
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 55
Views: 9912

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

It's not all that I can get, but it's the least expensive and being a newbie I didn't really want to go with any wood that isn't commonly used. I can get African mahogany but it's extremely expensive, and always seems to be super warped with wobbly grain. If I'm lucky I can also get Sitka, but it ma...
by Two8nine
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 55
Views: 9912

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Hi vupilot. I actually started at both ends at once for the chine. Wasn't able to get 12 ft boards, so I have them joined between frames 1 & 2 via a full length butt block. I clamped the ends and met in the middle. Second lamination was from the stem aft. The sheer I'm trying from the stem, first wi...
by Two8nine
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 55
Views: 9912

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Taking a break due to sheer frustrations. Broke 4 so far. I'm down to 1/4 inch laminations, but might have to go to 1/8 which is what I did the first time around. DF doesn't bend as well as I'd hoped. Even bought a steamer too. :? Regarding the chines, is it a problem that they are largely straight ...
by Two8nine
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt
Replies: 52
Views: 10155

Re: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt

Also is the model limitation due to dealership availability or more regulatory/import issues in Egypt? Is it unthinkable to buy a used outboard that's more suitable, or ship one in from elsewhere? If shipping/import costs are significant, do they exceed the costs in your own time to modify either th...
by Two8nine
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt
Replies: 52
Views: 10155

Re: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt

My previous experience amounts to "I'd like to have a boat someday" so I can't help much there. My Grandfather designed and built his own boat, he hand made the steering system to work with a wheel from a tiller type outboard -- should see if I can get pictures, or have him comment on it too. Lots o...
by Two8nine
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt
Replies: 52
Views: 10155

Re: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt

Not an expert opinion, but I suspect that would be fine. Check the pics in this thread: https://glen-l.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=12066 The zip in the first pic has a 40hp merc 4 stroke. Not sure on exact weight, but a new model with the same stats is well over 200lbs and the boat doesn't seem to be...
by Two8nine
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt
Replies: 52
Views: 10155

Re: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt

What engines are available? Seeing the model might make it easier to get input on whether it would work. I doubt 40lbs would make a huge difference.
by Two8nine
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 55
Views: 9912

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Chines are on. Picture is before the second lamination was finished, but shows curve, which I think turned out well, seems consistent on both sides. Definitely needs more twist up front, but wasn't able to get a consistent twist along length, so deliberately left it like this, as the inadequate twis...
by Two8nine
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 55
Views: 9912

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Yeah I was expecting it really. (This is number 2) If they have to break I just wish they'd always do it during the bend and not after settling for a couple hours. I'm really hoping the two I've got on now hold until the laminations on, as it'll be a lot harder to deal with now that they are glued a...
by Two8nine
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Resize Plans- Squirt
Replies: 5
Views: 876

Re: Resize Plans- Squirt

Why not the Peewee? It seems to be pretty similar looking to the squirt, and no need to customize anything.

I extended my squirt 10% between the frames, and even then it's a tiny boat.
by Two8nine
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 55
Views: 9912

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for the help and suggestions -- been very helpful. vupilot -- My biggest issue was getting the twist right. As pictured is the point where it lined up most closely with the sheer -- but the problem I had is that twisting the chine enough to get this result gave ...