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by Two8nine
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 68
Views: 13417

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

For better or worse the first side is on. Not perfect, but seems pretty smooth. I used #14 SB boat nails from Noah's, and 1-1/4 Stainless Screws for the transom/stem connection. One thing I'm a little leery of -- how thick would you normally have the epoxy? I used West System epoxy with a bit of the...
by Two8nine
Mon May 27, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 68
Views: 13417

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Ok thanks for the response. I went with the #14 so we'll see how it goes.

I will be drilling for all regardless, chines are df so I'm worried about splitting.
by Two8nine
Sun May 26, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 68
Views: 13417

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

TomB -- Noah's is who I am looking at, but they don't appear to have the nail specified in the plans. That was the source of the original question -- should I go with what they do have, being #14 nails at the right length, or the specified #12 nails, although they are 1/2 inch too long? Not sure if ...
by Two8nine
Sun May 26, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 68
Views: 13417

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

They do but getting stuff through the border has proven prohibitively expensive, not to mention the exchange can be brutal. I'd prefer to rely on what's available locally.
by Two8nine
Sun May 26, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 68
Views: 13417

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Not abandoned, it's finally warm enough to start working again, though it's still below freezing some nights so haven't been able to do much glueing. I'm about ready to attach the first side plank, and am trying to find a local-ish source for nails. Plans call for #12 1 inch ring nails, which I have...
by Two8nine
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Squirt Sheer Issue
Replies: 25
Views: 5238

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: 68
Views: 13417

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: 68
Views: 13417

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: 68
Views: 13417

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: 68
Views: 13417

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: 68
Views: 13417

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: 68
Views: 13417

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: 12295

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: 12295

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: 12295

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...