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by Two8nine
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tuffy Build
Replies: 67
Views: 28507

Re: Tuffy Build

Great work, really unique looking boat.
by Two8nine
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 77
Views: 27245

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

JimmY, thanks. I will be doing butt blocks -- I'd originally intended to join the pieces ahead of time as I did with the sides, but figured it would be easier to work around the battens if I did it after. Given that there's no bend in the area, I've half a mind to wait until I've flipped before putt...
by Two8nine
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 77
Views: 27245

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Thanks, I was surprised with how (relatively) smoothly it went, I found this bend to be vastly easier to manage than the side plank, which still has a bit of a gap up front as I couldn't get it to make the bend very well. Didn't even need hot water, just hand pressure. Surprised with how concave it ...
by Two8nine
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 77
Views: 27245

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Thanks, not sure how I missed that in the book.

Is it perfect? No.
Is it on? Yes.
by Two8nine
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 77
Views: 27245

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Have the second side on, and am getting the bottom ready. Curious how you all manage to cut it out to fit properly, finding it difficult to get any accurate markings done with how tight everything is up front. Thought of masking up most of it, getting it close and just spraypainting the gap, but tha...
by Two8nine
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 77
Views: 27245

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: 77
Views: 27245

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: 77
Views: 27245

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: 77
Views: 27245

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: 77
Views: 27245

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: 5859

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: 77
Views: 27245

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: 77
Views: 27245

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: 77
Views: 27245

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: 77
Views: 27245

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...