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by brockj
Sat May 23, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Ready for glass work
Replies: 14
Views: 360

Re: Ready for glass work

Good luck! I am getting very close to this stage as well on my squirt. From the outset of the build fiberglassing has been the part I was most nervous about. Let us know how it goes, I am considering doing it very much the same way you are going about it.
by brockj
Fri May 22, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 43
Views: 19325

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Getting ready to start sanding the filler now. IMG_6878.JPG I am coming up on the part I was fearing the most, fiberglassing. I have been reading a ton and trying to prepare the best I can, the good news, it sounds like first-timers such as myself all fear this the same and often have a sense that i...
by brockj
Wed May 06, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 43
Views: 19325

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

I didn't realize it had been over a month since I posted last. I have been working on the boat. I have found two spots on 3 of the panels that were a little low so I added some material and re-faired.

As I was looking for some pictures to share, I realized I hadn't taken many...
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by brockj
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 43
Views: 19325

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

First off, sorry for not responding sooner Pitts, the last couple weeks have been crazy! As for suppliers, I picked up the African Mahogany at Forest Products Supply in Maplewood. For the plywood I did end up going with Midwest Boat Appeal, spendy, but great folks. For the epoxy I did go with MAS, b...
by brockj
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 43
Views: 19325

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Been a while since I last posted an update. Have not had much time to work on the boat with a couple hunting trips and getting sick, but I did spend some hours this weekend shaping up the stem for fairing. Actually starting to get close to the plywood planking!
by brockj
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 43
Views: 19325

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Not as much concerned about thickness as much as landing surface for the side planking. Not sure if you can tell from the photos:
by brockj
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 43
Views: 19325

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Thanks for the reply's. I spent about 6 hours Sunday working on fairing, I took my plywood and cut a 20" x 4' section to have a slightly large piece to use for testing as I am fairing, I think that helped. I ended up taking a bit more out of the chine on the top (bottom panel side). I knew the sheer...
by brockj
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 43
Views: 19325

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Been trying to make progress, but I think I am just thinking too much about fairing. I seem to get hung up on small details, so I have tried taking little stabs, but I just seem to be struggling. I started at the stern, on the bottom and made it up to frame 2 (forward most frame), from there it seem...
by brockj
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 43
Views: 19325

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Finally got out to begin fairing and am wondering if I should add another lamination? The one side did not twist back quite as bad: 36A4D55F-AA52-4585-9EDF-FE390FAEE9DD.jpeg The other side: 4F8C7186-C495-4747-B00F-6C01CFC198B5.jpeg I am thinking I should probably add a lamination to the side in the ...
by brockj
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 43
Views: 19325

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Good morning all! I wanted to provide an update as I have been making progress over the holiday week. I was so hesitant to jump in on the chines, but decided to take the plunge. I had done it as laminations, and got each side on. Before I added the second lamination I noticed an issue at the connect...
by brockj
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 43
Views: 19325

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Been a little bit since I posted, but I have made some progress. Fixed the issues with the keel, that was a bit of a back and forth. Progressed on to the sheer based on others recommendations. Snapped one and cracked another before I decided to try the soaking method, made a big difference. Soaked e...
by brockj
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 43
Views: 19325

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Thank you JimmY, did run into a bit of a snag with the keel not sitting flat on Frame 1, so I have had to make some adjustments. This has set me back a little bit but easier to correct now then later.
by brockj
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 43
Views: 19325

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Thanks for the feedback, I did get the keel attached yesterday (will try to get some pics up in a little bit), but I definitely got the hump between Frame 1 and Frame 2, I think it still looks pretty good between the transom and frame 1. So is the general consensus to leave the hump between Frame 1 ...
by brockj
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 43
Views: 19325

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Thanks JimmY! You cannot see it in the picture, but I did mount the transom knee first. I had cut the building form at a 12* angle and when I set the transom onto the form the transom knee was set level, so I think I should be good for the angle on the transom. For #3, that is one I have been lookin...
by brockj
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 43
Views: 19325

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Made some good progress throughout the last week. I got a couple coats of epoxy on the frames for encapsulation, but kept running into issues with drips on the undersides. I thought I was doing an OK job tipping it off with the brush, but must have still been going on too thick. Does rolling help wi...

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