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by brockj
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 522
Views: 169646

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Sorry to hear about the issues with the motor Jim. Hopefully you have it all tip top again. I am getting ready to paint the boot stripe on mine (just finishing touching up the blue. I wasn't sure if the WR-LPU clear would discolor the White or not, I figure down the road when I touch up the clear I ...
by brockj
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 66
Views: 32122

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Well, I ordered another quart, not because I didn't take everyone's advice, but because when I peeled the tape off the paint edge it also peeled up some of the paint (left the tape on too long). Oh well, I sanded it down this morning with 320 and it looks much better. I am going to touch up the area...
by brockj
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 66
Views: 32122

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Question, I have sanded down the paint, and have now applied two additional coats, and I am still seeing some of scratches from the sandpaper through the second coat. I sanded with 220 to start. How many more coats should I plan on applying? My concern is that I will need to order an additional quar...
by brockj
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 66
Views: 32122

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Thanks Jim, I really like it. I threw a very thin 4th coat on and will sand it tomorrow night and plan to apply 1-2 more coats depending on how it looks. My clear gloss and white for boot stripe should be here Wednesday, so depending on how the blue goes I could be applying the clear gloss next week...
by brockj
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 66
Views: 32122

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

This weekend I started working on the WR-LPU Shaw Blue paint, I was pretty nervous, even at the outset of the 3rd coat, but after that coat I am now feeling a little better. I started by thinning the paint per the instructions at 10% for roll and tip, it way to watery. For the 2nd and 3rd coats I re...
by brockj
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 66
Views: 32122

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Thank you guys both for the tips, I re-read that a couple times because I thought I was missing something, but it is just for paint, not the primer that reduction is necessary for rolling/tipping. I will definitely keep that in mind. My plan was to wait the 72 hours after the final coat of primer to...
by brockj
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 66
Views: 32122

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Thanks Jim. I saw you got 5 coats in just under a quart to my 4, possibly different rollers absorbing, possibly going on a little thicker, regardless, it is good to know I will need at least two quarts. Being that, I might go straight for the gallon. Cost wise I am not that much farther behind with ...
by brockj
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 66
Views: 32122

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Well the heat has slowed me down a bit, but has not stopped me completely. I decided to move on to paint, and boy was this satisfying! Right now 4 coats of primer and in my 3 day wait before sanding, then if all is well on to blue. IMG_7035.JPG I have been seeing various recommendations for clear, a...
by brockj
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 66
Views: 32122

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Thanks for all the advice, I have pretty much settled on wr-lpu for the paint. From what I have seen the yacht primer is recommended. Would the white yacht primer be able to work for a boot stripe? My plan is to go with Shaw Blue for the bottom and I would like a one inch (or so) boot stripe purely ...
by brockj
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 66
Views: 32122

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Thanks for the info on the difference with painting versus spraying. I am going to guess I am not a good sprayer, but being that I have never done it I can't say for certain! Maybe I will find out I have a hidden skill :lol: As for the steering solution, are you happy with the SS14114? I have heard ...
by brockj
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 66
Views: 32122

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Thank you very much for the info Jimmy. I have been often referring back to your build in the forum for guidance. I was going through yours again today and starting to plan for after the flip, which steering did you pick? I believe it was the teleflex, but was it the SS141? Glen L seems to just have...
by brockj
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 66
Views: 32122

Fiberglass!

Well I finally bit the bullet and laid down the fiberglass. Prior to starting the build this was my biggest apprehension. I think way back on the first page (maybe the first post) I mentioned I always wanted to build a cedar strip canoe, but fiberglass held me back. Overall, it was not bad. Certainl...
by brockj
Sat May 23, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Ready for glass work
Replies: 27
Views: 5273

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: 66
Views: 32122

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: 66
Views: 32122

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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