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by brockj
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 79
Views: 38819

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Wow Jimmy that would be super helpful! PM incoming.

Got to do a little work today, got the back of the seat put together and gluing up, as well as the radius blocking at the stern. Had to reposition the steering wheel to be a little more comfortable, very glad I mocked it up with some scrap pine!
by brockj
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 79
Views: 38819

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Thanks for the advice, I have ordered some threaded inserts to mount into the blocking I added to support the frame of the seat. I will probably do a permanent back like Jimmy did. Finished the encapsulation on the inside so hopefully before Christmas I will finish the deck framing and wiring. Sterr...
by brockj
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 79
Views: 38819

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Breif update, started encapsulating the inside and ordered SS14114 Rack Steering system. Also working on the seating. I was reading that some people make the bench seat removable, is that preferred?
by brockj
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 79
Views: 38819

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Spent the last two weeks working on the inside (when I can). Have the deck beams, strongback, battens, and carlings cut, forward deck beams and carlings are installed. Started working on the seat this weekend. I know this question has been asked, but I am struggling to find the answer from other pos...
by brockj
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 79
Views: 38819

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

10/10/20 was the official flip day. Had some friends over for a semi-Oktoberfest gathering, and took advantage of the company to see flip the Squirt. Of course everyones question was "does it leak?" I have no doubt in my mind it would be fine, but figured we could walk it in and I could see where th...
by brockj
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: [Squirt] Start of build
Replies: 6
Views: 587

Re: [Squirt] Start of build

Every project starts somewhere. I am building a Squirt as well, hoping to do the flip this weekend. Look forward to your progress!
by brockj
Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 79
Views: 38819

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Can't believe it has been two months since I posted. But a honey-do project of rebuilding the deck took up a few of my weekends, and the start of duck season as well. Either way, progress has been made, I decided to call the bottom paint good enough and finally moved on to the boot stripe and clear ...
by brockj
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 522
Views: 177761

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: 79
Views: 38819

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: 79
Views: 38819

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: 79
Views: 38819

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: 79
Views: 38819

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: 79
Views: 38819

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: 79
Views: 38819

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: 79
Views: 38819

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...

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