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by MerlinElMago
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: [SQUIRT] Question about transom
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Re: [SQUIRT] Question about transom

Oh great, I thought it was a wrong measurement.

Thanks Jim for the info.
by MerlinElMago
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: [SQUIRT] Question about transom
Replies: 2
Views: 721

[SQUIRT] Question about transom

Hi, I'm working on the transom currently and I have cut out a test piece already. But I have a few doubts about the angles. I have been measuring the transom pretty exactly to be able to transfer the plan to my CAD program. I found out that the bottom V has an angle of 1.5º upwards, or putting it an...
by MerlinElMago
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: [Squirt] Start of build
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: [Squirt] Start of build

I once read: "It is the small things you never would think anybody would see or notice that can have the greatest impact." and I think that can not be more true. Even though nobody will ever see this thing as soon as everything is on, I know that it is awesome even on the inside... At my company, we...
by MerlinElMago
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: [Squirt] Start of build
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: [Squirt] Start of build

Im wondering if it will need adjusting to fit the stem with those rounded corners in the notch. Hi Matt, yes you are right,it probably will have to be adjusted. This rounded inside corner is due to the router bit being ~1/4" in diameter ( it's actually 8mm for us metric guys ) and obviously not bei...
by MerlinElMago
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: [Squirt] Start of build
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: [Squirt] Start of build

I guess I can call you my brother in arms then... :D

Happy building.
by MerlinElMago
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: [Squirt] Start of build
Replies: 6
Views: 857

[Squirt] Start of build

This doesn’t look like much, but this is the first test cut of my future Squirt.

It's a test piece of plywood cut out on my CNC machine.

So I guess that this is the inaugural piece of the boat.
by MerlinElMago
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: [SQUIRT] Which wood for the frame...
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Re: [SQUIRT] Which wood for the frame...

Thanks to all of your kind replies... and don't be afraid to ask questions. We've all been there. I see. This forum is very nice because all of you are very kind answering all kind of questions. For me sometimes it's difficult, because I'm not a native speaker, so I appreciate all you guys taking yo...
by MerlinElMago
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: [SQUIRT] Which wood for the frame...
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Re: [SQUIRT] Which wood for the frame...

I think I did not explain myself...

I meant if I should glue the strips together on the frame or not.


Oh, and by the way... I intend to respace the frames to obtain a 11' Squirt. Does that make it harder or easier to bend the wood?
by MerlinElMago
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: [SQUIRT] Which wood for the frame...
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Re: [SQUIRT] Which wood for the frame...

Perfect, that sounds good. I highly recommend laminating the chines and sheers in 2 or more layers. It will make bending them into place much easier and less likely to crack them. Ok. I will do that. Could you elaborate a little more on how exactly to do that? Do you mean laminating and glueing befo...
by MerlinElMago
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: [SQUIRT] Which wood for the frame...
Replies: 7
Views: 973

[SQUIRT] Which wood for the frame...

Hello friends, I have another question regarding the woods to use on the frame of the Squirt. I do have the "Boatbuilding with Plywood" book and I have had a look on the table contained therein, about wood species, but neither I am able to source any of the species of that table nor am I able to fin...
by MerlinElMago
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: SQUIRT: Question regarding measurements...
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Re: SQUIRT: Question regarding measurements...

Again keep in mind when the plans call for 1" lumber or any other specific thickness, it refers to the listed lumber size rather than the actual thickness. The only exception to this would be plywood, where the listed thickness is the actual thickness. OK. Got that! I wouldn't be worried if the fra...
by MerlinElMago
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: SQUIRT: Question regarding measurements...
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Re: SQUIRT: Question regarding measurements...

Thanks a lot for your answers. The first problem is that I'm not a native speaker which is undoubtedly an added difficulty. I am actually reading the two books I've ordered with the plans: Boatbuilders Handbook and Boatbuilding in Plywood. Obviously there are many many technical terms which I have t...
by MerlinElMago
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: SQUIRT: Question regarding measurements...
Replies: 4
Views: 845

SQUIRT: Question regarding measurements...

I have recently received my plans and now I'm measuring everything on plans to be able to transfer everything to my CAD program of choice and cut it on my CNC router. To make sure that all measurements are correct, I have to crosscheck everything, and doing that I have found a few differences I'd li...
by MerlinElMago
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 195
Views: 105340

Re: Brendons Zip Build

Thank you, looks awesome!
by MerlinElMago
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 195
Views: 105340

Re: Brendons Zip Build

Hi Brendon,
just a quick question. What wood did you use for those? The outside is Mahogany y guess, but what is the inside clearer wood?

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