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by areame
Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Long shaft on a Squirt
Replies: 17
Views: 3378

Re: Long shaft on a Squirt

I'm putting a 1957 18 hp on mine and it has a shaft length of 17-18". I raised my transom enough to compensate but I'm not sure what effect it will have on the steering setup. As for the jack plate I saw another Squirt builder do this but I'm not sure if they reinforced the transom, or if you w...
by areame
Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt Frames
Replies: 7
Views: 1665

Re: Squirt Frames

I don't have anything else to add from the above comments but I see you're located in Grand Rapids! It's cool to know there's another Squirt builder in this city. Let me know if you have any questions or want to look at a one that's about 70% complete.
by areame
Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello, I'm old but new here ....
Replies: 1
Views: 573

Re: Hello, I'm old but new here ....

Welcome AzGeo. With your knowledge you'll fit right in here.
by areame
Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Sherwood Queen? How does it handle?
Replies: 2
Views: 851

Re: Sherwood Queen? How does it handle?

I haven't built the Sherwood Queen but from the looks of it you would be ok in 2 footers, though 3 may be a bit rough. The thing about building a wooden boat is they are much lighter than production boats and tend to ride more on top of the waves instead of through them. Less weight also means less ...
by areame
Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:18 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: jack plate on transom
Replies: 5
Views: 2642

Re: jack plate on transom

Someone with a Squirt put one on theirs, I can't find it now but it's in the photo archives.

Are you concerned about the cavitation plate being level with the bottom of the hull? I added ~3" to the height of my transom to make them level.
by areame
Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Website or Blogsite Suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 1022

Re: Website or Blogsite Suggestions

I have mine on Blogspot. I'm way over due for updating but I've been happy with it. It also keeps track of web traffic stats and has a pretty cool overview.
by areame
Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.
Replies: 277
Views: 42722

Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

Looking good, glad your having fun with the build!
by areame
Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Electric powered pontoon
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Re: Electric powered pontoon

That is really cool, nice work!
by areame
Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:26 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member to the forum
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Re: New member to the forum

Welcome miyot. The Ocracoke 20 was one of the first boats I looked at building. The Wooden Boat magazine did a great write up on it as well. Your 24 looks great! The Flying Saucer should be a fun build.
by areame
Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:01 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Should compression hold for a certain amount of time?
Replies: 12
Views: 4497

Re: Should compression hold for a certain amount of time?

Yeah it's funny, the first place I went to was a dealer with a showroom and nice website. The second guy, who knew what was going on, was just someone I found through Craigslist who worked out of a pole barn. I'm really happy with the last guy, he took pictures and documented his whole process, and ...
by areame
Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Should compression hold for a certain amount of time?
Replies: 12
Views: 4497

Re: Should compression hold for a certain amount of time?

Sorry for the delay on this. I brought the outboard to a different local guy for a second opinion and he was able to get it started without much trouble. Something with the carb was stuck/wrong and it wasn't getting any gas. Heads are fine!!
by areame
Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Mark58
Replies: 12
Views: 2555

Re: Mark58

Cool project! I picked up a non-running Mark 28 for something to play around with this fall/winter.

Hope you get it started when you get it back.
by areame
Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Should compression hold for a certain amount of time?
Replies: 12
Views: 4497

Re: Should compression hold for a certain amount of time?

Roberta: I had the compression test done because the first time I started the motor it wasn't pumping any water (ran it for about 30 seconds until I noticed no water coming out and shut it off). The second time I ran it, after I replaced the impeller which looked ok, it wouldn't start at all so I wa...
by areame
Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Should compression hold for a certain amount of time?
Replies: 12
Views: 4497

Should compression hold for a certain amount of time?

I have a 1964 Evinrude Big Twin 40 hp that I brought to a shop to run a compression test. They said it hit 100 on each cylinder but only for a second and then the pressure dropped to 0. They said because it isn't holding pressure the heads are blown and I should find a new motor. I thought it was ju...

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