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by Two8nine
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 77
Views: 29438

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Hi vupilot. I actually started at both ends at once for the chine. Wasn't able to get 12 ft boards, so I have them joined between frames 1 & 2 via a full length butt block. I clamped the ends and met in the middle. Second lamination was from the stem aft. The sheer I'm trying from the stem, first wi...
by Two8nine
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 77
Views: 29438

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Taking a break due to sheer frustrations. Broke 4 so far. I'm down to 1/4 inch laminations, but might have to go to 1/8 which is what I did the first time around. DF doesn't bend as well as I'd hoped. Even bought a steamer too. :? Regarding the chines, is it a problem that they are largely straight ...
by Two8nine
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt
Replies: 52
Views: 14991

Re: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt

Also is the model limitation due to dealership availability or more regulatory/import issues in Egypt? Is it unthinkable to buy a used outboard that's more suitable, or ship one in from elsewhere? If shipping/import costs are significant, do they exceed the costs in your own time to modify either th...
by Two8nine
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt
Replies: 52
Views: 14991

Re: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt

My previous experience amounts to "I'd like to have a boat someday" so I can't help much there. My Grandfather designed and built his own boat, he hand made the steering system to work with a wheel from a tiller type outboard -- should see if I can get pictures, or have him comment on it too. Lots o...
by Two8nine
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt
Replies: 52
Views: 14991

Re: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt

Not an expert opinion, but I suspect that would be fine. Check the pics in this thread: https://glen-l.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=12066 The zip in the first pic has a 40hp merc 4 stroke. Not sure on exact weight, but a new model with the same stats is well over 200lbs and the boat doesn't seem to be...
by Two8nine
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt
Replies: 52
Views: 14991

Re: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt

What engines are available? Seeing the model might make it easier to get input on whether it would work. I doubt 40lbs would make a huge difference.
by Two8nine
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 77
Views: 29438

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Chines are on. Picture is before the second lamination was finished, but shows curve, which I think turned out well, seems consistent on both sides. Definitely needs more twist up front, but wasn't able to get a consistent twist along length, so deliberately left it like this, as the inadequate twis...
by Two8nine
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 77
Views: 29438

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Yeah I was expecting it really. (This is number 2) If they have to break I just wish they'd always do it during the bend and not after settling for a couple hours. I'm really hoping the two I've got on now hold until the laminations on, as it'll be a lot harder to deal with now that they are glued a...
by Two8nine
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Resize Plans- Squirt
Replies: 5
Views: 1255

Re: Resize Plans- Squirt

Why not the Peewee? It seems to be pretty similar looking to the squirt, and no need to customize anything.

I extended my squirt 10% between the frames, and even then it's a tiny boat.
by Two8nine
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 77
Views: 29438

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for the help and suggestions -- been very helpful. vupilot -- My biggest issue was getting the twist right. As pictured is the point where it lined up most closely with the sheer -- but the problem I had is that twisting the chine enough to get this result gave ...
by Two8nine
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 77
Views: 29438

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Taking a break before I drive myself bonkers -- can't seem to get the twist in a position that makes sense. I misread my initial measurement and cut the chine to 5/8 instead of 3/8 and promptly broke it. (That's an initiation right?) Recut to 3/8, and have it in position now, but still doesn't make ...
by Two8nine
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 77
Views: 29438

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Thanks for the response -- by second set you mean the last two pics? With that the twist will be ok right up until the last foot or so (towards stem) after that the twist seems to be too much -- as in a piece mounted to it wouldn't touch the sheer at all, so the chine would need to be faired heavily...
by Two8nine
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 77
Views: 29438

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Ok, after a few more days of adjustments and trepidation the keel is on. After screwing/bolting it down it was pulled a bit out of level perpendicular to the boat, but not too worried about that due to the amount of fairing needed anyway. Cinching it down to the knee and stem also increased the dip ...
by Two8nine
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Ridgid 14" bandsaw
Replies: 20
Views: 4837

Re: Ridgid 14" bandsaw

I suspect I just bought the same saw. (Ridgid BS1400/BS14000?) Feel like a I got a great deal, new with the plastic still on for $50. (Moving sale ftw) Sounds like I should avoid re sawing. Have to saw I'm really happy with it's performance otherwise. How's yours for vibration? Seems to be the bigge...
by Two8nine
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 515
Views: 142175

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Looks fantastic. Inspiring to see the progression of a build like this.

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