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by AaronStJ
Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt Progress
Replies: 12
Views: 3114

Re: Squirt Progress

Thanks for the kind words, guys. Being as this is my first solo boat build (really first serious wood working project of any sort), the compliments and encouragement mean a lot. You have done a very nice job, neat, clean and well organized shop too. You'll find my shop is about the only clean thing ...
by AaronStJ
Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt Progress
Replies: 12
Views: 3114

Squirt Progress

Hello again, everyone. Though I'd make a thread to keep everyone up to date with my Squirt build. I recently put on the chines and the sheers. I was a little nervous about the chines, since they seemed to want to hit the stem awful high, but looking through the photos in the archives ( particularly ...
by AaronStJ
Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Starting Huron
Replies: 4
Views: 2567

Re: Starting Huron

As long as you can keep it straight and keep it steady when you need to bend against it, you should be OK. I agree. I'm not sure I understand why it's important to make sure the frame is immobile, as long as you can make sure it's absolutely straight and rigid. My squirt frame isn't bolted to the f...
by AaronStJ
Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: I have a 7.5hp... what boat to build?
Replies: 4
Views: 1564

Re: I have a 7.5hp... what boat to build?

You could go the complete opposite direction and build the Bo Jest, a pocket cruiser designed for a 5-10 hp outboard (or small inboard).

Of course, that doesn't fit you're requirement of "get up on plane"...
by AaronStJ
Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Lumber
Replies: 7
Views: 2327

Re: Lumber

The BOM says: Suitable boatbuilding woods include white oak, mahogany (Mahog.- Philippine dark red, American, or African types commonly used in boats), Sitka spruce (SSP), Alaskan cedar, Port Orford cedar, Douglas-fir (DF), longleaf yellow pine, apitong, and teak. Which is pretty standard. Mahogany,...
by AaronStJ
Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello, everyone. Building a Squirt
Replies: 6
Views: 1814

Re: Hello, everyone. Building a Squirt

I suppose I could build a 20' boat. I'd just have to get rid of my motorocycle, my wife's moped, my brewing equipment, and my camping gear, and my lawn mower...

Hmmm. Maybe I have too much stuff in my garage. :D
by AaronStJ
Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello, everyone. Building a Squirt
Replies: 6
Views: 1814

Hello, everyone. Building a Squirt

Hello, all. I suppose I should actually introduce myself in here. I built an El Toro sailing dinghy with my dad last winter after restoring another El Toro. I really enjoyed the experience, so I decided to try to build a boat myself - both to do it, and to see if I could. I've always love the looks ...
by AaronStJ
Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building Frame
Replies: 16
Views: 4147

Re: Building Frame

The sheer is the longitudinal member (long piece) that runs around the top of the boat between the sided planking and the decking (so it's on the bottom, while the boat is on the building frame). Boatbuilding with Plywood is a good reference for questions like that. I was able to find a copy at my l...
by AaronStJ
Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: runabout Flying Saucer
Replies: 3
Views: 1229

Re: runabout Flying Saucer

I just replied to your post asking the same question in the "just got my plans" thread. It's probably easier to keep the conversation useful if you don't spread your questions around multiple threads.
by AaronStJ
Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Just got my plans
Replies: 21
Views: 3680

Re: Just got my plans

The BOM on the website lists spruce or mahogany. Nominal inch (that is, 3/4 inch actual thickness) would be much more common, with 1/4 inch plywood gussets on both sides of the corners. Between your building instructions and plans, you should be able to figure out how exactly they're supposed to be ...
by AaronStJ
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: meranti vs okume
Replies: 8
Views: 1898

Re: meranti vs okume

My guess is the difference you saw, Stuart, is more due to one being marine and one not, rather than the different species. Marine plywood definitely has more plys than exterior, for any species. And I had a couple of sheets of okume marine plywood outside (under an open carport) for several years w...

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