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Re: Squirt build, in northern Norway

Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:20 am
by Fred Østli
Thanks Steve, I will look into that.

I have found that these old 9.8 hp cant be converted to 15 hp, but the motor is ok as a start. One reason the project is running slow is that I am spending time preparing another build, and also building a sawmill to mill my own boatbuilding materials. At least I do not attemt to grow them trees first :lol: But this motor will push me a little forward I hope...

Fred

Re: Squirt build, in northern Norway

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:49 pm
by Fred Østli
The worlds slowest Squirt build, mowing forward now. We have flipped and started working on the deck, and we plan to splash it this summer. This will not be a high-end quality build, but ok i guess. The progress is suffering from my other boat project, but my son now have decided to take the lead in the build and finish it.
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Re: Squirt build, in northern Norway

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:47 pm
by Steve S
Welcome back Fred. :D
Steve S

Re: Squirt build, in northern Norway

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:11 am
by SvenM
Relax Fred, My Squirt build is going equally slow :-). But as it`s a hobby I only want to work on it when I feel like it. Problem though is that the kids are getting inpatient...
Nice to see other Norwegians building a squirt. Maybe there will be a "gathering" in Norway some day :)
Personally I flipped it before doing the glassing of the hull, and now have flipped it back again. A bit "scared" to start the glassing so that`s why I`m searching the web for more info on that now...

Lykke til videre. Båten ser veldig bra ut :)

Re: Squirt build, in northern Norway

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:58 am
by chugalug
Try putting glass on scrap board.Sometimes I would use foam rollers from Glen-L.Most times,I used squeegee(small plastic ones )to force epoxy tru cloth.mix in small batches using slow hardener and pour in paint trays. just a thought-that's what I did on my Bo-jest hull.

Re: Squirt build, in northern Norway

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:13 am
by SvenM
Thanks chugalug. Glass, rollers, squeeges and some more stuff is ordered from my local supplier. Filling of holes, craks and imperfections are done. FInal sanding I hope to do this afternoon. So when the supplies arrive, I`ll get starting.

Re: Squirt build, in northern Norway

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:43 am
by BarnacleMike
Like several other builders, I found the fiberglassing work to be pretty easy. It's not at all intimidating, once you've done the first section.

Re: Squirt build, in northern Norway

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:55 am
by Fred Østli
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Long time, no posting. Actually I am using Woodenboat forum a lot, but have to wisit here too. The boat is almost complete, and we plan to splash it next weekend, so more and better photos then. We have a 10 HP Mercury, but yesterday we got a 1979 Mercury 20 hp.This motor have a spun out propeller, and poor cooling, but starts up wery easilly. If we nanage to fix or replace the propeller and impeller, we will use that next year. Anyone know where to get a propeller for old Mercs?
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Fred

Re: Squirt build, in northern Norway

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:47 am
by Gayle Brantuk
Very nice Fred! Thanks for coming back and posting photos--we look forward to seeing your progress.

Re: Squirt build, in northern Norway

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:52 am
by Fred Østli
Thanks!

Let me throw in a couple of photos of the first splash this year. This is a 20 feet Nordlandsboat (lapstrake) I restored last spring. Ain`t she a beauty?, and really something different than the Squirt. But both Projects have been a real joy, and i am soon ready to start the next :D
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Regards

Fred

Re: Squirt build, in northern Norway

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:06 am
by Gayle Brantuk
Wow--very beautiful!

Re: Squirt build, in northern Norway

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:29 am
by Steve S
Looks like a great boat, Fred. Your Squirt is looking great also. You have been working hard. Thanks for sharing. :D
Steve S

Re: Squirt build, in northern Norway

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:03 pm
by Fred Østli
Well, here she is on the water. Unfortunately we did not get a test-run today because that old Mercury did not start. This motor was a freebe, and we are going to use a 20hp Mecury that works better, but need a new propeller and impeller. The boat feels really stable at only 11 ft. and it was good to see it on water. Hoping for a test-run before the winter sets in.
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Re: Squirt build, in northern Norway

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:38 pm
by vupilot
Looks great in the water!!! 8) I like that you used the stripe shown on the plans in your paint scheme. Nice job, hope you get to run it real soon! Congratulations!

Re: Squirt build, in northern Norway

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:25 pm
by BayouBengal
Great Job! Sensational paint and finish.