Squirt in Minnesota

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Re: Squirt in Minnesota

Post by Flash » Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:43 am

Hi Steve,
Welcome back. It looks like your new house has a work shop. Your wife must be happy to have it out of the family room. I like the way you ran that steering cable up through the deck and the stripes look good too. I think I told you at Gull Lake that the Yellow Submarine was finished and that I started a Zip. The Zip is coming along pretty good. The second boat is much easier and faster. I just started to cut the plywood for the hull. It doesn't have a name yet so look for Frosty's Zip.

Steve F.

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Re: Squirt in Minnesota

Post by Steve S » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:11 am

Congratulations on the yellow submarine and happy building on the zip, Steve. Hope it turns out great. I'm sure it will. :D :D

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Re: Squirt in Minnesota

Post by Steve S » Mon May 30, 2016 6:23 am

We ran the Squirt a couple if weeks ago and all went well. :D It's a fun boat to drive and it handles great. I am glad I added the skeg though. It still slides a little on the tight turns but it is a nice controlled slide. My wife is taking the video and I'm driving so there is about 300 pounds in the boat but it planed out fine. You can watch about 30 of the video at
https://youtu.be/hsfzQKpNeAY

Thanks all for the support...couldn't have done it without you. Anyone thinking of building a boat, do it!

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Re: Squirt in Minnesota

Post by vupilot » Mon May 30, 2016 10:38 am

Fantastic! Thanks for the ride.

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Re: Squirt in Minnesota

Post by Fred Østli » Mon May 30, 2016 2:19 pm

Time to comment on your result Steve. This boat looks perfect. Real good job. We used a 72 Mercury 200 (20hp) the first runs, but soething went wrong, and we now have a new Susuki. What is the pitch on your prop? Hope you take care not to get too much rpm. I believe that might be what happend to us,,, maybe. Our new motor has rpm limiter.

Anyway congratulations, and tell us right now what your next build is :mrgreen:

Fred

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Re: Squirt in Minnesota

Post by Steve S » Mon May 30, 2016 3:17 pm

Thanks Fred but looks can be deceiving. :lol: I have a 9 pitch on my 20 HP Merc. It could use a slightly larger prop but I haven't looked for one yet. Did you blow up the first motor? How does the 15HP push your boat? Is it heavier then the 200?
Your welcome vupilot...thanks for all your help with my build.... :D
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Re: Squirt in Minnesota

Post by Andy Garrett » Mon May 30, 2016 4:00 pm

I opened that last picture here at work.

A coworker saw it and said, "That's a nice boat"!

I agree!
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Perhaps the slowest Zip build in Glen-L history...

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Re: Squirt in Minnesota

Post by Steve S » Mon May 30, 2016 4:44 pm

Thanks Andy. And thank your coworker. :)
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Re: Squirt in Minnesota

Post by BayouBengal » Mon May 30, 2016 4:54 pm

Beautiful Decking!

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Re: Squirt in Minnesota

Post by Fred Østli » Tue May 31, 2016 4:40 am

"looks can be deceiving". :lol: Yeah I know... no closeups from us! :mrgreen:

We did not blow up the Merc, bot it suddenly have som klikking noices and lost all torque. Our new Suzuki is just 4-5 kg heavyer than the Merc. Suzuki have the lightest of the 4-stokes, and this motor can be upgraded to 20. They measure hp different now, so an old Mercury 20HP would be measured 17 today. Our new motor has a rpm-limiter, so we have not achieved its full potential with the standard 9" pitch propeller. We now get 20 knots, with two adults, but expect 25 with a 12" pitch, and maybe closer too 30 with just one aboard.

If you have a 9" pitch, I recomend you to be carefull with full trottle. What is top speed so far?

Fred

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Re: Squirt in Minnesota

Post by Steve S » Tue May 31, 2016 7:12 am

Haven't checked the top speed yet. It seems fast though sitting down so far. I had a 5hp Suzuki years ago and it was a good motor. I'm interested in how your motor works with the larger prop. 30% larger is quite a bit. You might be passing every boat on the lake. 8)
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Re: Squirt in Minnesota

Post by BarnacleMike » Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:42 am

Beautiful job, Steve! Congratulations!!
-Michael

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Re: Squirt in Minnesota

Post by Steve S » Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:49 am

Thank you, Mike.
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Re: Squirt in Minnesota

Post by Flash » Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:49 am

Hi Steve,

The Squirt looks great. Nice flat turns in the video.

I have seen Steve's Squirt in person and it is beautiful.

Congratulations on a great job, Steve!

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Re: Squirt in Minnesota

Post by Steve S » Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:13 pm

Thank you Steve :D
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