New Builder Building a squirt

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New Builder Building a squirt

Postby Ronb172 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:57 pm

This is my first REAL boat and I'm really looking forward to the build. I have the form up and frames ready to epoxy, but the weather just went cold here. I'm using the West Systems epoxy instead of Glen L's only because West Marine is only 25 miles from me and that makes things very handy. The hardener I got is the 206 (Slow...good down to a temp of 60 F) and I see on the back of the 105 can of resin that the 205 hardener is good down to 40 F. I'll go get that tomorrow as our temps should be between the 50's and 70's. I'll get pictures up of the frames in their jigs that I made for them. Maybe someday I'll find an inexpensive hobby.....lol



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Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Postby Lowka53 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:14 pm

8) you working in a shop the rain we had yesterday definitely dropped temps here I have thing on hold for another winter. if you are working in a shop electric heater might help warm it up try not to use anything with open flame the stuff is real flammable :wink:
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Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Postby Ronb172 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:37 pm

I wish I had heat out there. I'm working in my garage out in the back of the lot (we are on an acre). No heat and no insulation. Maybe some day, but like you Rod, I'm retired and the wife is taking an early out the end of January 2014. I keep bringing her job apps and telling her that I have my needs, but it's not working...
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Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Postby Fred Østli » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:46 am

Welcome Ron!

To bad when the cold ends the building season. Same problem here... Looking forward to pictures of your build. pictures are always wery welcome here!!!

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Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Postby Ronb172 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:28 pm

I drew out the frames on the plywood then used nails to hold the pieces in place. Someone else building a Squirt had pictures using wood blocks which I think is better and I'll use that method on my next boat. But this worked. Now I need to finish sand to get everything evened out and pretty. Since it's getting in the 30's here at night, I'm bringing the parts in the dinning room for the night to finish curing. Good thing I have an understanding wife.....lol
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Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Postby Ronb172 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:45 pm

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Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Postby Fred Østli » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:19 am

You really have an understanding wife!!!! Have you told her the Squirt is so small you can build the whole boat in the living room? :wink:

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Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Postby Ronb172 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:23 pm

We did talk about building it in the basement but I thought it'd be better out back in my shop. Snowed today so too cold to work out there now.
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Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Postby red » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:39 pm

if its a walk out basement with a 36 inch door you can build it there turn it on its side and take it out this spring to do your painting and varnishing Art built his in the basement and carried it up the stairs and out of the house so its doable great progress by the way looks good

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Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Postby Steve S » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:25 am

Fred, as you saw, I’m building my Squirt in my living room downstairs. Im sure Ron could also. I hear he has an understanding wife. :P
Ron, it looks like you are going to have a nice boat. Keep sending pictures.
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Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Postby Ronb172 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:30 pm

With winter knocking on our door here in UT, it's been slow going. I finally got everything set up the way I want it before I begin gluing things together. Just had to spend another $100 on clamps at Home Depot. And I thought I needed a lot of clamps for my RC boat.
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Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Postby Lowka53 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:45 pm

:lol: you better go get more clamps you will need them. also using epoxy you need to watch over tightening of your clamps :wink: 8)
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Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Postby Ronb172 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:05 pm

Thanks Rod. I've been picking up clamps at harbor freight when I can. But with the nice weather today, I didn't want to take to time to drive over to Salt Lake. I've been trying to be careful about not over tightening them. That is one of the many tips I've read about on this forum.
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Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Postby Lowka53 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:33 pm

:lol: you can get the bar clamps at biglots as well :wink:
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Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Postby Ronb172 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:08 pm

I'll check that out. Thanks again
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