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Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:33 pm
by Lowka53
:wink: I feel for you Ron as you know it is no better farther north they even got snow down at Lake Powell this year :roll: :(

Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:39 pm
by Ronb172
Anyone know if 35 HP Johnson 2 stroke will work on the Squirt? I have one for sale near me and the guy says it weighs only 75 lbs. Much lighter than the 4 strokes I've been looking at

Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:18 pm
by Lowka53
8) is should work fine :wink:

Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:36 pm
by Ronb172
Kinda what I was thinking Rod. Seems he rebuilds these motors here in West Valley. I'm going to his shop Monday to look at what he has. He has 2 35 hp and a 25 hp, but the 25 is a long shaft. He says he has an 18 hp coming in. Not sure which would be better for us. My need for speed has dwindled since I've gotten old. I'm also not sure how easy it is to change tiller steering to remote. I'm sure this guy can point me in the wrong direction.

Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:45 pm
by red
That sounds pretty light for a 35 power wise a good running 18 or 20 will push you around 20 or so with two people

Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:53 pm
by Ronb172
I thought the same thing Red. I'll take a scale with me monday to double check.

Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:32 pm
by vupilot
Jeff C brought his Squirt to the Gathering with a 25 on it. I cant ever imagine wanted more than that. It pushed the two of us as fast as we cared to go.

I recently priced changing a modern Mercury 9.9 from tiller to remote and you can figure about $500 if you do it yourself, a dealer quoted me over $800. Some of the older motors are easier/cheaper to convert but may be harder to find the parts.

Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:12 pm
by pamelalynne1
An older Johnson 18 will weigh in at about 75lbs. The 35 will most likely be about 115 to 125 depending on whether it's electric or manual start. My 1958 Evinrude Lark is 125lbs.
finished the Lark today.jpg

Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:42 pm
by Ronb172
I'm getting ready to attach the sides and the book says not to screw the sides to the frames. So, do you glue the sides to the frames? I think I saw a pic once of daylight between the frame and the sides.

Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:05 pm
by Lowka53
Ronb172 wrote:I'm getting ready to attach the sides and the book says not to screw the sides to the frames. So, do you glue the sides to the frames? I think I saw a pic once of daylight between the frame and the sides.
you can glue to frames ( I would not myself i would be afraid of making a hard spot) but not needed the Carling are enough. :wink:

Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:04 pm
by Ronb172
Thanks Rod. My shop got up to 60 today. Should be good weather all week. About time.

Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:23 pm
by Ronb172
With this nice weather, was almost 60 today, I got some work done. Starboard side is glued and screwed down and the port side planking is fitted and ready for gluing tomorrow. I'm happy with the way it's coming along. The only thing I wish I'd done differently is build the frame higher. I'm getting too old to be getting up[ and down from the floor.

Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:28 am
by Steve S
Looks good Ron. I’m jealous of your 60 degree weather. It’s still below zero here but suppose to get up in the 30's this weekend. :)
Your right, a high Squirt is a good Squirt. :lol: :lol:

To old for kneeling,
Steve

Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:23 pm
by Lowka53
Steve S wrote:Looks good Ron. I’m jealous of your 60 degree weather. It’s still below zero here but suppose to get up in the 30's this weekend. :)
Your right, a high Squirt is a good Squirt. :lol: :lol:

To old for kneeling,
Steve
Don't be to jealous this is Utah it can change in mins here with out warning :lol:

Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:33 pm
by Ronb172
Steve S, I'm trying to catch up with you on your build. She is slowly coming together. The weather here in Utah has been a great help.