New Builder Building a squirt

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Re: New Builder Building a squirt

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Looks good! I probably should've done something like your paint booth... but I didn't.

I'm sure your effort will pay off!
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Re: New Builder Building a squirt

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Your Squirt looks great, the fit and finish of your joints makes mine look like I used a chainsaw. Well done.

Are you going to install a skeg or fin on the bottom?

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Not planning on it Matt, but we'll see how she turns when I get her in the water. And thanks for the kind words
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Squirt's first bath. SUP, Malco, is done so my wood projects are coming to an end. Eyeballing the rampage for next spring.
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Squirt almost ready to get wet
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Started the Topper build.

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Looks great, Ron! Congratulations on the completion.

Look forward to seeing her in the water.

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Getting so close
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Squirt almost ready to get wet
Building my third SUP.
Started the Topper build.

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Re: New Builder Building a squirt

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Hi Ron,

Your Squirt looks great! Can you elaborate on your finish, it looks like a mirror?

The vintage Johnson looks great as well, is it an 18hp? If so, I'd love to hear about the performance since I have a 18hp Johnson for mine. Did you buy the motor already restored, or did you do the work yourself?

Sorry for all the questions.
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Looks great, Ron. Looking forward to seeing the Rampage.

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Re: New Builder Building a squirt

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My quarter scale Squirt resting on her big sister.
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Squirt almost ready to get wet
Building my third SUP.
Started the Topper build.

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Been a long time, but she got wet and ready for her first run. Damn old motor crapped out so she never left the dock. Going out today to find a new motor.
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Squirt almost ready to get wet
Building my third SUP.
Started the Topper build.

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Re: New Builder Building a squirt

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Boat looks great. Been there with old outboards, it’s a constant up hill battle, best used as a wall hanger. Yamaha makes a new light weight 25 hp that would be perfect.
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Re: New Builder Building a squirt

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That old motor should run forever. Probably something simple that a little TLC will take care of.
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Re: New Builder Building a squirt

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I get it running good one day and then the next time it's a no go. Starter went out and I'm too old to hand crank it. Going out today for a new one.
Squirt almost ready to get wet
Building my third SUP.
Started the Topper build.

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