Ohio squirt build

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Fordf100
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Re: Ohio squirt build

Postby Fordf100 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:57 pm

Sorry for the type errors in the last post. New phone with smaller buttons . I fat fingered a few words. Sorry.

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Re: Ohio squirt build

Postby BayouBengal » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:18 pm

Clamp the end of the chine with a good size C-Clamp, you'll then have a good handle to grab hold and the leverage to twist the chine very easily.

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Re: Ohio squirt build

Postby cusoak » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:26 am

Hi just saw your post, does Ohio mean you live in ohio if so where abouts I live in the Columbus area and would be happy to help in any way I could.
I built the Glen L 14ft Zip.
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Re: Ohio squirt build

Postby Hercdrvr » Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:07 am

If I may, I want to get back to adding gussets to join the two pieces of frame together. In the big picture of cost and difficulty to fix, this is an easy fix right now. 2 hours work and $20 in martials to make a new frame.
Every time you cross another boats wake you'll be thinking about if that joint is gonna hold. The Squirt takes a beating in choppy water. We are a very kind and supporting forum to each builders techniques so let me say this as gently as I can. Fix it!!, you'll thank yourself a year from now.
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Re: Ohio squirt build

Postby Fordf100 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:41 am

Yes you are correct. I am in ohio. About 12 miles north of Marysville actually. So far things are going well . Its neen so hot around here i have not done much till today. Just gettiing the chines and rails done today. So far all is well and good. On my pattern for the stem there is a mark for the chine line. Is that the top of the chine or the bottom?
Im off to Lowes for a good rasp/file to get my contours on my frames just right. Pictures of my progress coming this eve.
To the gentleman that recently posted me about rebuilding that frame. Got it covered allready and dont worry you wont hurt my feelings if ya chime in with any ideas or complaints about the way i did something. Actually i am gonna double it up or overlay it with another solid piece. It should make it twice as strong.
Thanks for the input.
Steve

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Re: Ohio squirt build

Postby Fordf100 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:57 pm

Starting to look like a boat . Sorry for the delay its been a bit slow due to hi temps in the shop. Here is what i have so far. Making good progress i think.
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Re: Ohio squirt build

Postby cusoak » Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:25 am

Makes me want to build another one.
Did you happen to go to the Indian lake boat show in July.
I was there showing my Zip
There are pictures of the boats on the Indian lake ACBS chapter
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Re: Ohio squirt build

Postby Fordf100 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:31 am

No i didnt make up there this year. First year i have missed it in 15 years.

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Re: Ohio squirt build

Postby BayouBengal » Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:35 am

Looking good, you're moving along swiftly.

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Re: Ohio squirt build

Postby BarnacleMike » Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:56 am

You're making great progress, and it looks really good!

Are you planning to widen the gusset on frame #1? It looks like you've drilled a couple of holes in preparation for one.

Judging from the last photo of the chine bend up front, I am going to predict that you'll need to add some more material to the chines in that bend. It doesn't look like there is currently enough outward flare to connect the planking to the sheer. Don't panic... it's not a big deal. Many of us have done it, most certainly including me. You've got a little while before you'll have to deal with it. I just wanted to go ahead and get it on your radar, so it won't catch you by surprise. Here's a link to what I'm talking about & how I dealt with it. Many others have similar references: http://barnaclemikeboats.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-utility-part-6-fixing-chines.html

The added benefit is that you'll wind up with a thicker, stronger chine.

Congratulations on the swift progress!
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Notice the vertical angle of the chine, in relation to the position of the sheer. It looks to me like you'll need to add some material to the chine in order to create an outward "flare" toward the sheer. It's an easy fix to do.
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Re: Ohio squirt build

Postby Fordf100 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:12 pm

Barnicle, in answer to your question about frame 1 . No im not planning on widening the gussets. Not sure what you are seeing. Im open to suggestions so feel free .
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Re: Ohio squirt build

Postby Fordf100 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:14 pm

I think your prediction is correct on having to add material in that area i noticed that also before you mentioned it. Cross that road when i get to it i guess.


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