Another Jet Squirt is born.

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Another Jet Squirt is born.

Post by fourspeedfish » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:36 am

Hello all,

I finally started last month on my version of a jet squirt. I have been reading as much as i can for the last year or so. I imagine i will have many questions.
I have a 96 seadoo 720 just begging to be cut up and repurposed into a classic looking boat. Attached are a couple pictures of the frames. So far i have about 2 hours into building the building form and about 22 hours into the frames.
As i post progress pictures, i ask everyone to please point out anything that looks funny, not quite right, a little off, or just plain wrong.
This is my first wooden boat build an i welcome all comments.
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Re: Another Jet Squirt is born.

Post by fourspeedfish » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:38 am

I sorta just guessed at the shape of the top of the transom.
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Re: Another Jet Squirt is born.

Post by Pullie » Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:01 pm

I will follow this thread closely, i just picked up my dornor kawasaki 550 and have themplans for a flying saucer, i will put the fs on a diet and see if i can get her to fly :D

Good luck with the build!!!

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Re: Another Jet Squirt is born.

Post by Ronb172 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:03 pm

I wish I had made my form higher. I'm going to flip my boat to install the sheers. I'm old and with this colder weather, I just don't bend well anymore....lol
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Re: Another Jet Squirt is born.

Post by fourspeedfish » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:46 am

Pullie wrote:I will follow this thread closely, i just picked up my dornor kawasaki 550 and have themplans for a flying saucer, i will put the fs on a diet and see if i can get her to fly :D

Good luck with the build!!!

Good luck on your build as well. Keep us updated

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Re: Another Jet Squirt is born.

Post by fourspeedfish » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:51 am

Ronb172 wrote:I wish I had made my form higher. I'm going to flip my boat to install the sheers. I'm old and with this colder weather, I just don't bend well anymore....lol
I added 11 inches to the Form. Just enough to raise it up off the floor some and still be able to reach the center without a big stretch.

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Re: Another Jet Squirt is born.

Post by fourspeedfish » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:02 pm

A little more progress. Steamed the first laminate of the sheers. You can see the 4 inch pipe in the left side of the picture that i used. A wallpaper steamer in one side and a garment steamer in the other side for an hour and a half. I will fit them after they sit over night.
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Re: Another Jet Squirt is born.

Post by Ronb172 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:18 pm

Looking good fourspeedfish. I just glued my first sheer laminate today. Great feeling when it start looking like a boat...
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Re: Another Jet Squirt is born.

Post by fourspeedfish » Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:04 am

Ronb172 wrote:Looking good fourspeedfish. I just glued my first sheer laminate today. Great feeling when it start looking like a boat...
Thanks. The sheers really start to define the boats shape.

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Re: Another Jet Squirt is born.

Post by fourspeedfish » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:11 am

Hello all,

I have the sheers epoxied in place. Now i am now working on fitting the chines, which seem like i have spent a lot of time.

Does the sheer / stem joint look correct?
And how do the chines look? Even with me putting a lot of twist in them i cant see how they will ever fair correctly without adding additional material to the bottom.

Thanks
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Re: Another Jet Squirt is born.

Post by gdcarpenter » Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:16 pm

From what I see it looks like you will likely 'fair away' most of your outer sheer lamination by the time you get the stem leading edge faired to match the angle where the sheers meet forward.

Ideally the sheers outermost edge should have been 'set back' from the front of the stem to allow for the fairing of the stem. Wonder if you could epoxy on some material to the front curved edge of the stem so you don't have to fair away so much of your sheers.
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Re: Another Jet Squirt is born.

Post by Ronb172 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:08 pm

I'm fairing my Squirt now and it looks a lot like yours. I'm not sure how you'd do it any other way unless you changed the shape of the breasthook. I have shaved off a lot of my sheer but I think it's coming along fine. This is my first boat so I don't really have a eye for this yet.
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Re: Another Jet Squirt is born.

Post by gdcarpenter » Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:53 pm

The forward edge of the stem should be bevelled to match the angle the sheers hit the stem, this is to support the plywood where the two sides meet in the front, hopp this helps clarify things a bit.
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Re: Another Jet Squirt is born.

Post by areame » Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:53 pm

Fourspeedfish, when I faired my sheers I ended up having to take quite a bit off. I used a 6" wide piece of scrap plywood to test the angle from the sheer to the chine. You want to make sure the mating surfaces have full contact with the plywood, so when you begin planking there's a snug fit.

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Re: Another Jet Squirt is born.

Post by fourspeedfish » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:42 pm

Thanks everyone

Most of the pictures i have seen of the sheer / breast hook joint look just like i have, but it seemed like i would fair away most of the sheer. I think i will laminate a piece on the stem like gdcarpenter suggested. That way i would not have to fair all my sheers away.

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