Building a Squirt

Designs for inboard or outboard power

Moderator: BruceDow

Post Reply
CraigBBP
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:38 pm
Location: Toronto Canada

Building a Squirt

Post by CraigBBP » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:43 pm

Hi all,

Waiting on plans to begin the journey of building the Squirt.

Any initial advice that I should know before digging in?

Thanks

User avatar
hoodman
Posts: 1902
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:48 am
Location: Lafayette, IN

Re: Building a Squirt

Post by hoodman » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:28 pm

Read "Boatbuilding with Plywood" if you haven't already.
Matt

Building a Geronimo......!
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=25139

Hercdrvr
Posts: 717
Joined: Mon May 11, 2015 12:52 pm
Location: McKinney TX

Re: Building a Squirt

Post by Hercdrvr » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:37 pm

Yep, read the book like Matt "Hoodman" said and stretch the boat the full %10. Send pics of your progress.
Matt B

PeterG
Posts: 584
Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:08 am
Location: Connecticut

Re: Building a Squirt

Post by PeterG » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:49 pm

Definitely get the Glen L book, and read any other boat building book you can find... All are helpful.
And remember, the only bad questions are the ones that don't get asked. We're all here to help. Post pictures of your progress and remember to have fun!
Murphy's Law: Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.
Griffin's Law: Murphy was an optimist.

User avatar
Bill Edmundson
Posts: 11179
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2005 6:45 am
Location: Birmingham, AL, USA
Contact:

Re: Building a Squirt

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:11 am

Craig

Better to ask a bad question than to fix screw-ups!

We'll help with both.

Bill
Mini -Tug, KH Tahoe 19 & Bartender 24 - There can be no miracle recoveries without first screwing up.
Tahoe 19 Build

JimmY
Posts: 665
Joined: Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:08 am
Location: Brighton, MI

Re: Building a Squirt

Post by JimmY » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:24 am

Plan ahead. Get a idea of how you're going to finish things, as that might impact your early work. The BOM listed will get you to the flip, so you will need more epoxy and supplies than you think, so don't worry about ordering extras.

Keep working on it, even if it is just sanding for 15 minutes here and there. Finally, have fun and take your time. Hopefully, you'll have the boat much longer than it takes to build, so spending some extra time in the shop to build it right will worth it when you're finally on the water.

Good luck,
-Jim
Nothing says poor craftsmanship like wrinkles in your duct tape!

Post Reply

Return to “Power Boats”