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I had the same issue with my Squirt. I epoxied and bolted the keel to the stem, and then readjusted the transom angle to get the keel flat on rear of the bottom (only 2 frames). At least on the Squirt, the hump is supposed to be there. If you are sure the notch in the stem and frame 3 are correct, t...
- Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:46 pm
- Forum: Power Boats
- Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
- Replies: 135
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Welcome to boat building. Sorry to hear your troubles, but we've all been there. Hindsight is 20/20, but I think the plans and books should be updated to tell you to laminate sheers and chines with at least 2 layers. That is a pretty thick Chine, kudos for bending one in place with no issues. Make s...
- Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:48 am
- Forum: Jet Ski Power
- Topic: Big runabout with jet propulsion?
- Replies: 4
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Any of the inboards are designed to have the engine weight more forward in the boat. These designs have narrower sterns and will not sit right in the water with more weight in the stern. You need to look at boat designs for an outboard or I/O drive. This is why you won't see any builds of these boat...
Adding more longitudinals will be the easiest. The one deck frame on the Squirt has a central support to the stem, and is plenty strong. You could make this piece a little thicker and taller if you are worried about it. My deck is a little more than 3/8" thick (plywood and mahogany) with the stock s...
The front of.my Squirt is plenty strong and you can stand on it. I have 1/4" plywood and about 3/16" of mahogany. You can always add more stringers or use thicker plywood if you have any concerns.
- Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:49 am
- Forum: Small outboards
- Topic: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit
- Replies: 115
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Congratulations! Looks awesome.