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by brockj
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 72
Views: 34361

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Spent the last two weeks working on the inside (when I can). Have the deck beams, strongback, battens, and carlings cut, forward deck beams and carlings are installed. Started working on the seat this weekend. I know this question has been asked, but I am struggling to find the answer from other pos...
by brockj
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 72
Views: 34361

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

10/10/20 was the official flip day. Had some friends over for a semi-Oktoberfest gathering, and took advantage of the company to see flip the Squirt. Of course everyones question was "does it leak?" I have no doubt in my mind it would be fine, but figured we could walk it in and I could see where th...
by brockj
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: [Squirt] Start of build
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: [Squirt] Start of build

Every project starts somewhere. I am building a Squirt as well, hoping to do the flip this weekend. Look forward to your progress!
by brockj
Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 72
Views: 34361

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Can't believe it has been two months since I posted. But a honey-do project of rebuilding the deck took up a few of my weekends, and the start of duck season as well. Either way, progress has been made, I decided to call the bottom paint good enough and finally moved on to the boot stripe and clear ...
by brockj
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 522
Views: 173584

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Sorry to hear about the issues with the motor Jim. Hopefully you have it all tip top again. I am getting ready to paint the boot stripe on mine (just finishing touching up the blue. I wasn't sure if the WR-LPU clear would discolor the White or not, I figure down the road when I touch up the clear I ...
by brockj
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 72
Views: 34361

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Well, I ordered another quart, not because I didn't take everyone's advice, but because when I peeled the tape off the paint edge it also peeled up some of the paint (left the tape on too long). Oh well, I sanded it down this morning with 320 and it looks much better. I am going to touch up the area...
by brockj
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 72
Views: 34361

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Question, I have sanded down the paint, and have now applied two additional coats, and I am still seeing some of scratches from the sandpaper through the second coat. I sanded with 220 to start. How many more coats should I plan on applying? My concern is that I will need to order an additional quar...
by brockj
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 72
Views: 34361

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Thanks Jim, I really like it. I threw a very thin 4th coat on and will sand it tomorrow night and plan to apply 1-2 more coats depending on how it looks. My clear gloss and white for boot stripe should be here Wednesday, so depending on how the blue goes I could be applying the clear gloss next week...
by brockj
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 72
Views: 34361

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

This weekend I started working on the WR-LPU Shaw Blue paint, I was pretty nervous, even at the outset of the 3rd coat, but after that coat I am now feeling a little better. I started by thinning the paint per the instructions at 10% for roll and tip, it way to watery. For the 2nd and 3rd coats I re...
by brockj
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 72
Views: 34361

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Thank you guys both for the tips, I re-read that a couple times because I thought I was missing something, but it is just for paint, not the primer that reduction is necessary for rolling/tipping. I will definitely keep that in mind. My plan was to wait the 72 hours after the final coat of primer to...
by brockj
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 72
Views: 34361

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Thanks Jim. I saw you got 5 coats in just under a quart to my 4, possibly different rollers absorbing, possibly going on a little thicker, regardless, it is good to know I will need at least two quarts. Being that, I might go straight for the gallon. Cost wise I am not that much farther behind with ...
by brockj
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 72
Views: 34361

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Well the heat has slowed me down a bit, but has not stopped me completely. I decided to move on to paint, and boy was this satisfying! Right now 4 coats of primer and in my 3 day wait before sanding, then if all is well on to blue. IMG_7035.JPG I have been seeing various recommendations for clear, a...
by brockj
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 72
Views: 34361

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Thanks for all the advice, I have pretty much settled on wr-lpu for the paint. From what I have seen the yacht primer is recommended. Would the white yacht primer be able to work for a boot stripe? My plan is to go with Shaw Blue for the bottom and I would like a one inch (or so) boot stripe purely ...
by brockj
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 72
Views: 34361

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Thanks for the info on the difference with painting versus spraying. I am going to guess I am not a good sprayer, but being that I have never done it I can't say for certain! Maybe I will find out I have a hidden skill :lol: As for the steering solution, are you happy with the SS14114? I have heard ...
by brockj
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 72
Views: 34361

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Thank you very much for the info Jimmy. I have been often referring back to your build in the forum for guidance. I was going through yours again today and starting to plan for after the flip, which steering did you pick? I believe it was the teleflex, but was it the SS141? Glen L seems to just have...

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