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by JimmY
Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 522
Views: 203655

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Hi GD, Your ears must have been burning, thanks for chiming in so fast. This is what I had hoped to learn, and I hope it is the smarter not harder way to do this. I'm planning on using System 3 for encapsulation so if I also use it to glue the plywood on, as long as I do this within a day of the las...
by JimmY
Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 522
Views: 203655

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Hi Guys, Thanks for the responses on my questions. Lots to think about and I'll try to ping GDC.. for his opinion. Sounds like one coat is possible, and I like the idea of marking off the frame, chine, etc... locations. I could tape them off, roll the epoxy out, and pull the tape while it is still w...
by JimmY
Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 522
Views: 203655

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

I'm trying not to be too anal with everything. I think a lot of boat building is carve, sand, plane, adjust anything that doesn't look like a boat! Thanks Dave, you'll get there. My build will slow down here a bit as I reconfigure my shop for the building form. I've got to order my fiberglass and ep...
by JimmY
Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 522
Views: 203655

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Doh! you're right about the sheers! I may need a shim on those.

I double checked these last night, I they may be okay but will require a bit of work with the chisel. Bottom line, with an angled transom take this into account when cutting the sheer and chine notches!
by JimmY
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 522
Views: 203655

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Hi Benjamin, I've been trying to log my hours, and I think I'm over 20 hours in at this point. Do you have any photos of your building form? Any suggestions on materials, etc...? You're right on the transom notches. I read somewhere (either here or in the "plywood boat building book") that you can s...
by JimmY
Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 522
Views: 203655

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

The rest of the frames are all done as well, and everything just needs a final sanding. I'm planning on ordering a new ROS and I'm looking at a Bosch 5" model ROS20VSC. Any other suggestions or experiences? I like Bosch for the dust filter. Any good sources or recommended grits for sand paper? 20160...
by JimmY
Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 522
Views: 203655

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

The last thing to do to the transom was route the notches for the chines and sheers. A simple plywood jig and a pattern bit in my router was all that was needed. 20160926_193324.jpg 20160926_193326.jpg 20160926_201859.jpg I angled the chine notch to match the transom and sized it to match the finish...
by JimmY
Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 522
Views: 203655

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Hi Matt, Thanks for the clamping tips. I did read about using PVC, but hadn't seen anyone using that technique here. I've got a piece laying about so I'll give it a try. I got back into things last night, and took another bite out of the elephant. One thing I need to do was bevel the bottom edge of ...
by JimmY
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 522
Views: 203655

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Hi, I was out of town traveling for my day job last week. I did have a friend rough cut all of the chine and sheer pieces for me yesterday. I still need to run them through my planer to get them down to the final thickness. They will be laminated from two layers of Sapele. The chine is 1" x 1 3/4" a...
by JimmY
Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 522
Views: 203655

Frames 1 and 2

With all the pieces shaped and sanded, I spent a raining Saturday morning epoxying up frame 1 and 2. I ripped a couple of strips from 1/4 plywood for the gussets. I stacked 4 blanks for each gusset and cut and sanded them to shape and rounded over the edges that you'll see on the finished frames. 20...
by JimmY
Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Project JetSquirt!
Replies: 29
Views: 15201

Re: Project JetSquirt!

Welcome a board! Heck, we might have to have Michigan Gathering!
by JimmY
Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:10 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: New Builder Building a squirt
Replies: 73
Views: 44410

Re: New Builder Building a squirt

Hi Ron, Your Squirt looks great! Can you elaborate on your finish, it looks like a mirror? The vintage Johnson looks great as well, is it an 18hp? If so, I'd love to hear about the performance since I have a 18hp Johnson for mine. Did you buy the motor already restored, or did you do the work yourse...
by JimmY
Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 522
Views: 203655

Epoxy station

Hi Guys, I'm making a little more progress on the Squirt and I've started gluing a few things together. I'm using Poxy-Grip and I transferred it to a pair of plastic squeeze bottles. This stuff, especially Part B, is really thick and the squeeze bottle make it easy to pour. I bought a pair of 60cc s...
by JimmY
Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Can this be saved?
Replies: 18
Views: 7693

Re: Can this be saved?

You guys crack me up!
by JimmY
Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Can this be saved?
Replies: 18
Views: 7693

Re: Can this be saved?

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