Pee Wee Build ( Melbourne )

Outboard designs up to 14'

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hzchevy
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Lets just say ive pulled out more than a few hairs in frustration.
Next problem I need help with is do I go 4 stroke or 2 stroke. Advice please.

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I am building a zip and I specifically looked for a 2 cycle. Although 2 cycles can be a little more finicky, they do have a HP to weight advantage. The 50 HP 2 cycle I landed weighs around 185 pounds. New 4 stroke 50 HP seem to weigh between 215 and 250 pounds. I figured for a small boat, the two cycle was the way to go (at least for me).

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If you're talking a 5-10hp (15hp if you're keen!) outboard, i would have thought 2-stroke because the extra weight of a 4 stroke wouldn't be welcome on such a small boat?

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So spring has arrived and the weather has been beautiful. I dragged out the project today and gave it a coat of paint but I need help guys? I have completed 2 coats of epoxy undercoat but, as my partner described it, the hull looks lumpy. I must have done a crappy filling job and it looks shocking. What can I do? Will fiberglassing over the top now help smooth it out at all or isnt this possible??
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Its perfectly sound as is but a few days elbow greese will give you that smooth finish you are after.

Did you fiberglass prior to this paint coat or just a couple coats of Epoxy underneath?

Sand like crazy to smooth it out, long board and a random orbit sander will work well. If you fiberglassed it dont sand through the fiberglass. If no fiberglass dont sand into the actual wood.
Sand down the high spots then you can apply more epoxy coats to fill the low spots and sand some more. Repeat as necessary and be happy that the boat isnt any bigger! Spend a few days on this step and you should be much happier with the results and will be ready to apply the paint again.

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Looks pretty good! Good to see progress. Good luck finding the time to sand it to perfection.

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hzchevy wrote:Will fiberglassing over the top now help smooth it out at all or isnt this possible??
If you add fiberglass, ... you will need to sand off ALL the paint first.

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TNT Build, ... On Going, ... http://tinyurl.com/abmae64

The Freebie Zip, ... On Going, ...http://tinyurl.com/at3udss

Super Spartan Build "Miss Tripindicular", ... Completed, ...http://tinyurl.com/b488wsz

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Quick update on the progress. Ive been sanding and painting for the last 2 weeks but its slow going when your watching paint dry.
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You guys have been a great help to date so here is my next question. What type of steering
system can I use for my peewee?. I have a Mercury outboard to be used. Obviously I need a very short cable system but what is best? Rotary or Rack and what brand? Thanks again.

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NEW PICS. Today Ive turned my boat over to work out a list of things I need to purchase. Steering type? Throttle lever? Seating etc....
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She looks Beautiful. Now my grand kids want on, ... thanks :roll:
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TNT Build, ... On Going, ... http://tinyurl.com/abmae64

The Freebie Zip, ... On Going, ...http://tinyurl.com/at3udss

Super Spartan Build "Miss Tripindicular", ... Completed, ...http://tinyurl.com/b488wsz

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That's one FINE looking boat you have there. Well done and great workmanship. :D :D
By the time I have built a boat, I'll be ready to build a boat....

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Glen L sells a very simple exposed rope steering system. They also sell a small outboard throttle.. Looking really good

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Now that is looking extremely cool now! I see you decided on an outboard - looks about the right size to me.

Is this the stage where you start painting everything on the inside with resin to get it all waterproof while it's all still accessible?

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hzchevy, ...

You have my grandchildren drooling, ... If you don't mind me asking, ... What is the cost to date without the motor :?:
Bill

TNT Build, ... On Going, ... http://tinyurl.com/abmae64

The Freebie Zip, ... On Going, ...http://tinyurl.com/at3udss

Super Spartan Build "Miss Tripindicular", ... Completed, ...http://tinyurl.com/b488wsz

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