Electro Squirt build, East Nassau NY

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xoo000oox
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Re: Electro Squirt build, East Nassau NY

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Despite my unorthodox boat building work, it looks like a success. There are no gaps anywhere along the sheers and the two panels butt up together nice and tight and her curves look very symmetrical. I had put only one screw in each panel right up at the very front of the bow.

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Re: Electro Squirt build, East Nassau NY

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Looks great! :D
Building a ZZZIP!

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Re: Electro Squirt build, East Nassau NY

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Thanks Steve B, I'm happy with my results so far. I'm used to pulling wrenches, not pushing a hand planer, I never even owned one until last year.

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All set for the rear decking to go on! I'm going to attempt to make this look nice without putting any planking on top of this. I've been playing around with some scrap pieces and think I've got a technique figured out that will work ok.

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Re: Electro Squirt build, East Nassau NY

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Looking good.
There was a boat at the 2007 Gathering that was as you mention, straight-up ply, no planking. Looked good.
Named 'Irish Rose' in the 2007 Gathering pictures gallery
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Re: Electro Squirt build, East Nassau NY

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That is a beautiful boat.....

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.....But, it says here that he did used 1/4" Mahogany strips over 4mm subdeck.

https://www.glen-l.com/picboards/picboa ... c856a.html

Was it maybe a different boat you saw?

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Re: Electro Squirt build, East Nassau NY

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yes that looks like the one I was thinking of, but didnt realize he planked the deck, the sides are straight ply, are they not? I think he has a ply scarf on the sides

Then there is one, the little ply one, on the little trailer, towed behind the BIG RV.
Very simple and yet very Sharp! at the same time.
Help me here guys, Alan Blackwell??
this one,
https://www.glen-l.com/wp-content/galle ... %20327.jpg
Oak..........the juice ain't worth the squeeze :D :shock: :o :)

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Re: Electro Squirt build, East Nassau NY

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I have been looking at that one too in this video...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSn311z2wI4

It is really nice looking, but a little different than the look I'm going for.

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Re: Electro Squirt build, East Nassau NY

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Progress has slowed as I've gotten busier at work. I was able to get the top skinned and a box built behind the seat-back where I'll stow my battery.

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Re: Electro Squirt build, East Nassau NY

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Coming along. The key is to do a little each day, even if it is cleaning the shop or sanding a corner. Keep plugging away and you'll get there.
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Re: Electro Squirt build, East Nassau NY

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Finally got to get back to work on the Squirt after a much anticipated camping trip to Letchworth State Park. I was successful in making the top side look pretty (in my eyes anyway) without adding any additional weight. What do you think? There is not yet any epoxy or varnish on it.




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Re: Electro Squirt build, East Nassau NY

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that looks quite cool
how you do that?
you use masking tape & different color stain?
then mask the white filler stripes
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Re: Electro Squirt build, East Nassau NY

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Very nice!! Shows how nice a simple plywood deck can be dressed up. Bravo!!!

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Re: Electro Squirt build, East Nassau NY

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8) 8) 8)
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Re: Electro Squirt build, East Nassau NY

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Hey! Thanks for the comments. To do this, I masked off what I wanted to stay natural and stained the rest using MINWAX brand penetrating stain, this is what is recommended to be used under the System3 epoxy I am using. I played around with some scrap pieces of the plywood and found if you stained up to a masked line, the stain would seep underneath the tape and not leave a crisp line. However, the stain does not seep more that 1/4" so after staining, I masked off to paint 1/4" lines to look like caulking. I used some Deltron DBC basecoat that I already had (VW BRIGHT WHITE) for the stripes. Once it was masked off, I just finger painted the line and peeled off the tape.
I know it's not the "real" way to do this, but it gets me the look I was after.

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Re: Electro Squirt build, East Nassau NY

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Looks fantastic, and much easier then what I went through this weekend on my squirt! Great work!

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