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Skeg Versus Fin

On January 18, 2019, in Builder Tips, WebLetters, by Gayle Brantuk
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We’ve had several builders inquire about putting fins on their boat; specifically on the Squirt. The following notes should allow you to make a more informed decision as to whether to use a fin or skeg. Why use either? You don’t have to, many builders don’t. At low speed, you may not see a need. […]

Think Before You Fiberglass

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THINK BEFORE YOU FIBERGLASS   You are ready to apply the fiberglass covering to the boat you are building. All of the screw holes and imperfections have been filled and sanded smooth. You even took great care to minimize sanding over the Douglas-fir plywood surface as you knew that would accentuate the grain and cause […]

Zip by Tom Puleo

On August 8, 2012, in Builder Blogs, Outboard Powered, Plywood Construction, by ThomasPuleo
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This is a picture of my garage before I got started.  I drew the outline of each of the components of the frames on the 3/4 marine ply and cut them out.     The frames, stem, transom and keel in place.     Rear view with temporary braces to hold everything straight and level.  Notch for chine […]

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