Squirt Motor Install - Page 2

The assembly is secured
with temporary blocks
until the epoxy cures.

After the epoxy cures, the
blocks will be removed
and the screws reinstalled.

The screws go through
the hull and into the
wedges that are bonded
between the Squirt Hull
and the SeaDoo Hull.

The battens were built up
with 4 laminations of
Douglas Fir.

Below the motor mounts,
the SeaDoo hull was
back-filled with thickened
epoxy.

I think once the entire
assembly is sanded and
painted the same color, it
will all look nice.

The securing blocks are removed as were the
screws.  I decided not to leave them in due to
them getting in the way of sanding.


I am about to begin the fiberglassing process.
One layer of fiberglass is installed.  With the 50" wide cloth, I could cover the sides and over half of the bottom of
the hull.  

I put one layer of fiberglass down, then 4" tape to build up and strengthen the grafting area.  I probably should
have done the tape first.  It was an afterthought and it should not matter which order I did it anyway.

The fiberglass from the other side of the hull will overlap this.  This way I have two full layers of 6oz fiberglass
running down the entire length of the keel.

I might have jumped the gun on posting this picture because I have not gotten to the hull fairing stage yet in my
descriptions.  But I wanted to post how it looks once everything is sanded and faired in.

You can hardly tell it is a graft once the fairing is complete.  It appears as if it is one continuous piece from the
underside of the hull.