Author Topic: "The Littlest Skuter"  (Read 1409 times)

vwfreak5

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 148
"The Littlest Skuter"
« on: July 21, 2020, 03:10:31 PM »
"The Littlest Skuter"

Decided to make a really little version, specifically for little kids this summer.  It will be approximately 6'8" when completed.
Using a combination of 3mm, 4mm and 6mm meranti ply and East Systems epoxy from Noah's Marine.

Power wise, I'm thinking it should be able to handle a light weight 4 - 6hp, but would be a cool toy for a kid to learn on with even a simple 12V trolling motor.   

rogerduncan100

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 838
  • Seeking Retro and Speed
Re: "The Littlest Skuter"
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2020, 03:41:36 PM »
Good news!

I know it will be a beautiful boat and I am looking forward to seeing it. I could learn a little realism from you with regard to what size motor fits what size boat!


Roger
Roger, aka rogerduncan100

vwfreak5

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 148
Re: "The Littlest Skuter"
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2020, 03:17:46 AM »
I've been trying to take some pictures each day I work on it.

vwfreak5

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 148
Re: "The Littlest Skuter"
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2020, 03:26:06 AM »
A few more..

vwfreak5

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 148
Re: "The Littlest Skuter"
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2020, 03:30:44 AM »
Some more

spring

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 87
Re: "The Littlest Skuter"
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2020, 12:02:01 PM »
Following.

It looks interesting.

Cheers!


vwfreak5

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 148
Re: "The Littlest Skuter"
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2020, 04:36:14 AM »
One more sponson to frame up and I can start putting it all together.



spring

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 87
Re: "The Littlest Skuter"
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2020, 12:12:01 PM »
It certainly looks like you are doing a nice job.

Cool!

Cheers!

rogerduncan100

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 838
  • Seeking Retro and Speed
Re: "The Littlest Skuter"
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2020, 12:37:20 PM »
I would want to try an OMC 15 on it. I wonder what would happen.
Roger, aka rogerduncan100

Bosch232

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 44
Re: "The Littlest Skuter"
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2020, 12:36:34 PM »
More photos, please.   :-)

vwfreak5

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 148
Re: "The Littlest Skuter"
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2020, 01:47:55 AM »
Technically, this is the littlest one..   Hoping to eventually afford an MHZ 1/5th scale outboard for it and turn it into a large scale radio control toy.

 https://www.offshoreelectrics.com/proddetail.php?prod=ose-90-1729-4

* Should have more progress pics in another day or so.


vwfreak5

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 148
Re: "The Littlest Skuter"
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2020, 01:10:28 AM »
A few more pics of the progress.. 8-)

spring

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 87
Re: "The Littlest Skuter"
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2020, 11:12:31 AM »
Very nice!

Cheers!

AndyT

  • Regular Members
  • *
  • Posts: 13
Re: "The Littlest Skuter"
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2020, 09:24:33 PM »
Keep them coming buddy
I am still waiting on the printers coming up with the goods. :-D
Like VW I am going to build the Skuter but it will be the full size 8' version.
First build will be a normal weight version then going to go ultra lite.
Trying to get the total weight under 44lbs including all rigging.
The backbone will be 5mm Nidaplast, instead of the 4mm ply, to give you an idea of the weight saving of Nidaplast against ply 4mm birch plywood has a density of approx. 680 kg/m3 Nidaplast has a density of 65 kg/m3
That's less than 1/10th of the weight plus this will never rot.
Its almost 5 X the cost hence the plywood build first.

vwfreak5

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 148
Re: "The Littlest Skuter"
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2020, 09:09:25 PM »
Sponson sides added and some filleting done.  Transom next, then the sponson decks.