The SQUIRT is a small runabout for the young at heart. But don't let her size fool you; she offers a lot in her short length. This little boat will move out quicker with less horsepower than the average production boat because of the lightweight construction. Traveling at even modest speeds in a boat of this size can be a thrilling experience. Since the motor is normally the major expense on a small boat, her "thrill without horsepower" makes SQUIRT an ideal boat for the builder on a budget. The combination of smaller horsepower requirement and generous freeboard makes this a good boat for the younger set.
Glen-L have taken special care in designing this boat as it is most often a "first boat". Construction is kept simple. As economy is always of prime importance on a small boat, the cost is kept to a minimum by the judicious use of materials.
If you want the utmost in performance with a minimum of cost and power, this little speedster may well be your best choice.
The hull can be extended or shortened up to 10% by re-spacing the frames from the aft end of the stem to the transom a proportional amount. Glen-L does not recommend increasing the beam.
These plans also include full size patterns and instructions for easy construction.
- Length: 10'-0" (3.05m)
- Beam: 4'-4" (3.15m)
- Hull depth: 20" (0.51m)
- Average passengers: 1-2
- Hull weight (approx.): 120 lbs. (54kg)
- Cockpit size: 36" x 26" (0.90x0.66m)
- Hull type: Vee bottom hard chine hull developed for sheet plywood planking.
- Power: Short shaft outboard motor to 10 hp
Materials and Hardware Required
Upon ordering a set of plans you will be issued with a unique coupon code. Use this code to receive discounts on your next five orders at Classic Boat Supplies and The Boat Warehouse (ten orders in total). Get discounts off virtually everything you will need to complete your project including seats, steering systems, fuel tanks, fastenings, gauges, fuel tanks and many more items. Note that timber purchases are not included in this offer and will normally be quoted for each project as a job lot.
Here's a summary of most of the hardware you will require:
- West System epoxy resin, hardener and adhesive filler
- Steering system: wheel, helm, cable, and cable mount
- Throttle lever and cable
- Fuel cap, tank, filler hose, fuel hose and fuel vent
- Torpedo cleat
- Eye bolt
- Drain plug
- Ignition switch
- Flag pole socket
- Windscreen fitting
- Navigation lights: Port, Starboard, Stern, All Round
- Horn cleats
- Instrumentation: Speedometer and pickup, Tachometer, Fuel gauge and sender
- Battery box and wiring
- Rigging hose
Classic Boat Supplies can source the timber you need to build your boat, along with delivery if required - please contact us for a quote. Alternatively you can source your own.
All timber noted allows length for fitting. All widths are actual size. All thicknesses are standard finished sizes, with 1" timber being four quarters material, usually finished about 3/4". Where the species are not available, another suitable marine timber can be substituted.
- Check all timber against the work prior to cutting.
- Use list below as a guide for estimating costs only. Refer to the plans before purchasing timber for exact requirements.
- Suitable alternative species can be substituted as required due to cost, local availability, etc.
|Frame members||Mahogany or Spruce||1
|3" x 8'6" (makes 4 pcs)
3-1/4" x 42" (makes 2 pcs)
4" x 8' (makes 2 pcs)
4 1/2" x 26" (makes 2 pcs)
|Keel||Mahogany or Spruce||1||1" x 3" x 7'|
|Chines||Mahogany or Spruce||2||1" x 1-3/4" x 12'
(or 4 pcs 3/8")
|Sheers||Mahogany or Spruce||4||5/8" x 1-1/4" x 12'
(laminated to 1 1/4")
|Battens||Mahogany or Spruce||2
|1" x 2" x 7'6"
1" x 2" x 6'
|Keel Strip (optional)||Oak||2||1/2" x 1" x 12'|
|Coaming||Mahogany||2||1" x 3"(min) x 7'|
|Deck beams||Mahogany or Spruce||4||1" x 6" x 4'|
|Dash||Mahogany||1||1" x 6" x 4'|
|Strongback||Mahogany or Spruce||1||1" x 2" x 7' (makes fore and aft)|
|Blocking||Mahogany or Spruce||1" scrap as required|
|Deck battens||Mahogany or Spruce||2||1" x 1-1/2" x 5'|
All plywood should be of marine grade with a minimum of three plies.
|Marine Ply||1||3/4" x 4' x 8'|
|Planking-Bottom||Marine Ply||1||1/4" x 4' x 10'
OR (2 ea. 1/4" x 4' x 8')
|Planking-Side||Marine Ply||1||1/4" x 4' x 12'
OR (2 ea. 1/4" x 4' x 8')
|Decking||Marine Ply||1||1/4" x 4' x 8' plus scraps from planking.|
|Gussets||Marine Ply||1/4" scrap as required|
Flat Head Silicon Bronze Wood Screws
- 1-1/4" #8 screws - 3 dozen
- 2" #10 screws - 4 dozen
Silicon Bronze Annular Ring Nails
- 1" #12 nails - 3 lbs.
- 1-1/4" #12 nails - 1 lb.
Silicon Bronze Carriage Bolts
- 1/4" x 3" - 4 each, plus nuts and washers
Approx. 1.2 litre WEST System Epoxy Resin