Hull type: Vee bottom hard chine hull developed for sheet plywood
Power: Short shaft outboard motor to 10 hp.
Can the hull be extended or shortened? Yes. Up to 10% by re-spacing the
frames from the aft end of the stem to the transom a proportional amount. We do
not recommend increasing the beam.
Trailer: Designed for use with Glen-L Series 650 boat trailer plans.
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 speed 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.
We 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.
Squirt Builders Speak Out:
"HO-LE-COW, What a boat!!!! I just came back up from her first launch and ride, and all I can say is WHAT A BLAST!!!. This boat is like a rocket! When my wife pushed me off of the dock, I didn't waste a second nailing that throttle, and I'll tell you, I was on plane doing at least 30-35 in a split second! It pushed me back in that seat, like a turbo charged car! There was considerable chop today, and it was kinda cold, so I didn't push it for very long. It was though, one of the coolest rides I've ever taken in any vehicle. Not a drop of water in the boat, no porpoising, no cavitation, no bow rise, no sliding, just a true straight incredible ride. I cannot wait for summer!!!!!!!!" -Bob Lemay (that's Bob in the photo above!)
"Just got the boat in the water last weekend for the first time. It exceeded my expectations in almost every way. The ride is nice and smooth and dry with zero porpoising or other wierd behaviors, and even on relatively choppy water, cavitation was minimal. If I had a dime for every time someone came up and commented on how "cute" it looked, or asked me "what kind of boat is that?" Never in my life have I taken on a project that has given me more of a sense of accomplishment." Matt Holmes - Auburn, WA
"Well it's been about 14 months build time, gathering materials along the way from ebay and the great people at the local West Marine store. A few sea trials to get the motor running the way I want it and I'm having a BLAST. This being my first attempt at building a boat, I've learned a lot along the way. First, if you're after a specific look, add 25% to the build time and 50% to the cost. Would I do it again? YOU BET. I've never been one to accept praise for the things I've done, but the comments I've received from the many people who've seen it sure makes the time spent in the shop all worth it." Rich Stabler - Poulsbo, WA
"This was a fun project and a more fun toy as you can see from the video. I streched the hull to 11'8" and put a salvaged Kawasaki 750 SXI jet system in it. My GPS shows 48mph before I get scared of pushing it anymore yet there is still throttle left." David