Squirt with jet by Matt Holmes

Here are a couple of photos of my Jet powered Squirt project. I would be thrilled if you would consider posting some on your site. These were taken today, 4/22/07. It has been about a year and a half since I started cutting out the frame pieces. I've been working on it on and off, as time permits.

This is my first attempt at building a boat, and I am really happy about the way it's progressing. I just finished the paintwork, and I'm coming into the home stretch, getting all of the mechanical and interior stuff finalized.

My Squirt is built with a Kawasaki 440cc stand up Jet Ski engine, and a jet drive from a Yamaha 500cc Waverunner. I extended the hull approximately 12" to accomodate the jet pump and inboard motor. I removed some of the curvature from the forward part of the deck, and raised the coamings up about 1.5" above the side planking to give it more of that old "drag boat" look.

I built the trailer from scratch as well. I'm very eager to get the boat completed in time for summer. I will keep you posted!

Take Care,

Matt Holmes
Auburn, WA