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by BarnacleMike
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 208
Views: 42666

Re: Michael's ZIP

Started fitting the starboard chine today. I am considering whether or not to make chine blocking for the stem... partially in order to help support the curvature of the chine between the stem and Frame #5-1/2, and also just to reinforce the joint between the chine and stem. Has anyone else made chi...
by BarnacleMike
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions
Replies: 14
Views: 858

Re: G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions

Bill,

I'd like to put the years under Ken's name... but I can't seem to find anything online about what year he was born.

Do you know?
by BarnacleMike
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions
Replies: 14
Views: 858

Re: G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions

Thought I'd go ahead and throw this out there...

For the G11 shirts, we had the commemorative to Glen on the back, since he had passed away that year. I thought for the G13 design, it might be nice to pay tribute to Ken Hankinson. What do y'all think?
by BarnacleMike
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility skiff build question
Replies: 37
Views: 2579

Re: Utility skiff build question

There is virtually no bend at all between the transom and Frame #1. Midway between those two points would be a fine place for a joint in the sheer.
by BarnacleMike
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: 2018 Report
Replies: 48
Views: 3323

Re: 2018 Report

With the confluence of Sofia's volleyball schedule and my unexpected work trip, I didn't get to spend as much time at G12 as I had hoped. Ironically, if not for Hurricane Florence, I wouldn't have gotten to attend G12 at all. I'm thankful that Dylan and I got to attend the spaghetti dinner this time...
by BarnacleMike
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 208
Views: 42666

Re: Michael's ZIP

My 2nd-ever attempt at a scarf joint. I joined 2 pieces of 8' long 2" x 1/2" boards for the first chine log on the Zip. I got a little carried away with thickening the epoxy, and added a little too much wood dust. The mixture was extremely pasty... well past the "peanut butter" r...
by BarnacleMike
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Indiana Pee Wee
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Re: Indiana Pee Wee

Welcome aboard! I'm looking forward to seeing the progress on your build.

I'd second the comment about buying the Boatbuilding With Plywood book from Glen-L. Definitely worth reading!
by BarnacleMike
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility skiff build question
Replies: 37
Views: 2579

Re: Utility skiff build question

It's not the height above the floor that's critical, but the difference in height between the top surface of the stem support block and the top surface of the two long setup members that your frames are sitting on. That distance should be shown on your plans - it is for the Zip. Sproggy is absolute...
by BarnacleMike
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility skiff build question
Replies: 37
Views: 2579

Re: Utility skiff build question

I don’t recall the keel having much, if any, of a bend at the stem. Here’s a photo from my build, mess that it was: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7_aaTrhe9Pg/UYetYPxyKwI/AAAAAAAAAGA/7a6brh9AEaY/s1600/IMG_0066.jpg If you have calculated that the forward end of the keel is only 1/4” off... that wouldn’t t...
by BarnacleMike
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 208
Views: 42666

Re: Michael's ZIP

Here are a couple of progress photos that show all the battens installed and trimmed along the transom. As far as adding stiffeners to reinforce the half-lap joints, I'm becoming less concerned about it. I've been fairing the floor battens along that side, and in the process I've leaned on those joi...
by BarnacleMike
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility skiff build question
Replies: 37
Views: 2579

Re: Utility skiff build question

No, you don't adjust the stem. Just build it as shown in the plans. The stem and its distance and connection to Frame #2 stay exactly the same as in the plans. If you're lengthening the boat by 7 inches, then add 3.5 inches to the distance between Frame #2 and Frame #1. Also, add 3.5 inches to the d...
by BarnacleMike
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Smallest motor on Zip?
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: Smallest motor on Zip?

I have wondered something similar... how small a motor would still be effective on the Zip. The new 4-stroke 25 hp motors are too big, imho... partially a result of being 3-cylinder designs. The Evinrude ETECs that size are thankfully 2 cylinder. If I knew that my boat would almost always be used on...
by BarnacleMike
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: What You Might See!
Replies: 28
Views: 3717

Re: What You Might See!

The group walking over to Big River Grille & Brewing Works
by BarnacleMike
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: What You Might See!
Replies: 28
Views: 3717

Re: What You Might See!

Bill's Tahoe, a girl named Lola... as well as a jet Squirt, and Matt & crew arriving in his newly-completed Geronimo
by BarnacleMike
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: What You Might See!
Replies: 28
Views: 3717

Re: What You Might See!

Belle Isle and John Amundsen's beautiful Monte Carlo, Dreams Come True.

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