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by BarnacleMike
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 72
Views: 8228

Re: Michael's ZIP

Hi Jim, Yes... I have seen those. I imagine that type of ladder could be pretty practical. I think part of my conundrum is that I may be asking the Zip to be something it's not. As much as I love those 22-foot inboards with the graceful transoms and the beautiful swim decks.... the little Zip is not...
by BarnacleMike
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 72
Views: 8228

Re: Michael's ZIP

Still moving at a snail's pace... but it's progress.

I've got the stem encapsulated with three coats of epoxy, and coated with five layers of primer.
by BarnacleMike
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 517
Views: 79679

Re: New member from oregon

Outstanding, indeed!
by BarnacleMike
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Help with Boat Build choice?
Replies: 23
Views: 831

Re: Help with Boat Build choice?

I’m 5’11” weigh 200 so it might be a little tight for me. I saw a couple at the Gathering but never tried to climb in one. The only Glen-l I’ve ridden in is Bill’s Tahoe to the lunch in 2015. The Zip will provide plenty of room for you. It looks like you may have ruled out the Gentry. That's fine.....
by BarnacleMike
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 72
Views: 8228

Re: Michael's ZIP

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by BarnacleMike
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 72
Views: 8228

Re: Michael's ZIP

Yes, I was able to take a look at his setup during G11. He has a really nice boat. I actually bought the same type of platform from the G11 “swap meet.” It will fit (barely) on the Zip transom. However, I’m considering just using the ladder part & building a small swim step rather than use the f...
by BarnacleMike
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

1. My personal opinion is that the Squirt is such a long-established design, you'd be safe to go ahead and cut all the notches. As many Squirt projects as there have been, any misalignment in the plans would be a pretty well-documented issue.... and that does not seem to be the case. Just draw and c...
by BarnacleMike
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 73
Views: 2219

Re: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?

I decided against them, too... even on a small boat like the Utility. As I came to see it, the potential problems far outweighed a little convenience. If you decide against them, I'd recommend keeping the bilge area accessible (especially at the transom) so that you can sponge out whatever the bilge...
by BarnacleMike
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello, Jack from Charlotte NC
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: Hello, Jack from Charlotte NC

Hi Jack,

Welcome! There are a few of us from the Blue Ridge ACBS on here. I'm hoping to make it over to their show on Lake Norman one of these days... maybe next year.
by BarnacleMike
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 72
Views: 8228

Re: Michael's ZIP

Hey, a question for anyone who might have been at G9 in 2015: Do you have any photos of Tom Dietrich's Zip, specifically detail shots of the transom & his swim ladder? His boat was the red Zip with the white Johnson motor. I sent him a PM also, but it looks like he hasn't been on the forum in a ...
by BarnacleMike
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Zip Help Needed - Cavitation, Turbulence, Transom Height?
Replies: 17
Views: 849

Re: Zip Help Needed - Cavitation, Turbulence, Transom Height?

Holy smokes, what a GORGEOUS boat!
by BarnacleMike
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Bham, AL zip progress
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Bham, AL zip progress

Jason, she looks great!

By the way, that's a nice, clean, and well-lit shop you've got there!
by BarnacleMike
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: UK Zip Build
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: UK Zip Build

this type of extreme accuracy with the frames is quite unnecessary. While I certainly don't advocate careless sloppiness or inaccuracy in the frame construction, a bit of inaccuracy is not really a problem because it can be compensated for and adjusted during construction by appending or shaving of...
by BarnacleMike
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: UK Zip Build
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: UK Zip Build

I experienced this to a degree with some of the frame parts on my Utility. I personally wouldn't worry about a 1/4" warp. A 1/2" warp would push the boundaries of what I'd personally consider acceptable, though. For me, it would just depend on the specific piece. You may find that once the...
by BarnacleMike
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Gathering 2017
Topic: G-11 Report
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: G-11 Report

By the way, I want to once again and publicly thank Chris for driving me 36 miles home and back Saturday night to get a spare key... since my key to the pickup truck was at the bottom of the lake :)

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