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by BarnacleMike
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Bham, AL zip progress
Replies: 20
Views: 746

Re: Bham, AL zip progress

Congratulations on the flip! The hull looks great!

I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on the interior... and like Bill said, I hope to see it at G12!
by BarnacleMike
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 102
Views: 10359

Re: Michael's ZIP

vupilot wrote:
By the way your Utility article is in the yearly print edition of Small Boats Monthly on newstands now.


Cool! Is this the same edition as your Tango Skiff article? I looked for it last time I was at Barnes & Noble, but they didn't have it at the time.
by BarnacleMike
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 102
Views: 10359

Re: Michael's ZIP

Perfect! Thank you! Looking ahead to the next stage in the process, I just purchased a large piece of 8/4 mahogany for the keel and some other longitudinal parts. The board, however, is just short of 10' long. The Zip bill of materials calls for a 12' keel. So, I'm going to need to join lengths in o...
by BarnacleMike
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt, Solid knee, Stem, Transom, and Breast hook?
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Squirt, Solid knee, Stem, Transom, and Breast hook?

Hi Jake, I don't see why there is any reason you couldn't use solid lumber for these pieces. After all, these things had been made of solid lumber for boats and ships for centuries before the invention of plywood. Plywood definitely has some advantages, such as providing high strength combined with ...
by BarnacleMike
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 102
Views: 10359

Re: Michael's ZIP

Thank you, guys! That's a great compliment, because I've seen two of your boats, and Joshua I've watched all your videos... and you guys are TRUE craftsmen! So, thank you. Well, as you know, I'm doing a good bit of dash work a bit earlier than is normally done. I'm on the verge of buying a helm, and...
by BarnacleMike
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Alabama
Replies: 17
Views: 349

Re: Squirt in Alabama

When I built my Utility, I did not bolt the construction form to the floor. I built the construction form VERY heavily, with 2x6 stringers along the top and 2x8s along the bottom to reinforce it, and plenty of cross-bracing. Once it was finished, and all the levels etc double-checked, I marked the p...
by BarnacleMike
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 102
Views: 10359

Re: Michael's ZIP

Thank you, guys!

Today, I finished up work on the cherry dash inlay. I temporarily assembled the switches and the gauges I have, in order to get an idea for what I'm in for as far as wiring. I also clamped it together to get an idea for how it's going to look...
by BarnacleMike
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 102
Views: 10359

Re: Michael's ZIP

...and here is the Faria Euro Beige tachometer that I bought to be the centerpiece gauge in the inlay.
by BarnacleMike
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 102
Views: 10359

Re: Michael's ZIP

Since I'm making the tilted dash beam an integral part of the frame, I'm doing much of the dashboard layout & cutting work now , while it's easier to work on. I recently got a router... a Dewalt compact router, as I had seen in Joshua Burks' videos. So far, I have made the oval cutout for the in...
by BarnacleMike
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 102
Views: 10359

Re: Michael's ZIP

The current state of frames 2 and 4...
by BarnacleMike
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 102
Views: 10359

Re: Michael's ZIP

Ah, yes... I meant to say the "raised aft edge" of the dash beam earlier. Looking AT the dash, it's so easy to consider it the "front" even though the dashboard is on the back of the frame. Anyway... Yes, I basically compensated for both of those issues. I over-cut the crown slig...
by BarnacleMike
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 102
Views: 10359

Re: Michael's ZIP

Hopefully, the crown of the deck will remain pretty much the same. I am fairing off the raised forward edge of the dash beam so that it is level with the back edge. Theoretically, when I'm done, the top surface of the dash beam will be no different than if the beam was set vertically. Theoretically....
by BarnacleMike
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 102
Views: 10359

Re: Michael's ZIP

Moving on to Frame #2... I wanted the dashboard set at an angle, like several people have done. Here are some pictures of how I decided to go about it. Basically, I made a 10° wedge of mahogany with my planer/jointer. The wedge spans the full height of the dash beam. I cut the wedge to match the cur...
by BarnacleMike
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 542
Views: 87096

Re: New member from oregon

Looking great, Joshua!
by BarnacleMike
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 102
Views: 10359

Re: Michael's ZIP

Better.

So, using the denatured alcohol obviously worked. What is special about using denatured alcohol? Does it simply evaporate faster than water? Is there something else about using it?

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