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by BarnacleMike
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 41
Views: 955

Re: Stephens Zip

The meranti from Homestead is exactly what I used on my Utility.
by BarnacleMike
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 41
Views: 955

Re: Stephens Zip

Bill 3 should be plenty for bottom planking ? That would be great since it stated 14’ at 30” wide I was thinking it would need four I’m glad you posted the screenshot of the B.O.M. 4 sheets would probably be safest. I think your estimation of 8 sheets is about right. Even before adding an extra she...
by BarnacleMike
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 41
Views: 955

Re: Stephens Zip

It looks like I need around 10 to 12 sheets of 1/4 and 1 sheet of 3/4” 10 – 12 sheets seems like an awful lot for a Zip. Seems like I read somewhere that 7 sheets should cover it. You should be able to easily get a transom and the stem/breasthook assembly from 1 sheet of 3/4". I'd think 2 shee...
by BarnacleMike
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 190
Views: 31573

Re: Michael's ZIP

Thanks, Matt!

I got the topside butt blocks epoxied on today. They're longer than originally planned... 23-1/4 inches. It's all clamped up and curing right now. I didn't use any screws. Thickened epoxy only.
by BarnacleMike
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 753
Views: 118737

Re: Utility build

Mike! I know its not funny to you since you had to fix it but your line along with that picture of the two holes just had me cracking up. Believe it or not, I actually did find it kind of funny at the time... just to look at that mess I made, and how absurdly botched it was! Thankfully, it's alread...
by BarnacleMike
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 753
Views: 118737

Re: Utility build

I know everyone has seen this picture before but it will make you laugh at your little “oops” Boat was a week old when I had to make this repair. If you don’t have to fish her off the bottom, it’s an easy fix. Matt B Well, I've gotta say, it definitely made me laugh! I remember that, as well as how...
by BarnacleMike
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: jet zip
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: jet zip

Cribbsy is building one in Australia:

http://www.glen-l.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=31670
by BarnacleMike
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 753
Views: 118737

Re: Utility build

Bill's tagline, "There can be no miracle recoveries without first screwing up" kept going through my head. I knew I needed to patch this mess up as best as possible. After that, I can re-visit this second hole. So, I went back to the hardware store and bought a slightly larger hole saw (1-...
by BarnacleMike
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 753
Views: 118737

Re: Utility build

Sometimes it astounds me, just HOW badly something can go wrong. IMG_08-11-2018-013.jpg IMG_08-11-2018-015.jpg I thought drilling the holes for the drain tubes was going to be fairly simple. Sure, there was a little hiccup on the first one, but it was workable. I made my measurement for where to dri...
by BarnacleMike
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 55
Views: 2608

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

It looks good to me. I think you’re coming along very well. The “trouble area” near the stem that you mention is not readily apparent to my eye. But, I would only repeat what Neel said about shims. If you have enough of a gap where you are able to epoxy a shim and sand it to shape, it’s better to do...
by BarnacleMike
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 190
Views: 31573

Re: Michael's ZIP

Finally got the rough-cut wood sanded down enough to make the half-lap joint photogenic. I cut the plywood backing for both battens today, also. I cut it from 3-ply Douglas Fir marine plywood (1/4") rather than the 5-layer Meranti of the same thickness. The Douglas Fir seems to be MUCH more rig...
by BarnacleMike
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility skiff build question
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: Utility skiff build question

Bill, Neel, and Matt are all right. That being said...

Not knowing any better when I built my Utility, I cut all the pieces at 90°, no angled cuts, to the same dimensions as shown on the plans.

It still worked.

The Utility is a very simple boat, and it's hard to mess it up.
by BarnacleMike
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: G-12 "Friday Lunch Run To Chattanooga"
Replies: 11
Views: 283

Re: G-12 "Friday Lunch Run To Chattanooga"

Dylan and I plan to meet up with the group at Big River, like last year.

BTW, did you see Neel's Gentry on WoodBoater today? http://www.woodyboater.com/blog/2018/08/07/clayton-kent-o-smith-jr-style-part-1/
by BarnacleMike
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 190
Views: 31573

Re: Michael's ZIP

Michael , do you joint and plane the rough mahogany ? I did in this case, anyway. I just want to get the topside surface smooth before adding a 2 x 18ish plywood backing "plate" over the joined area. I don't mind working with the rough-cut lumber. I usually just get what's available at th...
by BarnacleMike
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 753
Views: 118737

Re: Utility build

Yes... I knew that keeping the boat outside would come with some challenges like this. But.. I needed room in the garage to build the Zip. At some point, I may move the boat into a storage facility. We'll see. Even now that the boat is built, and I'm using it... the little Utility is still teaching ...

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