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by BarnacleMike
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility skiff build question
Replies: 19
Views: 1187

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: 199
Views: 39031

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: 19
Views: 1187

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: 180

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: 3118

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: 3118

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: 3118

Re: What You Might See!

Belle Isle and John Amundsen's beautiful Monte Carlo, Dreams Come True.
by BarnacleMike
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: What You Might See!
Replies: 28
Views: 3118

Re: What You Might See!

Butch's Tahoe, Innocence

Front & back of Roberta's Torpedo
by BarnacleMike
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: What You Might See!
Replies: 28
Views: 3118

Re: What You Might See!

A few photos from downtown Chattanooga today
by BarnacleMike
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: G-12 "Friday Lunch Run To Chattanooga"
Replies: 70
Views: 3151

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

Erwin Marine's Chattanooga Riverfront Marina has gas. This is where folks on the River Run usually dock their boats. Here is a link to their website: http://www.erwinmarinesales.com There is another marina near downtown Chattanooga... Brown's Ferry Marina. I'm not sure if they have gas or not. There...
by BarnacleMike
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: G-12 "Friday Lunch Run To Chattanooga"
Replies: 70
Views: 3151

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

Something to keep in mind, especially for smaller boats like the squirt, is that it’s about 33 river miles from Hales Bar to Chattanooga, and there are no fuel stops in-between.
by BarnacleMike
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: G-12 Gathering 2018 Dates and Location
Replies: 84
Views: 13561

Re: G-12 Gathering 2018 Dates and Location

Unfortunately, it looks like I'm going to miss most or all of it. I have to work out-of-town until that Friday, and my daughter has a volleyball tournament the weekend of G12. If I have enough time, I'll still swing by... but it may be Sunday. By then, most people are usually gone.
by BarnacleMike
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 4080

Re: Stephens Zip

Oh... and just for fun...

Here's one of Ted "racing" Vupilot's Zip with a '70s 40hp Mercury:

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by BarnacleMike
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 4080

Re: Stephens Zip

First of all, nice job on the graphics! Do you have some type of graphics background? As far as the transom shape goes... I think either of your ideas will work. Option 1, while making cleaner lines for the transom itself, may introduce more variables as far as building the deck later. The crown of ...
by BarnacleMike
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 4080

Re: Stephens Zip

Mine are spaced like this: 7 inches from the centerline of the keel to the centerline of the inner batten. 6 inches from the centerline of the inner batten to the centerline of the middle batten. 6 inches from the centerline of the middle batten to the centerline of the outer batten. The battens on ...

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