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by BarnacleMike
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 123
Views: 11662

Re: Michael's ZIP

Thank you, Matt! From the beginning of this project, the look of the dash was very important to me. I toyed around with different dash shapes and gauge layouts, and originally I wanted to mimic the look of the Riva Florida or Junior dashboard. Like a lot of people, I'm really fascinated by the class...
by BarnacleMike
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 123
Views: 11662

Re: Michael's ZIP

A little more progress on the dash beam...
by BarnacleMike
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 123
Views: 11662

Re: Michael's ZIP

Here are a couple more, from recent work on my dashboard. The helm and bezel I ordered came in, so I went ahead and cut the hole for the helm. I'm currently working on one more cutout — this one for a rocker switch. Once that's done, I can finish assembling Frame #4. Then ALL the frames will be comp...
by BarnacleMike
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 123
Views: 11662

Re: Michael's ZIP

Okay, here are a few pictures of my laminated keel-in-progress...
by BarnacleMike
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 123
Views: 11662

Re: Michael's ZIP

A lot of the designs call for a keel laminated with plywood on the inside. I'm surprised the zip isn't one of them. I have wondered about that myself. The Utility uses a plywood-reinforced keel. It's actually thicker than a Zip keel. I know a lot of people have put reinforcing strips along the Zip ...
by BarnacleMike
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 123
Views: 11662

Re: Michael's ZIP

No pictures to show at the moment... but currently I've got 3/4 of a laminated keel hidden under 49 clamps in my very dingy, dust-coated basement, waiting on the epoxy to cure. Leading up to this point... It took more than "just a few" passes across my planer/jointer to level out my less-t...
by BarnacleMike
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 571
Views: 91185

Re: New member from oregon

Home stretch, indeed! Look at that. Gorgeous.
by BarnacleMike
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member
Replies: 14
Views: 287

Re: New Member

I was also wondering about the notches in the transom. I cut the 12 degree angle with the table saw, that part came out OK, but the notches are fairly shallow and won’t accomodate the keel and batten thickness. Is it OK to fair taper them at the ends so they are flush? Yes. You can taper the ends o...
by BarnacleMike
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: I tried to use a hand saw once....
Replies: 11
Views: 261

Re: I tried to use a hand saw once....

Realistically, do you think I could learn to build the Power Skiff 14 or something I could use with a 10 hp outboard. If so, what is your best advice. Thanks, in advance, for taking the time and for any consideration. Damn right you can! Step 1 is going to be to give yourself more credit than this....
by BarnacleMike
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: G-12 Gathering 2018 Dates and Location
Replies: 17
Views: 698

Re: G-12 Gathering 2018 Dates and Location

I had wrestled with a windshield originally, but somehow it never looked "right."

I gave it another shot, though.... Here it is with 1/2 of the windshield from Oliver IV. I think this works. Do you like it?
by BarnacleMike
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: G-12 Gathering 2018 Dates and Location
Replies: 17
Views: 698

Re: G-12 Gathering 2018 Dates and Location

I've been working on a graphic for G12 t-shirts, if we do those again this year.

What do you think?

Cream-Burgundy Mockup.png
by BarnacleMike
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 123
Views: 11662

Re: Michael's ZIP

Mike, Jim, Thank you for the tips! I watched a few YouTube videos about table saw safety before buying one. The clips I saw showing kickback, and how fast and powerfully it happens, convinced me to buy a table saw rather than build one. I really came to appreciate the riving knife! Before that, I ha...
by BarnacleMike
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 174
Views: 28126

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Wow Jim, that is absolutely beautiful. As so many others have mentioned, the colors & staining on your boat are just stunning. I like the replicated Chris-Craft decals, too!
by BarnacleMike
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 123
Views: 11662

Re: Michael's ZIP

A table saw it is, then. Bought one this morning. I ripped the board, which was 2" x 8.25" x 10'-ish, with my circular saw. That went pretty smoothly. However, when I measured the piece afterward, I found that the "lumberyard edge" was not straight. So, the keel-to-be is currentl...
by BarnacleMike
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 123
Views: 11662

Re: Michael's ZIP

I made next to zero physical progress on the boat in January, but I did buy a few components. I just ordered a fuel gauge (abandoning my original plan for a depth sounder), and a Teleflex / Sea Star Safe T II rotary helm & bezel. Soon, I'll need to tackle ripping and re-sawing that huge 2" ...

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