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by Buckeyesmith
Sun May 25, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Barra's Zip Update and Qs
Replies: 160
Views: 44558

Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Looking good. Epoxy is very slick when cured compared to varnish. You might want to varnish the seat to prevent your cushions from sliding around. I launched my first boat with an epoxy only interior. When it got wet we couldn't even stand up in it. We looked like the Keystone cops out on water.
by Buckeyesmith
Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Andy's Zip build
Replies: 669
Views: 136071

Re: Andy's Zip build

Andy,

I used Famowood's Mahogany Wood Filler and tinted it with dye to get the color I wanted. It dries lighter so you will want to test it on some scrap. It sands pretty easy and I was happy with the results.
by Buckeyesmith
Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Raising the centre board
Replies: 5
Views: 2589

Re: Raising the centre board

It depends on the type of sailing you plan to do. If you want performance you will want to raise the centerboard everytime you have the wind behind you and when you have a following sea. You would then lower it for a reach or any heading into the wind. If you don't care about performance you can lea...
by Buckeyesmith
Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Robert Greco Zip
Replies: 19
Views: 5845

Re: Robert Greco Zip

Here is another picture of Robert's boat.

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by Buckeyesmith
Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: John Schuberts Zip
Replies: 6
Views: 2137

Re: John Schuberts Zip

Here are a couple of pictures of John's boat, taken at the 2011 Tavares boat show. https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--2zmJ9MbXYg/TaB6d52MArI/AAAAAAAACDk/CSHrGM3RVCA/s720/Tevaras%25202011%2520015.jpg https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lMDE-Mb71_s/TaB6gg9oDcI/AAAAAAAACDo/wZePr4oqAhw/s720/Tevaras%2520...
by Buckeyesmith
Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Roberta's ZIP
Replies: 1010
Views: 157091

Re: Roberta's ZIP

I agree with Roberta, they aren't really needed for the spray. I added them to mine partially for the bling effect and for added protection from docks. Since the rear quarters have a bit of tumblehome I was afraid I would be hitting varnished wood rather than the upper rub rail. The spray rail stick...
by Buckeyesmith
Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:18 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Andy's Zip build
Replies: 669
Views: 136071

Re: Andy's Zip build

Andy,

I still regret my build didn't least longer. I've enjoyed using the boat but my best memories are the build. Enjoy it while you can. Also, I've procrastinated long enough that a better way of doing something came to me.
by Buckeyesmith
Thu May 02, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Bunks on trailer
Replies: 5
Views: 1791

Re: Bunks on trailer

For my Zip I had three rollers the keel rested on and one bunk on each side. This allowed for easy on and off as well as spreading the load. I would say 60% of the weight was on the rollers and 40% on the bunks.
by Buckeyesmith
Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Motor well drains
Replies: 3
Views: 1524

Re: Motor well drains

I epoxied the cut out hole with two coats and then slid the tubes in on the third coat of epoxy.
by Buckeyesmith
Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Merc Steering
Replies: 30
Views: 4935

Re: Merc Steering

The link Vupilot included in his post has 18 pictures that show how I connected my steering. My OMC didn't use a steering tube so I didn't have to solve the issues you are facing. Perhaps going without the tube might make things easier for you. The key is the part that connected my engine to the ste...
by Buckeyesmith
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: First cuts
Replies: 6
Views: 2053

Re: First cuts

The notches are certainly easier to cut now but be careful about the cuts for the deck battens and strongback at the top of frame #4. Unless you plan on putting in a false dashboard, that frame will become your dash so you don't want the end grain of a batten showing. You will be better off if you p...
by Buckeyesmith
Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Oz zip deck
Replies: 7
Views: 2566

Re: Oz zip deck

I used this type of joint and liked it. First it made it a little easier to line up and dryfit and secondly I thought it just looked like better craftmanship. I had to use three joints per side although I can't remember if I had 12" or 10" stock.
by Buckeyesmith
Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Sawford's Zip Build
Replies: 301
Views: 64660

Re: Sawford's Zip Build

Wow! I'm blown away, that sure doesn't look like a first time. Looks every bit as good as the one Cutwater Mike made for my boat. Really nice job.
by Buckeyesmith
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Oz zip deck
Replies: 7
Views: 2566

Re: Oz zip deck

I coated the ply subdeck with a couple of coats of epoxy and scuffed before laying down the planking. Planks were coated with a few coats of epoxy (fills the pores faster than varnish) and topped with about 15 coats of Epifanes.
by Buckeyesmith
Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Oliver IV in dry dock
Replies: 136
Views: 28292

Re: Oliver IV in dry dock

Better issue sunglasses! That finish may blind someone. :lol:

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