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by Flash
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What is half way point on a build?
Replies: 13
Views: 3310

Re: What is half way point on a build?

Building a boat attracts a lot of attention and people are always asking when it will be done. I usually tell them it's 90% done and 50% to go.
by Flash
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What is half way point on a build?
Replies: 13
Views: 3310

Re: What is half way point on a build?

On my Flying Saucer, the flip was the half way point. I'm about ready to flip my Zip and my wife knows what to expect this time. I made the mistake of telling her I was almost done at the flip with the 1st one. She is more involved with building this time which helps a lot. It's better to stick with...
by Flash
Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Minnesota
Replies: 213
Views: 48979

Re: Squirt in Minnesota

Hi Steve,

The Squirt looks great. Nice flat turns in the video.

I have seen Steve's Squirt in person and it is beautiful.

Congratulations on a great job, Steve!

Steve F
Yellow Submarine
Summer Wind ( formerly Frosty's Zip )
by Flash
Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 773
Views: 120205

Re: Utility build

[color=#000000] [/color] Hi Barnacle, Your utility is beautiful - nice job! That foam shot is amazing. How much of what brand made that monster mushroom? My Flying Saucer has a 13 gal. fuel tank in the bow and a battery and life preservers behind the back seat. I have no idea how to add flotation?
by Flash
Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Minnesota
Replies: 213
Views: 48979

Re: Squirt in Minnesota

Hi Steve, Welcome back. It looks like your new house has a work shop. Your wife must be happy to have it out of the family room. I like the way you ran that steering cable up through the deck and the stripes look good too. I think I told you at Gull Lake that the Yellow Submarine was finished and t...
by Flash
Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: ACBS International in Brainerd
Replies: 22
Views: 4319

Re: ACBS International in Brainerd

If there were any people at this show that had not heard of Glen-L, they will most likely never forget the name again. These 2 boats are absolutely beautiful. Of course, Roberta's award is well deserved and her torpedo is amazing. However, the lack of an award for the Bonnie Dean has to be an oversi...
by Flash
Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip transom bevel
Replies: 16
Views: 2743

Re: Zip transom bevel

Thanks Gayle!

That means a lot coming from you.

Take care,
Steve
by Flash
Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip transom bevel
Replies: 16
Views: 2743

Re: Zip transom bevel

Thank you for your kind words.

Roberta, I'm honored that you think I could be in a show with your boat. Maybe the Zip nest year. However, Kathy and I are planning on going to that show and we hope to meet you and see that fantastic Torpedo in person.

Thanks again to all of you,
Steve
by Flash
Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip transom bevel
Replies: 16
Views: 2743

Re: Zip transom bevel

OOPS,

One more Shake down cruise picture.

Steve
by Flash
Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip transom bevel
Replies: 16
Views: 2743

Re: Zip transom bevel

As promised, pictures of the Yellow Submarine II after it's return from 6 weeks in a Lake Okabogee shop. I started my Flying Saucer on 2/25/14 and finished it yesterday morning. Kathy and I took it on a shakedown cruise on the St. Croix River yesterday afternoon. The Yellow Submarine One was named b...
by Flash
Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip transom bevel
Replies: 16
Views: 2743

Re: Zip transom bevel

Thanks guys,

It sounds like both of you had pretty good luck with pre-beveling. It would have been interesting to see that giant router bit in action. I like the sound of that 7 degree final angle too.

Steve
by Flash
Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip transom bevel
Replies: 16
Views: 2743

Re: Zip transom bevel

Thanks you very much for the help. It's a sentence at the bottom of page 2 in Building the Zip. It is right by the part that mentions the 12 degree angle at the bottom of the transom. I missed that on my Flying Saucer and it took a lot of fairing on the transom sides. Speaking of my Flying Saucer, w...
by Flash
Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip transom bevel
Replies: 16
Views: 2743

Zip transom bevel

Good morning,

I understand how the 12 degree bevel is done on the bottom of the transom. However, I'm not sure what they mean when they say bevel the side frames 10 %. Any ideas?

Thanks,

Steve
by Flash
Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1931
Views: 299068

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Roberta, For a variety of reasons, I haven't been on the forum much since April. I happened to see your Torpedo in the newsletter and looked for more pictures. I was not expecting to find hundreds of entries and several pictures of one of the most beautiful boats I've ever seen. It seems like you j...
by Flash
Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer & Zip Floors
Replies: 3
Views: 1400

Re: Flying Saucer & Zip Floors

Frank and GD,

Thank you very much for the help. I should be able to continue with the floor tonight.

GD - Your view point is always interesting but upside down?

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