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by bjfrater
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 185
Views: 87886

Re: Brendons Zip Build

I was not planning on staining the deck however I have now been thinking about it. In a couple of places on the top I have had epoxy that oozed up when I was fixing the boards (See pix). At the time I wasnt concerned and just wiped it up. This has been sanded back but still shows. Questions: If I we...
by bjfrater
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: “Zip Tease” Launched
Replies: 5
Views: 1385

Re: “Zip Tease” Launched

Fantastic, Beautiful build you must be very happy.

What size motor are you running?
by bjfrater
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 185
Views: 87886

Re: Brendons Zip Build

Thanks for the suggestions, when I glued the chip back in it was a combo of epoxy and sawdust and what you see is the slightly darker result.
I do want to keep the light color and hadn't considered staining so that is a good idea for hiding it.
by bjfrater
Wed May 27, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 185
Views: 87886

Re: Brendons Zip Build

Heres a couple of pics of the chip after sanding 20200527_090517.jpg With some rubbing alcohol 20200527_100621.jpg I wont be working on the boat until next week so will see how i feel about it after a break. Im leaning towards replacing the board right now. You guys are right i might be the only one...
by bjfrater
Tue May 26, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 185
Views: 87886

Re: Brendons Zip Build

Problem!! This is not in sequence with the last posts as it occurred during the gluing. I just haven't been able to face it yet. A chip broke out of one of the boards on the bow when I was removing a washer after gluing the board down. It must have been a flaw in the board as there was hardly any pr...
by bjfrater
Tue May 26, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 185
Views: 87886

Re: Brendons Zip Build

Half the boat sanded, probably a good 6 hours of sanding at least to this point. So far using 40 grit getting things nice and even and taking off all the saw marks from the unfinished face of the wood. I did pull out the plane at one point for a really high bit and then spent a while sanding out the...
by bjfrater
Tue May 26, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 185
Views: 87886

Re: Brendons Zip Build

The deck is coming along nicely, I am now getting a good workout sanding with the longboard. Deck boards all glued in 20200520_124118.jpg Bow prior to rough cutting the ends off the boards. - Note my bow deck has more curve than is standard from the Zip plans. I decided I wanted to accentuate the cu...
by bjfrater
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 185
Views: 87886

Re: Brendons Zip Build

Im really enjoying this part of the build. I like working with real wood, Plywood is just not as fun and you dont get the nice smell. The last part i enjoyed this much was when I was fairing the hull prior to planking. It was only chance that I managed to get all the materials for the deck organized...
by bjfrater
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 185
Views: 87886

Re: Brendons Zip Build

Right now i am in the middle of finshing the strips and gluing those on. Its still all rough sawn at the moment except where I needed to clean it up for fitting. I plan to do loads of sanding to fair it and finish it once its all on. I figure I have plenty of material at 7mm to work with. Laying out...
by bjfrater
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 185
Views: 87886

Re: Brendons Zip Build

It took me ages to get my deck timber sorted. I spent hours at the timber merchant looking at different cuts trying to find the best quarter sawn ones. I also spent a long time trying to decide between yellow and red ceder. I ended up with yellow even tho I prefer the look of the red because it was ...
by bjfrater
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 185
Views: 87886

Re: Brendons Zip Build

Hi everyone, again a bit of time has passed since my last update. Now that we are in lockdown with this virus I have time to update you all. I also managed to make a baby since last update and this has really cut into my available boat building time :) Here are some updates. I got the sub deck compl...
by bjfrater
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: G'day from Blenheim, New Zealand
Replies: 3
Views: 2068

Re: G'day from Blenheim, New Zealand

Hi Grady

There are a few Glen-L builders in NZ but not many. I think the Nomad would look great with a classic style deck.
Im in Auckland so not able to help with any timber info for your area.
I am also about to do the deck on my zip. I plan to use sapele and cedar.
by bjfrater
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 596
Views: 238723

Re: Aussie Belle

Exhaust system looks awesome, really nice job!
I wish I had those skills with metal and engines.
by bjfrater
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 185
Views: 87886

Re: Brendons Zip Build

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by bjfrater
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 185
Views: 87886

Re: Brendons Zip Build

Subdeck and cockpit framing as well as seats.
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