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by HotSaws
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 73
Views: 2847

Re: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?

I too agonized over this decision with my Zip build, but ended up nay. There are pros/cons either way. For me the biggest reason I didn't was that in other boats I have owned the hole wasn't quite on the bottom, so I had to dry the boat out with a sponge/towel anyway. I did not have confidence/coura...
by HotSaws
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Zip Help Needed - Cavitation, Turbulence, Transom Height?
Replies: 17
Views: 1057

Re: Zip Help Needed - Cavitation, Turbulence, Transom Height?

Ran the boat today some more with 2 blade 11" pitch. Consistent 28-29 MPH (GPS), 29.6 was highest speed recorded. This was with just me in the boat and all the safety gear and probably 15 lbs of tools. I still have to wire up the tach. The motor is basically new; I'd say it's only got about 4 h...
by HotSaws
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Zip Help Needed - Cavitation, Turbulence, Transom Height?
Replies: 17
Views: 1057

Re: Zip Help Needed - Cavitation, Turbulence, Transom Height?

BillW wrote:What a great steering set up. Are the clamp brackets and tilt tube modified, or from a later motor , or something ?
Bill W.


Thanks BillW, yes, we followed gdcarpenter's and Mark Shipley's lead and modified the tilt tube setup to accept a modern standard Teleflex steering cable.
by HotSaws
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Zip Help Needed - Cavitation, Turbulence, Transom Height?
Replies: 17
Views: 1057

Re: Zip Help Needed - Cavitation, Turbulence, Transom Height?

Thanks Mark, appreciate the kind words. Yeah, I was picking away quietly on it last couple years, long time lurker. I felt that I didn't have too much to add that hadn't been already covered by the many other Zip build threads. And until my boat actually gets finished I do not feel qualified to be g...
by HotSaws
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Zip Help Needed - Cavitation, Turbulence, Transom Height?
Replies: 17
Views: 1057

Re: Zip Help Needed - Cavitation, Turbulence, Transom Height?

(Modified the first post to fix the pics) Thanks guys, you are the best. I've read both of your builds several times and studied your pics over and over! Both of your boats are spectacular, and I respectfully copied parts of both of them. I just got back from the lake, and the two blade prop perform...
by HotSaws
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Zip Help Needed - Cavitation, Turbulence, Transom Height?
Replies: 17
Views: 1057

Zip Help Needed - Cavitation, Turbulence, Transom Height?

IMG_20170926_174519280.jpg Hello! First post, first time boat builder. I've been able to find answers to all of my questions during the build, so many many thanks to everybody who has shared your build experiences (gdcarpenter, vupilot, roberta, travis24, rbrandenstein, sawford, mooregard, Andy G, ...

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