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by rari
Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer Build Update
Replies: 21
Views: 3827

Re: Flying Saucer Build Update

You could also notch the knee to fit the jog. I did that on my Zip. Roberta After giving some thought, I think I will take that option. The only problem I had was not truly comprehending the options I have. I figured these small mods would somehow change the integrity of the design. It doesn't appe...
by rari
Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer Build Update
Replies: 21
Views: 3827

Re: Flying Saucer Build Update

Several options here... I'm not sure what you gain by thinning the wood down to 3/4. That would give you a transom of minimum acceptable thickness--1.5" (like mine). You could shim the knee with 1/4 ply, ...notch the knee as Hoodman did, or rout out 1/4" just where the knee goes. No real ...
by rari
Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:43 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer Build Update
Replies: 21
Views: 3827

Re: Flying Saucer Build Update

Hi Rari, Here's my suggestions to your questions, although not in the order that you asked them, but instead, in the order I'd perform them. 1) Plane down your Sapele to 3/4" 2) Using a couple scrap screws in your shop, temporarily screw the Sapele boards on to the transom plywood as you have ...
by rari
Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer Build Update
Replies: 21
Views: 3827

Re: Flying Saucer Build Update

Update Time! Purchased one plank of Sapele lumber, 1"x7.5"x14'. Started out by trimming out the pieces for the transom frame. There is still some work on sanding down the frames. I noticed from what I've sanded already that the frames laid out are much larger than the transom plywood. I as...
by rari
Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Lowe's Lumber Question
Replies: 31
Views: 5966

Re: Lowe's Lumber Question

Which brings up another question. I've been looking at motors and one mentioned that it was "freshwater only", I didn't know there was a difference. Is there a problem me putting the boat in freshwater and saltwater? I just figured if I would rinse it well at the end of the day, all should...
by rari
Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Lowe's Lumber Question
Replies: 31
Views: 5966

Re: Lowe's Lumber Question

BarnacleMike wrote:Thank you for posting those pictures! It looks like your friend modified the design a little bit, around the sheers... I'm guessing raised bulwarks, so he'd have a little more freeboard for using it on the coast?

Thanks again for posting these!


You called it. ;-)

You're welcome!
by rari
Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:02 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Lowe's Lumber Question
Replies: 31
Views: 5966

Re: Lowe's Lumber Question

I would really like to see some photos of your friend's Victory, if you have any to share. I studied that design, as well as a few other William Jackson designs, before deciding on the ZIP for my next boat. Anyway, I'd like to see how your friend's boat turned out! Here are a few pictures from his ...
by rari
Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer Build Update
Replies: 21
Views: 3827

Re: Flying Saucer Build Update

Thanks Gayle!

Boat motor question. I know the Flying Saucer suggests a 25hp motor, I found a 1987 Johnson 28. Is this okay?
by rari
Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:51 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Dan's Zip
Replies: 33
Views: 4318

Re: Dan's Zip

So far I have my frames all made up and some encapsulated in leaving the transom alone at the moment because I'm picking up a motor on Sunday and the guy is unsure if it a long or short I picked up more African mahogany yesterday in 16' that's 5/4 thick for my keel and battens along with the chines...
by rari
Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer Build Update
Replies: 21
Views: 3827

Re: Flying Saucer Build Update

Update!

Sanded the transom and did a mock up from the transom to breasthook in the yard to see how it looks!

Check it out on my blog, the link is in my signature block!

Rari
by rari
Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Lowe's Lumber Question
Replies: 31
Views: 5966

Re: Lowe's Lumber Question

I would really like to see some photos of your friend's Victory, if you have any to share. I studied that design, as well as a few other William Jackson designs, before deciding on the ZIP for my next boat. Anyway, I'd like to see how your friend's boat turned out! Alright! Next time I head over th...
by rari
Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer Build Update
Replies: 21
Views: 3827

Re: Flying Saucer Build Update

Hi there. Congrats on the start of your build. Your using the 3/4 inch ply for what exactly? Is the boat not skinned in 1/4 inch ply. 3/4 is a little thick. Cheers Josh Transom, Transom Knee, Stem and Breasthook. I'm using 1/4" Okoume Ply for the hull. Thanks fellas! I sanded more parts today....
by rari
Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer Build Update
Replies: 21
Views: 3827

Flying Saucer Build Update

Okay guys, I've bought the book and now bought the 3/4" marine ply. I spent a few hours yesterday tracing out the patterns on the wood and cut out the pieces for the transom, transom knee, stem and breasthook. Going to spend the weekend trimming the edges and sanding! You can find my progress o...
by rari
Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Lowe's Lumber Question
Replies: 31
Views: 5966

Re: Lowe's Lumber Question

Well, I know it's not recommended but I built my TNT using 100% lumber from Lowes. I used a mixture of Douglas Fir, Southern Yellow Pine and exterior plywood. I did fiberglass the whole exterior and sealed everything inside. My boat stays in the garage except for when we take it to the lake and I d...
by rari
Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Lowe's Lumber Question
Replies: 31
Views: 5966

Re: Lowe's Lumber Question

I have used the okoume ply from Berlin G Myers for my Malahini. Beautiful, wonderful to work with and worth the cost. My sapele lumber I ordered from the store in Michigan that Roberta reccomended, I think Johnson's. Also wonderful to work with and beautiful under epoxy. Cheaper to ship from Michig...

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