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by vupilot
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Delaying Glen-L 15 build, starting a Zip
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Delaying Glen-L 15 build, starting a Zip

Sounds like a good plan. You've been paying attention. CPES and 3M 5200 seem to be the way to go on restorations. On new builds I think epoxy is just fine and will prove to last. More than what products you use on it, how you store the boat will determine its longevity. Keep us posted and enjoy your...
by vupilot
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Who's Going and Where
Replies: 19
Views: 3206

Re: Who's Going and Where

I've been trying to make it every other year but its not looking likely for me at this point. Its possible I could still drive down for a quick visit but I kinda doubt it will work out. We've packed a lot of fun into our summer this year and just too many things in September. Sure going to miss catc...
by vupilot
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip, Ski Tow, Rebel...
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Zip, Ski Tow, Rebel...

I too think youll find the Zip a bit small for your purpose. Ski-tow gets my vote.
by vupilot
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 328
Views: 61387

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

500+ hours is amazing, you work efficiently! I had 733 in my Zip!
by vupilot
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tuffy Build
Replies: 67
Views: 21575

Re: Tuffy Build

Excellent!
by vupilot
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: 1958 Celeron
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: 1958 Celeron

Try Classic Boat Connection for the windshield trim. I know they stock a couple sizes, just not sure if its the same as what you need. https://www.classicboatconnection.com/ http://www.classicboatconnection.com/windshield_brackets_gasket_rubber_step_pads_frames_Continental_letters_trim.pdf Looks lik...
by vupilot
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 328
Views: 61387

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Perfect! What a stunning boat. The look of old with all the convenience of new! Great Job! Have a great summer! The timeline you did such a quality job in is most impressive!
by vupilot
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit
Replies: 23
Views: 1536

Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

Looks pretty good from here! I really like the chine/stem mod too. Seems like that would remove a lot of the guess work that so many have questions about when installing the chines the traditional way. Not to mention it looks extremely sturdy.
by vupilot
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 328
Views: 61387

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Well Done!
by vupilot
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Bham, AL zip progress
Replies: 27
Views: 5250

Re: Bham, AL zip progress

Im right at 6ft and built per the plans, I had plenty of room, if anything i felt like I was leaning forward for the wheel. Welcome back!
by vupilot
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit
Replies: 23
Views: 1536

Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

This is really fun to follow your timeline. I started my non-kit or "slow-build" April 12, 2009. It took me 125 hours and until end of July to get where you are in the picture above, so you are already about 2 months ahead. Pretty impressive what this kit offers in savings so far!
by vupilot
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Building a RowMe in New Jersey
Replies: 61
Views: 31241

Re: Building a RowMe in New Jersey

Looks very nice. Thanks for sharing them. I want to say, I dont think Marks post about pictures was taken in the context he intended. Thats a common emoji used on forums. I dont think he is implying your thread is worth less but was simply razzing you to post some pictures. If you havent spent a lot...
by vupilot
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Fixing cracks
Replies: 1
Views: 1167

Re: Fixing cracks

Pretty slick idea with the airbrush!
by vupilot
Thu May 23, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What? Hagerty doesn't insure plywood boats?
Replies: 14
Views: 1682

Re: What? Hagerty doesn't insure plywood boats?

My Zip was also insured with Hagerty. Wonder if that is something new.
by vupilot
Thu May 23, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Overniter Launch
Replies: 8
Views: 2749

Re: Overniter Launch

Congrats! Almost the exact spot on the same ramp I launched my Zip from 9 years ago! Looks like the perfect size boat for your family.