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by vupilot
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit
Replies: 43
Views: 8433

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

I've been keeping pretty good comparison going of this kit build compared to my plans build. I was well over 300 hours at this point. Id say its closer to 40% time savings. Go for it TAB, its worth it! It really doesn't make sense to build a Zip from plans as long as this kit is available. In the en...
by vupilot
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New zip builder from Hamilton new zealand
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: New zip builder from Hamilton new zealand

Welcome Steve! Plenty of help here on the forum if you need it!
by vupilot
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 181
Views: 90774

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

A most peaceful vessel! Always enjoy seeing it. Thanks Dave.
by vupilot
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What the heck just happened aka did I just turn it all into kindling?
Replies: 13
Views: 1053

Re: What the heck just happened aka did I just turn it all into kindling?

Doesnt look like any big deal. The outside edge of the keel is faired off too much/at the wrong angle to the top of the frame. Just need to add some material to the edge of the keel and fair it in. Gap doesnt look too big. Looks like you could get some 3/16 ply cut a strip and epoxy it on the keel a...
by vupilot
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The same old question, which one for me!?!
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: The same old question, which one for me!?!

The bigger boats themselves are not as much more money and time to build as you think. A Zip with all the chrome bling can cost as much as a nice but less decorated larger boat. All things being equal the boat itself is probably about 15-20% more money and time. The larger outboards on the other han...
by vupilot
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 86
Views: 30022

Re: Tucker's Squirt

Fantastic work!
by vupilot
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The same old question, which one for me!?!
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: The same old question, which one for me!?!

The Zip you can take where you would take a standard 14ft aluminum boat. If you wouldnt be comfortable in that, you wont be comfortable in a Zip out there. When the chop gets over a foot or has any whitecap you'll wish you were in something larger for sure. It would probably be fine in your bay when...
by vupilot
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 492
Views: 108862

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Once I knew what i was doing I enjoyed the electrical work, it just took a long time for my puny brain to figure it out. Looks great, enjoying the progress reports!
by vupilot
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1151
Views: 283355

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Looks great Matt! We did Rough River Lake, KY this June and it was great as well, other than saturday it was very low traffic and never even saw another boat going in or out the 3 times we used the ramp, even on saturday. For a great one closer to home check out the floating cabins at Lake Patoka as...
by vupilot
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Ogallala, Nebraska
Replies: 5
Views: 1063

Re: New member from Ogallala, Nebraska

Welcome. Have you seen the new CNC Zip kits Glen-L now offers?
by vupilot
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 173
Views: 47182

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Congrats!!! Yes, let us know what problems you are having with the engine now. Been down that road as well on my 1975. Took a while to get it all worked out but got it running great eventually. First had a bad primer bulb brand new from the factory. The next year the fuel pump diaphragm. Then ran go...
by vupilot
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Considering the purchase of a Zip
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Re: Considering the purchase of a Zip

Stored in an attached garage when not in use these boats can go 10-15 years without any maintenance of the wood. Stored outdoors under one of those enclosed tents in a shady area or a carport with no sun reaching it and a good cover would not be terrible. Stored with just covers and tarps beside the...
by vupilot
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: How much power is enough on a bullet?
Replies: 4
Views: 1399

Re: How much power is enough on a bullet?

A new 30 would be plenty of power Seth. Even a 25hp I think would be a good match, not a screamer but a very good fit for the boat.
by vupilot
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit
Replies: 43
Views: 8433

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

Oh Geeze, you already got it all planked AND stained! I gotta look back at my timeline and see how much more time you saved......Hmm, I see it took me from August 15th to Nov 5th to plank mine. Nearly 100 hours was spent, planning, cutting, fitting, trimming, re-fitting, and finally filling screw ho...