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by vupilot
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member in N.E Ga.
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: New member in N.E Ga.

Sounds like a lucky Grandson! Welcome to the forum.
by vupilot
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member From Northern California
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: New Member From Northern California

Welcome, Its always nice to see a unfinished project get a second wind.
by vupilot
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Joe's Zip
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Joe's Zip

Well done!
by vupilot
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Anyone have a Zip or Flying Saucer
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Anyone have a Zip or Flying Saucer

Welcome rondackr, Gdcarpenters Zip is a well built one. Its almost impossible to build one poorly and get it completed, if it looks good, it probably is. I wouldnt hesitate to buy anyone's boat off this forum. A lot of us have seen each others boats in person at the annual Glen-L Gathering in TN. Th...
by vupilot
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member washington
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: New member washington

Welcome! Great boat, great boating state.
by vupilot
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Anyone built the Olympian?
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Anyone built the Olympian?

There does not seem to be any evidence online that anyone has built one. Looks like a great boat for that task.

Ride the river in the rain in an enclosed cabin? Absolutely, count me in! Ride at 30mph at night with barely a windshield? Nah! :shock:
by vupilot
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 102
Views: 10423

Re: Michael's ZIP

I think either steering is going to be fine Mike. I dont think you can get too sensitive. I do wish mine was a little more sensitive.

By the way your Utility article is in the yearly print edition of Small Boats Monthly on newstands now.
by vupilot
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: best design for relaxed cruising
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: best design for relaxed cruising

Zip will rise a little more than the Malahini but they both flatten nearly completely out on plane. They both will do about the same speed off plane before starting to rise. If you havent seen the two side by side the Malahini is significantly wider in beam than a Zip. The real question to ask when ...
by vupilot
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Bham, AL zip progress
Replies: 20
Views: 762

Re: Bham, AL zip progress

Congrats! Looking great! Plenty to do now that its flipped.
by vupilot
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: best design for relaxed cruising
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: best design for relaxed cruising

15 ft Overnighter. Or the LoVoltage maybe?
by vupilot
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Gentry
Replies: 193
Views: 51756

Re: Aussie Gentry

Fantastic! Making the coverboards out of strips is a great idea. Its really much simpler than plank boards.
by vupilot
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 95
Views: 20503

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

I would take the time to do it the way you wanted to, the best of your ability, even if that means you dont complete it for another 5 years.
by vupilot
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: 10' IMP
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: 10' IMP

Agreed, laminate them. Instead of bending one thick piece bend two thinner pieces that will make up the same end thickness.
by vupilot
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Merry Christmas and Thank You 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 321

Re: Merry Christmas and Thank You 2017

Merry Christmas!
by vupilot
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: New member

Welcome Flytyer,

What are you building? Fellow Hoosier here. There are several builders within an hour or two drive of your location. I'd recommend Johnson's workbench in South Bend for lumber in your area. I drove up there from Indy to get lumber for my last build.

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