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by JasonQ
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip Process to begin
Replies: 4
Views: 1750

Re: Zip Process to begin

Welcome aboard! Realistically, you can build this boat with a jigsaw, drill, sander and a hand plane. So you are way ahead of the curve. You will get a lot of use out of your bandsaw and table saw. Another tool you haven’t mentioned that I found very useful is my compound miter saw (if your looking ...
by JasonQ
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Bham, AL zip progress
Replies: 29
Views: 7816

Re: Bham, AL zip progress

Hello everyone I have been making some progress. I have the front seat back, deck battens and carlings all installed. Next is going to be the rear seat back then flooring. I have question about the rear seat back location. It appears from the drawing that the rear seat back should be ~ 18in from the...
by JasonQ
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Bham, AL zip progress
Replies: 29
Views: 7816

Re: Bham, AL zip progress

Thanks Chris! We look to be about the same build, so that’s good news.

Got the deck battens screwed and glued!
by JasonQ
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Bham, AL zip progress
Replies: 29
Views: 7816

Re: Bham, AL zip progress

Hello everyone! I have been on a hiatus from boat building for over a year now for various reasons (buying a new home, renovations to new house, new job, new kid, etc). I have finally found time to get back to it! Over the past couple weeks I finished the epoxy coating on the interior and started wo...
by JasonQ
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Alabama
Replies: 35
Views: 7007

Re: Squirt in Alabama

I cut my scarf joints 12” for every inch of thickness. I tried several different methods; however, the bandsaw was by far the easiest. Then clean it up with alittle sanding.
by JasonQ
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Bham, AL zip progress
Replies: 29
Views: 7816

Re: Bham, AL zip progress

I finally flipped my boat today. It was much easier than expected. It was only 3 of us and we had no problems. Now I can finally get back to work on it.
by JasonQ
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Alabama
Replies: 35
Views: 7007

Re: Squirt in Alabama

Yes! A bandsaw will save you a ton of time! Also, if your templates are thick enough, a flush trim bit with a router will make easy work of it.
by JasonQ
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Bham, AL zip progress
Replies: 29
Views: 7816

Re: Bham, AL zip progress

Thanks Josh! I just hope my boat ends up half as nice as yours. 283, I actually ended up using the interlux bright side. It is the same paint that Josh ⬆️ Used. I am no painting expert but it was really easy to use. Josh talks about it in one of his “building the zip” YouTube videos. Thanks Bill. I ...
by JasonQ
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Bham, AL zip progress
Replies: 29
Views: 7816

Re: Bham, AL zip progress

My bottom paint has been done for about 3 weeks now. I have a couple things to do to my trailer and then I will be ready to flip!
by JasonQ
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Bham, AL zip progress
Replies: 29
Views: 7816

Re: Bham, AL zip progress

Thanks Micah. Yes, I actually just posted something on the wood supply forum. I have bought all of my wood for my frames from Woodcraft in Pelham; however, I recently found a place off Lakeshore called City Hardwoods and they are great. Plywood is more difficult to find around here, I had to order m...
by JasonQ
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Birmingham hard wood supplier
Replies: 3
Views: 2463

Birmingham hard wood supplier

Anyone needing hardwoods in the Birmingham area should check out City Hardwoods. It has been open for about 2 years and I just found it recently. They are very helpful and have a great selection. I wish I would have found them sooner. I had to do a lot of scarf joints for my shears and chines. They ...
by JasonQ
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New from Birmingham, AL
Replies: 5
Views: 1386

Re: New from Birmingham, AL

Hey Micah,

I live in Trussville and I am building the Zip. Let me know if you need anything. Also, Bill from Pelham above, has a ton of boat building knowledge.

Jason
by JasonQ
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Finishing Zip Hull
Replies: 23
Views: 5741

Re: Finishing Zip Hull

First coat of primer done! It is getting really close to flip day. I am excited to get to work. This is a difficult part of the build, because I am motivated to work but I am stuck waiting for paint to dry. One coat at a time!
by JasonQ
Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Finishing Zip Hull
Replies: 23
Views: 5741

Re: Finishing Zip Hull

Thanks. That is one less step before I can start painting. My skeg is 4ft long starts 2ft from the transom and tampers from 2" to 1". It is rounded over on the both sides. It is really close to the recommended size in the zip plans but shorter. Thank you all, your advice is always appreciated.
by JasonQ
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Finishing Zip Hull
Replies: 23
Views: 5741

Re: Finishing Zip Hull

Thank you! Hey, Bill I may have to take you up on that. Tonight I installed the skeg. I still need to get fiberglass on it. I found some areas on the sides that I am not happy with, so I need to do some more sanding then another coat of epoxy. Hopefully this will be my last coat before I can start o...