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by JasonQ
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Alabama
Replies: 35
Views: 3658

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: 20
Views: 2560

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: 3658

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: 20
Views: 2560

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: 20
Views: 2560

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: 20
Views: 2560

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: 902

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: 679

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: 3702

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: 3702

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 apprecia...
by JasonQ
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Finishing Zip Hull
Replies: 23
Views: 3702

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...
by JasonQ
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Finishing Zip Hull
Replies: 23
Views: 3702

Re: Finishing Zip Hull

Misers,

It is coming on along pretty good. I have the entire hull fiberglassed. I will probably attach my skeg tonight and hopefully by next weekend I will be painting. It is hard to get a better picture because of my paint tent I am working in but below is a few pictures from last night.
by JasonQ
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Bham, AL zip progress
Replies: 20
Views: 2560

Bham, AL zip progress

Hello everyone,

I haven't done a good job of updating my progress; however, I got my first two coats of Poxy Sheild on the hull and it is too pretty not to share. I love how the wood darkens and the grain pops out. Thank you all for your support thus far.

Happy boat building,
Jason
by JasonQ
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Finishing Zip Hull
Replies: 23
Views: 3702

Re: Finishing Zip Hull

I think I would feel better putting an encapsulation coat on first. I did get some famowood to fill screw holes, but I was thinking about using fairing compound for everything below the water line. I figure it will provide more moisture protection for any hull penetrations and it is going to be pain...
by JasonQ
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Finishing Zip Hull
Replies: 23
Views: 3702

Re: Finishing Zip Hull

Thanks Bill! Do you have any suggestions for applying epoxy and fiberglass here in the hot and humid southeast?

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