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by david303
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip SA Build
Replies: 25
Views: 11644

Re: Zip SA Build

thanks for the input. At this stage with access to materials pretty much impossible I am going to be limited in further progress. I have some epoxy to seal a few frames so I may do that. I have one board which I can maybe rip to do the keel but other than that I am sitting dead in the water without ...
by david303
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip SA Build
Replies: 25
Views: 11644

Re: Zip SA Build

Good to know the strength factor. I went with double gussets- but I am planning a utility layout so the extra strength is welcome. The epoxy is drying quicker than expected. Even though it is well into Autumn here the tin roof with no insulation in the afternoon makes the workshop warm which I think...
by david303
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip SA Build
Replies: 25
Views: 11644

Re: Zip SA Build

I have enjoyed the frame process a fair bit, I have a few time lapses as well, will try put them together into a video...
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by david303
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip SA Build
Replies: 25
Views: 11644

Re: Zip SA Build

I have made some progress on the frames, slow progress but progress none the least. It is exciting once the big puzzle starts getting put together.
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by david303
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip SA Build
Replies: 25
Views: 11644

Re: Zip SA Build

A few pics of some of the progress.

I decided to learn to mill the timber instead of buying it pre milled, this added a fair amount of work to the build but it is a very satisfying job and a useful skill to learn how to use the jointer and then planer.
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by david303
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip SA Build
Replies: 25
Views: 11644

Re: Zip SA Build

Thanks for the input, I really appreciate it. About your idea to add frame structure into the boat. It has been my experience that wandering from the plans produces more problems than benefits. The flotation and storage compartments you desire can easily be added as the boat nears completion. Good l...
by david303
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip SA Build
Replies: 25
Views: 11644

Re: Zip SA Build

There is not much info available for the utility Zip Build and being the over thinker I am I have had a few ideas which have brought up questions. 1) The frame joints at the chine. In the notes there is an updated guide to this joint with 2 x 1/4" marine ply gussets sandwiching a butt joint between ...
by david303
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip SA Build
Replies: 25
Views: 11644

Re: Zip SA Build

So I updated the heading because I can now officially build a boat. After waiting a few months(usual postal delivery in South Africa) I soon realized the plans were not arriving. This is all too common when shipping to SA. There is an Afrikaans saying that goes: "Goedkoop is maar duurkoop" and basic...
by david303
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip SA Build
Replies: 25
Views: 11644

Re: Zip Process to begin

Then I stumbled upon an old fishing reel I have had in a box for years, given to me by a neighbor who was no longer able to fish due to health. It is a Penn No.180 and it will look at home on the Zip one day. I have the matching tigerfish rod to go with it. Gave it a quick polish, rebuild with fresh...
by david303
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip SA Build
Replies: 25
Views: 11644

Re: Zip Process to begin

I then re installed the lower with the old impeller for now, it is not totaled so it will be fine for me to use to run the motor for now until the new one arrives. It will allow me to get the carb and fuel pump dialed and get the motor running well while I wait. imp.jpg The previous owner who took i...
by david303
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip SA Build
Replies: 25
Views: 11644

Re: Zip Process to begin

So the Chrysler has been narrowed down to a 1973ish model, somehow the serial numbers do not match any of the VIN decoders available, I assume this may be due to foreign registration. I have seen this before on motorcycle VIN numbers in SA. It arrived as a bit of a basket basket case with the lower ...
by david303
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip SA Build
Replies: 25
Views: 11644

Re: Zip Process to begin

So the hurry up and wait continues.... Plans still en route. I thought I would get going on the vintage Chrysler and it is all dialed except for an impeller and starter gear, which I have since been ordered from USA. Lo and behold they are also taking their time in arriving. On the plus side the wor...
by david303
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip SA Build
Replies: 25
Views: 11644

Re: Zip Process to begin

So back from running/cycling/paddling around Scotland for a week I decided to dive right in. Plans ordered and are on their way, hopefully the SA post Office doesn't lose them in customs. I managed to get hold of a really cool Chrysler 20hp outboard motor, still trying to ID the model but looks to b...
by david303
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip SA Build
Replies: 25
Views: 11644

Zip SA Build

So I have been lurking on this forum for way to long, planning and dreaming. I have always had a dream of owning a barrelback styled wooden boat and have been eyeing the GLen L designs for years now. I was recently offered a large selection of old but solid woodworking tools and think it is time to ...

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