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by Lachlan1
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Transferring plans to plywood
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Re: Transferring plans to plywood

Use the top of the bottom frame members as the datum plane for frame layout. Use called out measurements when given. Shrinkage and folds can make minor discrepancies. Fairing will correct any minor errors and smooth things out. Wood boats are like snowflakes. No two are alike. Another thing to cons...
by Lachlan1
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Walk through option on the Zip
Replies: 1
Views: 1490

Re: Walk through option on the Zip

I’m also planning a walk through on my zip, would make it easier to access motor just in case. I’m not at that stage in the build yet so I can’t really help yet sorry.
by Lachlan1
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Another Aussie Zip!
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: Another Aussie Zip!

I have also attached a photo of some of the Blackwood I used on a canoe I recently built to show how I hope my zip deck will come out.
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by Lachlan1
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Another Aussie Zip!
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: Another Aussie Zip!

Another couple pics of today’s progress.
Started tracing the frames onto the Blackwood, trying to avoid any defects in the timber.
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by Lachlan1
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Another Aussie Zip!
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Another Aussie Zip!

Starting this thread so I have somewhere dedicated to post my Zip progress. I have posted some of these pics elsewhere but I thought it would be good to have them all together. I live in Australia and I’ve decided to build a Zip. I managed to get some Tasmanian Blackwood a couple years ago(maybe mor...
by Lachlan1
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Transferring plans to plywood
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Re: Transferring plans to plywood

Thanks guys for all the responses, Just a guess but... The plans aren't laying completely flat. It looks like the fold and curve at the top of your picture could account for the majority of that 1/4". also don;t trust framing square. they are normally off by a degree or two. you can fix them by taki...
by Lachlan1
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Transferring plans to plywood
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Transferring plans to plywood

Hi guys I’ve been tracing my Zip frame templates to a sheet of plywood(using Pins and carbon paper) and noticed that the center line and set up level are not at 90° for most of the frames. 89° at the transom and a little over 90° on frames 2 and 4. Doesn’t seem like much but say on the transom, work...
by Lachlan1
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Hi from Melbourne, Australia

Hi Will

These forums are amazing for getting help/info. I’m also just starting my Zip build just north of Melbourne. Happy to try help with anything I can. Once all this lockdown craziness is over, would be great to catch up somewhere.

Lachlan
by Lachlan1
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Short Shaft Motor or Long Shaft Motor for Zip, which one??
Replies: 17
Views: 5227

Re: Short Shaft Motor or Long Shaft Motor for Zip, which one??

A new 40 hp Yamaha is 215 lbs, Sounds like a good engine for the Zip if your transom is built to specs with quality materials. I’m with Chris on road chop, I cringe watching the Malahini in my rear view mirror over bumps, but it’s been bouncing around back there for 3 years now with no major damage...
by Lachlan1
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Short Shaft Motor or Long Shaft Motor for Zip, which one??
Replies: 17
Views: 5227

Re: Short Shaft Motor or Long Shaft Motor for Zip, which one??

Wow, Thanks for all of your responses, it always amazes me the quality of responses on these forums. Still collecting materials for my build. I’ve had the plans for a while now but Just want to plan it out before I start the build. I had originally thought I’d cater for a long shaft as I was looking...
by Lachlan1
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Short Shaft Motor or Long Shaft Motor for Zip, which one??
Replies: 17
Views: 5227

Re: Short Shaft Motor or Long Shaft Motor for Zip, which one??

Sorry to open up a (very) old Thread but I’m wondering if anyone would know of a formula that would calculate the extra force a long shaft motor would put on the transom and what kind of reinforcements would be required. I’m looking at a new Yamaha 40hp outboard for my zip build and it comes in shor...
by Lachlan1
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New builder from Down Under
Replies: 3
Views: 1596

New builder from Down Under

Not sure how i'm supposed to start this so here goes... My name is Lachlan, i'm from Australia and i'm excited as i've just received my Glen L Zip plans. I have been interested in building my own boat for the last 7-8yrs. After a lot of research over the last couple of those years I have decided to ...

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