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by Stevel
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 21645

Re: Stephens Zip

So I am trying to decide on which route to take with the transom. I am pretty sure I would like a 45 Honda 4 stroke if I can get my hands on one.. that means that I need to modify the transom cut out for the engine shaft. I have drafted two different shapes and wanted to see what you all think. I am...
by Stevel
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 21645

Re: Stephens Zip

So I have read a decent discussion about the number of battens on several peoples build threads. The plans simply state if you have more power a third batten is optional. I would love to build the boat to accommodate a 40hp 4 stroke. Would this dictate a "more power " requirement for three battens o...
by Stevel
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 21645

Re: Stephens Zip

Do you halflap the frame pieces over each other when the two meet?
by Stevel
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 21645

Re: Stephens Zip

What would you all suggest doing when cutting out the transom? I think I remember people saying it’s best to cut the transom bottom and sides 1/4” wider than the plans and cut the angle later.. The way I can se doing this is using a compass set to 1/4”and trace along the pattern, does that seem fesi...
by Stevel
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 21645

Re: Stephens Zip

Plywood is coming this week!! So what is the best method to transferring the pattern to the hard wood? I understand that transferring the patterns to plywood and use that as a template to assemble the frames on. Here is my thought: Transfer the pattern to 1/2 mdf - cut out and sand to the lines.. an...
by Stevel
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 21645

Re: Stephens Zip

Plywood is ordered , man that was a big first investment :shock: here we go!
by Stevel
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 21645

Re: Stephens Zip

Sounds great, ill plan on ordering 9 sheets.. I am looking at hydrotek bs1088

either from here:
https://www.marine-plywood.us/mahogany_meranti.htm

or
from here:
http://houstonhardwoods.com/
by Stevel
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 21645

Re: Stephens Zip

Bill 3 should be plenty for bottom planking ? That would be great since it stated 14’ at 30” wide I was thinking it would need four
by Stevel
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 21645

Re: Stephens Zip

Eek shipping is $350 not fun!
by Stevel
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 21645

Re: Stephens Zip

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As far as 1/4 goes
So looking at this bill of materials it looks like 8 sheets are required if I am reading it right .using 4x8 sheets ..I’m thinking I’ll order one extra sheet to make the gussets and one extra sheet as a back up

One 3/4 should be plenty
by Stevel
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 21645

Re: Stephens Zip

I’m just about ready to order the plywood, do you all find an extra sheet or two extra sheets of quarter inch useful in case I mess up ? I’m having to get it shipped in so I’m going to order it all at once ..

It looks like I need around 10 to 12 sheets of 1/4 and 1 sheet of 3/4”
by Stevel
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Zip 20" Transom with Modified Tumblehome
Replies: 9
Views: 7096

Re: Zip 20" Transom with Modified Tumblehome

Did you have to modify the other two frames?
by Stevel
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 21645

Re: Stephens Zip

So I’m a little confused about modifying the transom to accept a 20” motor shaft. Do you simply add 5 inches to the center motor mount section ?
by Stevel
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 305
Views: 141742

Re: Michael's ZIP

Michael , do you joint and plane the rough mahogany ? I am not sure how needed it is that it’s perfectly flat .. I’m so used to building furniture where the lumber needs to be 100 percent square and 90 degree faces..
by Stevel
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 21645

Re: Stephens Zip

Building frame almost done just have to notch it .. what’s the best method for cutting the notches for the frames? Also on the frames the gussets do they have to be marine grade plywood? I’m asking because in order to source my marine grade plywood I’m going to have to get it freighted in .. best to...

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