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by gomerrell
Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: port orford Cedar for framing material?
Replies: 10
Views: 4310

Re: port orford Cedar for framing material?

Thanks. You guys are awesome!

I'll price out Mahogany vs Port Orford. What other woods would be your top choice for building the frame of a zip (14 foot ski boat)?
by gomerrell
Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: port orford Cedar for framing material?
Replies: 10
Views: 4310

Re: port orford Cedar for framing material?

Thanks Brian. Anyone else want to weigh in?
by gomerrell
Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: port orford Cedar for framing material?
Replies: 10
Views: 4310

port orford Cedar for framing material?

Hey Guys. Really quick question. I have a friend in the lumber biz helping me acquire lumber that has a great deal on port orford cedar. Is this a good substitute for mahogany for my framing materials? I'm building the zip. It looks like from studying it online that it is definitely more flexible an...
by gomerrell
Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip Utility? What's it look like?
Replies: 5
Views: 1634

Re: Zip Utility? What's it look like?

Wow! Thanks Guys! Robert Greco's boat is beautiful and I love the photos and step by step portions on his site. I think I am going to aim for the utility look. If I can come out half as beautiful as Robert's, I'll be in business. I found a great source for wood today. Fine Lumber here in Austin TX s...
by gomerrell
Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip Utility? What's it look like?
Replies: 5
Views: 1634

Zip Utility? What's it look like?

I am planning to build the Zip. Planning and reading now. Trying to take my time gathering money, supplies, and information. I am curious what the Zip looks like built out as a wide open utility. Does anyone have any pics of the boat with a wide open floor plan. I have seen the walk through versions...
by gomerrell
Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Zip or Tuffy? The question in Austin
Replies: 7
Views: 1302

Re: Zip or Tuffy? The question in Austin

Thanks guys for all of the input! I am going for the Zip. That is the design that I really like the most. I received Tuffy plans in the mail today but will send them back and have already ordered the Zip plans. The decking on the Zip psyched me out but after looking at the Forum, it looks very doabl...
by gomerrell
Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Zip or Tuffy? The question in Austin
Replies: 7
Views: 1302

Re: Zip or Tuffy? The question in Austin

From a work hours perspective, would there be a significantly greater investment of time put into the Zip as opposed to the Tuffy? On the Tuffy catalog page, it says it is designed for the "Rank Amateur". Is that just catalog marketing or do you think it really is true? If so, what makes it so much ...
by gomerrell
Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Zip or Tuffy? The question in Austin
Replies: 7
Views: 1302

Re: Zip or Tuffy? The question in Austin

Thanks Bill. I appreciate that.
by gomerrell
Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Zip or Tuffy? The question in Austin
Replies: 7
Views: 1302

Zip or Tuffy? The question in Austin

Hey all! I have been lusting over Glen-L boats for several years. I am a rank amateur wood worker but have done a few projects. I am about to embark on building my first boat. I love the look and lines and size of the zip but think the Tuffy is more in my skill set. For those of you out there with s...

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