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by Andy Garrett
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Andy's Zip build
Replies: 667
Views: 89985

Re: Andy's Zip build

Thanks Chris.
Idaho is amazing! Can't wait to do some boating. I will hit the water soon. I'll probably save the boat work for the fall.
by Andy Garrett
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Andy's Zip build
Replies: 667
Views: 89985

Re: Andy's Zip build

So..., i pulled the boat out and hauled it to the mechanic for lower end service (I didnt enjoy that task). I picked it up at lunch today and have it here at work. I was looking at it in the harsh light of day and see much to do. 2 years of dirt is bad enough, but my epoxy coating is failing under t...
by Andy Garrett
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Andy's Zip build
Replies: 667
Views: 89985

Re: Andy's Zip build

Wow. I missed a couple sorry guys. Been a busy year now that I live 1500 miles away from where I when last I posted here.
Greg, by now you've likely discovered that the long shaft does just fine. My top speed with a 13 pitch prop is 34mph I think.
by Andy Garrett
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 596
Views: 70200

Re: Klondike Build

Steve, are you planning to launch in Monterey Bay?
by Andy Garrett
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Any thoughts on this Marine Ply?
Replies: 3
Views: 904

Re: Any thoughts on this Marine Ply?

I did a bit of research on it (as I'm sure you have).
I recognized a species of wood in there which is the same as Auqatek--a trusted marine ply.

It looks ok to me, but without some first hand testimonials, I'd limit it to a lower performance hull.
by Andy Garrett
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Glen-L Party Boat
Replies: 12
Views: 1104

Re: Glen-L Party Boat

The manner in which the artist rendered the finish give the boat pleasing lines and appeals to both a classic and a modern eye (provided some bright work is included). Had the digital artist chosen to hang classic outboard of the stern, it would have had a much different visual effect as well. I sus...
by Andy Garrett
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: The time has come...
Replies: 4
Views: 1091

Re: The time has come...

Thanks guys.

I think I might paint the bright worked areas and see how that looks.
by Andy Garrett
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi, New member in Idaho
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: Hi, New member in Idaho

Hey neighbor!
I live in Nampa
by Andy Garrett
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: The time has come...
Replies: 4
Views: 1091

The time has come...

In early July, I pulled my boat from Kansas to Idaho where we now live. During the very complex move, it sat outside under a cover for 3 months in the mostly dry Idaho climate. It was an uncommonly hot summer. Now that the Zip is in the garage, I notice some wear an tear on the top deck. The bright ...
by Andy Garrett
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 73
Views: 6533

Re: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?

Water WILL get in your boat, and sponges will NEVER get it all. This is part of building a boat gang. Have the confidence to do it, and develop the competence to do it right. I drilled my holes, put on rubber gloves, ensured total encapsulation of all exposed wood (per the book) and set my brass tub...
by Andy Garrett
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Pulling a light boat trailer behind a travel trailer.
Replies: 6
Views: 1241

Re: Pulling a light boat trailer behind a travel trailer.

According to multiple sites, Triple towing is not permitted in NC.
:(
by Andy Garrett
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Pulling a light boat trailer behind a travel trailer.
Replies: 6
Views: 1241

Re: Pulling a light boat trailer behind a travel trailer.

This link shows pictures of my former set-up: https://www.glen-l.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=29519 My camper was 18 feet (20 with hitch). My Zip is 14 and change (18 with swing away tongue and hitch). I too have a Dodge. Overall length came in over 63 feet (65 is maximum in Kansas and many o...
by Andy Garrett
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Spitfire
Replies: 14
Views: 1563

Re: Spitfire

I wonder if that is the new Loehl kit.

I like British planes so much, I put a ring handle on the control stick of my Airbike. :D
by Andy Garrett
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Update
Replies: 1
Views: 488

Update

Hello my friends, It's been a while. As some of you may recall, my wife and I were planning to relocate to Idaho from Kansas. It's been two months since we made the trip. Wow! What a colossal undertaking! I had posted some stuff about changing the axel on the Zip trailer in order to double tow (need...
by Andy Garrett
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Key West again
Replies: 15
Views: 2319

Re: Key West again

For that boat: I'd choose single gusset full lap joint or the double gusset butt joint as Roberta pictured for you. You could go for a routed half lap joint with double gussets for what might be optimal strength, but be sure to cut the bottom member a bit short to keep any end grain away from the si...

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