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by Andy Garrett
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3029
Views: 607955

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

A 1/4" hole drilled from the lower inside corner of the window frame (lowest point) downward and outward could be lined with a thin-walled non-ferrous tube like copper, or aluminum and finished attractively where it would be visible on the outside. Such a tube epoxied in place would protect the wood...
by Andy Garrett
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Removing the Sole
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Removing the Sole

I was surfing the Zip pictures here on the site, as I have a thousand time before, when I stumbled across the photos of when Mark Shipley brought his Zip down to the Glen-L office and met Glen. As I've stated before, Mark's build choices heavily influenced and informed my own in many ways--chiefly, ...
by Andy Garrett
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: 'Caulk' Options
Replies: 4
Views: 180

'Caulk' Options

As I refinish my deck with cover and field boards, I will be encapsulating and painting--there will be ZERO bright work on my Zip. My plan is to paint before caulking the gaps, so... I am left to determine the best way to fill those gaps, and by BEST, I mean, 'something I won't have to redo. I'd lik...
by Andy Garrett
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 259
Views: 85681

Re: Malahini from MD

Great boat!
Windscreen is cat's pajamas!
by Andy Garrett
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Andy's Zip build
Replies: 669
Views: 133417

Re: Andy's Zip build

Thanks Josh!
by Andy Garrett
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: To cutwater... Or not to cutwater... That is the question
Replies: 12
Views: 512

Re: To cutwater... Or not to cutwater... That is the question

"Glen-L step"

Never heard that one before.
Is this suggesting that Glen-L craft do not have a smooth transition at the chine near the stem? I wasn't aware they had a reputation for this characteristic.
by Andy Garrett
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Changes
Replies: 7
Views: 3828

Re: Changes

I have no yet started my deck remodel as planned. I've been buried in knifemaking work and other distractions. But..., if boatbuilding is anything, it is timeless. Maybe as spring breaks here in Idaho, I can knock this little project out. The wife wants me to improve the seating as well. hmm... As f...
by Andy Garrett
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: field Boards
Replies: 1
Views: 1836

field Boards

As I do the mental work relating to re-doing my deck this winter, I have encountered a question. Since I never installed a traditional planked deck like so many of you have, I am wondering about the geometry. My deck curves fore and aft as well as sheer to sheer, so it seems unlikely that field boar...
by Andy Garrett
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit
Replies: 65
Views: 32754

Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

This kit has some cool updates with the foreword chine and the form. I said years ago that the Zip was a prime candidate for a stitch and glue build. Maybe a tweak or two to this kit could accommodate that. Sorry for the lack of photos of my build PW. My boat never made the cut for inclusion in the ...
by Andy Garrett
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip, Ski Tow, Rebel...
Replies: 9
Views: 2965

Re: Zip, Ski Tow, Rebel...

I love the dramatic tumblehome on the Rebel. Awesome boat!
by Andy Garrett
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit
Replies: 65
Views: 32754

Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

I used Mark's batten and keel sriffeners too, but I used double stiffiners on my keel--one on either side of the transom knee going all the way up to the stem.
Boat has never even creaked--not even when I was inside of it buolding the interior.
by Andy Garrett
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Changes
Replies: 7
Views: 3828

Re: Changes

That was my original plan Jim, but now that I know it may be possible to get the grooves without ruining the ply, I'd really like to have the texture and topography.
by Andy Garrett
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Changes
Replies: 7
Views: 3828

Re: Changes

I'm strongly considering this:
The teal was inspiration picked up on Michael's Zip thread.
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by Andy Garrett
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Changes
Replies: 7
Views: 3828

Changes

I've already posted about the forthcoming deck changes to my Zip and once again, I was using the Windows 'Paint' program to explore ideas which is exactly how I came up with my current layout. I was going to ask if anyone herein had done a Zip with a walk-thru deck. I don't recall one lately, but it...
by Andy Garrett
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID
Replies: 58
Views: 25657

Re: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID

I wanted to thank Bryan for inviting me over to see his beautiful Key Largo earlier this week. The work work is fantastic, the finish is amazing, but the size... After living with my Zip for a fer years, that 20' mahogany beast is just luxuriously big! I was jealous! Bryan, gonna have to do the two-...

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