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by Andy Garrett
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Stuck throttle on my Zip!
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Stuck throttle on my Zip!

The last time I took out the Zip, the wife and I were at full throttle on Lake Lowell here in Idaho. When I went to throttle back on my 70s vintage MerControl, it was stuck full open. I damn near ripped it from it's mounting trying to free it. Eventually, I killed the engine via key as we approached...
by Andy Garrett
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Throttle Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Throttle Problem

So, we were cruising around Lake Lowell yesterday when my 70s vintage throttle quadrant decided to get stuck at near full throttle. It gave one very small warning a few minutes earlier but then it was stuck. Had to ahut down as I approached the dock.
Anyone?
by Andy Garrett
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 710
Views: 140152

Re: New member from oregon

Better idea...
Paulina Lake Lodge near Bend.
by Andy Garrett
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 710
Views: 140152

Re: New member from oregon

Your Zip looks great Josh!
All that bright work would scare me to death though!

Maybe we can meet up at Owyhee Lake in the spring--been wanting to check that water out.
by Andy Garrett
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Finally hit the water in Idaho
Replies: 6
Views: 1183

Re: Finally hit the water in Idaho

Thanks for the compliments!
A Zip play date sounds fun. Love to compare notes.

We don't swim much, but we love to just go pleasure boating.

Funny thing after all that study I did solving my ladder problem.
by Andy Garrett
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: New way to launch and recover the zip
Replies: 3
Views: 1827

Re: New way to launch and recover the zip

Thats perfectly doable. There are many good solutions. This one keeps me out of deep water and no lines are required. It really couldnt be easier with a 14" shallow draft boat like the Zip. I pull the bow to the side about 2 feet, pull forward a foot and straight to the side. I barely have to move m...
by Andy Garrett
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: New way to launch and recover the zip
Replies: 3
Views: 1827

New way to launch and recover the zip

I've discovered a new way to get the Zip on and off the trailer and I like it. Since my wife has no taste for backing, parking, or driving the boat, I have to do those things myself. Cool. No problem. She does help some though. First, she gets in the boat, hangs the bumpers, and I back down to where...
by Andy Garrett
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Finally hit the water in Idaho
Replies: 6
Views: 1183

Finally hit the water in Idaho

Since my last post outlining future work on the Zip, my wife and I hit the waters on two Idaho lakes near home. The boat ran great and really likes the smooth water (never experienced any of that in the midwest). Learned a new way to launch and load on the trailer. I'll detail that in the Trailering...
by Andy Garrett
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Andy's Zip build
Replies: 667
Views: 104551

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: 104551

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: 104551

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: 631
Views: 97394

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: 1442

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: 18
Views: 2815

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: 1584

Re: The time has come...

Thanks guys.

I think I might paint the bright worked areas and see how that looks.