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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: 89

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 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: 89

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: 5
Views: 126

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: 92370

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: 92370

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: 92370

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: 611
Views: 76599

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: 1079

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: 1196

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: 1312

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: 386

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: 1312

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: 6793

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: 1419

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: 1419

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...

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