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by BarnacleMike
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: UK Zip Build
Replies: 72
Views: 6336

Re: UK Zip Build

Thanks, Mike. I've often wondered what denatured alcohol, referred to many posts on here, is - we don't have it in the UK. A quick Google search reveals it's what we call 'meths' (methylated spirit). Purple stuff, right? I'll try it when I'm home but I'd imagine it'll raise the grain of the wood so...
by BarnacleMike
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: UK Zip Build
Replies: 72
Views: 6336

Re: UK Zip Build

What I do is sand the surface, vacuum it, then wipe it of with a little denatured alcohol. Once the surface has had a few minutes to dry off, I apply a thin coat of epoxy. I repeat this process until I have applied three coats of epoxy. You have to be sure to let the epoxy cure for 24 hours before w...
by BarnacleMike
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 510
Views: 85487

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

That upholstery work looks amazing, Jim! Very inspirational. Very!

I'm going to have to check out those videos. Now that Joshua's Zip is finished, I need something to watch.
by BarnacleMike
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 176
Views: 23448

Re: Michael's ZIP

A couple of photos of progress on the transom knee...
by BarnacleMike
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 176
Views: 23448

Re: Michael's ZIP

hoodman wrote:Wedges and shims like that just show your commitment to making it right now and avoiding problems later.


That's the way I like to look at it. :)

Well, the shim is epoxied on. After sanding away the epoxy mess, the knee looks a little rough. But, at least it fits much better now.
by BarnacleMike
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 176
Views: 23448

Re: Michael's ZIP

if you want to borrow a couple of my kids to slow you down let me know :lol: Making good progress! 8) Hahaha... my two slow me down plenty. That's okay, though. I don't want my time with them to go by any faster than it has to. If it looks I've made and quick progress on my build, it's merely an il...
by BarnacleMike
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 678
Views: 109728

Re: New member from oregon

Just saw your #51 video. Watching the footage on the lake, I caught myself wearing an ear-to-ear grin. Thanks for the vicarious ride! Congratulations again on the build and the first launch. It's an absolutely beautiful boat, especially on the backdrop of that gorgeous lake.
by BarnacleMike
Mon May 28, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 678
Views: 109728

Re: New member from oregon

OUTSTANDING!!!!

Congratulations, Joshua!! She looks beautiful in the water, and the pictures are just gorgeous. And, that's great, great news to hear about the performance of the 25!

Congratulations! Can't wait to see the video.
by BarnacleMike
Mon May 28, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 176
Views: 23448

Re: Michael's ZIP

So is the excitement building? It is. Doing this the second time around is nice, because I know what to expect. Of course, as you know, the excitement of "accomplishing" one task quickly gives way to the reality that it was merely prep work for the next. Thank God boatbuilding is really a...
by BarnacleMike
Sun May 27, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 176
Views: 23448

Re: Michael's ZIP

Got the stem attached today. I added a little extra blocking. It should be a pretty solid joint.

Since I had some epoxy mixed anyway, I went ahead and did a little encapsulation on the transom, too.
by BarnacleMike
Sun May 27, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 510
Views: 85487

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Jim, do you have new photos with the decals attached?
by BarnacleMike
Sun May 27, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 832
Views: 134586

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Looking good, Matt!
by BarnacleMike
Sat May 26, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New to Glen-L from Lake Tahoe
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: New to Glen-L from Lake Tahoe

Welcome aboard!
by BarnacleMike
Sat May 26, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 678
Views: 109728

Re: New member from oregon

What I wonder is....

Is the link to the boat ramp video a hint at a first launch??? :)

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by BarnacleMike
Fri May 25, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 176
Views: 23448

Re: Michael's ZIP

Thanks Carl. Of course, now that you say that... I've decided to hold off on that encapsulating & primer work on the transom for now. I set the transom on the form last night, took a few measurements and centered it just to see how it would look. I couldn't resist going ahead and screwing it to ...

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