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by BarnacleMike
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 223
Views: 50855

Re: Michael's ZIP

That completed the first lamination, at least. I'm currently working on the second. The aft section is now attached. It will butt-join the middle section, which extends from behind Frame #2 to forward of Frame #4. I'm planning to scarf join it to the forward piece. I'll be gluing the scarf joint in-...
by BarnacleMike
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 223
Views: 50855

Re: Michael's ZIP

I made a chine block, but ended up not using it. The angles involved left me very little room to attach it. However, I did use a couple of blocks attached to the side of the stem to help with vertical placement. These were incredibly helpful when it came to cutting the bevel on the chine, as well as...
by BarnacleMike
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Batten spacing on the Zip
Replies: 5
Views: 943

Re: Batten spacing on the Zip

Steve, I believe I read somewhere, (may have been Glen's Boatbuilding with Plywood ), that it's actually a "best practice" to cut the notches after the frames are mounted on the construction form. That is the way I did the floor battens on my Zip. I cut the battens first, aligned them as I wanted th...
by BarnacleMike
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 223
Views: 50855

Re: Michael's ZIP

Started fitting the starboard chine today. I am considering whether or not to make chine blocking for the stem... partially in order to help support the curvature of the chine between the stem and Frame #5-1/2, and also just to reinforce the joint between the chine and stem. Has anyone else made chi...
by BarnacleMike
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions
Replies: 25
Views: 2618

Re: G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions

Bill,

I'd like to put the years under Ken's name... but I can't seem to find anything online about what year he was born.

Do you know?
by BarnacleMike
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions
Replies: 25
Views: 2618

Re: G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions

Thought I'd go ahead and throw this out there...

For the G11 shirts, we had the commemorative to Glen on the back, since he had passed away that year. I thought for the G13 design, it might be nice to pay tribute to Ken Hankinson. What do y'all think?
by BarnacleMike
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility skiff build question
Replies: 37
Views: 3573

Re: Utility skiff build question

There is virtually no bend at all between the transom and Frame #1. Midway between those two points would be a fine place for a joint in the sheer.
by BarnacleMike
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: 2018 Report
Replies: 48
Views: 5926

Re: 2018 Report

With the confluence of Sofia's volleyball schedule and my unexpected work trip, I didn't get to spend as much time at G12 as I had hoped. Ironically, if not for Hurricane Florence, I wouldn't have gotten to attend G12 at all. I'm thankful that Dylan and I got to attend the spaghetti dinner this time...
by BarnacleMike
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 223
Views: 50855

Re: Michael's ZIP

My 2nd-ever attempt at a scarf joint. I joined 2 pieces of 8' long 2" x 1/2" boards for the first chine log on the Zip. I got a little carried away with thickening the epoxy, and added a little too much wood dust. The mixture was extremely pasty... well past the "peanut butter" reference that many p...
by BarnacleMike
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Indiana Pee Wee
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: Indiana Pee Wee

Welcome aboard! I'm looking forward to seeing the progress on your build.

I'd second the comment about buying the Boatbuilding With Plywood book from Glen-L. Definitely worth reading!
by BarnacleMike
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility skiff build question
Replies: 37
Views: 3573

Re: Utility skiff build question

It's not the height above the floor that's critical, but the difference in height between the top surface of the stem support block and the top surface of the two long setup members that your frames are sitting on. That distance should be shown on your plans - it is for the Zip. Sproggy is absolute...
by BarnacleMike
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility skiff build question
Replies: 37
Views: 3573

Re: Utility skiff build question

I don’t recall the keel having much, if any, of a bend at the stem. Here’s a photo from my build, mess that it was: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7_aaTrhe9Pg/UYetYPxyKwI/AAAAAAAAAGA/7a6brh9AEaY/s1600/IMG_0066.jpg If you have calculated that the forward end of the keel is only 1/4” off... that wouldn’t t...
by BarnacleMike
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 223
Views: 50855

Re: Michael's ZIP

Here are a couple of progress photos that show all the battens installed and trimmed along the transom. As far as adding stiffeners to reinforce the half-lap joints, I'm becoming less concerned about it. I've been fairing the floor battens along that side, and in the process I've leaned on those joi...
by BarnacleMike
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility skiff build question
Replies: 37
Views: 3573

Re: Utility skiff build question

No, you don't adjust the stem. Just build it as shown in the plans. The stem and its distance and connection to Frame #2 stay exactly the same as in the plans. If you're lengthening the boat by 7 inches, then add 3.5 inches to the distance between Frame #2 and Frame #1. Also, add 3.5 inches to the d...
by BarnacleMike
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Smallest motor on Zip?
Replies: 6
Views: 759

Re: Smallest motor on Zip?

I have wondered something similar... how small a motor would still be effective on the Zip. The new 4-stroke 25 hp motors are too big, imho... partially a result of being 3-cylinder designs. The Evinrude ETECs that size are thankfully 2 cylinder. If I knew that my boat would almost always be used on...