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by BarnacleMike
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: jet zip
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: jet zip

Cribbsy is building one in Australia:

http://www.glen-l.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=31670
by BarnacleMike
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 776
Views: 125895

Re: Utility build

Bill's tagline, "There can be no miracle recoveries without first screwing up" kept going through my head. I knew I needed to patch this mess up as best as possible. After that, I can re-visit this second hole. So, I went back to the hardware store and bought a slightly larger hole saw (1-...
by BarnacleMike
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 776
Views: 125895

Re: Utility build

Sometimes it astounds me, just HOW badly something can go wrong. IMG_08-11-2018-013.jpg IMG_08-11-2018-015.jpg I thought drilling the holes for the drain tubes was going to be fairly simple. Sure, there was a little hiccup on the first one, but it was workable. I made my measurement for where to dri...
by BarnacleMike
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 55
Views: 3825

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

It looks good to me. I think you’re coming along very well. The “trouble area” near the stem that you mention is not readily apparent to my eye. But, I would only repeat what Neel said about shims. If you have enough of a gap where you are able to epoxy a shim and sand it to shape, it’s better to do...
by BarnacleMike
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 199
Views: 38950

Re: Michael's ZIP

Finally got the rough-cut wood sanded down enough to make the half-lap joint photogenic. I cut the plywood backing for both battens today, also. I cut it from 3-ply Douglas Fir marine plywood (1/4") rather than the 5-layer Meranti of the same thickness. The Douglas Fir seems to be MUCH more rig...
by BarnacleMike
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility skiff build question
Replies: 15
Views: 1157

Re: Utility skiff build question

Bill, Neel, and Matt are all right. That being said...

Not knowing any better when I built my Utility, I cut all the pieces at 90°, no angled cuts, to the same dimensions as shown on the plans.

It still worked.

The Utility is a very simple boat, and it's hard to mess it up.
by BarnacleMike
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: G-12 "Friday Lunch Run To Chattanooga"
Replies: 70
Views: 3139

Re: G-12 "Friday Lunch Run To Chattanooga"

Dylan and I plan to meet up with the group at Big River, like last year.

BTW, did you see Neel's Gentry on WoodBoater today? http://www.woodyboater.com/blog/2018/08/07/clayton-kent-o-smith-jr-style-part-1/
by BarnacleMike
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 199
Views: 38950

Re: Michael's ZIP

Michael , do you joint and plane the rough mahogany ? I did in this case, anyway. I just want to get the topside surface smooth before adding a 2 x 18ish plywood backing "plate" over the joined area. I don't mind working with the rough-cut lumber. I usually just get what's available at th...
by BarnacleMike
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 776
Views: 125895

Re: Utility build

Yes... I knew that keeping the boat outside would come with some challenges like this. But.. I needed room in the garage to build the Zip. At some point, I may move the boat into a storage facility. We'll see. Even now that the boat is built, and I'm using it... the little Utility is still teaching ...
by BarnacleMike
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 199
Views: 38950

Re: Michael's ZIP

The half-lap joints turned out to be very strong. I'm still not finished, though. The boards are rough-cut 4/4 mahogany, so now I'm in the process of sanding them. From there, I'll laminate a piece of 1/4" plywood onto the top to reinforce the joint. I'm thinking a 16-18" strip should work...
by BarnacleMike
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 776
Views: 125895

Re: Utility build

I'm seriously reconsidering my position on drain tubes.

It's been raining a lot here lately. Even with the nice boat cover I bought, there was still this much standing water in the boat when I took it to the lake last weekend. Not sure how long the water was there... at least 2-3 days.
by BarnacleMike
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 4051

Re: Stephens Zip

Awesome!

Take your time.... Accuracy of the construction form is very important. You don’t want to rush it.

Congratulations on your start!
by BarnacleMike
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 4051

Re: Stephens Zip

Same here. With my Utility, I over-built the construction form (it was VERY heavy). I marked the positions on the floor. Over the course of the build, yes it did move slightly. It wasn't a problem. My Zip form isn't anchored to the floor, either. One alternative I considered (but abandoned) was to p...
by BarnacleMike
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt fun
Replies: 11
Views: 1046

Re: Squirt fun

My back hurts to just look at that airborne photo!

It's a great shot. I can only imagine the landing, though :lol:
by BarnacleMike
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility skiff build question
Replies: 15
Views: 1157

Re: Utility skiff build question

Yes, I'd kind of forgotten about that! I started my keel with 3/4 mahogany, rather than 4/4. When I laminated the 1/4" plywood on top, it was still only 1" instead of 1-1/4". So, I laminated a second layer of plywood on top. While my keel construction wasn't ideal, I can tell you that...

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