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by BarnacleMike
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 176
Views: 22819

Re: Michael's ZIP

According to the information in the Epoxy Works article, the Minwax Gel Stain passed their adhesion test after both a 24 hour dry and a 4-day dry. So, I wound up using the Minwax Gel Stain. I tried both the "Mahogany" and "Red Elm" colors on a piece of scrap mahogany, and wound u...
by BarnacleMike
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 678
Views: 109213

Re: New member from oregon

Gorgeous! That color looks very much like Chris' Zip. Just beautiful!
by BarnacleMike
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 176
Views: 22819

Re: Michael's ZIP

Carl, Thank you for those insights. If I recall correctly from your blog, you did quite a bit of testing of different stains when you were finishing the transom on your Vera Cruise. On the epoxy adhesion... it looks like a common factor for getting good adhesion is to let the stain set and dry for a...
by BarnacleMike
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 176
Views: 22819

Re: Michael's ZIP

Thanks, Carl! I'm sure you're right. It would probably look just fine as-is. I was not expecting such a high-contrast, "striped" look to the dash beam when I coated it with epoxy. The lighter shades are almost as light as the epoxy-coated cherry. Tonight I tried a test piece with some stai...
by BarnacleMike
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 176
Views: 22819

Re: Michael's ZIP

I'm in the process of encapsulating Frame #4, including the cherry inlay for the gauges. The grain in the dash beam shows a lot more contrast than I expected it to when coated with epoxy. The cherry also got a bit darker and "browner" than I expected. These photos show the surfaces that wi...
by BarnacleMike
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 176
Views: 22819

Re: Michael's ZIP

I'd ride in it... and plow through Butch's wake without worry :D Spoken like a true pilot! As you mentioned, I guess my main concern is the thickened epoxy providing enough strength in the voids. The more I look at it, the more I think you're right about simply being my own worst critic. Since it's...
by BarnacleMike
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 36
Views: 4314

Re: Tucker's Squirt

I agree with everyone else.. the fitting on your hull looks great! I believe you're making a wise choice to leave a little bit of overhang to fiberglass and paint. Too much overhang would make the sheer difficult to grip when flipping it over... but it's much easier to trim the sheer accurately when...
by BarnacleMike
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 176
Views: 22819

Re: Michael's ZIP

Tonight I started grafting shims onto my laminated keel. I have been giving some thought to simply re-building the keel, due to the less-than-perfect fitting. I had re-sawed the material with a table saw. I had to flip the piece in order to make it work. While effective, the saw kerf left a lot of s...
by BarnacleMike
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 678
Views: 109213

Re: New member from oregon

That's the varnish that I used, and I was very happy with it. Your Zip is looking great!
by BarnacleMike
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: UK Zip Build
Replies: 72
Views: 5950

Re: UK Zip Build

For my part, I did not, and would not, run screws downward into the plywood end grain. I’d use epoxy only. I just don’t see how screws could be of any real benefit in that particular application. I have no regrets whatsoever about not using screws for this.
by BarnacleMike
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 176
Views: 22819

Re: Michael's ZIP

After cleaning most of the epoxy away, I could get a better look at the fitting in the keel lamination. It's definitely less-than-perfect. I'll be grafting on some more wood in a few places, and there are definitely things I wish I'd done differently. However, I believe it's still solid enough to wo...
by BarnacleMike
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Alabama
Replies: 35
Views: 2253

Re: Squirt in Alabama

I scarfed my chines and sheers too. I also laminated 2 pieces to make the chine and sheer, it greatly reduces the swearing when trying to bend, twist and screw the chine on the stem and the sheer to the breasthook. I'll probably scarf the chines and sheers on the Zip, also. I am also planning on la...
by BarnacleMike
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tuffy Build
Replies: 15
Views: 2176

Re: Tuffy Build

I used 6oz on my Utility, and I've been happy with it. In retrospect, I'd use 4oz on any bright work such as the deck or transom, etc.
by BarnacleMike
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Alabama
Replies: 35
Views: 2253

Re: Squirt in Alabama

Looks great!
by BarnacleMike
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member Building Barrelback-19 Louisville Kentucky
Replies: 10
Views: 881

Re: New member Building Barrelback-19 Louisville Kentucky

Welcome aboard, Jim!

You'll definitely want to come down to the gathering. It'll take your inspiration and motivation to a whole new level. It certainly has for me.

Welcome!

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