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by BarnacleMike
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility skiff build question
Replies: 19
Views: 1196

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...
by BarnacleMike
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility skiff build question
Replies: 19
Views: 1196

Re: Utility skiff build question

The Utility's keel is designed as 1 x 3 inch mahogany laminated with an additional layer of 1/4" marine plywood. In other words, the plywood is part of the keel. The plywood floor is a separate part, and later goes on top of the keel. You are correct that the keel is sandwiched between the floo...
by BarnacleMike
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 4081

Re: Stephens Zip

As far as prep... I wouldn't run out and buy anything just yet. Set some money aside, sure. Honestly, I'd recommend watching some videos & reading some blogs on Zip builds (and/or Malahini and Squirt — you'll learn something from all of them.) I can think of no better place to start than watchin...
by BarnacleMike
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 4081

Re: Stephens Zip

As far as your question about how hard is it to modify the transom for a 20" shaft motor... It's no big deal at all. PLENTY of people on here have done it, and can help you. It's basically a matter of just re-drawing the center top line of the transom 5" higher, and in a way that suits you...
by BarnacleMike
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 4081

Re: Stephens Zip

Mike, did you build yours to accommodate a 15 or 20” shaft? I'm building mine with the 15", cutout transom. For me, the aesthetics of the cutout transom is important. So is the lower profile of a short shaft motor... and preferably one with two cylinders rather than 3. I'm also generally looki...
by BarnacleMike
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 4081

Re: Stephens Zip

You and your wife should consider making a road trip out to the Gathering in September. You'd get to see these boats first-hand, and ride in them. It would give you a great perspective.
by BarnacleMike
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 199
Views: 39035

Re: Michael's ZIP

As much as possible, yes. The floor batten structure is like this: ⋅ Keel is laminated, with a reinforced butt joint 32" forward of the transom. Other butt joint is approximately 6' forward of the transom. ⋅ All 3 port side battens are solid (full-length). ⋅ The in...
by BarnacleMike
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 4081

Re: Stephens Zip

Stephen, I'll also add this: If you're planning to regularly carry more than 2 people, you may want to look at the Malahini instead. For a family boat, it's a superior design IMHO. I say that, building a Zip myself. As plenty of people have noted, the Zip just has a certain sexiness to it. However, ...
by BarnacleMike
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 199
Views: 39035

Re: Michael's ZIP

Carl, I like your router jig! Very clever, and I can see that it would be very useful. I found a nice discussion about scarf joints vs half-laps on the LumberJocks.com forum. Here's the link if you're interested: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/30026 I'll post a screenshot of the gist of it. I think t...
by BarnacleMike
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Steering for Zip
Replies: 9
Views: 710

Re: Steering for Zip

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by BarnacleMike
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Steering for Zip
Replies: 9
Views: 710

Re: Steering for Zip

For what it's worth I used a standard Teleflex steering system and opted for the NFB ( No Feedback System). Ditto for me. The Rack system may require a smaller diameter hole, I don’t know, but it takes up more room behind the dash. Take a look at Joshua Burks’ setup. I’d say, go with whatever steer...
by BarnacleMike
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 199
Views: 39035

Re: Michael's ZIP

Matt, Thank you. That's kind of what I was thinking.... that for a boat like the Zip, a scarf joint might be marginally stronger than a half-lap for a floor batten, but that either would work fine. I watched a YouTube video on making a scarf jig for a table saw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCurDJ...
by BarnacleMike
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1068
Views: 182628

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Matt,

Just getting caught up on your thread here... Congratulations on that beautiful E-TEC! It looks fantastic on your boat, and I'm sure it will perform superbly. Your Geronimo is looking great!
by BarnacleMike
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 199
Views: 39035

Re: Michael's ZIP

I finally got around to buying more mahogany to finish the floor battens. My son helped me rip the boards yesterday, and I'm hoping to make a little more progress this weekend. The problem is, the lumberyard only had 8-foot boards. So, the floor battens will have to be joined in order to be long eno...
by BarnacleMike
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt
Replies: 52
Views: 4801

Re: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt

Looks like you're making great progress!

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