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by Barra
Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:29 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Barra's Zip Update and Qs
Replies: 160
Views: 42907

Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Little bit more this weekend. Was going to paint the interior with leftover primer from the exterior, but ran out. How did I manage to miscalculate so badly??... Anyway did some other work instead. Heres the footrest and fuel tank mount: IMG_1709.jpg IMG_1710.JPG Felt more natural to have the footre...
by Barra
Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:23 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Barra's Zip Update and Qs
Replies: 160
Views: 42907

Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Yep, theres enough travel. Almost got caught out as checked it on throttle already fitted to a boat but that didn't have full travel. So more luck than judgement but worked out ok in the end.
by Barra
Sat May 31, 2014 5:33 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Barra's Zip Update and Qs
Replies: 160
Views: 42907

Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Hey Jeff, I've run a tube behind the console to the transom for cables and shift linkages. Will need to split the cables to the dash out of there first. Like the idea of relocating the key switch and choke to the dash, although I never finish this boat if I get sidetracked! Motor is a new 50hp 2 str...
by Barra
Sat May 31, 2014 4:42 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Barra's Zip Update and Qs
Replies: 160
Views: 42907

Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Slowwwllly progressing...

Working on the transom at the moment, made up a pair of portal frames to beef it up a bit. Should tie in the transom, deck, bottom battens and seat back.
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Also trial fitted the throttle to the console. Seems ok
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by Barra
Sun May 25, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Barra's Zip Update and Qs
Replies: 160
Views: 42907

Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Thanks guys. The epoxy will definitely be protected where exposed (varnish on highly visible areas - deck, dash, consoles, floor boards and painted elsewhere - inside of hull, under deck etc) but I'll just go with epoxy for other areas which wont see sunlight (inside of seat boxes, etc). Good point ...
by Barra
Sun May 25, 2014 3:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: weight of a 42' Argosy
Replies: 6
Views: 1654

Re: weight of a 42' Argosy

If you're after the weight for moving from the build site you could take a bit off for fuel, water, consumables etc. The displacement listed would be fully loaded ready to go, but even that would vary a bit of how you build it and fit it out.
Cheers
by Barra
Sun May 25, 2014 12:51 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Barra's Zip Update and Qs
Replies: 160
Views: 42907

Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

So the seat boxes are all built and I've started encapsulating them. Question: I know epoxy needs to be protect from exposure to sunlight by paint or varnish, however how about for hidden areas such as under seats, inside the consoles etc. These areas won't see sun but what do you reckon? Does it st...
by Barra
Fri May 23, 2014 5:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Riviera powered by v12 jaguar
Replies: 333
Views: 126074

Re: Riviera powered by v12 jaguar

Thanks Jenko. Was a bit concerned about the wide thin boards bowing across the board before being fitted. Thinking about tas oak for my main boards and maybe jarrah for the margin boards and king plank, but will definitely have a look at meranti.

Boat looks great! :D
by Barra
Fri May 23, 2014 3:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Riviera powered by v12 jaguar
Replies: 333
Views: 126074

Re: Riviera powered by v12 jaguar

That deck is looking great, love the scoop!

What timber are you using? Did you have any problems with the thin, wide margin boards?
by Barra
Wed May 14, 2014 4:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The building of the Kingfisher, "Serenity"
Replies: 4
Views: 1739

Re: The building of the Kingfisher, "Serenity"

Thats a great looking fishing boat, look forward to seeing your build. :)

Cheers
Barra
by Barra
Wed May 14, 2014 4:23 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Barra's Zip Update and Qs
Replies: 160
Views: 42907

Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Thanks guys. Not sure about "professional", lets just say the camera is very generous! :D Jeff, the motor is a new 2 stroke 50hp Tohatsu long shaft. Good price, fairly light and have a good reputation too. The dealer was very helpful as well. My old 40hp Blueband Merc really needed a lot more work a...
by Barra
Sun May 11, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Barra's Zip Update and Qs
Replies: 160
Views: 42907

Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

The interior is starting to come together now. Both consoles are done and the seat base is pretty much there. At the moment everything is just dry fitted, need to decide on coating the interior - where paint will finish and varnish will start... hmmm.. IMG_1646.JPG IMG_1647.JPG Motor should be ready...
by Barra
Thu May 08, 2014 6:01 am
Forum: Upholstery
Topic: Crash Pad
Replies: 15
Views: 7941

Re: Crash Pad

Hey Billy.
Thanks for the info, looks great!
I'm thinking about doing this on my Zip but one question, how did you finish (& start) the pad next to the seat backs?
by Barra
Tue May 06, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Longshaft on Zip
Replies: 10
Views: 2828

Re: Longshaft on Zip

Excellent, thanks for the info guys. Looks like I'll exit the deck to the stbd side of the motor and cover up with a S/S clamshell. I've got drawings of the outboard which looks like it won't require much of a recess at all.. Looks like the recess will just need to be to allow for the top bolts and ...
by Barra
Tue May 06, 2014 5:57 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Longshaft on Zip
Replies: 10
Views: 2828

Re: Longshaft on Zip

Thanks Mojo, would be keen to see how yours fits. Roberta, I'll have the motor soon, so I will be able to mount it (after overcoming some logistical challenges due to the very tight space) but I'm particularly keen to learn from others as far as the cable routing goes. For the short shaft motors it ...