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by cusoak
Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Frame 5 1/2
Replies: 10
Views: 2138

Frame 5 1/2

I followed the instruction to build the build frame. Cut out the knotch for frame 4 and 5 1/2 . Prefasented those two frames together. Put frame 4 in its place. looks ok. Put frame 5 1/2 in place and the side frames are lower than the top of the platform. The knotches that I cut were 3" deep. Does t...
by cusoak
Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:39 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Attaching gussets
Replies: 4
Views: 1273

Attaching gussets

I am planning on butting my frame corners together. I will put a gusset on each side use epoxy and carridgr bolt to put together. When attaching the gussets to the frame I want to uns screws instead of nails. Is that ok? Now next question, On the setm you have to bevel the leading edge. Is that done...
by cusoak
Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: epoxying wood together
Replies: 3
Views: 1068

epoxying wood together

When epoxing two pieces of wood together, what would you think of using a 18gauge brad nailer to hold the wood while the epoxy dried. Would it provide enough holding power? Instead of clamps. I know things can move while putting clamps on.
Has anybody ever tried this method
Thanks Jeff
by cusoak
Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:21 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Skeg
Replies: 4
Views: 1215

Skeg

While glancing through the pictures of Zip boat that people have built,I have seen some with what looks like an additional piece of wood attached to the bottom of the boat. It lookes as thought it is attached to the keel. Sort of in the middle od the boat. Is this to correct some sort of a sterring ...
by cusoak
Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Getting the home built boat licensed
Replies: 5
Views: 1760

Getting the home built boat licensed

Have any one that has built a Zip or other boat had any problem getting them licensed in their state. Is their regulations that need to be followed in regards to these boats having a flotarion set up in them? I want to stain the sides of my mahogany with a stain on the sides. Then fiberglass over th...
by cusoak
Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:05 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Using Epoxy indoors
Replies: 49
Views: 15439

Re: Using Epoxy indoors

I was wondering what brand of epoxy is use by most of the builders on this forum. And I see in the building with plywood book that they were using a roller to apply epoxy to the to frames for plywood installation. Is this the same epoxy as is used to glue frames together.
Jeff
by cusoak
Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:31 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: 14 ft ZIP
Replies: 21
Views: 5208

Re: 14 ft ZIP

Hi vupilot. I just looked at your building site and saw you putting fiberglass on the bottom of your boat. I have a couple of questions. Did the bottom have any sort of a finish on it before you fiberglassed it looked like it did. Did you have to piece the sides of your hull, if so when you stained ...
by cusoak
Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:21 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: 14 ft ZIP
Replies: 21
Views: 5208

Re: 14 ft ZIP

Hi Biily Yes you have seem me on Don's site. Learned a lot of good stuff pertaining to restoring mahogany wood boats. And have both of his books. If you use mahogany plywood on the sides and have to but block two pieces together to make up the side and want to staine it a mahogany color hows do you ...
by cusoak
Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: 14 ft ZIP
Replies: 21
Views: 5208

Re: 14 ft ZIP

Well I guess you guyes don't like 5200. Have used it and it is messey. Get on everything. Any way What is vthe preferd method for getting the mahogany look on these boats. Want mine to look like Tom Drakes,the one that was posted here. Is it plwood underneith and then thin strips of mahogany epoxied...
by cusoak
Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:02 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: 14 ft ZIP
Replies: 21
Views: 5208

14 ft ZIP

HI I am new to this site. My name is Jeff Peters and I live in Columbus Ohio. I am retired and like mahogany boats. I own a 1966 Century Resorter. Witch I am restoring. I just got for christmas the plans to build the 14 ft Zip outboard. Now to the question ?. I like mahogany wood and the way it look...

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