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by Andy Garrett
Mon May 29, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: First major problem with Zip build
Replies: 28
Views: 5846

Re: First major problem with Zip build

I used A/B exterior grade for my gussets! :lol:
by Andy Garrett
Mon May 29, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: New to me Glen L Zip - what size motor to use?
Replies: 20
Views: 5235

Re: New to me Glen L Zip - what size motor to use?

I don't think it is a Sears kit.
Those don't look to be hard-chine boats. That is to say, the chine area just wraps under with a steady curve--like a canoe. Interesting design.
by Andy Garrett
Mon May 29, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Latex Paint
Replies: 21
Views: 5990

Re: Latex Paint

Interesting thread. I am on record as having greast success with my Supermarine Ironsides. I was very meticulous with prep and temp/humidity considerations as well. Maybe I'm just lucky. That said, I beached on significant rocks last season and ground some paint of the bottom at the rear end. It nee...
by Andy Garrett
Thu May 25, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: New to me Glen L Zip - what size motor to use?
Replies: 20
Views: 5235

Re: New to me Glen L Zip - what size motor to use?

I was unfamiliar with those kits, so I looked at all the relevant photos I could find online. They have a very similar shape, but the Baracuda kit at least, has even more frames which use a lap joint in all the pics I could see. I couldn't find anything with those horizontal sheet metal gussets at t...
by Andy Garrett
Thu May 25, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: First major problem with Zip build
Replies: 28
Views: 5846

Re: First major problem with Zip build

I used Hydrotek and used towels soaked in hot water to soften for the bend--still cracked.
For a half dozen reasons, I would never build with it again.

That said..., it is VERY strong stuff.
by Andy Garrett
Thu May 25, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 714
Views: 153264

Re: New member from oregon

It's gonna be awesome!
by Andy Garrett
Thu May 25, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: New to me Glen L Zip - what size motor to use?
Replies: 20
Views: 5235

Re: New to me Glen L Zip - what size motor to use?

Thanks for the pictures! Whatever it is, its a cool boat!
by Andy Garrett
Thu May 25, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: New to me Glen L Zip - what size motor to use?
Replies: 20
Views: 5235

Re: New to me Glen L Zip - what size motor to use?

Yea..., I'm pretty sure that is a different design. A Zip has 4 frames including the transom. Your boat looks to have 6. The first frame up under the deck is visibly different in contour profile than that of a Zip. The batten design is very different as well. I'm not sure if the double gusset upgrad...
by Andy Garrett
Thu May 25, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: New to me Glen L Zip - what size motor to use?
Replies: 20
Views: 5235

Re: New to me Glen L Zip - what size motor to use?

I'm not sure that's a Zip.
by Andy Garrett
Wed May 24, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: First major problem with Zip build
Replies: 28
Views: 5846

Re: First major problem with Zip build

I had the exact same crack on the exact same spot on my Zip.
Sand and fiberglass. It'll be fine.

However, I painted my hull. If you bright finish, perhaps that would be a good spot for a rub-rail, pinstripe, or name decal.
by Andy Garrett
Sun May 21, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2581
Views: 441605

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

She's coming right along!

So..., software developers drink while they work, ehh?
That explains a lot!
by Andy Garrett
Sat May 20, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: G'Day from downunder.
Replies: 2
Views: 918

Re: G'Day from downunder.

Welcome mate!

Plenty of free advice around here. And don't worry, I spent 3 and 1/2 years building my Zip.
Life happens.

Good luck! Be safe! Have fun!
by Andy Garrett
Sat May 20, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: New to me Glen L Zip - what size motor to use?
Replies: 20
Views: 5235

Re: New to me Glen L Zip - what size motor to use?

I'd like to see more pictures of this boat. I'm not sure I've examined one that old before. Post a few more if you don't mind. Maybe we can help you get her dialed in for max enjoyment. I echo what Chris said about the bunks as well. If you wish to stick with rollers, add as many as you can and make...
by Andy Garrett
Sat May 20, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: New to me Glen L Zip - what size motor to use?
Replies: 20
Views: 5235

Re: New to me Glen L Zip - what size motor to use?

Your transom is thin and does not seem to be framed along the entire upper edge as indicated in the plans. You also have no motor-well to tie your transom to other areas like a truss which would add strength. You have no transom knee as indicated in the plans. You have only two smallish gussets whic...
by Andy Garrett
Sat May 20, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Catastrophe
Replies: 46
Views: 13284

Re: Catastrophe

The word 'catastrophe' had me concerned. First: 'Abandon all hope ye who enter here.' Just get the word "exact" out of you mind when working on your boat. It's as much art as science. For me, it was a series of 'fixes'. There was what the plans said to do, and there was how I chose to do it. For me,...