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by Andy Garrett
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Key West again
Replies: 15
Views: 3966

Re: Key West again

For that boat: I'd choose single gusset full lap joint or the double gusset butt joint as Roberta pictured for you. You could go for a routed half lap joint with double gussets for what might be optimal strength, but be sure to cut the bottom member a bit short to keep any end grain away from the si...
by Andy Garrett
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gentry in Colborne ON.
Replies: 94
Views: 24251

Re: Gentry in Colborne ON.

The blue goes great with the wood tones.
She looks fantastic on the water!
by Andy Garrett
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Farewell to my father...
Replies: 29
Views: 25598

Re: Farewell to my father...

If I'd had the chance, I would simply have said, "Thank you..., for what was and continues to be, the most rewarding experience of my life thus far".
by Andy Garrett
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Upholstery
Topic: Upholstery for the Beginner
Replies: 37
Views: 12859

Re: Upholstery for the Beginner

I did my own after watching numerous videos on youtube.

Its not good, but it works, and I can say that my boat is 100% sole-authorship.
That was important to me.

If you use staples at all, be sure to buy stainless!
by Andy Garrett
Mon May 29, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Windshield material
Replies: 47
Views: 11131

Re: Windshield material

"shined up crap" :lol:

Mine kinda look like that too--but it matches the boat!

I still have no idea what vessel my brackets came from.
by Andy Garrett
Mon May 29, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: First major problem with Zip build
Replies: 28
Views: 6934

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: 8172

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: 9392

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: 8172

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: 6934

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: 719
Views: 191221

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: 8172

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: 8172

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: 8172

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: 6934

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.

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