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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: 5697

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: 5697

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: 5697

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: 6061

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: 2604
Views: 461826

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: 933

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: 5697

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: 5697

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: 13875

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,...
by Andy Garrett
Tue May 16, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: increasing trailer length
Replies: 7
Views: 2513

Re: increasing trailer length

I concur. This doesn't seem to be a good trailer for something like a Bo Jest.
by Andy Garrett
Tue May 16, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Mahogany Opinions
Replies: 21
Views: 5086

Re: Mahogany Opinions

Interesting question--and one I thought a great deal about when I built mine. Fit and finish is always the difference between good and great if all other things are equal, but they seldom are. At a boat show, I see many stunning boats, which alone at a marina draw endless attention for their classic...
by Andy Garrett
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: First major problem with Zip build
Replies: 28
Views: 6061

Re: First major problem with Zip build

Stupid question:
The break looks pulled apart.
Was this laminated, then bent, or or bent one lam at a time?
by Andy Garrett
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Merc 500 long shaft?
Replies: 6
Views: 1867

Re: Merc 500 long shaft?

Here is my 1977 vintage motor on my Zip.
by Andy Garrett
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 714
Views: 161269

Re: New member from oregon

Those seats look great! I need to send mine to your guy--my DIY job leaves much to be desired.
by Andy Garrett
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Prayer Request for vupilot
Replies: 67
Views: 18248

Re: Prayer Request for vupilot

I'm just seeing this.

All the best Chris. Attitude is everything with this stuff, so hang tough brother.