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by Retroman
Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hurricane Sandy
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

Re: Hurricane Sandy

thank you sir
by Retroman
Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hurricane Sandy
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

Hurricane Sandy

Very sad. It slipped away in one short day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj23D-QRKqw&feature=plcp
by Retroman
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Flying Saucer '56 Johnson 30hp top Speed 25mph
Replies: 4
Views: 1760

Flying Saucer '56 Johnson 30hp top Speed 25mph

Click on link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hf86H2Bv2M

A friend posted this video, if you dislike horrible music, mute this video.
by Retroman
Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Flying Saucer Ya'll
Replies: 2
Views: 1579

Re: Flying Saucer Ya'll

We have boating non stop since April 1, at the end of September it will be 6 months. We'll be boating till mid October at least. Thanks for the comment.
by Retroman
Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Video of my boats underway
Replies: 1
Views: 1087

Video of my boats underway

This is video of my boats arriving at "The Point of No Return". I didnt know I was being taped, I found it interesting, but Im sure opinions will vary. Great summer so far.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqNaQ_rcEOo&feature=plcp
by Retroman
Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: zip with a 65hp merc
Replies: 13
Views: 3749

Re: zip with a 65hp merc

I agree, should be no problem running that 650 on a zip.
by Retroman
Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:14 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: zip with a 65hp merc
Replies: 13
Views: 3749

Re: zip with a 65hp merc

i have a 1957 merc 40 hp i would be willing to trade. It runs great, no electric start. If your interested.
Jim

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Vrc-EqK ... playnext=1
by Retroman
Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:50 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Building the Zip and I need some Motor advise...
Replies: 6
Views: 1663

Re: Building the Zip and I need some Motor advise...

they dont make things like they used to. I'd go with something from the 50's, 60's, or 70's. Makes the boat look more authentic too. Sounds like you have an in house mechanic, I cant imagine you would have a problem he couldnt handle. Good luck.

1956 Johnson 30hp
1957 Mercury 40hp
by Retroman
Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip vs. Flying Saucer
Replies: 11
Views: 3528

Re: Zip vs. Flying Saucer

mark, I went thru all your build photos several times and I gotta say i am blown away and a bit embarassed. Your level of craftsmanship is outstanding, the fabrication, the cuts, even the way you layed on the fiberglass. Not to mention the trailer. And the motor!!!!!! From what I could gather, it lo...
by Retroman
Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip vs. Flying Saucer
Replies: 11
Views: 3528

Re: Zip vs. Flying Saucer

Beautiful boat Mark. Im running the same motor, what year is it? The bottom section of my front seat starts on frame # 4, the bottom section of my back seat starts on frame # 2. This picture of your boat illistrates how the zip and F.S. differ. My front seat begins on the bottom of that frame, and t...
by Retroman
Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip vs. Flying Saucer
Replies: 11
Views: 3528

Re: Zip vs. Flying Saucer

The frames are identical, that is a fact. As far as I can see, having built the FS, the big difference is that you cut the top of frame #4 and reinstall it 9 inches forward, and that becomes your dashboard. I believe that the zip uses frame 4 as the dashboard, in its original location. My stretched ...
by Retroman
Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: boat project Winter 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1314

Re: boat project Winter 2012

Thanks for the kind words. The boat is slightly underpowered, I get 22mph with a full load , running a 10 pitch 3 blade prop. Looking for something vintage, 60+ hp.

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