Steve B.'s ZZZIP Build

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Looking great. Nice transition joint.

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Port side planking all screwed. For the butt joint I selected the adjacent panel for grain match.
Port side planking all screwed. For the butt joint I selected the adjacent panel for grain match.
Cranking the port side plank lap over the faired starboard side
Cranking the port side plank lap over the faired starboard side
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Port side plank lap at the stem. Plywood washer and oversized screw are temporary
Port side plank lap at the stem. Plywood washer and oversized screw are temporary
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Starboard bottom plank installed, rough trimmed
Starboard bottom plank installed, rough trimmed
Port bottom ready to go!
Port bottom ready to go!
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Ducky approves of the aft bottom planking!
Ducky approves of the aft bottom planking!
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Looking good, you are moving right along.
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JimmY wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:58 am
Looking good, you are moving right along.
Thanks Jim, I am rapidly working to a complete standstill...Since my garage is unheated, its getting too cold nights and even some days for the epoxy to cure. (New Hampshire)

My plan is to wait til the spring to glass and paint.
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If you had an outside boiler,you could run heat exchanger in shop-I was fibreglassing my boat when it was -40 outside in January(was 80 in the shop :D
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Amazing progress! In order to keep going through winter I fiber-glassed and painted Nov-Jan by building a plastic enclosure and using two 1500 watt electric heaters hung from the ceiling. Got it up to 70f. Keep it going!
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Even a small space heater under the hull will warm it enough to get the epoxy to cure
Where there is a will there is a way.
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JimmY wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:52 am
Even a small space heater under the hull will warm it enough to get the epoxy to cure
Where there is a will there is a way.
Great idea Jimmy. I don't want to heat the entire garage for the winter, but while I'm glueing (and curing) that's a perfect solution for the cold nights! We still have 60 plus degree days so far....
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Butt blocks for the fore bottom planking.
Butt blocks for the fore bottom planking.
Bottom planking done!
Bottom planking done!
Using pull saw to true up plank joints
Using pull saw to true up plank joints
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I like the pull saw technique with the plank in place. Good idea.

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Famowood mahogany filler all faired
Famowood mahogany filler all faired
Fairing! Epoxy and microballoons.
Fairing! Epoxy and microballoons.
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Hi Steve,

Very nice work so far.

Like I suggested, if you place a 1500W electric space heater under your hull, the plywood surface will be warm enough to cure epoxy and paint. I built in the basement, and used a heater to warm up the hull prior to the first coat of epoxy. Then when I got the epoxy on, I turned off the heater to minimize bubbles in the epoxy (air trapped in the wood).
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Jim - I got that heater under the hull. Works great. Im finishing the fairing of the hull now. About to skin the transom. Today I resawed and thickness sanded some Quartered Khaya. Tomorrow I plan on planking the transom then I can fiberglass!

Now onto motor options. I hear good things about the Yamaha F25, but might want more horses to pull the grandkids around. Merc 40? (This will be new)... Fortunately being on the lake we have plenty of dealers nearby ready to upsell me anything!
Thickness sanding resawn khaya to 1/4”
Thickness sanding resawn khaya to 1/4”
Transom panel ready to install!
Transom panel ready to install!
Clamping the veneer onto the transom.
Clamping the veneer onto the transom.
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