Roberta's ZIP

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Roberta's ZIP

Post by Roberta » Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:55 pm

Well, I got the wood on Friday, sorted it out on Saturday, cut the plywood to size and layed out the rough frame members on Sunday, and put it together Monday. Made the angle cuts and top cut last night and sanded the whole thing today. Turned out pretty good. I was a little concerned about the angle cuts but they came out very accurate. Just need to disassemble for the notches, then glue it up.

Roberta

Rough framing layed out.

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Cut to shape and light sanded to contours (Aft side)

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Framing (forward side)

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Post by Bill Edmundson » Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:58 pm

Roberta

Nice work. Mine was not that neat! :oops:

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Post by Roberta » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:05 pm

Thanks, Bill. If the Zip transom was as complicated as your's, it probably wouldn't be so neat. I haven't had a chance to slobber epoxy all over it yet. Give me time. :lol:

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Post by gdcarpenter » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:10 pm

Beautiful work, at the rate you are progressing you will blow by me in no time.
This is my first, last and only boat build.

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Re: Roberta's ZIP

Post by Iggy » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:50 pm

Your shop is entirely too clean to build a 'proper' boat ;)

Seriously, nice work so far, you are off to a great start.
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Post by Roberta » Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:01 pm

The shop is so clean because my very helpful and understanding hubby (not to mention loving) picks up after me so I can keep moving. Otherwise I'd be buried in sawdust and other junk.

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Re: Roberta's ZIP

Post by Oyster » Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:06 pm

You don't see too many foxtails around anymore. 8) Nice work..

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Post by upspirate » Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:21 pm

After seeing pics of your work,I'm not posting my junk anymore!!!

Beautiful work Roberta!!

How much does you husband charge to clean shops?....Never mind,I probably couldn't afford him!! :wink:

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Re: Roberta's ZIP

Post by DaveLott » Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:42 pm

Ok, the question now needs to be asked, is it going to be ready for G4? :lol: :lol:

We are on a roll, gotta head of steam and keeping it trucking
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Re: Roberta's ZIP

Post by Roberta » Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:00 pm

Thanks, guys. I will be at G4, but the boat won't. I hope to have it planked before G4 and hopefully righted by mid November. If I make that goal, I should be able to make G5. Have to have some time out for golf and housework, among other things. It sure is nice being retired, though. I could never fit work into my busy schedule, now.

I'l post periodic progress photos and bring a scrap book to G4.

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Re: Roberta's ZIP

Post by vupilot » Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:23 pm

I wish my wife did the building and all I had to do was keep the shop clean!

That is really great looking work Roberta.

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Re: Roberta's ZIP

Post by Bill Edmundson » Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:35 pm

Roberta
If I make that goal, I should be able to make G5.
All I'm thinking about is this ONE :!: I'm looking forward to meeting the two of you!

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Post by jamundsen » Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:38 pm

Roberta You should bring the boat so I wont be the only one there thats not done.
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Re: Roberta's ZIP

Post by Bill Edmundson » Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:42 pm

In the past 3 years, we've found that we learn more from the unfinished boats than from the finished ones!

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Re: Roberta's ZIP

Post by Roberta » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:57 am

If it was righted and on a trailer I would bring it, but I don't have a trailer yet and it will undoubtedly still be on the building jig by G4. But I do look forward to seeing anyone's unfinished build for my own edification. I'm so glad this forum exists. It, and the Glen-L wedsite, is a wealth of information. I'm anxious to meet you all and share experiences.

Anyway, I'm going back to work on the boat,

Roberta
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