Roberta's ZIP

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Re: Roberta's ZIP

Post by Roberta » Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:31 am

I use mine whenever I cut a board too short! :lol: :lol: :lol: I blame it on my rubber ruler!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Roberta's ZIP

Post by Buckeyesmith » Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:56 am

I agree with Roberta, they aren't really needed for the spray. I added them to mine partially for the bling effect and for added protection from docks. Since the rear quarters have a bit of tumblehome I was afraid I would be hitting varnished wood rather than the upper rub rail. The spray rail sticks out just far enough to protect the varnish.
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Re: Roberta's ZIP

Post by Lowka53 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:49 am

Dave Grason wrote:Yup, he did it with a blue-handled board stretcher. Those are really handy tools. :D
:lol: I need to get me one of them stretching to forty foot :wink: :roll: :twisted:
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Re: Roberta's ZIP

Post by Roberta » Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:23 pm

Just to avoid confusion, I did not install a splash rail on the bow, but I did install the little wing/fin rub rails on the aft sides by the transom. I used 3/4" hollow back SS rub rail on the edge of the rub rails and the shear line.

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Re: Roberta's ZIP

Post by Mojo » Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:04 pm

Thanks Roberta,
Not much need for a spray rail in that pic you posted. :)

I think I might follow your lead and just have the wings on the side, but skip the spray rail.

I see you put a short skeg on the bottom. How do you think it would go without it?

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Re: Roberta's ZIP

Post by Roberta » Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:15 pm

I know people who put a smaller one on and wished that they put a longer one on. It turns very nicely with a 5 footer set about 3 ft in front of the transom. Mine is 2.5 inches high about 2 ft from the aft end and tapers to about 1.25 inches in the rear and about an inch in the front. It is rounded on the edges. If you leave it off it will skid in the turns.

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