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Roberta's ZIP

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:55 pm
by Roberta
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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Re: Roberta's ZIP

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:58 pm
by Bill Edmundson
Roberta

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

Bill

Re: Roberta's ZIP

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:05 pm
by Roberta
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:

Roberta

Re: Roberta's ZIP

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:10 pm
by gdcarpenter
Beautiful work, at the rate you are progressing you will blow by me in no time.

Re: Roberta's ZIP

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:50 pm
by Iggy
Your shop is entirely too clean to build a 'proper' boat ;)

Seriously, nice work so far, you are off to a great start.

Re: Roberta's ZIP

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:01 pm
by Roberta
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.

Roberta

Re: Roberta's ZIP

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:06 pm
by Oyster
You don't see too many foxtails around anymore. 8) Nice work..

Re: Roberta's ZIP

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:21 pm
by upspirate
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:

Re: Roberta's ZIP

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:42 pm
by DaveLott
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

Re: Roberta's ZIP

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:00 pm
by Roberta
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.

Roberta

Re: Roberta's ZIP

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:23 pm
by vupilot
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.

Re: Roberta's ZIP

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:35 pm
by Bill Edmundson
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!

Bill

Re: Roberta's ZIP

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:38 pm
by jamundsen
Roberta You should bring the boat so I wont be the only one there thats not done.

Re: Roberta's ZIP

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:42 pm
by Bill Edmundson
In the past 3 years, we've found that we learn more from the unfinished boats than from the finished ones!

Bill

Re: Roberta's ZIP

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:57 am
by Roberta
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