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Re: Zipology

Postby Roberta » Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:28 pm

Look's very nice, but get yourself two or three low freeboard bumpers to protect them. The rub rails can get really banged up on some docks, especially if some big rollers come washing in. Hate to see all that beautiful work get wrecked.

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Re: Zipology

Postby travis24 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:03 pm

Works for me Roberta thanks for the tip.
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Re: Zipology

Postby travis24 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:25 pm

Working on the front seat mock up have it figured out. Used some old seat brackets from a Glasspar Avalon and they worked great. Problem is I need 1 more bracket for the back seat. Have some pics to update. Getting almost to the end!!!
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Re: Zipology

Postby travis24 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:27 pm

Few More Pics.
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Re: Zipology

Postby vupilot » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:30 pm

Youre build is looking great!

In the picture of your seat installed, I am looking at your gaps between the seat back and carlings. Just a heads up if youre going to upholster them, you will probably need more gap. I got all excited about having nice, small and even gaps kinda like guys restoring cars might get excited about a hood or door that fits just perfect with even gaps all around...only to realize I didn't have enough gap for the upholster to work with. :roll: About 3/8" gaps worked out well for the upholstery to fit nice and snug.

I like that motor bracket. It got me thinking about something. I always wondered how I would nicely fill in the cutout in the transom from my 15" shaft setup if I ever replaced with a 20" shaft that are so much easier to find. That bracket looks like just the ticket to keep both options open. Is that custom made or can you buy that somewhere?

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Re: Zipology

Postby mrintense » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:13 am

Looking very nice. The entire boat has a nice vintage look to it with the old school trailer, old school motor and nice wood finish. Very cool indeed.

I too am interested in the bracket but more on it's affect on CB and handling. When you get to that point of testing, please post what you've found out.
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Re: Zipology

Postby polarisman14 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:11 am

The point of those along with allowing you to use a longer shaft height is to move the CB backward slightly and to decrease the wetted surface of the hull when on plane, maximizing speed. You introduce the ability for chine walk and put more stress on the transom by using a setback plate along with reducing freeboard in the back, but I'd call it a win. I'll be using one if I can't find a 15" shaft in good condition for my build.

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Re: Zipology

Postby DesmoDog » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:45 am

Not to be nitpicky but isn't the CB determined by hull design? It would seem the bracket would alter CG but not CB.
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Re: Zipology

Postby travis24 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:47 pm

Came up with the Jack Plate Idea when I had an issue with the Ride Guide steering for the Mark 58 short shaft that will be powering the vessel. Didn't want to alter anything looking for the correct hookup for the vintage steering system. Jack plate is avaliable at Jamestown Distributors and is called Mini Jacker. Chris thanks for the heads up on the seating will take into consideration. I'll let you know how the it handles and performance with it and I'm sure will need some adjustments once it gets tested. Also on the transom on my build it's beefed up over and beyond what the plan calls for.
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Re: Zipology

Postby travis24 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:48 pm

Couple more weeks should warm up and get the seats built then get it upholstered . Minor items on trailer and boat then finish up the power plant and should be ready to go.
On the motor Carbs,starter,magneto,and wiring harness are complete.


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Re: Zipology

Postby travis24 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:47 pm

Went the the Michigan Secretary of State this afternoon. Here is how it went. I had a folder with me with couple receipts for wood, fasteners, and epoxy. At home filled out the Registration form required. I walked in the door about 25 people there took a number waited about 25 minutes they got the call. Gave my filled out form with receipts was given a form to fill out basically stating how the boat was built, signed and gave back. All my info was pluged into the computer then i received a Michigan Watercraft Registration and my 2017 stickers with a copy of Title. Was told should receive hull identification in mail, paid the $17 fee and out the door. Complete process took about 35 minutes including the 25 minute wait. Now just need to get the boat complete.

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Re: Zipology

Postby gdcarpenter » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:19 pm

Love the boat, but really love the trailer! Looked for a Tee Nee with no luck but did find an old 'Champ', poor cousin of a 'Gator'. Getting my trailer, with no title, registered was a nightmare, glad your paperwork went so well.

You might consider having hull identification plate(s) fabricated, one on the transom and one 'concealed' somewhere on the frame, but regardless great to have that number should resale ever be considered.

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Re: Zipology

Postby travis24 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:39 pm

Couple pics here for the Ride Guide Setup for those who haven't seen.

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Re: Zipology

Postby travis24 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:41 pm

Couple more pics.
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Re: Zipology

Postby vupilot » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:46 am

One big step closer!


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