Zipology

Outboard designs up to 14'

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Re: Zipology

Postby travis24 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:15 pm

Minor updates getting ready to upholster, should get material early next week. I have my crash pad foam and mocked up the controls . Also have seat frames how I want them. Getting closer.

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Re: Zipology

Postby Andy Garrett » Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:49 am

Lookin' good! I didn't opt for crash pads myself. I hope I don't wind up regreting that. :shock:

One of my favorite things about your boat is the cockpit opening shapes. Very elegant.
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Re: Zipology

Postby travis24 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:16 am

Thanks Andy I'm almost there the finish line is in site.
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Re: Zipology

Postby Andy Garrett » Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:55 am

Me too!
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Re: Zipology

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:06 pm

"Crash Pads"? How do you plan on driving this boat? I prefer to call them, bumpers to make the ride more comfortable :)

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Re: Zipology

Postby travis24 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:22 pm

Have been working on the interior last couple of days. My 1st Upholstery job. I went with the Bostitch upholstery staple gun 21671B which uses the 71 series staples.

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Re: Zipology

Postby gdcarpenter » Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:09 pm

Lookin good. Now you can make slip covers for your couch pillows:)

Interesting to see that there are no floor boards, or whatever boat people call them. Not really any great need for them and give you more depth in the boat.
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Re: Zipology

Postby Mojo » Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:23 pm

Wow, that looks impressive.
Well done.

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Re: Zipology

Postby vupilot » Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:44 pm

Wow, nice work. The upholstery is in a league of its own with that awesome red color and clean lines but also the total interior design is excellent too! Its so elegant and so simplistic. Very fitting to the vintage theme you have going on! 8)

That's going to be a very light and fast Zzzip.

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Re: Zipology

Postby travis24 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:13 am

Thanks guys for all the encouragement. As you have noticed the interior hull is bare bones. Early on in the build I decided no floors and or side panels. I was concerned with weight and from reviewing what others were talking about on the board when they were complete with all items on board. I'm not sure exactly what the boat will weigh at the moment but eventually I'll get it on the scale. On the upholstery job it's by no means a professional job but for my 1st crack at it , it works for me. I thought about that for a long time even took it to an upholstery shop and was quoted quite an amount just to do the seats. Lucky for me they were backed up 2 months so that gave me the time to figure out wait a minute I have completely built the boat and trailer so far , why not take on the interior. Sounds funny but I think my next tool purchase will be a heavy duty sewing machine. Just wish I had more time to work on the boat, I need a 20'x20' heated room behind my garage and I would be good to go. To much time wasted in the winter months. Best thing I have learned from this build experience with this forum is go all in on your builds "a complete build" if you don't know how to do something or are shying away due to lack of experience or just plain scared to do it , forget that and go after it!! I still have to do the cockpit covers and after that a bunch of minor finishes and will be good to go. The motor should be ready around the 3rd or 4th week of May and I'm thinking around June 1 will be launch date.

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Re: Zipology

Postby cusoak » Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:18 am

Travis. Great looking job. I like then red color.
Do you have any pictures of just then crash pad installed before you installed the outer trim piece. I like to see how you attached the vinyl around the rubber.
If you want you could just pm me with the pics.
I am ready to do that to my zip.
thanks Jeff

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Re: Zipology

Postby dmac » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:23 am

Travis- Your talents and get-it-done attitude are simply amazing!

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Re: Zipology

Postby travis24 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:09 pm

Jeff,

Here are some pics of the crash pad install. After all my investigation on the interior upholstery this is where everything came from. Hope this helps.

1. Marine Vinyl and hidem strip/ trimjobber canvas vinyl and fabric ebay store out of Jacksonville FL color Classic Red/Capitano
2. Upholstery nail gun/ http://www.nailgundepot.com
3. radius foam/ http://www.usafoam.com 2 1/2" diameter cut in half polyethylene cylinders also have different sizes

depends which way you go but make sure if you buy vinyl that the trims you go with will color match.

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Re: Zipology

Postby billy c » Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:53 pm

great job Travis! glad to see a few of us doing upholstery :D
i think your idea of a upholstery section added to our index will help get all the information on this into one area, rather than trying to search for the answers.
love the looks of the boat and trailer combination too! real retro :D
now you need a proper tow vehicle :wink:
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Re: Zipology

Postby Mojo » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:22 am

I agree Travis, everything you can do or learn to do is worth doing yourself. You can't beat the feeling of satisfaction when you finally get it done. The boat will look amazing.

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