Sawford's Zip Build

Outboard designs up to 14'

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Roberta
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Location: East Troy, Wisconsin

Re: Sawford's Zip Build

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Yup!! The plastic tanks do permeate fuel odor. I originally had an AL tank in my Zip, but it leaked at a weld seam. I reluctantly replaced it with the Moeller tank and now have the odious fumes as well. Moeller supposedly does make a tank that does not permeate but I wasn't able to find one the size I needed.

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Built Zip "Oliver IV", Super Spartan "Jimmy 70", and Torpedo "The Glen L".

sawford11
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Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Re: Sawford's Zip Build

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Spent the afternoon on the Ohio River, about 20 miles downstream of Pittsburgh. The kids went tubing and had a blast. I have a 12 V adapter (like a cigarette lighter) behind the back seats and I have a palm sized 12v pump. It takes less than 45 seconds to blow up the tube and to deflate it. It really works well and that way, we can stow the tube in front of our feet when not using it. The zip is a smaller boat, but it's still comfortable, even with my wife and I and three kids, a tube, small cooler, lunch bag, backpack, three towels, three kindles.......
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I think the girls tubed for about 10 miles!
I think the girls tubed for about 10 miles!
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