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This boat oozes with 'COOL'.

Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 12:43 am
by Andy Garrett
This pic is from the Zip page in the design catalog. I'd love to see bigger color pics. Some of the components and design choices are awesome!
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I never really liked the wrap style windshields on the Zip because they look too tall, but this one is perfect! The brackets along the lower edge that hold it down; never seen those before.

The raised cover boards that go a third of the way back along the deck..., cool.

The pull handle up front that is mounted in such a way as to match the stem angle perfectly..., nice touch.

The twin antennas in the back are the best part!

Even the graphics on the side are well placed. I guess I never gave this image a real critical eye until I started getting real close to the 'custom' phase of my own build.

Very cool.

Re: This boat oozes with 'COOL'.

Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 5:12 am
by Roberta
I thought about doing the raised coverboards, but got lazy. It does look cool.

Roberta :D :D

Re: This boat oozes with 'COOL'.

Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 6:25 am
by BarnacleMike
Wow that DOES look cool. I like that size of wrap windshield on the Zip... more "Riva-esque" than "Chris-Craft-esque."

Re: This boat oozes with 'COOL'.

Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 5:47 pm
by Andy Garrett
Anyone know where I could find a similar windshield?

Re: This boat oozes with 'COOL'.

Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 6:09 pm
by DaveLott
Make it yourself. That one would be easy.

Re: This boat oozes with 'COOL'.

Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 6:27 pm
by jeffh
This time last year, I had two of those windshields. One is now on my Malahini and the other is now on Sam Witherington's. Mine may have been too tall for a Zip, but look nice on the Malahini. I don't have the end pieces. It does not look bad w/o them, but somebody recently posted photos of their boat with the same windshield and the end pieces. Now I'd like to have the end pieces.

Re: This boat oozes with 'COOL'.

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:56 am
by BarnacleMike
DaveLott wrote:Make it yourself. That one would be easy.

How would one go about making a windshield like this?

Re: This boat oozes with 'COOL'.

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:19 pm
by Retroman
the 1955 mark 55 is bad to the bone. Here is mine on my FS

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Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:49 pm
by fergal butler
BarnacleMike wrote:
DaveLott wrote:Make it yourself. That one would be easy.

How would one go about making a windshield like this?

This should help :D http://www.fiberglassics.com/restoratio ... windshield

Re: This boat oozes with 'COOL'.

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:25 am
by BarnacleMike
Ah, that's great info! Thank you for sharing the link, Fergal.

Re: This boat oozes with 'COOL'.

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:59 am
by Mr Hot Rod
More inspiration :
Classic windshield brackets, wraparound windshield hardware and custom built wraparound windshields are available at tendercraftboats.com.
See page 32 of their catalog :
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Re: This boat oozes with 'COOL'.

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:27 am
by BarnacleMike
Fantastic! Thank you, Paul. I really like those curved windshields.