Utility build

Outboard designs up to 14'

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Re: Utility build

Post by joshuab » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:55 pm

It's turning out beautiful :!:
I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Re: Utility build

Post by BarnacleMike » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:42 pm

Thank you, Joshua! I just watched your latest video on building the Zip. Your boat is looking truly beautiful. Thank you for producing such an in-depth video series on building it.

On the gap at my deck beam:
I put a good bit of weight on the deck today & banged on it a bit (within reason), and it feels pretty solid. The pictures are a little deceptive, since I basically just stuck a wide angle lens right up to it. It makes the area with the gap look larger than it actually is. The surface area of the deck is really pretty small. The deck at the deck beam is less than 4 feet wide. So each half-panel with the gap is less than 2 feet wide at that point. The deck is about 4 feet long at the longest point, and each half of it is well-supported on three sides, even if the deck beam itself isn't making contact all the way across.

Yes, I'm disappointed that I messed up the fit on the deck beam that much. However, the deck seems structurally strong. So I'm not going to worry about it too much. I may inject some Gel Magic into that gap just to ease my mind about it. For all intents and purposes though, the deck is structurally okay & the outer aesthetics of it are acceptable to me.
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Re: Utility build

Post by BarnacleMike » Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:46 am

Just a quick update...

I've got the deck trimmed, and I've started putting on the rub rail. I'm using the same automotive trim that rbrandenstein used on his Malahini. I got the starboard side on last night. For now, I'm leaving the blue protective tape on up front, until I finish putting epoxy on the deck. I need to seal the edges of the plywood, as well as re-coat the deck after sanding.
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Re: Utility build

Post by vupilot » Sun May 01, 2016 3:41 pm

Wont be long now!!!! Years become months, months become weeks, weeks become days... Looking great!

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Re: Utility build

Post by Roberta » Sun May 01, 2016 4:38 pm

Ready for G10. Yippy!
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Re: Utility build

Post by Andy Garrett » Mon May 02, 2016 6:15 am

That's a good looking boat man!
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Re: Utility build

Post by Gayle Brantuk » Mon May 02, 2016 11:03 am

Looks awesome, Michael!

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Re: Utility build

Post by BarnacleMike » Mon May 02, 2016 12:10 pm

Thank you, very much, everyone! I'm hoping to get another layer of epoxy on the deck by the end of the week. I may also start varnishing the seats and the quarter knees.

For those... will 1 or 2 coats of varnish be adequate for UV protection for the epoxy? I plan to put more layers than that on the transom and deck, but I figure the seats and quarter knees just need UV protection.
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Re: Utility build

Post by vupilot » Mon May 02, 2016 6:44 pm

The more layers the better. Put on about 3 or 4 layers then start using the boat and do more layers in your spare time. That's what I wound up doing with my kayak, I finally got a good enough coat to call it the final one the next spring!

The seats will probably see the most wear and tear so youll want to end up with plenty of coats on the seats and deck.

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Re: Utility build

Post by mrintense » Wed May 04, 2016 5:28 am

Mike,

The utility is looking great! I love the color combinations and the decking sets it off quite nicely.
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Re: Utility build

Post by hoodman » Wed May 04, 2016 6:11 am

It looks really great! Love the look with those oar locks installed. You're going to have a blast in that boat!
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Re: Utility build

Post by gap998 » Wed May 04, 2016 4:43 pm

Looking really sweet - Great choice of colours. Looks like it's been beamed out of a 50s catalogue - Not a 50s UK catalogue though; then it would be some awful dull beige colour :lol:
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Re: Utility build

Post by BarnacleMike » Thu May 05, 2016 1:27 pm

Thank you for the kind comments, everyone! I'm getting very excited as this project nears completion.
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Re: Utility build

Post by flordia boy » Sun May 08, 2016 4:08 pm

hey Mike---your build has progressed alot since G9... I like your colors also.....Fl. Boy

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Re: Utility build

Post by BarnacleMike » Mon May 09, 2016 1:13 pm

Hey, thank you very much!
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