Barra's Zip Update and Qs

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Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:04 am

Very beautiful, Barra! Congratulations...
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Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Postby Mojo » Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:13 am

Wow!!! the shine is incredible.

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Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Postby Flash » Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:21 am

Hi Barra,

Thanks for getting back to me re: the brand names of you primer and Paint.
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Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Postby Barra » Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:08 pm

Thanks everyone. The steering and outboard are all hooked up now and the engine cranks over. Just waiting for the rubrail prior to fitting the fuel tank vent. I was planning to fit the vent just under the rubrail on the port side, where did other people fit theirs???

Couple more photos after the move to the new house and with everything hooked up. Need upholstery too...
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Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:45 pm

Barra

Just remember the vent hose should go up and then back down a little to make sure that water can't get to the tank.

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Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Postby Barra » Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:36 pm

Thanks Bill. I may need to mount the vent a bit lower than just under the rail, but without being too close to the waterline.

I'm going to try out one of the stick on chrome strips, see how that goes. Hopefully go for stainless in a year or two.

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Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Postby Mojo » Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:07 am

I've just shifted my tank vent. It was on the starboard side about 4" below the gunnel, just forward of the driver. I found at times it could get some spray so have shifted it on to the transom. I never had issues, but just think the risk was too great. It could wreck your day if you get stuck with water in the tank far from home.

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Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Postby Andy Garrett » Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:32 pm

I just put a loop in my vent hose and placed the vent on the deck facing aft.

If it ever gives me problems, I will cut the hose at the low point of the loop and put in a drain valve.
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Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Postby mrintense » Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:35 am

Another sweet looking Zip. Great work Barra!
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Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Postby BarnacleMike » Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:45 pm

Barra, your Zip is absolutely stunning. I love the look of the wood sole & the wood accents over the white hull... just beautiful.

What type of finish did you put on the sole?
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Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Postby Barra » Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:14 pm

Hey Mike,

Thanks for kind words. The sole is finish with Feast Watson Spar Varnish over epoxy. Timber is Tasmanian Oak which is just a brand name and not an oak at all... :roll:

One thing with the sole is that after it all dried they got a nasty upwards bend. Must be due to the way I constructed them. The forward one cracked a bit when I secured it down... Not sure how it do it differently by something to consider..


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