Barra's Zip Update and Qs

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Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Postby Barra » Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:01 pm

Thanks guys, definitely great to have it at this stage, provides a lot of encouragement to get it completed. Was talking to a mate yesterday about taking it for a spin as it is. Lack of a trailer would make it hard, we were trying to figure out if it could fit in the back of the ute!

I've got about 3 months to try and finish it in time for summer, should be achievable. May not have upholstered seats but sure I can find a few cushions!

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Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Postby travis24 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:45 pm

Project looks great, looking forward to see the finished deck. Way to go you're almost there.

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Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Postby Barra » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:52 am

The deck planking is coming together. Margin boards in Fijian Mahogany and the narrow planks In Tasmanian Oak. Not as much contrast between the 2 as I hoped for but trying to avoid staining to increase the capacity for sanding later in life.

Really pushing to get this finished now as the house went up for sale today!

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Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Postby Mojo » Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:52 am

Looking good.

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Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Postby Barra » Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:10 pm

Small update, deck timber is on. Now for sanding, caulking, epoxy and varnish. Stick the motor on the back and off we go! :D
Offshore again next week so will be on hold for a couple of weeks... :(
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Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Postby vupilot » Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:28 pm

Excellent! I remember the feeling when getting to that stage of the build, congrats!

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Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Postby Flash » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:16 pm

That is beautiful Bara!

I can't wait to see that varnished.
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Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Postby Andy Garrett » Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:51 pm

I see a classic about to be born!

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Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Postby Mojo » Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:11 am

Magic mate. She's looking pretty. Can't wait to see it in the water and and to see what speed you get out of it.

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Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Postby Barra » Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:12 pm

Thanks guys, appreciate your kind words.

Can't wait to get back onshore, finish her off and go for run on the river! :D

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Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Postby Roberta » Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:10 am

Look's Great!!! It sure is a nice feeling to look and see that. Now she gets the makeup and bling. :D

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Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Postby Barra » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:39 pm

First coat of epoxy on prior to varnish:
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And trying out the drink holders with my son. Mounted the holders in the floor panels and the side consoles aren't deep enough and the throttle gets in the way..
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Waiting on some Q Cells to do the caulking, then sand it all down and start varnishing. Looks like I have 2 months to finish before we are moving house..

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Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Postby Flash » Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:05 pm

Hi Bara,

Your boat is beautiful. Nice work.

Also, as a CASA Volunteer in Hennepin County, Minnesota, some of my misguided friends think I'm an expert on children. If that's true, I would say that your son is one of the perfect ones.
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Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:15 am

Bara,

The boat looks beautiful and what an adorable son!
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Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Postby Barra » Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:41 pm

Finished the caulking using epoxy mixed with Q Cells which worked out ok. Taped up all the joints first to minimise the clean up required. Did get a few air bubbles but managed to work most of these out before it set but will have to go back and fill a couple.
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And with it sanded down and wiped with water:
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