Brendons Zip Build

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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Post by Cabron » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:47 pm

I glued some basic blocks under the cross members with scrap material. Nothing fancy.

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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Post by bjfrater » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:52 pm

Heres what I went with. just need to repeat for the other sections.
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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Post by joshuab » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:19 am

Looks plenty strong! 8)
I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Post by Cribbsy » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:43 am

This is a beautiful build mate, cant wait to see more

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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Post by CharlesA » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:32 pm

Hi Brendon! Looking awesome! I live in Palmy North here in NZ and I am looking to start my own boat build project and am trying to figure out what to build. Hvaing quite a hard time choosing!
The Zip has been one that I have thought may be of interest has it is an outboard rather than inboard and hoping this will save some money but also will be a little less difficult over trying to install an inboard. Anything thoughts/advice?
One other question for you, in terms money spent, do you have a rough idea of how much it has cost you so far/how much the total build may cost you excluding a motor? I am doing lots of reading and seeing cost estimates but they are mostly in the USA and haven't found anyone in NZ yet to get an idea given its hard to access some of the specialty timbers. Cheers!

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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Post by JaTro » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:01 am

Hi Charles, check Joshua Burks on youtube, there is detailed info about his costs, he is available on the forum also.

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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Post by bjfrater » Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:33 pm

Hi Charles,

Yeah I understand your dilemma,
I chose the Zip for a couple of reasons,
1) I liked the look of it
2) It seemed like it was achievable to build
3) it is a size that I can manage and fit inside my carport while building it.
4) It has an outboard so I didnt need to worry about mechanics too much.

You should consider what your main use for the boat will be, this will influence the design you choose.

In terms of costs I have not been tracking my spending too closely. I have collected the reciepts of most purchases so I can add them up at the end but i dont know what it is right now. My estimate is that it will probably cost about NZD 6K not including the motor.

For timber im using Fijian Kauri for the frames and Okume/Gabon plywood. I chose the Fijian Kauri because it is good for boats has a nice straight grain and is stable. Finding the mahogany in NZ is hard and its expensive but there are other options.

Brendon

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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Post by bjfrater » Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:36 pm

Oh yeah, I agree Joshua is where you want to go to see the costs. He has done a great job tracking his time and costs.
Its in USD and being in the states has access to alot more suppliers but its a great guide anyway.

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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Post by CharlesA » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:27 pm

Awesome thanks heaps guys :)

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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Post by bjfrater » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:51 am

Hi guys, Here is a long overdue update on my build.
My progress has been slow however as its been such a long time I have plenty to update on.

I have completed the following items, floor, sideboards/armrests, seats, motor well, sub deck framing, and the sub deck for the bow.

Im currently working on a couple of things at once, varnishing the dashboard and completing wiring and electrics.
I have built a dashboard that is removable and bolts on, its has about a 10 deg angle and is made using some really nice heart Rimu timber.
Once I complete the varnishing (Spraying using International Perfection Plus) I should be able to properly install the gauges and tidy up the wiring.

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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Post by bjfrater » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:54 am

Subdeck and cockpit framing as well as seats.
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Re: Brendons Zip Build

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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Post by vupilot » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:29 pm

Excellent work! You are really doing a tidy job!

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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Post by joshuab » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:05 am

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

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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Post by hoodman » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:41 pm

This all looks great! Good to see the update.
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