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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:47 pm
by Cabron
I glued some basic blocks under the cross members with scrap material. Nothing fancy.

Re: Brendons Zip Build

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:52 pm
by bjfrater
Heres what I went with. just need to repeat for the other sections.

Re: Brendons Zip Build

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:19 am
by joshuab
Looks plenty strong! 8)

Re: Brendons Zip Build

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:43 am
by Cribbsy
This is a beautiful build mate, cant wait to see more

Re: Brendons Zip Build

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:32 pm
by CharlesA
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!

Re: Brendons Zip Build

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:01 am
by JaTro
Hi Charles, check Joshua Burks on youtube, there is detailed info about his costs, he is available on the forum also.

Re: Brendons Zip Build

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:33 pm
by bjfrater
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

Re: Brendons Zip Build

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:36 pm
by bjfrater
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.

Re: Brendons Zip Build

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:27 pm
by CharlesA
Awesome thanks heaps guys :)